What are the chances of her being a teacher in Japan?

My sister has just left University which she attened in Tokyo - (an international one since she's from England) and she met her boyfriend while she studied there. She now wants to become a teacher to teach English to Japanese students in a primary school but our mum is furious with the idea. I feel like I'm caught in the middle so, what is the chances REALLY that she can become a teacher over there? Doesn't she have to be like... absolutely fluent? She can speak basic Japanese and is still learning.

Asked By: Marie818 - 2/4/2012
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I lived and taught in Japan for over 10 years and it was a great experience. I taught at both Primary School and Junior High School as an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) and both were very rewarding. In most cases in order to work full time in Japan you need to have a University degree and you also require the backing... More
Answered By: Japan Australia - 2/4/2012
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I oppose, with all due respect. It is her choice, which is impractical, sorry to say. What are the chances of her encountering a person that can speak English well enough for them to understand? What of her Japanese, which is only basic? She'd have to rely A LOT on her boyfriend, who perhaps is a native. Sooner or... More
Answered By: Matt - 2/4/2012
She does not have to speak Japanese to teach English. Many people teach around the world without knowing the languages. And ESL teachers in England and the U.S. teach classes with student who speak many different languages, so it's impossible to teach English through their language... More
Answered By: harwarda - 2/4/2012
Hi there... More
Answered By: itoiTEFL - 2/6/2012
She could probably find some part time jobs over there and do some tutoring. Or maybe work through a company and use a tourist visa or holiday visa. But usually you need a degree to teach over there. Any degree. That's if you want a stable full time job with the proper visa... More
Answered By: Ian - 2/6/2012
Very easy... More
Answered By: ☆まるまる☆^X^ - 2/6/2012
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