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Hello, I've been following this chat board for sometime now and it has been very helpful.

How many Japanese immersion schools doesn't DoDEA have? I tried looking but the only school I could find was in Okinawa. Are there none in other parts of Japan or around the world?

I'm debating whether I should take the OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) and apply to these dual immersion schools.

Also, will my chances be higher if I apply as a multilingual teacher? Thanks for your help!
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Icanread Yes, it's a glitch the site has. Even though it doesn't look like it does anything, you only need to hit the comment button once.

I am in Oki and there is no Japanese immersion program here that I know of. All of the elementary schools have a Japanese teacher but they are locals hired and paid for (to my knowledge) by the Japanese governme...See More
Oct 19, 2019
Snow Lane Mainland Japan here- no immersion programs here either.
Oct 19, 2019
cinumu Thanks for the response!

The website here lists language immersion as one of the categories. I wonder why they have it if they don't even even have immersion schools anymore :(
Oct 19, 2019
haha They still have FLES listed and they eliminated that program last year in all schools. So, guess they just haven't gotten around to taking it off. Or, they acknowledge that the powers that be could change their minds about it tomorrow and so why not leave it on there.
Oct 19, 2019
HelpOthers Icanread is correct. The exact same response is also true for all the DoDEA schools in mainland Japan. However, when principals choose who to interview, being fluent in Japanese might get you the interview if you are on their referral list. You may also want to consider how many credits you might need to add ESL. DoDEA schools in all of Japan do ha...See More
Oct 29, 2019

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