Full-time TEFL Position in Japan

Date posted:2016-07-13 | Writer: Osaka Language Academy | Email: [email protected]

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 businessmen and retired people, so the candidate needs to be comfortable with kids and adults. We are a medium to large, foreign owned family run school which provides a freer working environment compared to other, Japanese owned, schools.

We require genuine life experience and a passion to teach and have fun teaching with professionalism first and foremost. We believe that if you have fun teaching, then the student does too.


120 hour TEFL qualification/ TESOL qualification

• University Degree (legal requirement from Japanese authority for visa sponsorship)

• No Japanese language ability required

• Citizenship of UK, NZ, AUS, CAN and USA


• Classroom management; facilitating the lessons maximising the students chance to speak while ensuring adequate correction is given depending on the students needs/likes

• Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to a range of classes and age groups;

• e-mailing adult students homework if required;

• marking and providing appropriate feedback on oral and written work;

• organising and getting involved in social and cultural activities such as school events, school parties, dinners and excursions;

• Involvement in school marketing ideas and implementation

• attending and contributing to training sessions;

• participating in marketing events for the school;

• Basic administration, such as keeping student registers and attendance records.


• Salary: 200,000-260,000* Dependant on experience

• Visa sponsorship is offered once FT position is offered and accepted

• Accident insurance during working hours covered

• Assistance to find housing accommodation

• Overall welfare assistance

• Possible pay rise for those who show outstanding performance and contribution to the school.

* 4 months probation period is applied. During this probation period 80% of salary per month is paid. Throughout the probation period we would assess the possibility of sponsoring the working visa.


Applicants will need to send your CV and cover letter to Steve and Junko Sasaki-Samuels at the email address given on the job heading.

We will be in contact with the applicants who are successful with the first stage. Could you please assume if you haven’t heard from us in 2 weeks then unfortunately you application has been unsuccessful.    

Successful applicants are invited to Skype interviews with the management followed by potential face to face interviews. Referees will also be contacted.

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 was very interesting as both videos show very clearly the difference in attitude and teaching style from the teacher and how it greatly impacted on the success of the class. This was a visual comfirmation or warning of the dos and don'ts of teaching. It was interesting to watch the students change in attitude and participation. These 2 videos are a great teaching tool. I loved them:)This unit was one of my favorites out of the entire course. I enjoyed everything about it; from learning about the advantages and disadvantages of teaching young learners, one-on-one teaching,and multi-lingual classes to the types of beginners. Thanks to this unit, I have a better understanding of business English and all that it encompasses within the world of English language teaching.