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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
Job Teaching English in Japan (2)Expand
Date posted:2016-09-22 | Writer: Maple Leaf English School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Full-time EFL Teacher Needed in JapanExpand
Date posted:2016-02-29 | Writer: The Bohme English Academy | Email: email@example.com
The Bohme English Academy, in Gifu city, is looking for a full-time EFL teacher who is available to start in June of this year. The position involves teaching a variety of ages, from very young learners (starting from 2 years old) to private adult students. The working schedule is 5 days a week (Tuesday-Saturday). THE CANDIDATE: * Applicants with teaching degrees, and/or qualifications such as TESOL, TEFL, CELTY will be highly favoured. * We are looking for a teacher who is flexible and adaptable and has the ability/desire to teach a wide range of students. * We would like applicants to have experience in the field or early childhood teaching as well. *An ability to work independently is also very important. While we will train successful candidates, we recognize that every teacher... Read more
TEFL Position in Japan (2)Expand
Date posted:2016-01-12 | Writer: UI School of English | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently seeking a motivated and enthusiastic EFL teacher to join the staff of our small, but growing, English school. Our students range in age from pre-school to adult, therefore our teachers are flexible and willing to teach across all ages. In addition, our teachers are willing to work hard, while maintaining a sense of fun. We are a sister school of the Tokyo based Pacific Language School (PLS). Teachers are expected to be learners as well as teachers, attending training seminars three times a year, as we use the PLS curriculum in our children's classes. THE PERSONALITY OF OUR TEACHERS: We require that our teachers be: Sincere; Enjoy teaching; able to work as part of a team; have a can-do attitude Good communicator; Professional appearance and attitude Willing to ... Read more
Energetic EFL Teacher Needed For Young Learners in JapanExpand
Date posted:2015-12-07 | Writer: Banana Kids English School | Email: email@example.com
Banana Kids, an established English as a Foreign Language school, seeks motivated, energetic, native level English speakers to teach children. Our school has been operating for over 19 years and is located in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture. Utsunomiya is about 100 km north of Tokyo. Banana Kids English lessons: 1. We strive to make a comfortable atmosphere for Japanese children to become comfortable with English and their foreign teachers. Lessons generally take place at local kindergartens. 2. Foreign teachers work together with Japanese teachers to provide a conversational English lesson. Dealing with young children, it is required that teachers be energetic and enthusiastic. We provide: Salary: 240,000 yen Contract completion bonus: 100,000 yen Renewed contract for another year b... Read more
Teach English in JapanExpand
Date posted:2015-11-02 | Writer: I.B. Japan | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As IB Japan grows, we are continuing our search for reliable and motivated EFL instructors. We have filled all positions for 2015 and are now looking for teachers who are available to start in January and February 2016. We would like to start filling positions early for the next year and secure the Working Visas well in advance. This will ensure a smooth transition to a great place to work. Why is Japan the preferred choice for teaching English in Asia? Why do so many teachers come to Japan to first teach, OR, after teaching in South Korea, China, or elsewhere? Is it because of its historical roots (with many world heritage sites); its iconic images of the samurai, geisha, tea ceremony, Zen, and ninjas? Or, is it because people are attracted to its modern cultural imports of anime, cospla... Read more
Full time TEFL Job in JapanExpand
Date posted:2015-10-20 | Writer: ABC Plus English School | Email: email@example.com
Located in Nagoya, Japan's fourth largest city, ABC Plus English School is an independent conversation school for children, high school students, and adults. We are currently looking for a TEFL qualified applicant for a full-time English conversation teaching position in Nagoya starting January 12th 2016. We are accepting both domestic and overseas applications. If you are interested in the position, please read the details below: TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 1. Position: Full-time English Teacher 2. Contract: One-year renewable contract 3. Maximum 25 classes of lessons per week (Each class lasts 45-60 minutes) 4. Five days a week with 2 consecutive days off (Either Saturday/Sunday or Sunday/Monday) 5. Salary: 250,000 - 270,000 yen per month 6. Location: Nagoya, Aichi prefec... Read more