TEFL in Japan - Gifu

Date posted:2007-06-13 | Writer: Michigan English School | Email: [email protected]

Michigan English School in Gifu, Japan is currently looking for full time native English speaking teachers and part time preschool teachers.


* approximately 20-25 teaching hours a week
* some administrative, desk work
* 1 year renewable contract
* accomodation provided, teacher is responsible for rent, utilities and phone
* classes are of various levels and age groups, from kindergarten (3 yr. old) to adult
* valid driver's license a must, a car is provided and available for personal use
* salary starts from 250, 000 Yen/ month
* 5 or 6 work days a week (Mon. - Fri. and every other Sat.)
* all national holidays off
* 2 weeks paid vacation at Christmas and 1 week in the summer


* preschool classes are held Thurs. and Sat. from 10am to 2pm
* children are aged 2-5 years old
* pay is 2500 Yen/ hour
* must be creative and willing to help plan and prepare lessons, materials to be used in class and crafts
* teacher is expected to clean the room afterwards

Applicants for all positions must be energetic and love kids. Experience is preferred, but not necessary. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, wants to be part of a team, is flexible and who enjoys teaching.

To apply please send a CV/resume, cover letter, and a recent photo to [email protected] In the subject heading, please state whether you are applying for the full or part time teaching position.

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 learned all about the modal auxiliary verbs, including what they are, when to use each of them, and the structure of them in the different tenses. I was also given some ideas of how to teach modal auxiliary verbs to students. This unit also went over the use of the passive voice and how to change a sentence from an active one into a passive one. Relative clauses and phrasal verbs were also reviewed.In this unit I learned about various aspects of English grammar that I will likely encounter while teaching. The text introduced and gave examples of a variety common grammar points such as nouns, articles, gerunds, adjectives, pronouns, adverbs ext. Achieving a solid understanding of such grammar points will not only allow me to teach English well, but it will enable me to better address the needs of my students.