TEFL in Shizuoka, Japan

Date posted:2004-10-01 | Writer: Benefit ECS | Email: [email protected]

We are looking for a native English teacher to start at our school from December 2004 or January 2005 (please give details of your availability in your application).

Benefit ECS is a small, friendly, family-style conversation school,
employing one full-time native English speaker and one part-time Japanese English teacher. Students range from kindergarten classes to adult conversation classes.

Benefit is set in the rural surroundings of Izu Hanto National Park, with great views of Mt. Fuji and close to ocean. We are within easy reach of Mishima city, with its national train line and Shinkansen (Bullet Train) station, so it is a convenient place for getting to Tokyo or elsewhere in Japan.

The salary is 250, 000 Yen per month.

There is a cash bonus for the completion of 12 months of employment, which is 100, 000 Yen.

Teaching time is up to 35 hours per week Monday to Friday.
If overtime is required it is payed at the rate of 2500 Yen per hour.
Housing is provided (a spacious apartment with all mod-cons).
Holidays: national holidays, summer holiday, Golden Week and Winter holiday.

The accommodation is actually a spacious apartment, single, not shared. The apartment has 2 large rooms, one a bedroom, the other a living room, with TV, video, aircon etc. There is also a large kitchen, and a small utility area for the washing machine, and a bath/shower room and toilet. The rent is subsidised, half paid by the teacher, the other half paid by the school. The rent comes out of the teacher's wages (cash) at the end of every month. The rent payable by the teacher is 30, 000 Yen. There is no key money.

To apply for this great opportunity, send your cv/resume with a recent photo, along with a covering letter telling us why you want this job.

(Applicants from UK/Australia/New Zealand/Canada should ideally be under 30 for working holiday visa eligibility).

Email: [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 teacher has to look for clues on how to identify the level of the students.In this lesson I learned about the different types of beginners. Tips and techniques for teaching beginners. What are the possible problems a teacher might encounter when teaching beginners. I learned about teaching students of different levels using one to one lessons. I learned about different ideas the teachers can follow when teaching individuals.I have learned the various forms of the future tenses,how it is formed,their structure,the uses and how to identify them by the given examples.I also learned the teaching ideas by watching the videos.As a teacher,it is my responsibility to think for more techniques or a better way to teach the future tenses in an effective and fun way.In order to do that,I myself should practice and study more so I could pass it to the students.