TEFL Position in Gifu City, Japan

Date posted:2017-07-05 | Writer: Kensington English School | Email: [email protected]

Kensington English School has been established for 28 years, and is one of the first Language Schools in Gifu with students aged between 4-80 years’ old. Many students go on from here to study in the UK, or come back to us from studying overseas. We have an opportunity for a TEFL trained teacher who is available to start in September. Although we are a small school (200 students approx), we pride ourselves on a totally professional approach to teaching, yet within a very relaxed environment. A very warm and comfortable working atmosphere is constantly maintained at Kensington English School

This position is suitable for someone who can work on their own, with a member of our Japanese staff. Gifu has excellent rail connections to Nagoya. This is an ideal position for those who really want to enjoy Japanese culture. Please note that all contracts are based on a minimum of ONE YEAR, and can be extended.


A native level speaker of English. Please note that we do teach British English, (this is just for reference).

Currently residing in Japan is preferable but not essential.

BA/BS degree required in any major - TEFL/TESOL/CELTA also required.

2 years teaching experience is preferable, and experience with both children and adults is essential.

Applicants will need to be smartly dressed, dynamic in class, have the ability to be able to work in a group or to work on their own. To be flexible, understanding and patient are key points for this position.

An ability to make/produce original material is essential. We would need to view samples of previous materials made during an on-line interview. A sense of humour and flexibility is vital..


The monthly starting salary is 250,000yen, increased upon performance.

You will be required to work a maximum of 25 teaching hours per week, based over a "one month" period. All teachers are required to work a five-day week.

One class is usually 50 minutes, but some classes are 30 and 40 minutes.

We offer 5 weeks paid holiday, and these days will be determined by the school to coincide with the Kensington School schedule. Kensington English School will locate and arrange accommodation for the applicant. The furnished apartment includes air-conditioning, fridge, washing machine, and TV etc. The rent is 60,000yen per month.

Sponsorship provided.

Bonus provided on completion of final contract.

Excellent support for all needs, including banking, phone, Visas, and other cultural challenges.


Please forward a copy of an up-to-date resume (including date of birth), with a photo, University degree, and a covering letter as to why you wish to teach in Japan, to the address given on the job heading.

*Please note that resumes/CV's submitted without a photograph will neither be reviewed or considered.

The successful applicant will be required to submit both a Health certificate, and a Criminal background check certificate prior to sponsorship.







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