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bizengaust

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Gender: female
Age: 27
Date Signed Up:12/03/2011
Last Login:9/29/2016
Location:Kyoto Japan
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My name is Anya, I'm 27 years young and I'm currently working as an English language instructor for an elementary school in Kyoto Japan. I have also been known to make some pretty interesting comps

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#67 - I would major in a teaching field because they like that best.…  [+] (1 reply) 09/09/2015 on Russian Travel Tips 0
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#68 - alexithymic (09/09/2015) [-]
I get so confused by the Russian alphabet if it makes you feel any better. though judging by your English now I would never be able to tell you were once confused by the alphabet I'm not discouraged about learning the language it's just i've accepted that if i stick to teaching myself it'll take a painfully long time.
Now what do you mean by a teaching field? Would i be looking for an education major? Also if you know a program specifically for teaching japanese that'd be super helpf ul though I'll look on my own if not asking you specifically is a bit much, you're already teaching english lol
#65 - It disappoints me to. Especially when I try to explain the goo…  [+] (2 replies) 09/09/2015 on Russian Travel Tips 0
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#69 - angelusprimus (09/09/2015) [-]
What do you mean "explain the good parts" the poverty, corruption and racism ARE the good parts!
Poverty means workers work for next to nothing, corruption means that you can pay off people and don't have to worry about basic safety or hygiene requirements and racism means you can get away with firing troublemakers (who want things like decent pay or human treatment) by accusing them they are gay or jews.
Its paradise! Paradise!

*this message has been paid for by the Russian oligarchs.
#73 - occasionallynice (09/09/2015) [-]
That's a good one
#64 - The first thing I'd do is search the internet about different …  [+] (3 replies) 09/09/2015 on Russian Travel Tips 0
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#66 - alexithymic (09/09/2015) [-]
um, i've never actually used FJ's messaging system. I have found that trying to teach myself to read the language was going painfully slowly(and possibly inefficiently) and at a standstill whenever i attempted kanji. Let alone speak or understand someone else speaking. I've come to accept that i would require a tutor to reach any level of proficiency in the language.
So if i went to get a bachelor's would you suggest a teaching major or an English major?
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#67 - bizengaust (09/09/2015) [-]
I would major in a teaching field because they like that best. Don't be discouraged about Japanese. I was sub par when I arrived but over the years to come I got better and better. If your really super worried I'd go for teaching higher grades because they already have a basic understanding of the English language junior high and such . I was like this when I came from Russia. I knew maybe an armful of English, mostly phrases and greetings, and I couldn't write worth a damn I was so confused by the American alphabet but the more time I spent among the culture the faster I learned.
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#68 - alexithymic (09/09/2015) [-]
I get so confused by the Russian alphabet if it makes you feel any better. though judging by your English now I would never be able to tell you were once confused by the alphabet I'm not discouraged about learning the language it's just i've accepted that if i stick to teaching myself it'll take a painfully long time.
Now what do you mean by a teaching field? Would i be looking for an education major? Also if you know a program specifically for teaching japanese that'd be super helpf ul though I'll look on my own if not asking you specifically is a bit much, you're already teaching english lol
#57 - I don't have the patience or attention span to do long comps s…  [+] (1 reply) 09/09/2015 on Russian Travel Tips +3
#125 - greekrascal (09/09/2015) [-]
Admin did this while you were away
#56 - I teach advanced English at a private school in Japan. You ca…  [+] (6 replies) 09/09/2015 on Russian Travel Tips +1
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#61 - alexithymic (09/09/2015) [-]
So to follow up, do you think you could help point me in the right direction?
#64 - bizengaust (09/09/2015) [-]
The first thing I'd do is search the internet about different programs. You don't have to pick one, but get the basic idea of the educational requirements they will expect. I say this because some are ok with an associates but for the most part and that's 90% they will want you to have at least your bachelor's degree in some kind of teaching field. Some will haggle with you if it's not specific field but I'd try to pick one just for the sake of keeping things consistent otherwise you can end up teaching anything which could be messy. My best advice is look at different programs and maybe email them or call them to get a basic idea. I did this when I was in school so I could be prepared. It also helps to learn as much of the language and culture as you can. I've seen tons of teachers come to Japan without doing this and they are crying and getting a plane back by the end of the month because they weren't prepared. Japan is very different and without proper learning you will be a fish among sharks. I hope this helps. If you have other questions please feel free to message me and I'll help the best I can.
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#66 - alexithymic (09/09/2015) [-]
um, i've never actually used FJ's messaging system. I have found that trying to teach myself to read the language was going painfully slowly(and possibly inefficiently) and at a standstill whenever i attempted kanji. Let alone speak or understand someone else speaking. I've come to accept that i would require a tutor to reach any level of proficiency in the language.
So if i went to get a bachelor's would you suggest a teaching major or an English major?
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#67 - bizengaust (09/09/2015) [-]
I would major in a teaching field because they like that best. Don't be discouraged about Japanese. I was sub par when I arrived but over the years to come I got better and better. If your really super worried I'd go for teaching higher grades because they already have a basic understanding of the English language junior high and such . I was like this when I came from Russia. I knew maybe an armful of English, mostly phrases and greetings, and I couldn't write worth a damn I was so confused by the American alphabet but the more time I spent among the culture the faster I learned.
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#68 - alexithymic (09/09/2015) [-]
I get so confused by the Russian alphabet if it makes you feel any better. though judging by your English now I would never be able to tell you were once confused by the alphabet I'm not discouraged about learning the language it's just i've accepted that if i stick to teaching myself it'll take a painfully long time.
Now what do you mean by a teaching field? Would i be looking for an education major? Also if you know a program specifically for teaching japanese that'd be super helpf ul though I'll look on my own if not asking you specifically is a bit much, you're already teaching english lol
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#58 - alexithymic (09/09/2015) [-]
That's actually precisely what i want to do. I just haven't figured out exactly where to start to actually do it. As no one i know has any clue what to go about doing either. I'm a native English speaker (fluent too, figured out of all the people I've met that is unfortunately necessary to mention)
#49 - It's also one of the biggest countries and without a ruler who…  [+] (1 reply) 09/09/2015 on Russian Travel Tips +4
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#50 - adviceweed (09/09/2015) [-]
Weird to think that Russia remains one of the 3 most powerful nations in the world since WWII*