…Well, it is if you work at this fictional English Language School, “Be Yes.”
I know a lot of you out there are thinking of becoming an English teach in Japan, so I thought this might be interesting for you. The show is about Tom Kellerman (actually the guy who plays Jon Sherr from “My Darling Is A Foreigner”), a foreigner teaching English in Japan. The show is in short segments, has good production quality, and is pretty entertaining all around. The part I liked, though, was how it satarizes teaching English in Japan. I’m pretty curious to see how far they go with this, since, to be completely honest, the English system in Japan kind of is one big satire in itself (no offense to anyone teaching, I’m talking about the education system here).
So, who of you out there is thinking about teaching English in Japan? Personally, I love teaching, but the idea of teaching English in Japan sounds horrible to me. I have a feeling that most places are a bureaucratic cesspool, and not the kind of thing I’d enjoy too much. There’s often very little freedom, and you have to teach the things that they want you to teach (depending on who “they” is, it can be pretty terrible or not too terrible at all). Anyways, that’s just my quick thoughts on this, even though the article is supposed to be about the fun video above. Gotta have some balance, I think.
You can see the rest of the series, here: http://www.youtube.com/user/englishseries