Teaching English to Children in Japan

Date posted:2018-02-05 | Writer: Rise Recruiting Services | Email: [email protected]

Rise Recruiting Services has been partnered for five years with a long-established, nation-wide English as a second language company in Japan with the purpose of sending them ESL teachers for minimum yearlong contracts. These positions are to teach exclusively CHILDREN up to the age of 15, and we are looking for candidates with the aptitude and desire to thrive in this kind of environment using their TEFL skills.


•             Visa sponsorship

•             Competitive salary (starting at 250,000 Yen per month)

•             Airfare (up to 70,000 Yen)

•             2 weeks paid holidays

•             Daily transportation remuneration

•             Accommodation help

•             Full initial training with continual workshops and professional development

•             Creative freedom within the company curriculum

•             Opportunities for promotion


•             Bachelor's Degree of any field

•             Native level English speaker, preferably TEFL certified

•             An interest and ability to create a fun learning environment for CHILDREN

•             An interest in living and working in Japan


•             Getting the work visa once accepting an offer usually takes 1-2 months

•             Payment in Japan is on a monthly pay cycle…as a result, you will not be getting your first paycheck for at least six weeks after starting training….you are responsible for all your living costs until then…you are required to have about US$4K to start out in Japan


Please submit the following documents to the email address given on the job heading:

•             Resume

•             Cover letter on why you think you can be an effective CHILDREN’s EFL Teacher in Japan

Contact: Jeff Harju

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 was interesting in that I learnt there are more than one ways to use text books and course materials and that teachers can have a lot of freedom and flexibility in using these. What is necessary is also so dependent on the group of students themselves. I am a strong believer in the importance of extremely good course books, and if the best is not available, then none at all.This section discusses the importance of writing-- and how it is stressed in ESL classes, and how it is not. It also distinguishes between fluency and accuracy, and how that plays into the ESA format as well. Fluency allows students to be creative with language and have interlocution that is more intuitive to everyday speech, while accuracy drives home grammar and structural concepts.