Positions Teaching EFL in Japan

Date posted:2013-09-12 | Writer: American Language School | Email: [email protected]

American Language School (ALS) has 60 schools situated throughout Japan but primarily based in Chiba Prefecture. It is an exciting TEFL opportunity requiring serious job dedication, cultural respect & flexibility, self-organization, creativity, enthusiasm, and professional pride.

The experience at ALS is both rewarding and challenging. All FULL-TIME teachers teach up to a 25 (contact) hour 5-day work week within an eight hour time period per day. 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 maintains a strong connection with Oxford University Press & Cambridge University Press.

Benefits include:

-One year contract with full visa sponsorship.

-250,000 yen starting salary with all work related transportation fees reimbursed.

-5 Weeks of paid vacation.

-Single dwelling apartment, minimally furnished, with a maximum rent of 55,000 yen.

-Renewable contract with salary increase & contract completion bonus.

-Transfer possibilities after completion of contract.

Instructions for Applying:  Mail the following to the email address given on the job heading, 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 by ALS's recruiting office. We have 2 Positions available: Kimitsu and Asahi for October; HOWEVER, we are also accepting applications for possible positions in January 2014 primarily in Chiba Prefecture. SERIOUS APPLICANTS ONLY, PLEASE.

Basic Qualifications:

-University Degree

-Native level English Speaker

-ESL / EFL teaching experience (Teaching experience with children preferred)

-CELTA / TESOL / TEFL Certificates preferred

Thank you for your interest.

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.


The unit gives me an introduction or an overview of the course. It also provides the expected lessons under each unit. I find each lesson interesting.And I know now some of the acronyms that are related to the course, the same thing with the intro about the young learners- the age bracket. Some countries that offer high salaries and the number of teaching hours that an EFL teacher should undergo.In this unit we learnt about the various types of materials that could be used while teaching English for business purposes to students. it details the benefits and the limitations for usage of each of these material and also helps us with understanding how to use them - particularly helpful when designing a lesson plan. The unit also helps us with links to various resource sites on the internet.