English in Japan:
A Professional Journey
Dale Bay, MA TESOL
at Keio University, Aoyama Gakuin University, Toyo
Eiwa University, Tsurumi University and Keio Junior
College of Nursing
Are you thinking of coming to Japan to teach English
as a Second Language (ESL)?
Are Japanese, the people who brought karaoke to the
world, really "shy"?
How would you teach "conversation" to ESL
classes of 55 15-year old Japanese high school students?
How would you judge an English speech contest in Japan?
Did you know that nearly every foreign teacher in
Japan is legally considered "part-time"
In 183 terse, often funny pages, Dale
Bay looks at getting and keeping an ESL job in Japan,
teaching ESL in Japan, using professional qualifications
to move up the "food chain," coming to terms
with the "gaijin" life in Japan, short-term
or as a de facto immigrant--and more! Dale Bay is a former
English Education columnist for the English-language newspaper
"The Daily Yomiuri" and has extensive classroom
experience teaching for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Board of Education (TMGBE) as an ALT. He taught Grades
8 to 12 at Denenchofu Futaba Junior and Senior High Schools
for seven years. His teacher-training experience includes
presenting workshops at JALT, ACTJ and for ALTs employed
by the TMGBE. Dale was TESOL Course Director for McKendree
College (Japan) where he designed and managed the 60-contact
hour teacher training programme. He is now an adjunct-university
chapter has a summary in Japanese
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In the brand new book Welcome to the Puppet Show, you'll
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confident that you have the real truth you need to be successful
there, both socially and monetarily.
There are many of you, too, who primarily want to know what
kind of people the Japanese are. Welcome to the Puppet Show
tells you how to understand them, how to relate to them,
and even how to play them before they play you. Theirs is
both a subtle and manic culture that requires the brutally
honest explanation that this publication delivers. But no
self-censoring mass publisher or major book store is going
to make this stuff available to you -- it's too raw, too
explosive, and too true.
Japan Guide" by Robb McMullan
Specific advice on careers in publishing, hotels and restaurants,
small business ownership especially how to start your own
profitable ESL school on a shoestring budget, hostessing,
teaching a second language, translating/interpreting/re-writing,
financial securities, computers, and more. The surest way
to get a job in Japan.