Learn about living and working in this part of Japan from those that do!
Places to See
Camping in Japan
Friends of Japan Living
Pictured: Enoshima Beach in Kanagawa by Norikazu Yamaguchi
you first arrive in your assigned country, the first few minutes can be
shocking. The air smells different, the people surging around you are
likely different, the looks of buildings and storefronts and wares for
sale may all be different.
Slander and Libel Definitions:
In the quote that follows, Dave Aldwinkle was referring to the Mainichi newspaper`s cancellation of the Wai Wai column due to anonymous pressure from posters at forums. But I thought this quote was apt for a number of situations on the internet including many of the most prominent forums about English teaching that allow anonymous and negative posts. I am not referring to the site that debunks Eikaiwa. It is a given that a site that states debunking Eikaiwa as it`s raison d`etre will be negative.
I`m talking about the so-called serious sites on teaching English. I am referring to the sites that claim to be helping teachers. I think it is justifiable to doubt their claim when they allow so much unsubstantiated negative information about schools and institutions at the forums on their websites. The moderators included make some negative claims at times, without much if any proof.
Aldwinkle knows first hand what it is like to be the victim of internet bullying and libel. He was a victim of libel at a famous forum in Japan that allows anonymous posting.
Why do you allow Defamation & Libel in your Forums?
I know some of you personally and you are good people.
What are defamation and libel?
In a significant ruling in 2002, the Australian high court ruled that
mining magnate Joseph Gutnick could sue publisher Dow Jones under
Australian law for alleged libel online. The judge deemed that the web
was no different from newspapers or television."--wfc.net
How do I Become an English Teacher?
by Tom White
Gaining The Qualifications
English in non-English speaking countries requires some form of
qualification, although the requirements are far less arduous than
those of English teachers in English-speaking countries. It is
important to have a TEFL qualification to stand you in good stead when
teaching English abroad. On top of that, it may also be a good idea
that you ensure you have a good grasp of the fundamentals of sentence
structure and grammar, and that you are able to express these concepts
verbally to your students. On a personal level, becoming an English
teacher requires patience and dedication, as well as a little knowledge
of the native languages you'll be dealing with on a daily basis.
Finding a Career
English will always be in demand, and there might not even be any need
to move home to find a career. Due to immigration, particularly in
University towns or in places where employment is provided on an
international level, you may find that there is a demand for English
language skills in your own home-town. Alternatively, many European
countries are finding increasing markets for English tuition with the
expansion of the European Union allowing for increased integration of
various nationalities within English-speaking cultures. When looking to
establish yourself as an English teacher, you generally have two
options. The first is to consider setting up a business on your own or
with a partner to provide one-on-one tuition as required. Obviously,
this requires a whole host of other management and budgeting skills on
top of your actual qualifications, so it's important to bear that in
mind if you see this as a viable option. Alternatively there are
numerous high-profile international language schools constantly on the
look-out for those eager to pursue a career in teaching English. It may
be a prudent idea, particularly from a financial viewpoint, to look for
a job first before leaping out into the world of business. This will
also help you build up a level of experience of the industry whilst
allowing you to refine your techniques, which will ultimately present
you with the best chance in your standalone business enterprise.
an English teacher may seem a glamorous career with plenty prospects
for promotion and success. By proceeding through the proper channels
and learning your trade, you can eventually find yourself teaching
English on a full time basis, leaving you with a fulfilling and
satisfying career for the long term. for more information please visit
Tom White writes articles for teaching English abroad. He also gives valuable information about teaching english as a foreign language , TEFL courses, TEFL jobs are accessible on the internet.
Visit Kanagawa, a very diverse and interesting part of Japan. With major cities like: Yokohama and Kawasaki, to seaside resorts like Enoshima. Kanagawa boasts historic cities like Kamakura.