Hemingway might have coined the term but, today I’m writing about the complexity in dealing with an omission of character or speech that I will call The Japanese Iceberg Theory. What am rambling about? It mainly concerns teaching students that don’t give you back a lot of personality or conversation. I’m talking about Japan, so this entry will help you if you teach English in Japan. If you plan to work in Japan, teaching English you’ll benefit too.
Monthly Archives: February 2014
This post stems from conversations I have had with many people in my company. I work at a company responsible for many English conversation schools throughout Japan. I prefer to leave it at that. The conversation always happened during a teaching staff change. “A lot of people coming into this job have a very negative view of things.” Well this post will get to the bottom of these feelings and hopefully shed some light on how to succeed in a Japanese company. If you plan to apply for a job in Japan teaching English, this post will help you securing a job for the long run. Continue reading