IamA English Teacher in Japan who's taught everywhere and seen almost everything in 7 years AMA!
In my 7+ years as an English teacher in Japan I've taught at every level such as conversation school, from public elementary to university, private companies like Toshiba and Toyota, small startup schools started by former teachers and so on.
I've held various positions beyond just a teacher like curriculum developer, foreign teacher trainer, Business English instructor, kids teacher and the like.
I've worked with most major English teaching companies like AEON, Interac, Linguage, NOVA (now Jibun Mirai), the Jet Programme, GEC World, and small startup schools.
I came to Japan with zero Japanese skills and having never been here before I started my English teaching journey. I worked from the countryside to the city. I've had great experiences and I've seen the worst side of a company and have had dangerous students and dishonest schools.
Please ask me anything. If I didn't know the inside secrets, I worked with those who did and when they drink they say it all.