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sivvyx01
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JLPT question

Post by sivvyx01 » Thu 11.03.2011 11:26 am

Hi All,

This may be a silly question, but please don't shoot me down! :?

I am planning to go to Japan to teach English (I have an Master in Ed (TESOL), Grad Dip TESOL and BA)...Do I need to take the JLPT, do you think? Hm.

I guess I am curious to know whether Japanese universities/schools/colleges prefer this, on top of relevant qualification, of course.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

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Re: JLPT question

Post by ryuubu » Tue 12.13.2011 4:41 am

Shouldn't be necessary. Most of the English teachers I know who have part-time and ongoing university gigs do not have much Japanese under their belts, let alone a JLPT qualification.

Your Masters (especially in that field) will go a long way in securing you a job in a university.

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