TEFL in Shiojiri City, Japan

Date posted:2006-12-14 | Writer: Active English School | Email: [email protected]

Active English School in Shiojiri city, Nagano prefecture, Japan is looking for an energetic, versatile, and professional native English teacher to begin working in the beginning of April, 2007.

Our school is small, friendly and family-owned.
Students range from 4 to 73 years of age. Working with us
is a great opportunity to get to know students on a personal
level and participate in cultural exchange.

Nagano prefecture is centrally located with great access to
hiking, skiing or snowboarding, and hot springs. Shiojiri
is a small, quiet city about 20 minutes from Matsumoto and
2 1/2 hours from Tokyo and Kyoto by train.

Salary is 260, 000 yen per month. Bachelor's degree and
international driver's license required, TESL certificate
and /or ESL teaching experience preferred.

Please download and complete our application form
( Contact us ),
then email it with your resume, cover letter explaining
about your experience and why you want to come to Japan
and recent photo:

Contact : Mrs. Nagahara
School name : Active English School
Fax: +81-263-52-0178
E-mail: [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 contrast between lesson one and lesson two was striking. I felt uncomfortable watching the first lesson, and was cringing at the teacher's attitude towards his students. As a teacher myself, I cannot imagine teaching my students in such a way. This two videos demonstrated how important and influential the teacher's attitude, with which he or she comes into the class, can affect the student's learning experience.The content of this unit is a presentation of possible problem situations and possible solutions. Many different scenarios with possible problems related to first lessons, different student levels, large classes, use of native language, reluctant students and listening to texts in a class. I feel that I have learned some possible problems I can face in the future, and how they can be delt with in various scenarios.