Nowadays teachers’ salaries are good and the students excellent at elite schools in China. This is an interview with an American who says hers is the best job she’s ever had, although there are difficulties with working in the PRC.
An Australian describes teaching English in language schools in Taiwan and Japan, followed years later by teaching at a Japanese high school.
In this interview, one American talks about being a tenured professor at a Japanese university, and another about her memories as a tenured professor at a Korean university. Both are good.
This two-part post is an interview on teaching English as a Foreign Language in a private university in Pakistan and in a public university in Herat.
I’m a staunch believer in using materials designed to meet the particular needs of particular students—their current circumstances, their culture, their preparation for the jobs they were most likely to have. I came to this conviction in 1984 when I arrived at Xiamen University in Fujian Province, China, and was told that the fourth-year composition classes I’d been hired to teach had been given to someone else. I would be doing first-year and graduate-level conversation. Instead of the box of composition books I’d brought with me from the University of Pittsburgh, I needed conversation materials. In the stacks of the …
In this interview Nik talks about his three stints in Japan, totaling twelve years, and the reverse culture shock he felt back in North America.
After twenty-five years in Japan, this American lawyer found herself retired early by her traditional Japanese employer. Immediately she set out on her own path and founded her own company, offering language and legal language services. It was liberation.
An English teacher at a university in Korea makes a spelling mistake, confesses to having dyslexia and discovers what that means in a “shame culture.”
In this 2014 interview a teacher talks about his experience in a Japanese language school and a Catholic girls’ high school in Fukushima, Japan. The experience had a profound impact on the rest of his life.