How I Became an English Teacher in Japan Q&A + Tips 🇯🇵 🇵🇭

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This video is about how I became an English teacher in Japan, what I submitted during my application, and some guidelines and rules for Filipinos who want to apply to teach in Japan from the Philippines.

BAN (restriction) on direct hiring for Filipinos:

Request for Exemption:

POEA Job site:

Disclaimer: What I talk about in this video is based on my personal experience and the experiences of friends. I may be wrong so please take everything with a grain of salt.
Hi! My name is Heidi and I live in Tokyo, Japan. 🍜
In my free time, I love exploring all of what Japan has to offer: from eating delicious Japanese food, to learning Japanese, to exploring local spots around the city I try my hand at documenting every moment of it.
Nice to meet you!
TAGS: #teachingenglishinjapan #lifeinjapan #englishteacherjapan

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9 Replies to “How I Became an English Teacher in Japan Q&A + Tips 🇯🇵 🇵🇭”

  1. g-tec point 4

    Hi Are Heidi, thank you for sharing this video. Short but very informative. I'm just curious Ate, are you planning to teach English language while living there in Japan or meron ka pong ini-aim na ibang nature of work? I heard that after graduating in Japanese language school you can proceed to take vocational course. Keep safe always! Road to 10k naa 🤗🤗🤗

  2. Marlon M Perez

    You speaking English with your Philippine accent is very easy to understand compared to other Filipino people who have thicker accents.

  3. fyn fawn

    Hi ate Heidi! Small question po hehe I was wondering what’s worse summer in Japan or the Philippines? I always hear ppl in Japan complain abt the summers their so I was curious about how it compares to the ph! Always love ur videos hehe learn so much from them!❤️❤️

  4. mirayen

    Hello, thanks for this video! I have the same situation. After graduating from Japanese school, I was hired by a company here in Japan. I'm not in the teaching industry and I am the first Filipino employee so it was complicated and all so what I did is that I had my papers authenticated in the PH embassy and brought it back with me in the PH. I then processed my OEC in OWWA back home and got it before flying back here. Did you ask your company to be verified?

  5. Reading Corner

    Book Request! Can you read “Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae” in your next video please! Thanks 😇😇😇😇

  6. Steve

    Excellent summary. Two questions. 1. Do employers have preferences (or discriminate) around the accent that a potential English teacher has? I've heard in the past that they prefer say an American accent over say a New Zealand accent. Is this true? 2. What sort of salaries do employers pay?

  7. Kyla Cruz

    Hello ate Heidi, I’m actually a soon-to-be direct hire caregiver in Osaka and I’m thinking of having eikaiwa as my part time job. Am I required to have a college degree in order to be an eikaiwa teacher or will my 12yrs of education (K-12 curriculum) under english medium suffice? Thank you for this Q&A vlog 🤗

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