Job Teaching Young Learners EFL in Japan

Date posted:2017-01-12 | Writer: Washington Institute of Language | Email: [email protected]

The Washington Institute of Language in Kumamoto, Japan, is seeking a full-time native level English speaking teacher to teach both children and adults. Candidates with elementary school qualifications and/or ESL/EFL training for children are preferred for this exciting opportunity. 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 of 1-week must be completed prior to the commencement of duties.

We are 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 beautiful nature surrounding the city. The city is within an hour's drive of Mount Aso and the western sea. Kumamoto experiences 4 distinct seasons and is a great city to explore the outdoors. As a metropolitan area, you'll find Starbucks, KFC, McDonald's and Baskin Robbins, as well as traditional Japanese cuisine, shops and entertainment all within a 5 minute walk of our school.


Contract: one year and 6 months, renewable

Starting date: April 1st, 2017 (One week foundation training & orientation)

Compensation: 3,000,000 Japanese yen per year

Accommodation: Available about 40,000 Japanese yen per month.

Working visa sponsorship available


Contact us via email at the address given on the job heading. 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 email their application to the address above. 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.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to speaking with you soon!

Washington Institute of Language 

New Kikuchi Bldg. 3F,

Kamitorimachi 2-30,

Chuoku, Kumamoto,

JAPAN 860-0845

TEL: 096-359-6083

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