Mission: ECC stands for "Education Communication Community.” Our name is our mission statement: it’s all about creating a vibrant and peaceful global community via education and communication.
I worked at ECC Japan full-time
The best thing about this company (compared to other similar companies in Japan) was their willingness to help couples. I moved to Japan with my fiance and we were able to have similar schedules and live together in our own apartment. Another great thing about ECC was that you don't have to have any teaching experience, only a college degree. They have their own curriculum and they teach you how to teach it (good for non-teachers but maybe annoying for people with teaching experience who want to make their own lesson plans).
They recently changed their contracts so they are less couple-friendly and you work more and are paid less than when I started working there three years ago.
Advice to Management
Making your teachers happy is how you make your customers happy, so try listening to your teacher's needs.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at ECC Japan (Dallas, TX) in November 2016.
I applied for the position online in September. Received an email in October about being invited to a recruiting event. The recruiting event was in Dallas. There were 11 of us. There were supposed to be 12, but someone didn't show up. The interview was a long day from 9AM to 6PM. John was a very nice person to finally meet. They spent 2-3 hours doing a meet and greet, paperwork, and an unnecessarily long PowerPoint that should've been given to us as a handout. The grammar test was ridiculous. Prepare, prepare, prepare! Then after an hour lunch, you went back and did the teaching demonstration. The recruiters show you how they want you do teach. The format was ridiculous and a little confusing. They divide you into teams of their own choosing and the other applicants will be your students. Also, as much as I hate to say it, your "team" may possibly sabotage you in this part. Basically you just use simple language and perform like a little overly happy wind-up doll. It was quite obvious that they already had their favorites before the day ended. If you're looking to be a guinea pig, sell products, and act like a performance monkey, go for it.
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