Teach EFL in Japan

Date posted:2008-01-29 | Writer: Heart English School | Email: [email protected]

Heart English School is now recruiting for 2008!

US, UK, Canadian, NZ, Australian citizens needed!

Qualifications required: University Degree and TEFL certificate / experience   

'Heart English School' is based in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, but they have schools around the Tokyo area and in Tokyo itself.

The positions are for ALT (Assistant Language Teachers), to teach in one of the schools for a year from April this year. Training is provided, and because they are assistant teacher positions you would generally be supporting the resident Japanese teacher, making this much gentler way into teaching English abroad, if you are new to this.

Japanese language ability is not essential, as the resident teachers can speak English, and you would only need to speak English to the students. The classes would either be Junior High School (12-16yrs roughly) or Elementary (kids).

Payment is 230,000 Yen per month (1070 UK pounds), for 35 hours a week (M-F, 7hrs/day). It's possible to do other work as well as this, as you will receive a Working Visa, which is valid for a year. You will be given assistance with finding accommodation too, if you would like.

Hope that helps, any more questions please ask.

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 helped me understand better how to lead and direct my classes. It offered an interesting presentation of the \"whys\" and \"hows\" of behavioural problems in the classroom. In addition, it provided me with various tips on how to organize my class, how to maintain discipline and how to create rapport with the student. Finally, it also taught me about how to use TTT and how to minimize it to improve STT.This unit is quite difficult especially the phonology part. There are so many terms about articulation and the voice organs which are very confusing and looking up dictionary was constantly needed. It was therefore quite annoying. However, the importance of this part in teaching is also very clear. I think I do need to memories these terms well to better understand the phonology and any related teaching materials.