Teaching English in Japan

Date posted:2012-05-10 | Writer: Global English School | Email: [email protected]

Global English School, in Mie (South of Nagoya),  is currently accepting applications for a full-time 1-year EFL teaching position that starts in August 2012. We are looking for someone who is energetic, reliable, pleasant, a team player, passionate about teaching, eager to learn new ways of teaching, self-motivated, open-minded, and really loves teaching children as well as adults.Teaching starts on the 1st of August. However, we require the successful applicant to begin work from the 2nd week of July for orientation, training (on-premises), and lesson preparation. The successful applicant will also be attending a training seminar on the 15th and 16th of July in Tokyo.We teach English conversation to people of all ages, with the majority between the ages of 2 to 12 years old. We teach children using a special program called PLS system (Pacific Language School system), which uses flash cards and listening homework activities. The system emphasizes oral as well as aural communication skills through games and activities that are both fun and educational. We also have a unique course called "World Studies", which is for students from junior high school to senior high school. This course is designed to teach global issues apart from English so as to broaden knowledge, attitude, and skills in becoming global citizens.We currently have 4 foreign teachers and a helpful group of Japanese staff (all of whom have overseas experience and speak English). Global English School has 3 locations, which are in Matsusaka, Ise and Tsu. These countryside cities in Mie prefecture are about an hour south of Nagoya and about 90 minutes east of Osaka. Each city has a population of between 120,000 to 160,000. The advantages of living in the countryside are clear: instead of the hustle and bustle of large cities, you find sweeping rice fields and breathtaking mountains; instead of the outrageous prices and living conditions of large cities, you find a reasonable and relaxed lifestyle. If you love to teach children and enjoy a mellow lifestyle, this is the place for you.Please be informed that, besides the above opening for August, two other teaching positions will become available, one for September and one for October. Terms of Employment    -Position: Full-time English Instructor (maximum of 25 teaching hours/week)    -Contract: 1-year renewable contract (2 years of commitment required)    -Salary: 250,000 yen/month (3,000,000 yen/year, negotiable with more than 2 years of experience)Qualification:     - Native speaker of English, 4-year college degree, with TESOL / TEFL.     - Experience preferred but not required    - Preference: BA or MA in child education, linguistics or related field.    - Work: 5-day work week (Sundays and Mondays are days off)Benefits    1. 5-week paid vacation    2. Completion bonus    3. Visa sponsorship    4. Company-paid training    5. Free Japanese lessons    6. Free Internet provider (fiber optic connection)    7. Resort hotel membershipAccommodation    Furnished apartment (with a reasonable monthly rent of between 40,000yen to 53,000 yen)Apply by email with a letter of introduction, CV/resume and a recent photograph. Please include "GES-Aug" in the subject line of your email application.    Deadline: Thursday May 31st, 2012.    Gobal English School    1887-86 Kubo-cho,Matsusaka, Mie    515-0044 Japan    TEL +81-598-60-0873    FAX +81-598-29-8730

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 lesson was pretty inclusive and combined several of the lessons I had learned throughout this course, as well as great \"first day\" tips when considering what I may go through to prepare before I start teaching English. It outlined how to better engage with students in the early stages and what to do when facing certain challenges that are common in the classroom when teaching another this unit I now believe I have a better understanding on how to structure the class / lesson in a more productive way and to work better along side the students , allowing them to have more input and also allowing me more time to monitor. I believe sometimes letting the students figure it out through games of activities is a more attractive way to learn then the more traditional boring structures.