Teach English in Japan

Date posted:2015-11-02 | Writer: I.B. Japan | Email: [email protected]

As IB Japan grows, we are continuing our search for reliable and motivated EFL instructors. We have filled all positions for 2015 and are now looking for teachers who are available to start in January and February 2016. We would like to start filling positions early for the next year and secure the Working Visas well in advance. This will ensure a smooth transition to a great place to work.

Why is Japan the preferred choice for teaching English in Asia? Why do so many teachers come to Japan to first teach, OR, after teaching in South Korea, China, or elsewhere? Is it because of its historical roots (with many world heritage sites); its iconic images of the samurai, geisha, tea ceremony, Zen, and ninjas? Or, is it because people are attracted to its modern cultural imports of anime, cosplay, and J-pop? With the Olympics coming to Tokyo in 2020, experiencing this development can be incredibly exciting. Some of the other practical reasons why so many people wish to teach and live in Japan are:

• It is a developed nation providing modern standards of living.

• It has a public transportation system that is the envy of the world.

• It also provides national health care which covers 70% of medical AND dental.

• It is one of the safest countries in the world with a law-abiding, non-discriminatory & friendly populace.

Why Teach for IB Japan? Why is IB Japan the school of choice for so many teachers coming to Japan?

•Our Head Office has experienced North American directors and trainers who have many years of teaching and administrative experience. You will be speaking with fellow native-speakers.

•We have over 70 schools and employ over 90 native-speaking teachers, this experience speaks for itself.

•Class size is limited to 8, lessons are under an hour - once a week, & total teaching hours are under 27 contact hours per week.

•IB Japan has been successfully providing English educational instruction for over 30 years. We have a special relationship with Narita Airport providing lessons & conducting PR events for the airport.

•The average stay of an IB Japan teacher is over two years with many staying with us for 5-10 years plus.

IB Japan is currently hiring TEFL teachers for an early position in January (Utsunomiya only) and more positions in February 2016. We are primarily based in Chiba Prefecture which is near Tokyo, but we have schools in the greater Kanto and Chubu regions. We offer an exciting teaching opportunity requiring serious job dedication, cultural respect & flexibility, self-organization, creativity, enthusiasm, and professional pride.

The experience at IB Japan is both rewarding and challenging. All FULL-TIME teachers teach a maximum of 1600 (contact) minutes per 5-day workweek; each day is within an eight hour time period. We expect teachers to be professional both in attitude & appearance, actively participate in all teacher meetings, workshops & seminars, be flexible, & have a sincere desire to continue to improve as a teacher & as an IB Japan employee.


• 1.5 year contract with full visa sponsorship.

• Single occupancy apartment, minimally furnished, and a maximum rent of 55,000 yen.

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

• Salary increases for one year renewals with 5 new Contingency Days.

• 5 Weeks of vacation: 2 weeks in summer, 2 weeks in winter, 1 week in spring per full year.

• 5 added Contingency Days after first 6 months of employment - can be used as sick or extended vacation days.

• Any unused Contingency Days can be redeemed for payment at the end of the contract.


• A University Degree is required for a Visa or a Working Holiday Visa.

• Must be a Native level English Speaker.

• ESL / EFL teaching experience (Teaching experience with children highly preferred)

• CELTA / TESOL / TEFL Certificates favorable.

IB Japan has been in business for 32 years and is a proud member of ‘Japan Association for the Promotion of Foreign Language Education’ (JAPFLE) sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Education. IBE/ALS is also affiliated with the Narita Airport Authority in organizing PR events, providing translation work and lessons, evaluating the English skills of Air Traffic Controllers, providing English lessons for support staff, etc. We take teaching seriously.

You must provide the following information to be considered: 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. Apply to the email address given on the job heading.

We are currently seeking to fill January/February 2016 positions. SERIOUS APPLICANTS ONLY, PLEASE. We look forward to your response.



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 unit was about the evaluation and testing of students in order to gauge their progress as well as common external exams that you may need to prepare your students for. You can assess a students language level through tutorials, student evaluations, and test. The different types that you will use with a student will be placement tents, progress test, diagnostic test, and practice tests.Productive skills, speaking and writing, are an integral aspect of English language learning. These skills are learned more easily and more effectively when students are interested in the material being taught and feel like there is a purpose to their communication. Creative exercises can help students develop fluency by allowing them to focus on the process in addition to just the product.