Teach Young Learners EFL in Fukuoka, Japan

Date posted:2017-09-13 | Writer: Kirin Kindergarten | Email: [email protected]

We are seeking an energetic and fun full time English Instructor to join our teaching staff at Kirin Kindergarten and Nursery. Kirin Kindergarten believes in a fun, yet effective approach to teaching, and is seeking a talented addition to our teaching team. This is an exciting opportunity for a TEFL graduate to explore the beautiful city of Fukuoka while experiencing Japanese culture.


Kirin Kindergarten is a highly reputable International school located in Fukuoka City, Japan, and our students are aged up to 6 years old. Class sizes range from 25-30 students and are accompanied by 1-3 Japanese teachers. Kirin Kindergarten is a well-established school of 40 years and is excited about expanding its English Program.


Our ideal candidate will be between the ages of 21-30, and must speak English natively. A completed Bachelor’s degree in any discipline is required at or before the time of application. At this time, we are only accepting candidates from the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Previous experience working with young children or previous teaching experience is highly preferred, along with previous exposure to Asian culture. Teachers must be physically capable and easily mobile as classes are fast-paced and active. Although not required, basic Japanese language skills are strongly preferred. Our ideal candidate must love children and must be fun, caring, personable, professional, and creative.


We offer a monthly salary of YEN 250,000 as well as an additional monthly housing stipend of YEN 27,000. The instructor will be provided with a fully furnished apartment, a golden week (about 10 days) in May, a summer holiday of two weeks, a winter holiday of two weeks, and health insurance. In addition, the Instructor is allowed a total of 15 sick days to be used throughout the duration of the contract. In order to accommodate the Japanese school year without interruption, teaching contracts begin in January of 2018 and last through July of 2019. Daily working hours are from 9-6 or 9:30-6:30 including an hour of break time. Our candidate must be able to arrive in Japan by January 4, 2018 in order to attend training. Flight reimbursement is not included, but is negotiable after initial contract completion.


Our instructor must love working with young children, must be creative and flexible as an Instructor, and must be willing to adapt his/her teaching style to suit multiple classes. Instructor must be energetic and must thrive in a fast-paced work culture. Some work in the nursery may be required as well as occasional classroom supervision.


Please send cover letter, resume, and a recent photo to the email address given on the job heading. The above working conditions are negotiable if special circumstances should arise. Please address any inquires to Mari Ota.

Kirin Kindergarten

4 Chome-1-32 Tomooka,

Jonan Ward, Fukuoka,

Fukuoka Prefecture 814-0112  


TEL:  (092) 871-0366

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.


In this unit I have learnt that teaching materials can be: - authentic such as: newspaper, magazines, etc. or - created such as: crosswords, role-play cards, flashcards, etc. They are designed by the teachers. Course books consist of student's book, teacher's book, cassettes, workbook. There are four different options for course book use and those are: omit, replace, supplement, adapt.This unit was helpful as it provided information on different tools teachers can use, such as adapting games and utilizing computers for both in classroom and outside work. I found the section on Speech Act particularly interesting and useful as it provide options for examining some of the subtleties that occur in English which could cause misunderstandings due to cultural differences.

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