What is the median age and previous work experience for most English Teachers?
Everything is very individual. I think that everything starts from 3-5 years of experience to 40 years. Most English teachers have a fairly large amount of knowledge and education and a good practice of teaching in different schools, including abroad. For example, a friend of mine is now submitting a resume for ESL jobs, she wants to get an internship in another country, as well as a new experience. I think many people are following her example now
I have seen teachers in their 40’s and 50’s and one I know of was 61. I would say the majority are in the mid-late 20’s peaking at about 28 or 29. Hard to say exactly but having a strong interest in teaching an Japan is more important than your age. Can you tell me a bit about the Visa Process? There are 2 separate, distinct applications you must make for a visa. The first is for what is called a Certificate of Eligibility. Make no mistake, this is not a visa, but you need it to apply for one. The Company will give you the Profit and Loss statements, other business documents, etc, which you then take in to Immigration. This is not a visa and if you only manage to get this much done before your Tourist Visa expires, you will have to leave Japan. The second phase is the actual application process, whereby you fill out another form and submit it along with the Certificate of Eligibilty. If you lodge your application before your Tourist Visa expires, then you may not have to leave. It is c