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Updated Dec 12, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    English Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Gaba Corporation.

    Interview

    I applied online via Gaijinpot, and within a day or two I received a response asking for basically another application in their format. I found the recruiters very responsive, thorough, kind, and professional. Gaba requires a first interview, then a follow-up interview task prior to asking you for a second interview. The interview task has multiple items including writing a short story to judge creativity, writing out teaching role-plays, and answering questions about Gaba and your intentions/goals. After that is submitted, they will get in touch with you about a second interview. During the first interview, you do a teaching role play that does not count, and they give you feedback. During the second interview, you have 2 role plays - one that you are prepared for and one that is on the spot. They seem to be looking for how well you incorporated their feedback. I was told I'd find out their decision within 2 weeks and I found out on the 13th day. I will say it was impossible to have a feel for whether or not I'd be offered the job, so it's best to just keep busy until you find out!

    Interview Questions

    • Teach other ways to say "do you want..." to a business client.   1 Answer

  2. Helpful (1)  

    English Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Gaba Corporation in October 2016.

    Interview

    The interviews for an English teacher at Gaba Corp. are reasonably extensive. It can be daunting to relocate from your native country to Japan with the goal of teaching English. Teaching English in Japan is a highly competitive marketplace, and it felt as though the first two interview sessions (conducted over Skype) were two lectures. Personal conviction is essential. The time differences during these interviews can be a little difficult. Make sure you're well dressed.

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  3. Helpful (1)  

    English Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Norman, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Gaba Corporation (Norman, OK) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Very easy and straightforward. I applied and within a week I received an email scheduling an interview. I was in the United States, so interviews were held via Skype. There are three "phases", two of which you do a 5-minute mock lesson. They are very professional, although during the interview, you have no image of the interviewers (you are essentially talking to a black screen). Overall, the interview process is concise.

    Interview Questions

    • What's the difference between "hear" and "listen"? You must describe this to a low-level client.   5 Answers

  4. Helpful (6)  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Gaba Corporation (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Initial communication was a bit slow as I didn't hear back any response for over a week. After hearing, however, communication was professional. The interview was conducted over the phone.

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  5. Helpful (2)  

    ALT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Gaba Corporation (Los Angeles, CA) in July 2014.

    Interview

    1 hour skype interview. Needed a video camera. Asked questions about resume and why I wanted to have the job. Asked questions about Japan and why i wanted to go. Gave a spelling and grammar test about 5 questions each. You could easily go on google to find the correct spellings if you forgot it. Japanese test, with questions like what are your hobbies, how are you, what is the weather like. They told me to pretend that I'm teaching a class 3 new emotion words. I used happy sad and angry.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Too many bad reviews of the company and I didn't think I did a good job but they still hired me. Made me feel that they would hire anyone.

    Gaba Corporation Response

    Oct 6, 2014 – Instructor Recruiter

    Hello, I'm glad you were offered an ALT position but I'm afraid that your review was not for a position at Gaba - as a private language school we do not have ALT positions (i.e. working in a... More


  6.  

    English Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Gaba Corporation in May 2013.

    Interview

    The interview process was very transparent. The initial step was simply to fill out an online form and submit a CV/Resume and cover letter. Then I was sent a general questionnaire to ensure I understood the nature of the position as well as location preferences, etc.
    The next step involved a simple skype interview where I was asked why I wanted to work for Gaba, why I wanted to work as an English instructor and why I wanted to work in Japan, etc.
    Following that, I had a more in-depth paperwork assignment which asked me to write a short story, describe how I would handle certain teaching situations, and what steps I would need to take to transition to the job.
    The last step was a final skype interview where I was asked to role-play an actual teaching situation.
    I was impressed with the interviewers. They were very professional and spoke clearly. They were careful to make sure I understood the nature of the job, pay, benefits (or lack thereof).

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult part was trying to role-play a teaching situation over skype with no video.   Answer Question

  7.  

    English Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Gaba Corporation.

    Interview

    1 interview to get a feeling of you, mostly to see who you are and how you present yourself. Then a second interview to show your teaching capabilities and any questions that you may before they consider hiring you.

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  8.  

    English Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Got done with my first interview via Skype. The interviewer was very friendly and the questions were focused more on Japan and what my motivations were for moving to Japan. I was also asked to do a demo lesson which I do not think I did a good job of. After the interview, I was given an interview task, basically testing my English and teaching skills. I have been appointed a second interview now.

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  9. Helpful (2)  

    English Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Shinjuku (Japan)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Gaba Corporation (Shinjuku (Japan)) in August 2017.

    Interview

    The interview was just the same as in any other companies. You just have to be honest and give it your hest shot. It was on the spot which was very good since you'll be able to do some stuff after your interview.

    Interview Questions

    • 1st interview:
      You fill out some forms then proceed with the interview.
      The questions were basic. It was like a getting to know you more phase. Then they asked me to explain funny and interesting to a beginner client.

      2nd interview:
      I was informed before hand to prepare to explain for funny and interesting (but the nerves though killed me). I believe i did ok with that then BOOM another roleplay with a beginner client about practice activities then they'll give you very precise feedback (which was really good since it was structured and on point)

      Then that's it.   Answer Question

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    English Teaching Person Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Gaba Corporation (Tokyo (Japan)) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Pretty basic. Watched a video, asked questions, and then had a personal interview. It was pretty standard. If you prepare and come dressed for the part, like any interview, you should do fine. The people are friendly, but the first interview does take a few hours, and can be boring. There is a short assignment, why do you want to teach, what interested you about GABA, tell us a good or bad experience, and some very easy grammar matching.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain difference between hold and carry.   1 Answer

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