Teach English in the Japanese Alps!

Date posted:2011-03-09 | Writer: Active English School | Email: [email protected]

Active English School in Shiojiri city, Nagano prefecture,
Japan is looking for an energetic, versatile, and
professional native English teacher to begin working in the beginning of April, 2011.

Our school is small, friendly and family-owned.
Students range from 4 to 73 years of age. Working with us
is a great opportunity to get to know students on a personal
level and participate in cultural exchange.

Nagano prefecture is centrally located with great access to
hiking, skiing or snowboarding, and hot springs. Shiojiri
is a small, quiet city about 20minutes from Matsumoto and
2 1/2 hours from Tokyo and Kyoto by train.

Salary is 250,000 yen per month. Bachelor's degree and
international driver's license required, TESOL certificate
and /or ESL teaching experience preferred.

Please email us with your resume, a copy of certificate of higher education, cover letter explaining about your experience and
why you want to come to Japan and recent photo:

Contact : Mrs. Nagahara
School name : Active English School

Fax : +81-263-52-0178
E-mail : address given on the job heading

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 taught me about the four past tense forms, the past simple, the past continuous, the past perfect, and the past perfect continuous. I also learned some ways to help teach each of these forms, such as using card games to teach irregular verb forms, making curriculum vitae's, use of diaries/journals, story telling/writing, and interview role-playing. Finally, I learned some common student errors.I learned in this unit what is the difference between accuracy and fluency activities. Accuracy activities to ensure accurate reproduction of language and fluency to allow the students to experiment and be creative with the language. I learned also the importance of the writing skills, explain to the students that there is some differences from speaking, like for example, the usage of contracted forms.