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1) The idea of learning a language to on the basis of integration really has no place in

today’s educational environment. With globalization, learning English for the L2 learner
is no longer done on the basis of wanting to emigrate to an English-speaking country, it
is done on the basis of having a tool in which to navigate the globalized network they
interact with daily. English has really gone beyond the ownership of one specific country
or dialect. I agree with Kumaravadivelu that language and culture are not particularly
linked and that students do not have to be interested in the culture to learn any
language, particularly English. It’s more important, as Kumaravadivelu says to gain
critical knowledge to understand what is being communicated to them in English and to
discern what is true and valuable for the individual.

2) In order to best motivate students who don’t identify wish a particular variety of
English and whose goal is fluency in the broader language community it is important to
identify the needs of those students very early and for the teacher to be proactive. You
have to assess their particular interests and needs, using survey’s, personal interviews,
classroom observation, and placement tests are all important. Using activities based
around comfortability in professional online interactions, navigating research sites, and
holding professional conversations would all help. An emphasis on tools for professional
and academic knowledge rather than integration tool would hold their interests.

3) In working in this online environment it’s important to have an almost mastery and
knowledge of the online tools available to help streamline the learning environment and
help facilitate the student’s knowledge growth. In video chat formats it’s also important
to be expressive as possible (more so than in real life) in order for the students to feel
that they’re in the same room as you. Also, having a variety of fun and interesting
activities that let the students engage in creativity can help generate interest.

4) It’s interesting to see that some of the job postings I viewed require native English
language speakers as an absolute qualification. But at the same time, they’re hoping for
teachers who respect a multi-cultural environment. It is clear that native speakers are
highly valued as masters of their own language, especially in the postings I was looking
at related to Japan. If the ELT can respect teachers’ identities by realizing that each
teacher is an individual with their own autonomy, just as their students are. They need
to value that teachers bring their own personal way of teaching to the classroom, not
just the professional and procedural knowledge these businesses claim to value.

This posting was from the Teach Away website, which is a recruiter-based
system. It requires a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature, with 2 to 5
years of experience in teaching English. They also require a teaching licence. They’re
looking for teachers who have worked before in an international setting and are a native
speaker.
The second posting was from a TEFL job site. They’re looking for teachers who
have a bachelor’s degree, a passport, a current head shot, a teaching licence/degree,
and is able to drive.

Location Yokohama, Japan

Start Date August 2019

Contract Length 1 year

Eligible Candidates Licensed Teacher

Student Level Middle School, High School

Monthly Salary USD 3000 - 4000

Number of Vacancies 1

Job Benefits

 Relocation allowance
 Visa procurement assistance
 Assistance with finding housing
 Medical insurance
 Sick leave
 Subsidized public transportation
 Professional development

Qualifications and Requirements

Required Certificates Teaching Credential/License

Education Required Bachelor


Major English Language and Literature

Additional Requirements

 Native English Speaker


 A degree in Education/ or a Teaching credential
 Two to five years current teaching experience in
teaching English Language and Literature
 Experience working with an international education
 Experience working in a multi-cultural setting
 Familiarity with best practice methodologies as they
apply to teaching a diverse student body as well as
evidence of recent professional growth activities
 Experience and commitment to sponsoring
extracurricular and after school activities

Responsibilities

 Prepare and deliver lessons to a range of classes of different ages and abilities
 Mark work, give appropriate feedback and maintain records of pupils' progress
and development
 Research new topic areas, maintaining up-to-date subject knowledge, and devise
and write new curriculum materials
 Select and use a range of different learning resources and equipment, including
podcasts and interactive boards
 Prepare pupils for qualifications and external examinations
 Manage pupil behaviour in the classroom and on school premises, and apply
appropriate and effective measures in cases of misbehaviour
 Communicate with parents and carers over pupils' progress and participate in
departmental meetings, parents' evenings and whole-school training events
 Liaise with other professionals, such as learning mentors, careers advisers,
educational psychologists and education welfare officers
 Supervise and support the work of teaching assistants, trainee teachers and
newly qualified teachers (NQTs)
 Participate in and organise extracurricular activities, such as outings, social
activities and sporting events
 Undergo regular observations and participate in regular in-service training as part
of continuing professional development (CPD)

“TheBritishEnglishandNewDanceAcademy (BENDA)”
A small Culture School based in Sanyoonoda-shi, Yamaguchi-prefecture.
We presently have a Full Time(6/12month contracts) ESL Teacher opening in
August/September of 2018.
We teach a wide range of classes and students of all ages and fluency.
Work Visa sponsorship provided.
Work related accident insurance coverage.
Full Time Salary ¥245,000 to ¥260,000 for 98 hours monthly teaching schedule.
Part Time Salary ¥2,500 per hour.
6 month contract completion bonus ¥12,500.
12 month contract completion bonus ¥25,000.
Apartment Key Money covered. Apartments all separate, with rents around ¥40,000 per
month.
Paid holidays.
Small car provided for business and pleasure.
If you are interested in our positions, please contact us soonest with the following
documents:-
Copies of university/college/teaching diplomas.
Copy of resume.
Copy of relevant passport pages.
Copy of your national driver’s license or international driver’s license.
Copy of a recent photograph.
We can be reached at: -
englishbenda@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: 81-836-84-2390
Fax: 81-836-84-6535
Home Page: http://bendaacademy.jimdo.com/
Facebook: https:// www.facebook.com/BendaAcademy/
(Google+: The British English and New Dance Academy. BENDA.)
Best regards.
Ted Nutton.