Stories from inside the classroom
A new report by the Yano Research Institute shows that the language study market is still feeling the effects of Nova's collapse.
Another piece of NOVA dies.
Teaching private lessons for a pittance? What if I told you you could double your rates while working less using a proven method that can transform your life? Interested?
From Gendai net comes a story about...wait for it...students having trouble booking lessons! It's deja vu all over again. (I'm sure I've used that cliche already. Is there an echo in here?)
The Asahi Shimbun carried a short blurb that is encouraging news for ALTs in Akita. The Akita school board says it will hire hire it's ALTs as full-time instructors.
This is so good it makes you think it's an April Fool's joke. G.communication is upset that other schools have been poaching their students!
What Japan Thinks has a translation of a survey on online English lessons conducted by JR Tokai Research.
G.com is on a "hiring drive" and is looking for monkeys instructors to work for peanuts. According to the g.education/Nova website, they are looking to hire 20 part-time instructors.
Here it is in case it disappears in the future:
Sponichi reported last week that g.communication completed its re-opening of schools, but not without a few hitches along the way.
Just as Nova instructors were getting shafted yet again when g.communication reneged on its promise of jobs, the cover story of the December 26 issue of Newsweek was a special report by David McNeil on English conversation schools.
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