EFL Teacher Needed in Southwestern Japan

Date posted:2018-01-03 | Writer: Washington Institute of Language | Email: [email protected]

The Washington Institute of Language in Kumamoto, Japan, is seeking a professionally trained full-time EFL teacher for children learning phonics and with adults seeking conversation practice in a classroom setting. 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 must be completed prior to the commencement of duties. Candidates with elementary school qualifications and/or ESL/EFL training for children are preferred.

Our school is 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 natural surrounding environment. The city is within an hour's drive of Mount Aso and the western sea. Summers are hot and humid, while winters infrequently see snow. As a metropolitan area, you'll find Starbucks, KFC, McDonald's and Baskin Robbins, as well as traditional Japanese cuisine, shops and entertainment.


Contract: one year and 6 months, renewable

Starting date: April 1, 2018

(Foundation Training & Orientation date: March 25, 2018)

Compensation: 3,000,000 Japanese yen per year

Accommodation: Available at 41,500 Japanese yen per month, no key deposit

Working visa sponsorship available 


There are eight application requirements. Please include all the following:

1. A cover letter explaining why you are specifically interested in this position, why you think you are a great teacher and when you are available.

2. A complete resume.

3. A copy of your degree, teaching certifications, etc.

4. A current photo, passport quality.

5. A copy of the information page of your valid passport.

6. A contact telephone number.

7. An e-mail address.

8. A skype ID

9. At least two (2) references with contact phone numbers.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Qualified candidates are given highest priority. Interested applicants should e-mail their application documents to the address given on the job heading. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we can only contact candidates who have submitted complete applications, and we are unable to contact unsuccessful candidates.

Washington Institute of Language (WIL).   

New Kikuchi Bldg. 3F,

Kamitorimachi 2-30,

Chuoku, Kumamoto,

JAPAN 860-0845 

TEL: (096) 359-6083

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


This unit made me think more deeply about how I could adapt common games into teaching tools for my classroom. The section on Frameworking was also very useful for demonstrating to students how different tenses are used in conjunction, perhaps during a company presentation. Finally, the three sample lesson plans were great demonstrations on how to put all of this knowledge into use.A quite lengthy unit that I found very interesting as it covered areas of teaching and learning that are of particular interest to me, especially the teaching methods and the philosophy behind them. It also offered further study to strengthen understanding of teaching groups and individuals and the advantages and disadvantages associated with the two as different methods are employed.

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