JET program teacher, Alyssa, with her students

Everything You Need to Know About the JET Program in Japan

This popular teacher exchange program requires applicants to have a bachelor’s degree and a strong interest in Japanese culture, among other requirements. The salary is competitive and there are plenty of other benefits for participants, so let’s take a deeper look at JET to see if it’s right for you.

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Interview with Taylor: Teacher in Japan

Taylor, 23 is a TEFLOnline.com graduate from Tarentum, Pennsylvania who is currently teaching in Japan. She works for the Japanese American Society on the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) in Iwakuni, Japan, where she teaches English to adult, intermediate-level students. I asked Taylor some questions about her experience so far as a teacher in Japan. 

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A Day in the Life of Meredith, English Teacher in Japan!

  If you’ve ever thought about teaching English in Japan, you probably pictured yourself in Tokyo or another big city. However, smaller cities and towns have their own unique appeal, and are worth considering if you value a slower, more peaceful pace of life and proximity to nature. Meredith S. took the Cambridge CELTA course […]

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Where Were You on March 11, 2011? One TEFL Teacher’s Experience in Japan.

The images are unforgettable. On March 11, 2011, an earthquake and resulting tsunami hit Japan. The vast devastation that resulted may only be matched by the destroyed lives left in its wake. Most of us watched the destruction from the safety of our homes—a great distance away from the reality of that nightmare. As TEFL […]

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Teach English Overseas: A Glimpse from a BridgeTEFL Graduate

Many trainees have taken and graduated from one of BridgeTEFL’s English teacher training courses. We’ve had the opportunity to meet, train and place some pretty amazing individuals! We thought you, faithful readers, might be interested in learning more about who they are, where they’ve been and what they know about teaching English overseas. Hopefully reading […]

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The Japanese Classroom – What I Learned Teaching English in Japan

This post was written by Laura Greenwood – Guest post by: Marisa Brooks As I prepared for my very first trip to Japan right after college, I tried to do as much research as I could. I learned about the food, a bit about the language, and some of the customs and culture of my host […]

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