All About Japan

The Smart Guide to Teaching English in Japan

Teaching English

Charlie Moritz came to Japan in summer 2012, barely knowing how to read hiragana and with no teaching qualifications or experience. Fast forward five years and he's now freelancing as a web developer in Tokyo, teaching part-time at two schools and making upwards of ¥5,000 per hour, paying off his student loans and saving every month for a deposit on a house.

In 2016 he partnered with Martin Bragalone, who started working in Japan around the same time and now works as a freelance translator and interpreter, to write The Smart Guide to Teaching English in Japan. The book promises to show you how to make enough to live comfortably and save for the future while working in Japan—even if you don't know Japanese, and even if you're not necessarily a native speaker of English!

The Smart Guide takes you from wondering how to get to Japan all the way to getting the best salary of your career, offering tips on job-hunting as well as the pros and cons of different employers and top recruiting sites to scour.

Can't you find all of this online? Not a chance. The strategies and tactics in this book come directly from Martin and Charlie’s successes and many failures working their way up in Japan, and you won’t find those anywhere else. There's also a lot of misinformation out there, and a lot of veterans who complain bitterly about teaching English, capped salaries and bad working conditions. There's also the problem of too much information—where do you go, and whom do you trust? With The Smart Guide to Teaching English in Japan, you can find it all in one place! Check the link below for details!