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elleohelle
May 5th, 2009, 23:59
I you have more than two years of English teaching experience (not most of us, eh :^_^:), Howdy English School looks like a great job.
I contacted them before I got JET,and they recently e-mailed me. They offer a very good salary (not as high as JET, but very close), a furnished apartment for around 600,00 Yen, and reimburse you for your flight after a year. Hope this is helpful.

dombay
May 6th, 2009, 00:21
I dunno ... Imagine having 'Howdy English School' on your resume ...

elleohelle
May 6th, 2009, 04:42
Given the names of lots of Eikaiwas, I don't think it should be that big of a concern.

Tarquin
May 6th, 2009, 15:01
Having ECC or AEON looks far better than "Howdy English School"

Hell, having NOVA is better than having that.

Victorius~
May 7th, 2009, 10:44
The Simpson's Japanese episode comes to mind. You remember when they go out to eat at the American-style restaurant? The waiter is wearing a cowboy outfit :^_^:

cm2jr4
May 7th, 2009, 11:27
Hell, having NOVA is better than having that.

:lol:

Neb
May 7th, 2009, 11:30
We talking about names here, not the actual experience associated with working in these places. NOVA definitely SOUNDS better than Howdly English School (although honestly, if I did this, I'd probably abbreviate it to HES or something like that on the resume).

cvmurrieta
May 7th, 2009, 12:06
Howdy Doody anyone?

mteacher80
May 7th, 2009, 12:30
Howdy Doody anyone?


now your showing your age.... :)

Tarquin
May 7th, 2009, 12:40
We talking about names here, not the actual experience associated with working in these places. NOVA definitely SOUNDS better than Howdly English School (although honestly, if I did this, I'd probably abbreviate it to HES or something like that on the resume).

I agree. HES would be okay, but any reference will probably be slapped with a big old "Howdy English School" letterhead.

cm2jr4
May 7th, 2009, 12:54
:^_^:

elleohelle
May 7th, 2009, 14:54
I'm lol that you took the time to make this. Don't you have finals or are you already done? The school has better benefits and support than a lot of other Eikaiwas and ALT programs, and lots of small Eikaiwas have terrible names. My host mom attends the "Happy Dolphins Engish Associates" school at the moment.

Victorius~
May 7th, 2009, 14:59
Dolphins are pretty awesome~

A name's just a name and, quite frankly, considering some of the English commonly amongst Japanese people, the Howdy English School fits right in.

elleohelle
May 7th, 2009, 15:02
The school is not all that great haha. Although my host mother goes more for socializing than learning English.

dombay
May 7th, 2009, 22:48
The school is not all that great haha. Although my host mother goes more for socializing than learning English.

A lot of 'teachers' are in Japan for socialising more than teaching English as well.

The industry serves the clients well.

elleohelle
May 7th, 2009, 23:22
She's completely happy with it. She missed interactions with young people and really enjoys it. She's very good friends with her teacher.

cm2jr4
May 8th, 2009, 00:04
I'm lol that you took the time to make this. Don't you have finals or are you already done? The school has better benefits and support than a lot of other Eikaiwas and ALT programs, and lots of small Eikaiwas have terrible names. My host mom attends the "Happy Dolphins Engish Associates" school at the moment.

it took two seconds to make, and im done with school.

elleohelle
May 8th, 2009, 02:30
i'm jealous you're finished with school.

cm2jr4
May 8th, 2009, 04:42
i'm jealous you're finished with school.

have been since august:p

Victorius~
May 8th, 2009, 05:02
Nice! I'm graduating myself next week Sunday. On to the real world, so to speak.

cm2jr4
May 8th, 2009, 06:12
Nice! I'm graduating myself next week Sunday. On to the real world, so to speak.

congrats and good luck, the real world is like a bully that never goes away sometimes, just keep your head up;)

cvmurrieta
May 8th, 2009, 09:07
now your showing your age.... :)

Yah, but I am still under 40:D(but not by much:redface:) That's OK. I am not the ONLY over 35 person on here (Pablo is too!:p)

Neb
May 8th, 2009, 09:17
How old is sciby then :|

mteacher80
May 8th, 2009, 09:27
yeah i am going through new jet applications and people that are coming over next year all seem to have been born in 1986 or 87.

Neb
May 8th, 2009, 09:29
ha, guilty as charged, '87 here

cvmurrieta
May 8th, 2009, 09:54
ha, guilty as charged, '87 here

That's a good age to come over here. I applied for JET as an ALT in 1994 but was rejected. I then came over through an eikaiwa in Wakayama later that summer:)

Neb
May 8th, 2009, 09:55
If i didn't get into JET i was gonna apply to EPIK :|

Sciby
May 8th, 2009, 10:29
How old is sciby then :|

34. Contrary to popular belief, I'm not even close to being old, or the oldest JET.

twiceinalifetime
May 8th, 2009, 10:33
I'm *cough* over 35. Shh...

cvmurrieta
May 8th, 2009, 10:38
I'm *cough* over 35. Shh...

NO!!!! You're not allowed! We have a strict quota of who is allowed to be over 35 on here and who isn't:lol:

twiceinalifetime
May 8th, 2009, 10:41
NO!!!! You're not allowed! We have a strict quota of who is allowed to be over 35 on here and who isn't:lol:

I seriously do not look or act like it. Not sure the not acting like it is always a good thing... ;) If we pretend I never mentioned it, you'd never know, and all is right with the world again.

cvmurrieta
May 8th, 2009, 10:47
I seriously do not look or act like it.

Well, not looking it is a damned good thing:D

I don't act like it most of the time either. :p_cube: Which is one reason I don't like being a serious CIR in a prefectural office:roll:

Komadori
May 8th, 2009, 11:22
Will be 34 in July, before I come over...

Acting one's age is all relative, anyway, and usually comes down to time and place; consideration of others, etc...