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Teaching online to Japan from Philippines?

 
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cmisuro



Joined: 19 Mar 2015
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Location: Japan

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:44 pm    Post subject: Teaching online to Japan from Philippines? Reply with quote

Do you teach Japanese students online from the Philippines? I would love to hear from you!
I'm doing graduate research on the topic, and would love to hear anything you have to say about your experiences.
Your motivations for doing this type of work, career background, teacher training, and either positive experiences or problems are of particular interest.
Please note that no names or personal information of respondees will be collected or used at any time.
Thank you for your help!
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jimpellow



Joined: 12 Oct 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:43 am    Post subject: Re: Teaching online to Japan from Philippines? Reply with quote

cmisuro wrote:
Do you teach Japanese students online from the Philippines? I would love to hear from you!
I'm doing graduate research on the topic, and would love to hear anything you have to say about your experiences.
Your motivations for doing this type of work, career background, teacher training, and either positive experiences or problems are of particular interest.
Please note that no names or personal information of respondees will be collected or used at any time.
Thank you for your help!


I taught Japanese students in class while living in the Philippines and taught Chinese students online. I stopped teaching students online as the Internet is so unreliable in the Philippines. You see Filipinos teaching more Japanese students online, IMHO, because they are paid so little. The schools and/or students seem more tolerant of bad Internet as someone is saving money. As the Westerner demands Western wages, the companies and/or schools have higher expectations, including the quality of the Internet connection. That is a generalization. I have known Westerners who have been able to teach online successfully, as well as Filipinos who had to stop teaching online due to bad Internet.
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rioux



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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not only is the speed of the internet so slow but with all their power outages (due to the never ending "upgrades") makes teaching online a nightmarish experience.
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jimpellow



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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm..haven't been to this country's forum for a while but was surprised by the lack of other responses. Then I realized another factor is that a lot of the Japanese and Korean schools age discriminate. The Philippines has an older male foreign population ( wonder why?Wink ), and the schools like younger females. If you don't believe me, check out the teacher profiles for some of the online schools. There are exceptions, but between this and the (from what my friend says in Cebu as I am now in Mexico) still crappy Internet, I think that is why your research has not been flooded with responses.
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JohnD47



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. The internet connectivity here in the Philippines is not good and online teaching requires a stable connection. I heard there are companies like 51 talk who pursue this kind of business.
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