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What’s Next?

March 23rd, 2008

Good lord. Already the English language teaching market in Japan has become bad enough so that most jobs out there for teachers rate only the rock-bottom $30,000/year salary, work you hard, and most require you teach classes to little kids. For those of you who thought it could not get much worse, then prepare to have your hopes dashed.

What’s next? Clown suits and pie throwing? (Although this could easily be seen as the equivalent….) I am all for making the classroom environment stimulating and interesting for the students, but there are limits; this borders on the fetishistic.

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  1. Brad
    March 23rd, 2008 at 19:04 | #1

    Good grief. And I thought it was just the Western world which was slacking off and more concerned these days with frivolities and luxuries than just getting the job done.

  2. December 17th, 2008 at 16:54 | #2

    You have to remember one thing: kiddie eikaiwa is typically cheaper for parents than a babysitter or a good juku that teaches real subjects.

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