TEFL in Japan - Shizuoka

Date posted:2002-03-19 | Writer: S.I.G English Conversation School | Email: [email protected]

Positions: Shizuoka, Japan

S.I.G English Conversation School seeks 1 full-time English Teacher in Shizuoka, Japan. It would be an excellent experience for those who are interested in living in Japan, as well as interested in learning about Japanese Culture. So if you are looking for adventure and seeking new experiences...this may be a lifetime opportunity for you!!!

Must be a native English Speaker, preferrably Canadian, M/F, University Degree, teaching experience is not essential but would be an asset. Must be able to get a Working Holiday Visa.

Student Level:
The students range from Kindergarten to Adults. Half of the students are children so teacher must enjoy working with children. Students are all at different levels, therefore teacher must be flexible in their planning and teaching strategies.

Teaching Hours:
35 hours per week (maximum), Monday to Friday, 2pm-10pm, Saturday and Sunday holiday, no overtime work

250, 000 yen (excluding tax)
Bonus is rewarded after successful one-year completion

Fully-furnished one-room, loft style apartment includes air/heat conditioner, TV with VCR, small table, futon with pillow and blanket, small refridgerator, a stove, bathroom, washing machine, bicycle, and cell phone.

Summer holiday - 5 days paid vacation
Winter holiday - 5 days paid vacation
May (Golden Week) - 5 days paid vacation
3 days sick leave/ year
2 days emergency leave/ year

Interested individuals should apply to S.I.G English Conversation School.
Please fax your resume to: 0545 (64) 7433 or
email your resume to: [email protected]

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.


The unit fourteen on course books and lesson materials is quite self-explanatory, we are shown the good usage that a teacher may have by using the course books he is given and also we understand that there is no need to be too rigid about following exactly the course books that a teacher needs to improvise and change to create some sort of rhythm, to adapt to the needs of the class and other times the teacher may follow the course book.In this unit The importance of productive skills was highlighted. The intricacies of the English language was shown and the vast differences between it and foreign languages was noted. Precautions were given to avoid some common pitfalls and ways to encourage students who are reluctant to speak in the classroom. This unit also gives ample examples and tools to successfully carry out lessons involving the practice of productive skills.