EFL Teaching Position in Japan

Date posted:2012-12-05 | Writer: I/You Eikaiwa | Email: [email protected]

Full-time EFL instructor needed from the middle of March in 2013, to teach English communication skills to all ages at a private language school, I/You Eikaiwa, in Sendai, a city of nearly one million people in northeastern Honshu. Small classes in a local area, but bigger kindergarten classes, too. Must enjoy working with small children. University graduate with TEFL/TESL experience preferred. One-year contract (minimum, renewable for second year if both parties are in agreement.).

JOB DUTIES: Up to 95 hours of teaching per month. Fifty to sixty hours per month of curriculum and materials development, meetings, and workshops.

SALARY: ¥235,000/month for first year. Overtime pay of ¥2400/hr for more than 95 teaching hours per month. After one year we pay either 30,000 yen or 50,000 yen at the end of the second year toward travel expenses.

PAID VACATION TIME: In addition to all Japanese national holidays, thirteen days in August, fourteen days at Christmas/New Year's, and three days during the contract year, all with full pay.

OTHER BENEFITS: A special bonus of 50,000 yen will be paid to help you get settled in your new life in Japan. Part of return airfare paid upon completion of one-year contract. The school will locate an apartment in the area and pay the initial deposits, except for a one-time deposit of 20,000 yen, which will be applied to any cleaning and damage charges accruing when the teacher evacuates the premises (This will be deducted from the salary of May and June-10,000 yen each month.). We also furnish the apartment, apart from bedding--you'll have to buy your own sleeping stuff. Upon occupancy, the teacher will pay the monthly rent (about 50,000 yen per month), utility bills, and a lease fee of 4,000 yen per month for the furnishings. Working visa sponsorship is offered. Free Internet access for teachers at school. Sendai is rated by the Japanese as one of the three best cities to live in Japan. In winter, good skiing is less than one and half-hour away by car, bus, or train.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: This school was established in 1980. It is a very small school but a good quality school. There are about 90 students now, and in addition we have five outside kindergartens’ contracts to teach their classes. There is a wonderful manager and a Japanese part-time teacher along with one full-time foreign teacher. Students are all different ages; some are cute babies with mothers and they come with a strong desire to learn English. This is a job you will never forget. The work is hard but incredibly rewarding. You really get to know your students on a personal level, and students will touch your hearts!

Send your resume, cover letter, and picture as attachments via e-mail to the address given on the job heading for the attention of Ms. Michiko Eckard.

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Different groups of English learners might need different methods and focus. As a teacher, we always need to prepare more for a class than not enough. Always use only English in class even if you know students' native language. When teaching kids, be fun and make the class interesting. Use more variety of teaching materials and activities as kids' span of concentration is much shorter than adults'.Lesson planning is a fixed form of explicit lesson structure which involves a set of three phases. These phases allow a teacher to explain the learner the following sequence of achknowledging what is right and how to explain the topic of discussion. A lesson which was planned correctly will give a chance to a teacher to understand the interest and desire of a learner toward English Language Lesson.




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