Employment teaching TEFL in Japan

Date posted:2003-11-28 | Writer: Bernard English School of Japan | Email: [email protected]

Bernard School is looking for friendly, motivated, reliable, enthusiastic individuals who love to have fun while teaching English. Can you commit to a one-year contract? Located in the second fastest growing region of Japan, this thriving area is just 60 km north of Tokyo in Southern Ibaraki. Bernard English School is the largest establishment in the area and has been here for the past sixteen years. Consisting of 14 learning centers; each class has an average of 3 - 4 learner, giving maximum learning potential for the students. Do you have the attribute to help children as young as three learn a new language, and still have the ability to adjust to a high level discussion with research scientists?

Previous experience is not necessary, but it certainly is an advantage. If you have TESOL, TEFL, or ESL would help your prospects of employment. What is required is for you to be a university graduate and keen to be part of the Japanese culture.

Positions available: Five full time positions. One starting mid December 2003, two starting in January and the final two in early February 2004
Length of Contract: 1 or 2 years
Monthly Salary: 260, 000 plus incentives
Completion Bonus first year: 120, 000.
Visa sponsorship available
Accommodation: Available, fully furnished
Vehicle: Available, is necessary to get to and from your respective schools
Training: 2 to 3 weeks training provided for non-experienced teachers
Ages of Students: 3 to 63 year olds. (75% between 5 to 12 year olds)
Locations of schools: Southern Ibaraki - Central to Tsukuba Science City

Please send a short resume and a recent photo of yourself to [email protected] Visit our web page at Contact us (English at the bottom left of the web page)

Bernard English School Japan Head Office: 3 - 13 - 3 Matsushiro, Tsukuba Science City. Ibaraki Prefecture Japan 300 - 0035
Telephone no: (Japan 81) 29 851 - 5049 or Fax number: (Japan 81) 29 856 2341

Sorry - no short term contracts available.

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.


I have always enjoyed teaching children, yet after this unit I am intrigued to start teaching some students of different ages. I enjoy the fact that I have a working background and therefore may be able to teach some business english at some point to. This unit basically shows us, as teachers, our different target markets, and how to correctly teach the english language according to their different backgrounds, levels, cultures etc.I have learnt that you can always revert back to more old school teaching aids and equipment. Whilst DVD/Videos and OHP are not commonly used in most classrooms, they can be very useful. When creating my lesson plan I thought I would make my own visual aid and draw a superhero with the help of the students. This could be achieved using a OHP, I/We could gradually build my character in layers and finally project the finished product!