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Mainly Tokyo


No fee


12 months



You could be teaching English in Japan! 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.


  • 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
  • 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 accommodation, we will be able to send you plenty of convenient rental options around your home district once this has been assigned.


  • Start: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov
  • 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
  • Fluent English speaker
  • CELTA / Trinity TESOL (or Level 5 equivalent TEFL course)
  • 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

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!


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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