sketchley Posted April 30, 2010 Share Posted April 30, 2010 (edited) Question though. How helpful is a TESOL certification for applying to public school ALT positions in Japan or the JET program? I apologize for going off-topic but does anyone have any experience teaching in Korea too? Not certain exactly how helpful for ALT and JET positions, but in general, any education in teaching English, whether that be a TESL/TEFL/TESOL certification all the way up to a degree in English teaching, is helpful. Not only are you more likely to get more job interviews, you're more likely to get paid a higher wage. (I have a TESL certificate that I can thank for raising the hourly rate of part-time jobs from ￥2500 to ￥3000 (it might have been ￥3500 in one case)). Korea is akin to Japan. The key difference is that visa's are tied to specific contracts in Korea, and some employers (specifically in the Hagwon) exploit that by not living up to their end of the contract completely. More info: Japan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teaching_Engl..._language#Japan Japan - more up-to-date, accurate and legal: http://www.generalunion.org/ Korea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teaching_Engl...age#South_Korea Edited April 30, 2010 by sketchley Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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