Teach in Japan
Created: Monday, 13 March 2017 13:43
by Rachel Nickson, recruitment manager of Saxoncourt Recruitment
Living in Japan offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in a rich and vibrant culture. This is a culture that is famous the world over for its delicious food, modern technology and unique festivals and traditions. There’s so much to do and see in Japan that you could spend your whole life there and just scratch the surface. Try Japan’s world-famous cuisine: sushi, tempura, ramen and udon. Climb the picture-perfect peak of Mount Fuji or soak up the tranquillity beneath Daibutsu, the Giant Buddha statue at Kamakura. But if that sounds a bit too serene, and you love high technology, visit Akihabara, the shopping district for video games, anime, manga (comic books) and computer goods where you’ll be spoilt for choice with all the high-tech offerings. All the above are within striking distance of Tokyo. And wherever you go, try speaking a little Japanese – the locals will love you for it!
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China turns to interns
Created: Friday, 02 December 2016 11:05
Melanie Butler looks at Asian countries’ fixation with native speakers and questions whether they can recruit enough expatriates to fulfil demand.
When is a teacher not a teacher? When they are an intern. Internships are increasingly being offered to native-speaker graduates who have completed some kind of Tefl certificate. In return for funding their own airfares they are offered free accommodation and stipends to work overseas. In effect, these are gap-year programmes for graduates.
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