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October 08, 2004

Canadians in Japan

This excerpt from a recent article on about Canadians teaching English abroad:

For companies like Geos Language Corp., Canadians prove particularly good recruits. Out of 3,000 applications, Geos hires 300 teachers to work in Japan annually, and the beginning of the school term in Canada marks the start of a heavy recruitment drive.

"Canadians do well in Japan," says Stephen McKee, personnel co-ordinator for Geos in Toronto. "Canadians are fairly well-travelled. A lot of them have done the backpacking thing and that tends to serve them well."

While travel and teaching experience definitely help, McKee says flexibility and a go-with-the-flow attitude are top traits he looks for in aspiring teachers.
Hundreds of Canadians go abroad to teach English

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