Just before NOVA began to implode, there was a wiki floating about focused solely on all things eikaiwa. Sadly, it went offline before NOVA collapsed and has been offline for at least a year.
The Eikaiwa Wiki is the product of long-time LJ reader Novawhiz, and I am happy to say that he has graciously allowed LetsJapan to host it.
Novawhiz has spent a fair amount of time in getting the wiki back up and running, but since it has been offline for a while, some of the content may be out of date or in need of expanding. This is where you, the reader, come in.
The wiki needs your input. What are the good schools to work for and the ones to avoid? What should you do when you aren't paid or are fired for no apparent reason? Who can you turn to for help about labour issues? Or advice on planning lessons? What should you do when you want to quit and change jobs?
Contribute and help make it a resource for people already teaching English in Japan and for those who are thinking of coming to teach in Japan. This is an experiment for LJ and a work in progress. Don't see a page you think should be here? Make one!
To access the wiki, click the Eikaiwa Wiki link at the top of the page or in the sidebar, or click here.