TEFL in Tanabe City, Japan

Date posted:2005-02-01 | Writer: English Village International | Email: [email protected]

English Village International (EVI) is a privately owned, friendly yet professional English language school run by an American. Our staff includes teachers from several countries. Our school has four facilities, located all within an hour of our main school in Tanabe City.
Tanabe is a friendly, highly livable city of 86, 000 people located in the middle of Wakayama Prefecture along the coast, two hours south of Osaka. Although it is the second largest city in the prefecture, the great out of doors is at our doorstep with white sandy resort beaches within minutes of downtown and beautiful high mountains behind the city. Our area was designated as a world heritage site in 2004 because of the ancient pilgrimage route the Japanese court nobles walked to sacred shrines up in the mountains one thousand years ago. It is a paradise for hikers. The climate is hot in the summer and cool in the winter. Kansai Airport is two hours away by express train.
Our school's philosophy is to give affordable and enjoyable lessons of high quality. Our goal is to fulfill our students� dreams of learning English for whatever purpose they may have. Our lessons are fun, lively and well-paced. We are a �hands on� type of company with staff encouraged to contribute in their respective fields of expertise. Lessons are carried out in warm, friendly surroundings. Teachers have ongoing training. We are a resource in the community � in English and with our staff being seen cultural ambassadors of their respective countries.
EVI�s curriculum is based on a communicative syllabus with grammar support. We use original texts as well as popular series such as the Let's Go series and Firsthand series. We have an open enrollment system with students able to join classes according to the students levels of English.
Part time contract for holder of a working holiday visa or other valid visa is to start in March. It is possible to work into a full-time position for the right person.
Part time teachers receive 2, 000 yen per class.
Two full time positions available: one in the middle of June and another at the end of July.
-Visa: Working holiday visa organized by applicant. We will provide sponsorship for a work visa.
-Age: 26 to 40 years old
-Salary: Based on experience. A 100, 000 yen bonus will be paid upon fulfilling a one-year renewable contract.
-Housing: Living accommodation will be arranged with rent and the utilities to be paid by the teacher. Apartments can be found in the area for 45, 000 to 60, 000 yen.
-Duties: Teaching hours are 26 teaching hours per week in addition to preparation time and general duties.
Teachers are expected to actively participate in school events and activities.
-Paid holidays: December 23 to January 5, August 13 to August 19, most national holidays and other paid in-house holidays for approximately forty days a year.
Must have the means to relocate to Japan.
BA or equivalent is required and must be a native speaker of English.
No teaching experience is necessary as full training will be given.
Must have a valid driver's license and be 26 years old or older.
Applicants should be in good health, friendly, cheerful, reliable, professional, flexible, and well-groomed.
Must be able and willing to teach a wide variety of ages from young children to adults.
Must like children.
Dress code is neatly dressed in a professional manner with necktie necessary for men.
Creative (drawing pictures, singing songs, play musical instruments, dance).
Must be willing to study Japanese at our professionally taught lessons in order to enjoy and understand your wonderful adventure into Japanese culture.
Preference will be given to those with TESOL certificates. In particular, we are interested in an Australian joining our team.
Applications will only be accepted by email. When emailing your application, please send it in either text or word format files only with photos embedded in the body of the text.)
1. A resume that includes: date of birth, education, and work experience.
2. Two recent photos (one full size and one close-up head shot/JPEG)
3. A cover letter.
4. A letter stating why you want to teach English in Japan.
5. A copy of your passport, driver's license and diploma.
6. Two or more references from reliable sources.
We suggest that you contact us as soon as possible (the visa application process can take time).
English Village International (EVI)
Contact person: Kathy Sekioka
TEL: ++ 81 739-26-0710
FAX: ++ 81 739-26-0710
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.


I have learnt that there is rules to undestanding the tenses, Past simple adding ed or d to the base form o fthe verb. Past Continuos using was.were and the verb having -ing. Past perfect is using \"Had\" to indicate the past has happened. PPC is same as Past Perfect but the verb has -ing. It was quite interesting that the relationship of Unit 4 and 6 is the same and I now have a better understanding of both present and past.This unit was about the ways to teach a vocabulary, a language and grammar. Grammar and is like the trunk and branches of a tree and the vocabulary is the leaf that gives beauty to the language. To teach grammar was given the straight forward ESA as an example. For teaching vocabulary we can use the boomerang ESA and to teach language which can do many role plays in order to practise the language, was given the patch work ESA.