TEFL in Iwate, Japan

Date posted:2006-06-01 | Writer: Active English | Email: [email protected]

ACTIVE ENGLISH is located in the beautiful countryside of Iwate, northeastern Japan where each season is highlighted by the changing colors of the rice fields and mountains. With the sea only 1.5 hours east and a fine ski resort 40 minutes north and more world-class resorts a little further away, it is great for sports enthusiasts all-year round.


1. love teaching and children!

2. have strong professional ethics; hardworking, dedicated, organized, punctual and the high energy level of a 5 year-old!

3. are good conversationalists, honest, loyal and well-presented

4. have university degrees, some Japanese ability and preferably some teaching experience

5. have driver's licenses, do NOT smoke and only drink occasionally


1. a salary starting at 3,000,000 yen p.a. per person and bonus upon satisfactory completion of contract

2. 25-30 teaching hours in a 40-hour workweek

3. 2 days off per week

4. about 4 weeks of fixed, paid holidays in the school year

5. a modern, large 2-bedroom fully furnished apartment per couple with key money, deposit, commission and insurance paid for

6. a car (sedan) for work (and personal) use

7. visa sponsorship

8. positions starting in July/August.

If this sounds like the position you've been looking for, email us your resume and a recent photograph: [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you by Wednesday, June 14th!


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.


I have learned that there are multiple types of aids and tools to assist in teaching students who are learning ESL. With this multitude of resources, teachers should have every available advantage to ensure that the students grasp the language. With the different types of equipment and technology at our disposal in this day and age, ESL students can become immersed in the language and nuances of the English language.Young learners need plenty of repetition and revision but are usually extremely quick to learn. Learning should be made fun and children respond well to games, songs, role-plays and interactive activities.Teenagers need encouragement and to feel involved in their learning. It is important to find topics that they will find stimulating and to recognize their insecurities and how much they have to offer you as a teacher.