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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:05 am    Post subject: Linguage Reply with quote

So, I have not actually worked for these guys - I did the interview and grammar test, contract signing, and about ten hours of the training before getting a better offer (at SayABC), but I did a search for these guys when I was thinking of applying for a job and couldn't find any info on here (and not much info generally) so thought I'd leave my two cents here in case it's useful to anyone else.

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Pay: ¥2,250/hour (teaching rate) - lessons are only 40 minutes though
¥1,200/hour (non-teaching rate - you're absolutely expected to have free talk with students during this time)

Hours: I asked for a part time contract which would have guaranteed a certain amount of pay, but was given 17 hours a week instead of the 18.5 needed to earn a better base pay, but you ARE guaranteed those hours every week. You're not, however, guaranteed TEACHING hours, so you could (I guess) end up being paid the basic rate for most of the time you work there.

The interview was basically can you breathe and walk at the same time? OK, you're in. No-one asked me for references, proof of teaching experience or a copy of my TESOL certificate. I was left alone with the grammar test so you'd be able to ask Google for the answers if you so wished.

They're small classes of up to four people. It's mostly based on the students doing self-study, so you're there to help the students use what they've learnt at home. However, compared to Gaba and Aeon (the only other eikaiwas I've worked for) there was A LOT of prep needed for each class: sets of specific questions for each dialogue, free activities to plan etc. The students are moved up the levels regardless of ability (like every other school I've worked for), and you don't necessarily see the same students every week (annnd they don't necessarily do the self study)

I didn't think it seemed any worse/better than anywhere else I've worked here (except the sheer amount of lesson prep didn't appeal to me). You clock in and clock out, which is not something I've come across before, but all schools expect you to arrive early so...

Yeah, hope that is useful to someone!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Things have got worse. Less pay and teachers have to do more.
3,000 yen used to be normal but now, 2,500 is seen as good.
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