English Teachers in Japan

October 8th, 2010By Category: Teaching in Japan

English Teachers, a new web TV show, is a series of films showing the lighter side of life as an English teacher in Japan. The series follows Japan newbie Tom as he finds his feet, learns the norms and gets to grips with life in an eikaiwa.

The series can best be described as part drama, part comedy and stars Jonathan Sherr, star of the recent Japanese movie, “Darling wa Gaikokujin” (My Darling is a Foreigner).

The first season of English Teachers will have 8 episodes with a new one being released every two weeks. You can watch the first one below to get a flavour of it and find the rest on the official YouTube channel, or Facebook page.

The official blurb:

English Teachers is officially sponsored by Subway Japan© and currently has over thirty service and media partners. Written by teachers who live and work in Japan and featuring a top-notch international cast of comedy actors, including Jonathan Sherr, Ananda Jacobs, Michael Kruse, Lindsay Sakamoto, Michael Walker, and Guy Totaro, English Teachers promotes a new and hilarious view of modern Japan and the billion-dollar English conversation industry.

All episodes of English Teachers will include optional Japanese subtitles. There will be 8 episodes in season one, which is being released online at www.englishteachersseries.com and through our YouTube channel every two weeks starting September 18th 2010.

Help spread the word amongst the community and enjoy the movie.

English Teachers – Episode 1 “First Days Suck” from Nameless Media and Productions on Vimeo.

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  • Ranman

    Looks promising!

  • linkslondon

    good !!

  • Masa919

    This looks great!

  • Mono_locco

    hahahaha this looks hilarious…. though I’d doubt it they’d still have this kinds of teachers teaching lol they would’ve have been fired long time ago.

  • Setsuna

    This is actually quite good!

  • Wasabiwantok

    Weak. I stopped watching when he fell onto the woman’s breasts…

  • Jaxxblack


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  • Dianita422

    I thought it was pretty funny. I would give it another try.

  • yen-chan

    i liked it:)

  • kirringumeeesoftree

    Great … thanks to this load of toss the Japanese are going to think even less of the profession than they already do , and in my opinion , justifiably so . Could the actors be less talented and the story-line be anymore unimaginative ? At least they’re living up to the standards of similar native film industry .

  • Exxo

    Lame or not. It is a cartoon version of the dif types of gaikokujin teachers in japan. And trust me, the “some come for money, blablabla” + the teacher portraits… i’ve been there… it’s not that far from reality. Never fell on anyone’s breasts yet. … yet (º¬_¬)

  • Exxo

    I liked it.

  • Exxo

    On a more personal note:
    Do you really need so many crew members? There were like 6 writers… for that.

  • tokyogal

    great job! writing is great and storyline is all-too-true.

  • Mala

    Why people in Japan Japan have native minded thinking. I think there should be meroto cratic thinking than looking at the native level. Don’t the Japanese know that there are so many native people dont speak correct English even no good good University qualification.

  • Sven

    Crap they have a ninja teacher on this thing? Better not tell people I do Ninjutsu…

  • anonymous

    I kind of want to watch this now, especially after having taught English myself.

  • Great …i liked it.great job

  • Great tutorial.Thanks.

  • Really great site.THANKS.

  • a blight upon our language

    first days “suck” are you going to teach the japanese to talk like pieces of american shit? that’s not even proper english

  • Rattaman

    what a pathetic comment

  • ESLinsider

    I have been thinking for a while that someone should make a movie about the life of an ESL teacher. Do people really go abroad to escape? If so escape from what?

    I have heard foreigners say before in Taiwan. 


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