: How do you guys like teaching ESL? I'm looking at teaching in Korea but haven't really found many good places or the good ones want someone more experienced. How do you find the pay vs. living expenses? Did you guys know Japanese before arriving? Do they pay for your plane flight?
I love teaching. I work for a dispatch company (you`ll have to decide if that`s the route you want to go) and it was as simple as applying and interviewing. Dispatch companies have a history of hiring ANYONE, so even with no teaching experience you can get a job teaching for most companies. I can`t really complain about the pay. I was teaching part time and didn`t have a full time job in the states so yeah. I also don`t live in a big city (Tokyo, Osaka etc) so the cost of living is a little better. I have a pretty comfortable lifestyle, but I`m also not providing for a family at this point so I can easily get by on what I make. I didn`t know much Japanese before getting here (still don`t know a ton) but I teach English so the company I work for doesn`t care (they will pay you more if you can pass some tests). I also had to pay for my flight over here.