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13 March 2007 @ 10:18 pm
Ask me a question...!  
Even if you know me well, please:
Ask me any question.
Any question at all.
I must answer it truthfully but
can choose to leave out details.
 
 
 
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 13th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
Officially, yes. But unlike most ALTs I actually work alone, with the original teacher becoming my assistant for keeping order in class.
超ちゃ人: Ouran: Are you there ?~chochajin on March 15th, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
I see :)
Can I ask another question ? ^^
I´m sure you´ve already written about that in your journal, but I guess I wasn´t here at that time ^^ so:
You came to Japan after you went to college right ? Did you have a job in Japan BEFORE you went there or did you go there without having a job right at the beginning ? Isn´t it hard keeping or getting a visa ? (well I only know about the options for German people of course and I guess it´s different for people from the USA) ^^

I´m thinking about staying for 6 or 12 months in Japan .. perhas a paid internship, perhaps partime jobs ... I don´t know yet, the only thing I know it´s HARD to find something even if I have a German university degree and finished university ^^;;
Well it´s not a MUST but I think it would be a great experience for me and I wanna do it before I start my work-life here in Germany :) (I´m not getting younger you know ? XD)
Other than that I´m SURE that I can improve my Japanese this way VERY fast :D

Oh .... sorry I wrote a bit lot this time ! XDDDD *shrinks*
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 15th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
I have a job before I came to Japan, which was really great. I don't think that I would have had the courage to come over without one. They helped me by setting me up in an apartment and meeting me at the airport, etc. As long as you have a job that sponsors your visa, it's very easy to get one. If you don't have a job that sponsors your visa, you have to sponsor yourself which I've heard is really hard to get, but not impossible.

Good luck getting a job!!! ^o^ It's easier to get a job once you're in Japan, but if you're worried, defintiely try before you come over here. ^__^ Good luck!!
超ちゃ人: HxH: Oh really ?!chochajin on March 16th, 2007 11:27 am (UTC)
I see. I guess I´m the same :) plus my budget is really low, so I guess I can´t afford to go there without a job XD
Oh Germany has a deal with Japan (like some other countries) so that we can also get a "working holiday" visa (I don´t know if that is also possible for people of the USA). It allows you to stay AND work in Japan for almost a year (but you have to be under 30 years old) and you should bring at least 2000€ with you (that´s about 2666$) - which I don´t have of course XDDDD

I´ve also seen that about 70% of all jobs for gaijin are ALT jobs. I´ve heard from other German people that they lied and said they were brought up bilingual just to get THAT job XDDD .. I wouldn´t do that. My grammar is not perfect and my English pronounciation sucks. It would prolly be enough for elementary school kids, but I wouldn´t want to lie ^^

Thank you, I hope I can find something good :)