Date posted:2011-07-13 | Writer: American Language School | Email: [email protected]
American Language School (ALS) has more than 60 schools situated throughout Japan but primarily based in Chiba Prefecture. We are looking for friendly, personable, professionally-minded teachers for a number of locations with varying start dates. Applicants should have a four-year degree, be a native English speaker, and have some teaching experience. A TEFL or TESOL qualification is a distinct advantage. Experience with children and/or foreign students preferable. It is an exciting teaching opportunity requiring serious job dedication, cultural respect & flexibility, self-organization, creativity, enthusiasm, and professional pride.
We understand that teacher support is the foundation of our school's quality, not an afterthought. American Language School is the best choice for those who are serious about teaching. American Language School employs over 80 native English-speaking teachers. This gives a unique blend of being a large stable company without becoming so large that we lose sight of what our teachers and students want.
The experience at ALS is both rewarding and challenging. All full-time teachers teach up to a 25 (contact) hour 5-day workweek within an eight hour time period per day. part-time (Saturday) teachers work on a per day or per 10 minute period – only available for teachers in Chiba & Tokyo. Additional responsibilities include interviewing prospective students, assisting school managers, making teaching materials, completing student reports, participating in holiday events, and welcoming our students.
ALS teachers need to maintain a professional appearance & attitude, display creativity and enthusiasm in their classes, actively participate in all teacher meetings, workshops, and seminars, be flexible, and have a desire to continue to improve as a teacher and as an ALS employee.
ALS is a member of ‘Japan Association for the Promotion of Foreign Language Education’ sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Education. ALS is also affiliated with the Narita Airport Authority in organizing airport area PR events, providing translation work, administrating English Lessons to support staff and the children of staff, evaluating (the English skills of) Air Traffic Controllers, etc. In addition, ALS additionally maintains a strong connection with Oxford University Press & Cambridge University Press.
ALS Benefits are:
- One year contract with full visa sponsorship.
- 250,000 yen salary with all work related transportation fees reimbursed.
- 5 Weeks of paid vacation.
- Single dwelling apartment, lightly furnished, & a maximum rent of 55,000 yen.
- Renewable contract with salary increase & contract completion bonus.
- Transfer possibilities after completion of contract.
ALS Instructions for Applying:
1) your resume; 2) a cover letter; 3) a professional picture; and 4) a relaxed personal picture (tasteful) of yourself preferably standing either inside or outside and can include friends.
Interviews are conducted throughout the year at ALS's recruiting office. Positions currently available in Chiba & Gunma Prefecture.
- University Degree in any discipline.
- Native English Speaker.
- ESL / EFL teaching experience and/or Japanese language ability.
- CELTA / TESOL / TEFL Certificates favorable..
ALS is primarily located in Chiba Prefecture and about 240 kilometers from the Fukushima Power Plants.
We look forward to receiving your cover letter, resume, professional picture, and personal picture at the e-mail address given on the job heading.
American Language School
Vivit Square 4F, 2-2-7 Hamacho, Funabashi City, Chiba 273-0012
Phone 047-407-2453 Fax 047-407-2454
Calling from outside of Japan 81-47-407-2453
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