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Location

Mainly Tokyo

Fee

No fee

Duration

12 months

Date

Ongoing

Teaching English in Japan at a glance – Arrive to Tokyo, take part in a full week long orientation and teach English in Japan to small groups of children, teenagers, parents, young professionals and business people who study at these community orientated schools. Arrival dates available every month.

Benefits

  • JPY 252,800 monthly salary (approx. £1,700 monthly) with increments for higher qualifications
  • Bonus system
  • Airport pick up
  • 1 week orientation in Tokyo
  • TEYL training provided with ongoing teacher development
  • Teach 29.5 hours per week
  • 5 day week
  • Reimbursed work commuting costs
  • Accommodation support with loan for company accommodation where required
  • 6 weeks annual paid leave (including 5 extra days after 6 months)
  • Welfare support team in Japan
  • Access to Japanese Health Insurance Scheme
  • Latest Edition Lonely Planet E Guide to Japan
  • Visa sponsorship
  • 12 month contract (renewable)

For candidates, with online ​TEFL ​(120 hours ​but not level 5) ​and 2 years of ​teaching ​experience​,​ ​starting salary is​ ​JPY ​247,800​ monthly.​
For accommodation, there are two options - you can take the company accommodation which is Y 82,000 monthly or arrange your own accommodation ie guesthouse or private apartment which can work out cheaper.

Dates

  • Start: Every month at the end of each months
  • Finish: 12 month contract as from above start date options

Application deadlines

  • Ongoing

Due to visa processing time, early application is recommended.

Interview process

Successful applicants will be shortlisted and contacted by email to arrange an interview.

Requirements to teach in Japan

  • Bachelors degree
  • Nationality of UK, Ireland or Commonwealth applicants (due to visa requirements)
  • CELTA / Trinity TESOL (or Level 5 equivalent TEFL course)
  • No experience necessary
  • No Japanese language skills required

​Applicants who have a 120 hour On-line TEFL course and 2+ years of teaching experience are also welcome to apply​.

Locations for teaching jobs in Japan

Primarily in and around Tokyo including: Shinjuki, Shibuya, Ebisu, Ginza, Nishi, Higashi, Saitama and Yokohama.

Also some schools in Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto & Kyushu.

About teaching in Japan

  • You will be teaching English in Japan at professional and friendly schools that are very much a part of the communities they serve
  • The teaching day starts around noon and finishes at 8 or 9 PM
  • Teachers are usually given a regular schedule of five working days per week
  • Students are varied with 50% adults and 50% children
  • Standard group lessons are 50 minutes with one-to-one lessons 40 minutes
  • Full curriculum is provided including course books, supplementary materials and schedules
  • Average class size is 3 students
  • Many adult classes are one-to-one
  • 6 weeks of annual leave including 10 days at Christmas / New Year with breaks in Spring and Summer and most national holidays

Destination Japan

Japan has long been a popular destination for those looking to teach English abroad. The country offers a sophisticated way of life based on elegant manners and a culture of formality. The Japanese take immense pride in introducing foreigners to their country.

From late night noodles in Tokyo’s fluorescent malls to the tranquillity of ancient Buddhist temples perched high in the mountains, this is an unforgettable land with much to be discovered!

FAQs

What is TEFL?

TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language and once you have completed a TEFL qualification, you can teach ESL abroad in a wide variety of countries. There are a few different types of courses for teaching English in Asia, the UAE and many unique destinations, however TEFL and TESOL courses (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) are the most common.

How do I learn TEFL?

You can learn TEFL in a number of ways including university courses and even internships in various locations such as China and Argentina. English Language teaching allows you to broaden your horizons and gain experiences you will not find anywhere else. Learning TEFL will allow you to embark on various different adventures including teaching in Asia, South America and the Middle East and considering global language training is becoming increasingly popular, international schools are always crying out for additional ESL teachers.

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