Teach English in Japan

Date posted:2024-04-01 | Writer: Nova | Email: [email protected]

Want to be part of something special, in one of the world’s most exciting and advanced places? Want to experience a different culture and lifestyle? Come work with us as a Language instructor at NOVA Japan!

NOVA is perfect for candidates of all levels of experience, whether completely new to teaching or already accomplished in the teaching field. Career advancement opportunities are available to all, regardless of experience.

As an English Instructor, you will have the opportunity to inspire and educate students from various levels of English ability, helping them develop their English language skills and achieve their academic goals.

Our teaching positions generally involve teaching one to one and small group lessons to both children and adults. The maximum group size for adults is normally five and for children it is eight. Our children are aged from 3 to 12, over a range of ability levels. You'll be teaching at our branch locations, often located near train stations. We supply the curriculum and teaching materials, and children’s lessons also have CDs and flashcards.


- Selecting, planning and conducting lessons- Monitoring student performance and reporting on student progress- Performing demonstration lessons and level assessments for new or potential students- Promoting available products and services- Maintaining a clean, comfortable and welcoming environment

Training and orientation:

Every instructor completes a comprehensive five day training and orientation program before they start teaching for NOVA. The program equips them with everything they need to be able to teach high quality lessons and provide excellent customer service.

Salary and benefits

- 1210-2210 Yen (first year) per 40 minute lesson- Transportation expenses- Guaranteed schedule and fixed number of lessons per week- 50-150 Yen per lesson contract completion incentive- Visa sponsorship- Flight reimbursement available on certain contracts


1. Native level English ability (native speaker, or non-native speaker able to demonstrate 12 years of English education)2. Availability: All teaching positions are school-based, with shift start and finish times between 12:50-21:10 on weekdays, and 9:30-18:40 on weekends and national holidays. Saturdays, Sundays, and weekday evenings are the busiest times and are often required.3. Visa Eligibility: Applicants must be able to obtain a visa with permission to work in Japan. NOVA is able to sponsor work visas for applicants with a Bachelor's Degree or higher.4. Student Diversity: Instructors are required to work with a diverse range of students, including children.5. TEFL/TESOL preferred. 

How to apply

Please complete an application form at to register your interest. If you have any queries, please contact the email address in the job heading.