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Tue Sep 3 1996

Sum: Job sources for TESOL

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Message 1: Job sources for TESOL

Date: Sat, 31 Aug 1996 09:44:56 +0900
From: Hori Masahiro <horishinjob.eecs.kumamoto-u.ac.jp>
Subject: Job sources for TESOL

Dear LINGUIST members:

A little over a month ago I sent the following request to
the members of this list:

 I have been asked by individuals at a university in the Kyushu
 region of Japan to assist in a search for an entry-level English
 professor. I am told that it is preferable for applicants to have
 done graduate work in teaching English as a second language.
 When the time comes to formally advertise the openning I plan
 to do so on this list but would also like to advertise on other
 lists that are used by persons interested in teaching English as
 a secong language. I would greatly appreciate receiving
 suggestions regarding lists that would be appropriate for such
 an advertisement.
 Please respond directly by e-mail. Thank you.

I received several very helpful responses. I have already privately
expressed my appreciation to the individuals who were kind enough
to repond but wish to reiterate my appreciation here. Thanks to them,
I learned that, in addition to this list, there are two venues that are
particularly suited to the advertisement of the type of position I
described. The first is TESL-L. The following is a description of
how to subscribe I received from one particularly thoughtful individual:

 TESL-L is the list for teachers of English as a second or foreign
 language.
 It has a branch called TESLJB-L, where jobs for teachers and
 administrators can be posted. Only regular subscribers can post.
 If you want to subscribe send a message to
 listserv cunyvm.cuny.edu
 with this message in the body:
 sub tesl-l firstname lastname
 sub tesljb-l firstname lastname
 You cannot subscribe only to tesljb without subscribing to tesl-l,
 but you can add the message set * nomail tesl-l
 to your message if you are not interesed in it.

The second is O-Hayo Sensei. Here is what I was told about it:

 The WWW site "O-Hayo sensei" (http://www.ohayosensei.com) is
 probably one of the best sites for you to post ads to. O-Hayo
 Sensei, a bi-weekly onlinenewsletter, provides information on
 teaching opportunities in Japan. I only took a casual glance at
 the page, but it seems clear from the the webcounter reading
 that not a few job-seekers having access to the site
 every day (11294 people have accessed since 21 October 1995).
 The editor of O-Hayo Sensei can be contacted at:
 editorohayosensei.com
 You can place a job ad in Ohio Sensei by sending the
 message "get position form" to: positionohayosensei.com

Further information about opportunities to teach English in Japan
can be found "Teaching English in Japan" (URL:
http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/staff/visitors/kenji/teij.htm ). I looked
at this but did not find any site other than those mentioned above
at which I wished to advertise.

The response from each of the three sites has been good. I have
received inquiries from about thirty individuals so far. I was
initially concerned that the number of respondents to our
advertisement would be so great that replying to their inquiries
would be a tremendous burden.
Fortunately, however, the response has been strong but not
overwhelming. Most of the respondents are well qualified.

I hope the information I have provided here is useful to institutions
considering advertising on the Internet and to persons seeking similar
positions.

Yours truly,


KIrk Masden
Kumamoto Gakuen University
Kumamoto, Japan
e-mail: masdenjob.eecs.kumamoto-u.ac.jp

P.S. Persons wishing to receive information about the position we
are advertising should either look at our ad in O-hayo Sensei (address
given above) or write to me via e-mail.
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