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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
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
Regular TEFL Vacancies in Japan (2)Expand
Date posted:2015-09-02 | Writer: ACC English School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACC was established in 1988, now has eight schools in a variety of location, and is still growing. ACC is a solid company looking to bigger and brighter future. We accept applications year round from both overseas and domestic candidates to teach EFL approximately 25 hours per week. Applicants must be prepared to teach all levels, from very young children to adults. All classes are limited to 8 students, but you can expect to have 3-5 students per class on average. Applicants must also be native level speakers of English. Teaching experience, basic Japanese language ability, or TESL / TEFL / TESOL training an advantage. We offer a 1 year contract with 4 weeks paid vacation. All new teachers have the option of living in a furnished apartment subsidized by the school. ACC is run like a fami... Read more
TEFL Job in Japan (4)Expand
Date posted:2015-08-05 | Writer: Little Star Co.Ltd | Email: email@example.com
Little Star English School in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, has positions for TEFL certified teachers who are available to start work in November 2015. Classes are for both adults and children (4-6 students per class), covering a wide variety of ages and levels. Gotemba is a peaceful town, approximately an hour and a half drive from Tokyo by highway. Population is about 90,000. Our school is a relatively small family owned company. We offer private and group lessons in several locations as well as companies and ALT. Job Details: There will be a 2 week training/probation period. 30 hours teaching maximum per week. Working days are 5 days a week with all National holidays off, and teachers will receive additional vacation. Requirements: Native level speakers University degree&nbs... Read more
TEFL Certified Teachers Needed Immediately in JapanExpand
Date posted:2015-07-15 | Writer: Heart English School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heart English School is seeking new native-level EFL teachers who are available now, or for the next school year. The new school year will start in April 2016, and we will have positions all over the Kanto area starting in April, May, or June. Locations include Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Gunma, Tochigi, Yamanashi and Iwate. The primary positions offered by Heart are Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) and English Teacher. The two major responsibilities of these positions are to provide excellent quality English lessons and to facilitate the internationalization of Japanese students. Positions are typically 5 days a week (Monday through Friday), but there are a few positions with occasional Saturday work. We also have some part-time opportunities as... Read more
School in Japan Seeks TEFL Qualified TeachersExpand
Date posted:2015-06-03 | Writer: Active English School | Email: email@example.com
Active English School in Shiojiri city, Nagano prefecture, Japan is looking for an energetic, versatile, and professional native level EFL teacher to begin working in the middle of August, 2015. Our school is small, friendly and family-owned. Our teachers come from different English speaking countries, so the students are able to experience a diverse range of English accents, giving them a greater grasp of the English language. Coming from different countries, the teachers bring with them a diversity of teaching techniques, activities and games to add to the ever expanding reserve. Students range from 4 to 73 years of age. Working with us is a great opportunity to get to know students on a personal level and participate in cultural exchange. Nagano prefecture is centrally located with gre... Read more
Full-time English Teacher Needed in JapanExpand
Date posted:2015-04-20 | Writer: Kidz Talk Ltd | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kidz Talk, a private English school for children aged from 3 to 18 years old, is seeking a full time EFL teacher who will be available from June, 2015. There are about 180 students in total, but no more than 10 students in one class. Our students come once a week for an hour and a half. A native level English full-time teacher, a Japanese full-time teacher and a part-time teacher share all of the classes. We teach communicative English, using course books appropriate to the students' levels. We aim to make English fun. Also, by using supplementary materials, we try to foster the students' creativity and their capacity to express themselves. Special events include Halloween and Christmas week-long parties, summer school 3-day trip and an English card game tournament. Our wor... Read more
TEFL Vacancy in Japan (2)Expand
Date posted:2015-02-09 | Writer: Prime Teachers International | Email: email@example.com
Prime Teachers is now recruiting EFL teachers to work in Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama! Japan is a country like no other with a multifaceted culture, influenced by both the western world and old Japanese traditions dating back thousands of years. Experience the celebrated cuisine and the world famous culture for yourself by making Japan the next destination on your world tour! Successful candidates will be teaching children between the ages of 4 and 10; our client’s mission is to nurture children in a comfortable English-speaking environment where they speak and listen to the English language in a natural way. Teachers receive comprehensive initial training on full pay along with additional training when required. Essential Criteria (to apply for the positions you MUST meet th... Read more
Job Teaching English in JapanExpand
Date posted:2015-01-26 | Writer: ABC Plus English School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently looking for a qualified EFL teacher for a full-time English conversation teaching position starting March 10th 2015. 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 accepting both domestic and overseas applications.Benefits:1. Contract: One-year renewable contract 2. Maximum 25 classes of lessons per week (Each class lasts 45-60 minutes) 3. Five days a week with 2 consecutive days off (Either Saturday/Sunday or Sunday/Monday) 4. Salary: 250,000 - 270,000 yen per month 5. You will be compensated for any overtime hours that you are scheduled to work. In addition, there are opportunities to receive up to 20,000 yen per month in bonuses. Also, upon completio... Read more
Teach Young Learners EFL in JapanExpand
Date posted:2014-11-11 | Writer: CAN English Club | Email: email@example.com
CAN English Club in Maizuru city, northern part of Kyoto Prefecture is looking for a full-time EFL teacher who is available to start in January 2015. We are a well established English Language school, and most of our students are kids. We do lots of singing, dancing and playing games, so you must like children. Candidates with some Japanese language skills preferred. Have a look at our CAN English Club Facebook page to see some of our classes and activities. Our teachers must be punctual, well prepared for lessons and healthy, also capable of teaching both children and adults. Working hours: 2:40PM - 9:00PM Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 1:40PM - 9:00PM Thurs. Holidays (paid): 2 weeks Spring holiday, 1 week Summer holiday, 2 weeks Winter holiday, and some school holidays. Visa Sponsorship availab... Read more
Regular TEFL Positions in JapanExpand
Date posted:2014-10-01 | Writer: Modern English | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Modern English Language School in Osaka has regular opportunities for TEFL certified teachers. We are a small, foreign-owned, private school in operation since 1998 and pride ourselves on our ‘at home’ atmosphere, our close relations with our students and our position in the local community. We are a minute’s walk from Korien Station on the Keihan Line in Hirakata, Osaka-Fu. There is cheap accommodation nearby and the location offers quick and easy access to Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara. We also have franchise schools in Sembayashi, Tezukayama, Ikeda, Kitaoji, Onohara, Chatan (Okinawa), Uehonmachi, Hakodate and Minoh. We are looking for non-smoking, motivated, energetic, positive, native level English teachers who have some, but not too much, experience, are open ... Read more