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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
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 JapanExpand
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 JapanExpand
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
Teach English To Young Learners in JapanExpand
Date posted:2016-08-25 | Writer: Yokoso Japan Association | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a TEFL qualified teacher? Yokoso Japan Association has regular opportunities in Tokyo and surrounding areas for high-energy individuals who love working with children. Applicants must be enthusiastic about teaching English to children and able to create a fun safe learning environment. Applicants must have grown up or spent a significant part of their life in an English speaking country. RESPONSIBILITIES: - Teaching English to children ages 3-12 - Ready to take on challenges, such as organising and carrying out events - Able to work as part of a team JOB INFORMATION: - Minimum one year contracts (extendable). - Hiring mainly in the Kanto area (around Tokyo) but other locations available. - Approximate departure window: October 2016 - November 2016 SALARY & BENEFITS: P... Read more
Full-time TEFL Position in JapanExpand
Date posted:2016-07-13 | Writer: Osaka Language Academy | Email: email@example.com
A full-time TEFL position is currently available in Osaka Language Academy as we have expanded our English schools in Higashimikuni and Shinosaka, (both with good access to Shinkansen, JR trains and subways). As the business is expanding 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 through to busin... Read more
School in Japan Seeks EFL TeacherExpand
Date posted:2016-06-09 | Writer: Bartolo English School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bartolo English School is a warm, friendly and family-owned school located in Kanazawa, Japan. We are currently looking for a full-time EFL teacher who is prepared to teach all ages to for conversation lessons starting in September 2016. Cultural understanding, professionalism, creativity and dedication are essential. Applicants should consider this as a serious job, not a paid vacation. We strive to provide a workplace environment in which you will grow not only as a teacher, but as an individual as well. The wide range of lessons we offer will enable you to hone your TEFL skills and be able to meet most EFL teaching challenges. OUTLINE: Position: Full-time English Teacher Salary: 260,000~300000yen (dependent upon experience and qualifications) Start Date: 23 August 2016 Contract:... Read more
Immediate TEFL Vacancy in JapanExpand
Date posted:2016-03-30 | Writer: Global English School | Email: email@example.com
Global English School is currently accepting applications for a full-time 1-year EFL teaching position that starts in May, 2016. The contract starts on May 1st, however, we need the successful applicant to begin from the middle of April for initial training and orientation. We are looking for someone who is energetic, reliable, pleasant, a team player, passionate about teaching, eager to learn new ways of teaching, self-motivated, open-minded, and really loves teaching children as well as adults. We teach English conversation to people of all ages, with the majority between the ages of 2 to 12 years old. We teach children using a special program called gPLS systemh (Pacific Language School system), which uses flash cards and listening homework activities. The system emphasizes oral as... Read more