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.
The management team in charge of supervising the foreign language instructors were incredibly helpful with the moving process. They listened to all comments or concerns the employees had regarding work, and were always on your side. If you are comfortable living in an environment very different from your own, and are interested in teaching abroad in Japan, ECC is one of the best schools to work for.
When you first join their company and begin working, expect to be sent to several different schools in the region. Even when you are given your own permanent schedule, you will likely be working at between 2-5 different schools around your area.
Advice to Management
Consider offering new recruits a small packet that includes information regarding their city. I am sure many current employees, myself included when I was employeed, would have loved to contribute to it to help new employees adapt to their city easier. Assistance for cell phone purchases, locations of grocery stores, etc. During my first week of living in Japan, I was so jet-lagged it was hard to navigate my area of the city and locate places that were necessary almost immediately.
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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