Job For EFL Teacher in Japan

Date posted:2014-05-11 | Writer: International School of English Yokohama | Email: [email protected]

Excellent teaching opportunity starting late May early June -International School of English Yokohama Japan-Mid Career teaching post -An upscale English school with locations in Aobadai and Tama Plaza (Both campuses located on the Denentoshi line) is currently accepting applications from professional experienced native level EFL teachers for teaching posts starting in May and June of 2014. Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited university and at least two consecutive years of teaching experience are required. We are also accepting applications for part time teachers for weekend shifts.

Strong consideration will be given to candidates with experience teaching adults, children and business courses .We welcome CELTA/ TEFL /TESOL/DELTA certificate holders as well as teachers holding traditional teaching credentials/licenses.

Personal qualities should include a positive attitude, professional demeanor and appearance , flexibility and the ability to work as a member of a closely-knit team. Candidates must have a strong work ethic and take pride in their profession as teachers. Applicants should be outgoing, communicative and energetic. This position requires a great deal of responsibility as well as a high work ethic.

We are currently seeking candidates that have significant experience teaching a full range of adults courses including business as well as children specifically ELPS (Early Learners through Elementary school and high school).

Teaching repertoire and skill set for children should include the ability to teach student centered lessons focusing on independent narrative, phonics, role-play as well as games and activities that re-enforce TL (target language being taught). Our teaching methodology is very close to the PAL method.

We are seeking a teacher that is enthusiastic with children yet has the sophistication and experience to work with adults and deliver Academic based lessons to returnees –students that have lived abroad and require traditional academic based lessons 

School Profile:

ISE has an excellent reputation for its high quality of teaching and customer support, welcoming atmosphere and elegant interiors. We pride ourselves on being a “school with a difference” that provides students with both strong curriculum and a nurturing environment. Our schools target market is upper-class families and business professionals with clear professional and academic goals.

We offer both private and group lessons, each lasting 50 minutes, with no more than 4 students per group for children and 3 for adults with a great number of our students taking private lessons

Approximately half of the children enrolled have returned from extended stays abroad and follow a subject-based curriculum (history, social studies, literature, etc. 

The schools provide the teacher with both a curriculum to follow as well as wealth of support materials. Our schools are extremely well resourced and have excellent programs for both children and adults. We also incorporate technology into the classroom and teachers have IPad’s and lap tops at their disposal to use during their lessons

Responsibilities include:

Giving clear, focused and challenging lessons to a wide variety of students. You must be able to teach non-reading beginner lessons, conversation-based lessons, grammar-based lessons and business lessons to students of all ages, levels and ability.

- Establishing a rapport with your students and creating a lesson dynamic that encourages the student to excel.

- Writing detailed progress reports regarding students’ performance .

- Communicating with the other staff members, as well as the School Managers , Head or Lead teachers, regarding students’ progress and abilities.

Benefits and Salary:

Teaching contracts are one year with the option to renew annually. Starting salaries range from 250,000 to 280,000 yen a month depending on experience and qualifications .We also offer completion bonuses that can cover airfare for applicants that show outstanding work performance .We also provide full visa sponsorship.

Additionally, we offer 30 days paid vacation including national holidays, monthly performance bonuses and paid training. We can assist with introducing very affordable comfortable, safe and clean housing . However we do not cover moving costs, rents or furnishings.We also offer several options for extended health insurance coverage. We are seeking applicants that are interested in moving up the ladder and becoming managing teachers.

We are also seeking Candidates that are bilingual in English and Korean , French, Spanish , Italian, German and Chinese.


To be considered for this position you must include a cover letter with your application which contains the following: 

1) A current telephone contact number and the best times to reach you.

2) Two professional references that can be contacted by phone or email.

3) You will need to upload and attach a recent photo to your resume before you submit your application.

Please submit the above particulars for the attention of Mr. Tim Lee- Email to the address given on the job heading.

• If you are an overseas candidate, please apply only if you are serious and committed to coming to Japan. We respond only to candidates that submit all of the above criteria. We do provide sponsorship for a working visa in Japan and assistance with securing housing before arrival to Japan. Further details will be given during the interview process


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 is about teaching special groups the content of ESL lessons. It differs between beginner students, individual students, young learner students, students for business issues and multilingual groups or monolingual groups of learners. It introduces to the various backgrounds the students might bring to the classroom, how to adapt them and what to bear in mind about the classroom facility.This unit gives us detailed information about the usage of Past tenses in English. We are given all the rules in what situations we are supposed to use these grammar tenses.Also in this unit we can refresh our knowledge on irregular verbs. We can look through common mistakes an errors students make while learning English. There are some techniques and ideas how we can drill new grammar material.