TEFL in Aichi, Japan

Date posted:2004-11-05 | Writer: TD English Academy | Email: [email protected]

Positions: Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Small, foreign-owned English conversation school is looking for 4-year university graduates with a desire to embrace the Japanese culture. ONLY enthusiastic, flexible people who are responsible self-starters and are interested in teaching children from age 2 to adults need apply.

LOCATION: Toyohashi, Toyokawa, or Gamagori, all small to medium-sized cities in Aichi Prefecture in Central Japan

JOB DUTIES: 25-30 teaching hours per week within a 40-hour work week.(All lesson plans and materials provided)

REQUIREMENTS : Available in February, 2005 or August, 2005 4-year university degree Overseas experience (travel/teaching) preferred Ability to work without direct supervision Independent, yet team-oriented personality Enjoy teaching young children

SALARY: 250, 000 yen/month plus 50, 000 yen bonus at end of one-year contract OR 150, 000 yen bonus at end of two year contract

PAID VACATION: Five weeks paid vacation

BENEFITS: Fully furnished apartment within walking distance of the school, lengthy vacation package, bicycle for travel around the area, friendly staff in family-like atmosphere, convenient location between Tokyo and Osaka(only 30 minutes to Nagoya), with beaches of Atsumi Peninsula less than an hour to the South and the mountains of the Japanese Alps three hours to the North.

CONTACT INFORMATION: [email protected]

PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING: 1. The completed questionnaire (below) 2. Your resume/CV, including your date of birth 3. Two recent photos

QUESTIONNAIRE 1. When will you be able to start teaching in Japan? 2. Do you prefer teaching children or adults? 3. Tell us about yourself. (Include at least 2 of your strengths and weaknesses) 4. Why do you want this job and how does it fit your personality? 5. What motivates you to work? 6. Have you ever taught ESL abroad? If so, for how long and how was your experience? 7. What is the most important characteristic to have to be a good teacher? 8. Apart from teaching English, what else can you offer TD's students? 9. Is there anything you would like to learn about Japanese culture? 10. How would you describe your Japanese language level?

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 books and any authentic or created material play a fundamental role in English language teaching. However, it all depends on the teacher and his/her willingness to provide extra supportive material, on his/her level of creativity to deliver creative lessons and motivate the students'learning ability and last but not least the teacher's devotion in having a class fully committed to his/her lesson.This unit elaborates on the use of course books. It begins by providing suggestions of how to prepare and where to find resources for the preparation of our own lessons and then provides a description of the pros and cons of using course books and how we can make best use of them. I appreciated very much the part where we are guided on how to critically evaluate and improve the materials and syllabus contained in a course book.