TEFL in Yamanashi, Japan

Date posted:2007-06-29 | Writer: English Plus | Email: [email protected]

English Plus is a unique, privately-owned conversation school located in the center of beautiful Yamanashi Prefecture, approx. 140 km west from Tokyo. We pride ourselves on our pleasant company atmosphere and welcome people who are interested in working with others in a cross cultural environment while teaching children and adults at our custom-built facility in Showa. In addition to lesson preparation and instruction, duties include participation in regular training sessions, student evaluation and event planning. We are a sister school of the Pacific Language School, and our older children?fs lessons are taught using the PLS method.

The positions details are as follows: - Full time, max 5.5 teaching hours per day from Tuesday to Saturday. - Monthly salary from 260, 000 jp yen, more possible with experience, particularly with the PLS method. - Accommodation: English Plus will secure the apartment, cover the costs of initial deposits, and provide some basic furnishings. - Contract term from Jul 2007 to Mar 2008 (or Mar 2009) - BA required for working VISA. - Valid Japanese Driver?fs License or International Driver?fs License required. - Japanese speaking ability preferred. - Preference given to applicants with previous experience teaching in Japan. - Applicants who currently reside in Japan preferred. - Training starts immediately.

English Plus 735 Saijo Shinden, Showa-cho, Nakakoma-gun, Yamanashi-ken, Japan, 409-3865. Fax: 055-268-1201 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.


This unit divided young learners into two groups ages 5-9 and 9-13. It touched on different methodologies for these two groups for teaching and learning. Types of classroom desk arrangements and teaching stages were given pros and cons based on what the teacher's focus was for the lesson. And finally the skills young learners develop was split into Listening, speaking, reading and writing in a comprehensive table.In this Unit we learned about Nouns (common, compound, poper, abstract, and collective), Plurals, Countable and Uncountable nouns, Adjectives (comparatives and superlatives), as well as Articles (definite, indefinite and zero articles), Verbs (transitive, intransitive and infinitives) Adverbs, Gerunds and Pronouns (personal, possessive, reflexive, and relative). We also learned about Prepositions and Conjunctions.