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TEFL Jobs in Japan
Anyone holding a TEFL or TESOL certificate from TEFL International will be met with very favorable job prospects in Japan. Cities such as Osaka and Tokyo generally have more TEFL jobs available than there are teachers to fill them.
Throughout the country, the opportunities for TEFL employment are also very favorable. In general, Japanese society has a great respect for teachers and the students are typically highly motivated to learn English.
Japan is one of the Asian nations where you’ll need a bachelor’s degree in order to secure a work permit. An energetic personality and reliability are also traits that are highly sought after by employers. As you may already be aware, salaries are rather high in Japan. Depending on lifestyle, many teachers find they are able to save as much as 70,000 Yen each month. Many teachers are also able to supplement their income by taking on private students.
Types of TEFL Jobs in Japan
Large corporations often hire many of the TEFL teachers in Japan. Private language schools are also a very popular option for gaining employment in Japan. We advise that you research the institution you are considering working for. After a simple Google search, you should find a few online forums where English teachers may be able to give you helpful information in this regard.
Be sure to have answers to all questions regarding rates of pay, salary and other benefits. Find out if you’ll have to travel to your lessons and if you get compensated and/or reimbursed for this time and expense. Ask about what kind of resources the school has for planning lessons and teaching materials, as well as what kind of administrative and collegial support you will have. This will help you avoid any unpleasant surprises after agreeing to take the position. Also, be sure to get all details confirming benefits written in your contract.TEFL Courses in Tokyo
TEFL Position in Gifu City, JapanExpand
Date posted:2017-07-05 | Writer: Kensington English School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kensington English School has been established for 28 years, and is one of the first Language Schools in Gifu with students aged between 4-80 years’ old. Many students go on from here to study in the UK, or come back to us from studying overseas. We have an opportunity for a TEFL trained teacher who is available to start in September. Although we are a small school (200 students approx), we pride ourselves on a totally professional approach to teaching, yet within a very relaxed environment. A very warm and comfortable working atmosphere is constantly maintained at Kensington English School This position is suitable for someone who can work on their own, with a member of our Japanese staff. Gifu has excellent rail connections to Nagoya. This is an ideal position for those who really... Read more
Opportunities For EFL Teachers in JapanExpand
Date posted:2017-06-08 | Writer: NOVA | Email: email@example.com
Do you enjoy working with people and helping them achieve their goals? Do you have a passion for teaching? Are you seeking a stepping stone into the education field? Are you looking for an opportunity to gain some valuable TEFL work experience while seeing a different part of the world? Are you interested in pursuing an exciting career path outside of your home country? Are you keen to travel but short on savings? With a minimum commitment of just 6 months, whether for a gap year or a lifetime, teaching with NOVA in Japan could be a perfect fit for you. ABOUT US: NOVA is one of Japan’s leading language school chains with over 260 private language schools all over Japan, as well as a large online teaching centre in Osaka. We are seeking motivated, professional and articulate individ... Read more
Cultural School in Japan Seeks EFL TeachersExpand
Date posted:2017-05-16 | Writer: The British English and New Dance Academy (BENDA) | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The British English and New Dance Academy (BENDA) is a small Culture School based in Sanyoonoda-shi, Yamaguchi-prefecture. We have been in business since 1994 and presently have Full Time EFL Teacher openings in July and November of 2017. We teach a wide range of classes and students of all ages and fluency. Work Visa sponsorship provided, together with work related accident insurance coverage. Salary and benefits: • Full Time Salary ¥245,000 to ¥260,000 for 98 hours monthly teaching schedule • Part Time Salary ¥2,350 per hour • 12 month contract completion bonus ¥25,000 • 18 month contract completion bonus ¥35,000 • Apartment Key Money covered. Apartments all separate, with rents around ¥40,000 per month • Two weeks holiday over... Read more
Full-time EFL Teacher Needed in Gifu City, JapanExpand
Date posted:2017-04-17 | Writer: The Bohme English Academy | Email: email@example.com
The Bohme English Academy has an opportunity in Gifu city teaching EFL to children of various ages 5 days a week (Tuesday-Saturday) starting in July 2017. The majority of the students are between the ages of 2 and 8. We are looking for candidates with the following attributes: * Applicants with teaching degrees, and/or qualifications such as the TESOL /CELTY will be highly favoured. * You should be flexible and adaptable, with the ability/desire to teach a wide range of students. * We would like applicants to have experience in the field of early childhood teaching. *An ability to work independently is very important. While we will train successful candidates, we recognize that every teacher is different and has strengths in different areas. With this in mind we want our teachers to... Read more
Immediate Position Teaching EFL in JapanExpand
Date posted:2017-02-03 | Writer: Little Star Co, Ltd | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Star English Schools operates in 4 different locations. We have schools in Shizuoka, Gotemba, Susono and Numazu (city) and have an immediate opening for a qualified EFL teacher in the Gotemba school. There are currently 8 teachers working with us and they are from United States, Canada, UK and Jamaica. Gotemba is a peaceful town, with a beautiful mountain nearby, Mt Fuji, and a lot of nature. It is very a peaceful town and convenient for visiting Tokyo, (approximately 1.5hour drive by highway.) JOB DETAILS: There will be 1-2 week training/probation period. Working days are 5 days a week with all National holidays off, and teachers receive additional vacation. (Working condition) Location: Gotemba city, Shizuoka Job description: English teacher Working hours: Mon-Fri *the ... Read more
Job Teaching Young Learners EFL in JapanExpand
Date posted:2017-01-12 | Writer: Washington Institute of Language | Email: email@example.com
The Washington Institute of Language in Kumamoto, Japan, is seeking a full-time native level English speaking teacher to teach both children and adults. Candidates with elementary school qualifications and/or ESL/EFL training for children are preferred for this exciting opportunity. Duties include adult and children's classes 5 days a week, for a total of 26 teaching hours per week. Additional planning and evaluation responsibilities may be required as well. An orientation period of 1-week must be completed prior to the commencement of duties. We are located in downtown Kumamoto, a medium-sized city in southwestern Japan. The city is noted for its famous castle, which was home to a samurai lord, and for the beautiful nature surrounding the city. The city is within an hour's drive ... Read more
Opportunities in Japan For EFL TeachersExpand
Date posted:2016-12-01 | Writer: International Education Services | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Searching for an English teaching job overseas using your TEFL skills? Interested in experiencing Japanese culture? Excited by the opportunity to live and work in Tokyo? Graduates with teaching experience are encouraged to apply to International Education Services (IES), a language training consultancy with almost 50 years of experience. Headquartered in Tokyo, IES has extensive experience designing and conducting business, technical, specialized, and cross-cultural communication programs for Japanese corporations and national governmental organizations, as well as providing English instruction in Japanese elementary and secondary schools. IES hires directly and exclusively to fill vacancies within the company. You will be assigned to teach Japanese students EFL in elementary, junior high... Read more
TEFL Job in Japan (5)Expand
Date posted:2016-11-27 | Writer: Osaka Language Academy | Email: email@example.com
A full-time EFL teaching position is open to join Osaka Language Academy’s growing schools in Higashimikuni and Shinosaka, both with good access to Shinkansen, JR trains and subways. As the school expands rapidly, we are hoping to welcome a new team member as soon as possible. We are seeking a teacher who is eager and able to relocate to Japan on her/his working holiday visas which will speed up the process once successful. We are seeking those who have character which matches the school and professionalism to apply. A high level of competency, reliability, flexibility, logical approach and creativity needed to be successful - a sense of humour and friendly character will be welcomed too. Our school has students of all ages from 3 upwards all through business men to retired so the c... Read more
Position For Energetic EFL Teacher in JapanExpand
Date posted:2016-10-10 | Writer: Keys Croft Corporation | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
McCormac English Coaching has opportunities for enthusiastic EFL teachers. If you are a friendly, outgoing person and enjoy working in a lively atmosphere with lots of things going on, you might enjoy working with us. We have an adult school and also a kids school, plus long term contracts with various organisations including a junior high school in and around Utsunomiya city, about 100km North of Tokyo. You will have the opportunity to use your TEFL skills teaching all ages and professions at all of our venues. Working with us is fun but YOU MUST BE RELIABLE AND HARDWORKING. Full (paid) training in our preferred method will be given. We have periodic events that are free for teachers...the usual Christmas, Halloween parties etc, and also events such as beer garden BBQs, wine tasting nigh... Read more
Job Teaching English in Japan (2)Expand
Date posted:2016-09-22 | Writer: Maple Leaf English School | Email: email@example.com
Maple Leaf English School is a growing, private English school serving the Takasaki area of Gunma Prefecture. Takasaki is a modern, mid-sized city with a rich history that offers the best of both worlds in Japan – proximity to the beautiful Japanese countryside including onsens, golf, and ski hills while being only 45 minutes via train to the metropolitan hub of Tokyo. We are currently recruiting a full-time native level English teacher for all our language programs including pre-school and elementary students aged 3 – 12, conversational classes with junior/high school students, adult conversational, and professional English programs. The classes are typically 45 minutes long for conversational classes and 1 hour for professional / private lessons. Formal education focusing o... Read more