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January 22nd, 2009

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09:36 am - Interview for teaching job in Japan!
Whee~  I have an interview in February with AEON in Toronto, one of those schools/companies in Japan that hires English teachers and if all goes well I'll hopefully be on my way to Japan within months!!

I'm so excited!

I have to write up a 30minute lesson plan teaching basic English conversation that involves student interaction and games/actitivities.  At the interview I'll have to demonstrate 5 minutes of the lesson to a group of 2-9 "students".  Anyone have any suggestions??
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Date:January 26th, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
I have a couple of language books that are not for English, but they might give you an idea of teaching approaches for the interview... If you want to meet up sometime soon, I could let you take a look at them, and if you find something useful I could lend them to you :)

That's so great that you got the interview, when in February are you going to Toronto?
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Date:January 26th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)

First off, happy Chinese New Year :D We really must meet up sometime soon, haven't seen you since I've gotten back and I have a Christmas/New Years gift for you that's now super belated, lol.

Second, that'd be really great if I can take a peek at those books :) Anything helps at this stage, I'm banking everything on ths interview and job so that'd be really helpful, thanks!!

So far it looks like I'll be heading to Toronto on Tuesday the 17th, the group interview's on Wednesday, and if I pass I have an individual interview probably the next day, so I'm going to buy my Greyhound return ticket for that Friday. I soooo~ hope I get the job.
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Date:January 26th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
Aww, I was hoping that you were going on a Friday/weekend because I need to go to Toronto again (eventually) and it would be nice to have company on the Greyhound! Working full-time is so frustrating, I can barely do anything during the week because I have to wake up so early.

I think that your enthusiasm for the job will definitely help you in the interviews. From what I've heard, the interviewers are looking for smiley enthusiastic people lol. Have you checked out any of the English teacher communities on LJ? If you'd like, I could ask one of my LJ friends who taught in Japan some years back if she'd be ok with answering some questions? She might have some advice for the interview process.

Let me know when you want to meet up. Anytime after 4:00pm on a weekday or a Friday is good for me.

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