Teach English in Japan
Teaching jobs in Japan now available throughout the greater Tokyo area and Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, Kyushu. Experience life in one of Asia’s most fast paced destinations! 💚🏯
Teach small groups of children, teenagers, parents, young professionals and business people, explore beautiful Japan!
Teach and Explore In Japan!
Since 2013, we have hired over 1,000 TEFL teachers for language schools throughout Japan. We are now ready to support your journey to teaching English in this wonderful country!
- Up to JPY 262,800 monthly salary (approx. £1,530 monthly), depending on qualifications and experience
- Bonus system
- 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
- 6 weeks annual paid leave (including 5 extra days after 6 months)
- Welfare support team in Japan
- Access to Japanese Health Insurance Scheme
- Visa sponsorship
- 12 month contract (renewable)
- Career advancement opportunities
- Start: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov
- Finish: 12 month contract as from above start date options
Due to visa processing time, early application is recommended.
Successful applicants will be shortlisted and contacted by email to arrange an interview.
Requirements to teach in Japan
- Bachelors degree
- Fluent English speaker
- CELTA / Trinity TESOL / TEFL - get a special discount on your TEFL course here
- No experience necessary
- No Japanese language skills required
Applicants who have 100+ hours of TEFL training and 6 months of full-time English 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
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!
- Why teach English in Japan?
You'll learn a huge amount about Japanese society and culture, as well as the Japanese educational system, your colleagues, and, of course, yourself! Teaching in Japan can be a wonderful experience, and your pupils will be courteous, enthusiastic, and eager to learn.
- What is the time commitment for a teaching job in Japan?
Teaching jobs in Japan often last six months to a year. Many people are so enamoured with Japan that they opt to prolong their contracts and stay for several years.
- How much can I make when teaching English in Japan?
You can expect to make between 200,000 and 600,000 Yen ($1,700 - $5,000 USD) per month as an English teacher in Japan. As part of the benefits, ESL teachers in Japan are frequently granted airfare, lodging, and training.
- Is it possible to save any money when teaching in Japan?
As a destination to teach English and save money, Japan has a reputation for being extremely costly. However, life in Japan is not nearly as expensive as many people believe. You can easily save $1,000 per month if you teach in Japan and are careful with your expenses.
- What are the qualification requirements to teach in Japan?
Any regulated teaching job in Japan requires a bachelor's degree. Japanese schools and recruiters are more likely to consider candidates who have a TEFL certificate and/or prior teaching experience.
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