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Location

Mainly Tokyo

Fee

No fee

Duration

12 months

Date

Ongoing

English teachers needed in Japan. Full week long orientation, teach small groups of children, teenagers, parents, young professionals and business people.

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
  • 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.

Dates

  • 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 / 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

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

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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