Saturday, 30 July 2011

English teacher in Japan

I found this video on the Courier Mail site this morning.  The story is about teaching English in Japan to small children.  I taught in China, and at high school and university, but it reminds me of the sort of classes that were conducted in the hagwans in South Korea. 

The teacher talks about the long hours - 8 classes in a day, of perhaps 45 minutes.  It wasn't clear.  In China we worked around 16 hours a week in the class room, but each contract will be different.  If one is employed in a the private language schools the hours are much longer.

4 comments:

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

Hi Di,

How are things? Hope all is well with you after your tragic loss.

Regards,

peter

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

Interesting video. Have got my Blogger back online again.

Regards,

peter

siti Mahillah said...

hi.how do you do?

the article is very interesting,..... I like it.. I am a teacher for children community from Indonesia and I am learning English now,so I like to read this article...
regards,

mahilah

Di Hill said...

Hello Mahilah, Oh, how lovely to know that you are learning English. Enjoy it. It should open many special doors for you. D