TEFL Certified Teachers Needed Immediately in Japan

Date posted:2015-07-15 | Writer: Heart English School | Email: [email protected]

Heart English School is seeking new native-level EFL teachers who are available now, or for the next school year. The new school year will start in April 2016, and we will have positions all over the Kanto area starting in April, May, or June. Locations include Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Gunma, Tochigi, Yamanashi and Iwate. The primary positions offered by Heart are Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) and English Teacher. The two major responsibilities of these positions are to provide excellent quality English lessons and to facilitate the internationalization of Japanese students.    

Positions are typically 5 days a week (Monday through Friday), but there are a few positions with occasional Saturday work. We also have some part-time opportunities as well in the Tokyo area. Working hours vary depending on the position but follow basic public school hours.

Skills Required:

- Native-level English ability, (TEFL/TESOL preferred)

- Hold or be able to get a BA/BS degree from a university (or equivalent) before your starting date.

- Basic Japanese speaking ability (or at least a desire to learn)

- Some teaching experience or experience working with children

- Desire and ability to live and work in a foreign country and thus be independent

*Although these are not strict requirements, those who meet these requirements will be given preference.


- Sponsorship available

- No limit on contract renewals

- Company accommodations can be arranged for most locations outside of Tokyo.

- If driving is required, we can lend a company car for a nominal fee.

- Company coordinators always available to help with issues between teachers and schools.

The main duties of an ALT are to provide fun and effective English lessons and internationalize Japanese youth. It is important for ALTs to help bridge this gap by giving students first-hand knowledge and experience of different cultures, as well as providing fun and effective English lessons. Although teaching is an important part of the job, essentially teachers get to play and have fun with students and get paid for it! Many teachers play sports and games, or join clubs like kendo, judo, soccer, and so on after school.


Please contact us at the email address given on the job heading as soon as possible to start your path to a rewarding experience. Those who pass the initial screening will be contacted for an interview via Skype. We look forward to hearing from you!

***Please note that sometimes candidates (especially those using yahoo accounts) have trouble receiving our emails. Therefore, please check your spam/junk folders and Skype messages. If you don’t hear back from us and you’re expecting correspondence, please send us an email for an update.

Thank you.


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 about phonology and pronunciation. This really helped me be aware of the different pronunciations types that there are. Many students that I encounter want to improve their pronunciation and this unit helped me develop a better approach to helping them with exercises in stress and intonation. I also learned more about phonetic script and I'm happy to have the chart to guide me.During the class teachers can use the following equipment: white/blackboard, interactive whiteboard, overhead projector, CD players, videos and DVDs, computers, visual aids, worksheet, role-play cards, video cameras, dictionaries, course book, resource books, YouTube, online dictionaries, online lessons, cassette recorders, etc. In this unit I have learnt how properly to use these equipment.