Teach EFL in Japan (2)

Date posted:2010-01-26 | Writer: The British English and New Dance Academy | Email: [email protected]

We are a small culture school located on the southern tip of Honshu Island, about 40 minutes by train from Shimonoseki - across the Kanmon straight from Kyushu island. Our city is called Sanyoonoda and it has a population of about 30,000 people. We teach "New Dance" and "English Conversation." At present we have 6 English conversation teachers on our staff and 3 dance teachers. The dance teachers also carry out the day to day running of the school.

Full Time.

Our salary for full time teachers is from JPY250,000 - 270,000 for a maximum 98 hours monthly teaching schedule. Any hours taught over and above that figure being classed as overtime and remunerated at the rate of JPY2,500 per hour. Our teachers aren't usually asked to put in office time, but are only sometimes requested to attend a teachers’ meeting that is occasionally held on Friday mornings.

BENDA additionally provides a contract completion bonus of JPY25,000 towards foreign travel costs.

Teachers who are employed by us receive approximately two weeks paid vacation over Christmas and the New Year, plus two consecutive days off per week and their relevant Japanese National holidays.

Unpaid vacation is also taken into consideration during light workloads and within the summer months.

Incoming teachers usually take over the apartment of an outgoing teacher, therefore all "Japanese Key Money” expenses have already been taken care of and they are only asked to cover the relevant apartment's monthly rental charges, which usually amount to between JPY40,000 to JPY60,000 per month.

New teaching staff additionally have the opportunity to purchase furniture from an outgoing teacher and in this respect BENDA is willing to provide an interest free loan of up to JPY90,000 to facilitate the monetary transaction.

The academy also arranges a telephone line to each of our teacher’s apartments and provides every teacher with a small city car for both business and pleasure. Each teacher being requested to pay the yearly tax/insurance for the said vehicle, coming to around JPY5,000 /JPY115,000 per year respectively.

Part Time.

Our salary for part time teachers is JPY2,500 per hour.

The Academy provides work related accident insurance for all employees.

If you'd like to hear a little more about us, perhaps we could talk together over the telephone.

We can be reached at: -

Tel/Fax: 81-836-84-6535
Tel: 81-836-84-2390
E-mail: as shown on the job heading.

We presently have job openings in June and October of 2010.
Teachers wishing to join us are kindly asked to provide copies of the following documents: -

Copies of university/college/teaching diplomas.
Copy of resume.
Copy of relevant passport pages.
Copy of a recent photograph.

A copy of their International driver’s license plus four copies of a recent passport photograph can be forwarded at a later date.

To facilitate an early decision on forthcoming openings, we kindly ask applicants to firstly send copies of their documents by e-mail to the address on the job heading.

Thanks a lot and looking forward to hearing from you.

Ted Nutton.
The British English and New Dance Academy

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 lesson was very helpful and I enjoyed how it went over needs analysis for students. I also liked how the first lesson is mainly to present a syllabus and do an introduction instead of going straight to lessons. In my past teaching career, I always started it off with a lesson and now see how I'll be able to change that to make my lessons have more structure and also increase students' confidence in me.This unit covered the basics of phonology and how to approach the proper teaching methods of the subject. I mainly learned what the phonemic symbols stand for and how to read them. This was pretty challenging as many of the symbols do not represent a letter that I am used to seeing. However, I am glad that this material was covered, as it will become increasingly helpful in the future as an English teacher.