Opportunities For EFL Teachers in Japan

Date posted:2017-06-08 | Writer: NOVA | Email: ins_recruit@nova.co.jp

Do you enjoy working with people and helping them achieve their goals? Do you have a passion for teaching? Are you seeking a stepping stone into the education field? Are you looking for an opportunity to gain some valuable TEFL work experience while seeing a different part of the world? Are you interested in pursuing an exciting career path outside of your home country? Are you keen to travel but short on savings? With a minimum commitment of just 6 months, whether for a gap year or a lifetime, teaching with NOVA in Japan could be a perfect fit for you.


NOVA is one of Japan’s leading language school chains with over 260 private language schools all over Japan, as well as a large online teaching centre in Osaka. We are seeking motivated, professional and articulate individuals, whose mother tongue is English, to teach communicative language classes to individual students or small groups of students of all ages, including young children. All curricula, textbooks and supporting materials are developed in-house and these combined with our comprehensive training program ensure that every instructor is equipped for and supported in delivering high quality lessons. Group class sizes are limited to a maximum of four students for adult classes and eight for NOVA Junior classes.


Accommodation in basic furnished single-person apartments is arranged for instructors coming from overseas, on request. Various remuneration package options are available, depending on the fixed number of contracted lessons per week.


We have vacancies throughout Japan. Please send a resume and cover letter directly to the email address given on the job heading.

Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted for interview.

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 think that conditionals is topic that is unique to English language and therefore the only way to know it is to learn the rules. To me as to a non-native English speaker the rules for reported speech or reported speech when translated into my language does not make a logical sense especially with present simple and present continuous tenses.But it is grammar and grammar must be known.This unit helps break down the different grammatical parts of a phrase. I think this is especially useful as many native English speakers will not have had lessons in this for many years. As a teacher I will have to be able to explain these concepts to my students and it is useful to have a clear idea of all of them. I think the material in this will be referred to often in my teaching.



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