Teach TEFL in Japan

Date posted:2006-06-23 | Writer: Westgate Corporation | Email: [email protected]

Teach in Japan - More Than 100 EFL Instructors Needed For University Program's Fall 2006 Term and Academy Program's Year 2006!!


==WESTGATE CORPORATION EMPLOYS APPROXIMATELY 380 ENGLISH INSTRUCTORS PER YEAR!==

==We are pleased to announce that our survey in the past 3 years shows more than 70% of our instructors wish to renew the contract with us, and we actually have many returning instructors!==

WESTGATE is looking for highly motivated EFL/ESL instructors to teach conversational English to Japanese university students at universities for approx. 3 to 4 months (UNIVERSITY PROGRAM), to Japanese elementary school children at elementary/primary schools for approx. 3 months (YOUNG LEARNERS PROGRAM), Japanese people from children to adults at local schools, corporations and the Westgate Academy School in Shizuoka for approx. 12 months (ACADEMY PROGRAM), or to tutor Japanese university students and business people online (E-Learning Program).

IN ORDER TO START THE APPLICATION PROCESS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT Contact us, WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS, POSITIONS, AND CONDITIONS. PLEASE FILL OUT AND SUBMIT AN ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.

Qualifications*************************
You must be a native speaker of English with a bachelor's or higher degree, a passport from one of the following English-speaking countries; USA, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Ireland, or New Zealand, and one of the following:

UNIVERSITY PROGRAM & ACADEMY PROGRAM:
- actual classroom teaching experience along with EFL/ESL teaching certificate and/or elementary/primary/secondary teaching credentials/qualifications
- 1000+ hours of actual classroom teaching experience in lieu of teaching certificates or credentials/qualifications

YOUNG LEARNERS PROGRAM:
- 1000+ hours of actual classroom teaching experience with young learners along with EFL/ESL teaching certificate and/or elementary/primary/secondary teaching credentials/qualifications

E-LEARNING PROGRAM:
- actual classroom/online teaching experience along with EFL/ESL teaching certificate and/or elementary/primary/secondary teaching credentials/qualifications
- 1000+ hours of actual classroom/online teaching experience in lieu of teaching certificates or credentials/qualifications
- Basic computer skills
* Must reside in Japan and be able to work at night at home.
* MA degree holders preferred.
* Computer holder preferred (Westgate will provide a computer and internet access for those without them).
* May teach in other programs if necessary.

Compensation*************************
CONTRACT PERIOD:
* Please also refer to our website at Contact us for the details.

1. UNIVERSITY PROGRAM;
A) SPRING TERM -- LATE MARCH / EARLY APRIL / EARLY MAY to MID JULY / LATE JULY (appox. 3 to 4 months)
B) FALL TERM -- EARLY SEPTEMBER / LATE SEPTEMBER to LATE DECEMBER (approx. 3 to 4 months)
* Westgate University Program is looking for individuals who are highly motivated to teach at a Japanese university or a junior college in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Tochigi, Fukushima, Aichi or Oita. Those who are interested in a rewarding overseas experience and enhancing their teaching skills can apply for this unique opportunity. No Japanese language ability is required.

2. YOUNG LEARNERS PROGRAM;
A) SPRING TERM -- EARLY MAY to LATE JULY (approx. 3 months)
B) FALL TERM -- LATE SEPTEMBER to LATE MARCH of the following year (approx. 6 months)
C) YEAR -- EARLY MAY to LATE MARCH of the following year (approx. 11 months)
* Westgate Young Learners Program is looking for individuals who are highly motivated to teach in a private elementary school in Tokyo. Those who are interested in a rewarding overseas experience and enhancing their teaching skills can apply for this unique opportunity. Japanese speaking ability will be helpful for you at elementary/primary schools.

3. ACADEMY PROGRAM;
A) YEAR -- LATE MARCH to LATE MARCH of the following year (approx. 12 months)
* Westgate Academy Program is looking for individuals who are highly motivated to teach English at local schools, corporation, and the Westgate Language Academy in Shizuoka. Those who are interested in a rewarding overseas experience and enhancing their teaching skills can apply for this unique opportunity to teach client-site classes for executives and workers, adult conversation classes, home stay programs for businessmen, and programs for children from pre-elementary through high school age. Westgate also has contracts with the school board of education in local areas of Gotemba City, and provides English language instructions at local public elementary/primary schools. Japanese speaking ability will be helpful for you at elementary/primary schools.

** Please note that we are always looking for as many BACK-UP INSTRUCTORS as possible. For those 'waiting list' candidates, we will extend a formal offer of employment whenever there is a need for an instructor before and/or during the term. If you are able to join us on one or two weeks' notice and are interested in being on the list, please mention it on your online application form (in the 'Comment' box).

SALARY:

1. UNIVERSITY PROGRAM, ACADEMY PROGRAM, & E-LEARNING PROGRAM;
a) 260, 000 yen per month for those who have less than 499 hours of actual classroom teaching experience with EFL/ESL teaching certificate and/or elementary/primary/secondary teaching credentials/qualifications
b) 275, 000 yen per month for those who have 500+ hours of actual classroom teaching experience along with EFL/ESL teaching certificate and/or elementary/primary/secondary teaching credentials/qualifications and 1000+ hours of actual classroom teaching experience in lieu of teaching certificates or credentials/qualifications

2. YOUNG LEARNERS PROGRAM; 285, 000 yen per month

HOUSING:
Fully-furnished single/shared apartment with a rental fee of 81, 000 yen per month (Utilities and maintenance fees included)
* You have the choice of arranging your own accommodation as well. However, please note that Westgate cannot assist you in finding your own accommodation.

HEALTH INSURANCE:
2, 800 yen per month (Subsidized)
* ALL Westgate instructors are required to join the Westgate-provided health insurance to ensure their security while in Japan.

FLIGHT REIMBURSEMENT:
Up to 1000 USD for those coming from overseas for Westgate.

OTHERs:
- VISA SPONSORSHIP is offered.
- Contract is RENEWABLE.

Contact*************************
Mr. Nishimura, Human Resources Coordinator
EMAIL: [email protected]
TEL: +81-50-3085-8666

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.

 

From this unit, i have learned the advantages and disadvantages of course books ,authentic materials and created materials.After understanding this ,teachers should be able to know what to consider when choosing materials for the students.When using course books ,teachers should not base all lessons around them but always be critical and creative .Students 's needs should come first when applying materials in lessons .This contents is mainly about materials used to make teaching more practical and effective. Two different types of documents are described in this content, namely authentic an non-authentic materials. It also cover the subject of lesson planning. and give practical example of the format a lesson plan must take. The different ways by which teaching resources can be obtaining to aid teaching is also covered in this unit.

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