I worked at Heart English School full-time (More than a year)
Will hire anyone
Easy way to get into Japan
Lack of support settling into Japan
Training is unpaid
No pay during summer and winter vacation
Lack of communication between the school and ALT
Advice to Management
Increase the pay
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Heart English School (Ewa Beach, HI) in February 2015.
Typical Skype interview, trying to figure out what kind of person you are, and how you would manage yourself in the classroom. Mock demo lesson in the end to see how you teach, and Japanese conversation just to see how much you understand. I wore just a dress shirt and tie. The interview lasted about an hour. Overall an ok interview, and nothing you should really be afraid to try. Be yourself and if you have a positive outlook really helps. Answer honestly and don't be afraid to show your personality.
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