MATTY’S TEACHING APPLICATION & QUESTIONNAIRE
This nature of questioning is acceptable in Japan. It is not compulsory to answer every question, but we would appreciate it if you could answer all questions, as it will give us a greater chance to assess your application.
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FULL NAME: NATIONALITY: AGE:
AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
MALE / FEMALE
APPLICANT’S PRESENT ADDRESS: TEL: FAX:
APPLICANT’S HOME ADDRESS: TEL: FAX:
NAME OF COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY PRESENTLY ATTENDING OR GRADUATED:
MAJOR: TYPE OF DEGREE RECEIVED:
EXPECTED DATE OF GRADUATION: THE DATE GRADUATED:
When can you come to Japan and work for Matty’s? (Please write the earliest date you can come.)
The initial application process takes a few months. If you need to know sooner, please indicate here.
Do you have a valid passport? If yes, please write the expiration date:
Do you have a Japanese Visa? If yes, what kind and the expiration date:
If you are in Japan, please write the date of entry:
Have you ever been to Japan?
In case of an emergency where to call and what is the relationship?
FATHER’S NAME: AGE:
ADDRESS: Phone No.:
MOTHER’S NAME: AGE:
ADDRESS: Phone No.:
LIST NAMES AND AGES OF BROTHERS AND SISTERS:
Do you have friends or relatives in Japan?
Name: Relationship: Where to live: Phone No.:
PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS BRIEFLY:
1. Why are you applying for
this position? Please rank (from one to seven) the choices below,
according to your preference.
2. Please rank (from one to
six) your teaching preference and explain the reason why you selected your
3. Please rank your preference
(one to three) from the choices below and explain the reason you selected
your first choice.
4. Do you smoke?
5. Is there any food you cannot
eat, because of your religion or any other reason?
6. Do you get hay fever?
Are you allergic to anything?
Do you have any health problem? If yes, please explain:
7. Have you taken a Teaching
English as a Second Language (TESL) course or could you take one before
coming to Japan?
8. Do you have a teaching license?
If not, when
will you be receiving it?
9. Why would you be a good teacher
of English as a second language?
10. In your opinion, what is the major difference
between teaching English to children and to adults?
11. What experience have you had working with
children? Please elaborate.
12. Please describe your character strengths and
weaknesses. The use of examples would be helpful.
13. Please list all the group experiences you
have had in which you were a leader and responsible for a group.
Indicate length of time you held the position.
14. How many years do you wish to work for our
school? Please check one of the following:
15. What sort of monthly earning do you expect
from your new job ?
16. Do you have a valid driver’s license?
How many years (months) have you driven?
17. Have you had any law suits?
Do you have any law suits pending?
18. Are you working now?
If you are working, approximately what is your monthly earning?
you have a contract?
19. Do you have a hobby or any special interests
20. List your last three places of employment,
the duration and names of your supervisors and their telephone numbers.
21. Have you ever done volunteer work?
22. Do you have any debts to repay?
23. What are your career goals?
24. Please answer the four hypothetical questions below.
A. Suppose you are a teacher and in the midst of the
semester your parent or a close relative has suddenly taken seriously ill.
A letter comes from your parents asking you to return home within three
weeks, which of the four choices below would you choose? Please write
the reason(s) for your choice.
B. You have signed a contract to work for one year at
a school, but have been offered work elsewhere with a 50% higher salary.
Supposing all other conditions were the same, what would you do?
Choose one from the examples below. Please write the reason(s) for
C. A young student wanted to gain working experience
during the summer and applied to two first class Japanese companies.
For the same number of hours: Company ‘A’ offered him $83
per month while Company ‘B’ offered him $1,000 per month. Supposing
Japan has no minimum wage law, and all other conditions were the same,
what do you think of the two companies? Choose one from the examples
below. Please write the reason(s) for your choice.
D. How would you deal with cultural differences you might
encounter? For example, finding out that your homestay father expects
the homestay mother to serve him tea and other food, and you are asked
to serve tea also. Please choose one or more and briefly explain.
25. Have you ever studied a foreign language?
26. Can you project your voice for 4 or 5 hours
a day, five days a week without getting laryngitis?
27. In order to concentrate on studying, do you
like to keep a room quiet like a library or, do you prefer to listen to
music while you are studying?
28. How did you learn about MATTY’S chool of
29. Among many language schools why did you apply to Matty’s?
30. MATTY’S School of English has a special agreement
with Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA. This agreement
allows university graduates the opportunity to receive Master degree credit
at EMU for their work experience at MATTY’S (3 credits/per year, max.
6 credits in Education and credit by examination in Japanese language).
Credit will be awarded upon admission to the EMU M.A. program.
31. Are you interested in such an arrangement?
Yes ( ) No ( )
a) The applicant have to make
an arrangement with EMU and MATTY’S to receive the above benefit prior
to or within one month after joining MATTY’S. Otherwise, this benefit
will not be applied.
b) MATTY’S does not guarantee acceptance
to the EMU Master program.
c) While MATTY’S encourages applicants to enroll in the EMU Masters program, the answer to this question will not affect your chance to gain employment with MATTY’S.
On receipt of this application, we will send you more complete information about the school. The reason we have you complete this question prior to sending our information is to assure your unbiased responses. Thank you.
Signature of the applicant:
Remarks: Please attach your resume, school transcript, and a photograph taken within the last six months. If you are unable to immediately send some of the above mentioned items, please send them as soon as possible. However, if you have already sent some of the items mentioned above, it is not necessary to do so again.
All the material you send us now and in the future is treated confidentially, but it will not be returned to you.
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MATTY’S SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
1-32-25 Shonan-takatori, YOKOSUKA 237-0066
TEL: 046-865-8717 FAX: 046-865-0406 E-MAIL: admin.@mattys-english.com