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Teach English in Japan

  • Length: 12 month
  • Price: No Fees
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Teaching Destination: Japan

Japan is one of the most popular destinations for English teachers abroad. Many are drawn to itsculture of elegant manners and formal social structure. Others enjoy the warmth of the nation’s great pride in hosting foreign guests, whether they be in Japan for pleasure or business. Teaching in Tokyo is filled with perks and opportunities. The city offers traditional cuisine and modern metropolitan centres filled with shoppers and pleasure seekers. The surrounding,tranquil countryside is dotted with ancient Buddhist temples rich in history and still sought after as sanctuaries of meditation.

What It’s Like To Teach In Japan

  • Professional, friendly schools that are a vital influence in their local communities.
  • Typical workday hours from noon until 8 or 9 PM.
  • Usually a traditional five day work week.
  • Blended student groups divided fairly evenly between adults and children.
  • Classroom time usually features a traditional 50 minute group lesson followed up with 40 minutes of one-on-one time with students.
  • Teachers are provided with a full curriculum, course books, supplementary materials and their classroom schedules.
  • A typical class is comprised of 3 students.
  • An adult class may be a single student.

Why Apply For An English Teaching Job In Japan Through ESLstarter?

If you believe that teaching English in Japan is something you are perfectly suited for, where do you start? Who can help you achieve your dream? That is where ESLstarter comes in. Check out all the reasons we can help you begin your English teaching dream job in Japan:

  • Recruitment service – FREE!
  • Job placement – You get your own dedicated team!
  • Visa – We are your advocate to help you navigate the process!
  • Community – It is easy to connect through Facebook with many other ESLstarter teachers to support you in your new career!
  • Testimonials – So many have gone before you and shared their stories. Check them out and build your confidence!

Your Application

There are no time limits with regard to submitting an application. No prior teaching experience is necessary to teach English in Japan nor are teachers required to have Japanese language skills. However, there are some required and recommended qualifications.

What It Takes

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Level 5 TEFL course equivalent
  • CELTA/Trinity TESOL certification
  • 120 hour on-line TEFL course certification
  • 2+ years of teaching experience
  • Visa nationality of UK, Ireland or Commonwealth applicants

NOTE: Due to visa processing time, early application is recommended.

Your Interview

Successful applicants are contacted by email in order to schedule an interview that is usually performed online. ESLstarter can help you prepare for your online interview so you can make a great first impression.

Your Contract

Contracts are for a period of 12 months, commencing from start date and terminating at the end of the twelfth month that finalizes the contract period. Contractsusually feature6 weeks of annual leave which includes: 10 day Christmas/New Year holiday, Spring break, Summer break, and most national holidays.

Your Arrival

Upon arrival to Tokyo, English teachers will receive a week-long orientation for teaching English to children, teens, parents, and business professionals. Teachers can expect student groups of all ages who are taught in a community school setting. Orientations are scheduled to correspond with monthly arrival dates of teachers.

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Dates & Deadlines

Dates

  • Start: Every month at the end of each months
  • Finish: 12 month contract as from above start date options

Application deadlines

  • Ongoing

Due to visa processing time, early application is recommended.

Interview process

Successful applicants will be shortlisted and contacted by email to arrange an interview.

Requirements to teach in Japan

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  • Bachelors degree
  • Nationality of UK, Ireland or Commonwealth applicants (due to visa requirements)
  • CELTA / Trinity TESOL (or Level 5 equivalent TEFL course)
  • No experience necessary
  • No Japanese language skills required

Applicants who have a 120 hour On-line TEFL course and 2+ years of teaching experience are also welcome to apply.

About teaching in Japan

  • You will be teaching English in Japan at professional and friendly schools that are very much a part of the communities they serve
  • The teaching day starts around noon and finishes at 8 or 9 PM
  • Teachers are usually given a regular schedule of five working days per week
  • Students are varied with 50% adults and 50% children
  • Standard group lessons are 50 minutes with one-to-one lessons 40 minutes
  • Full curriculum is provided including course books, supplementary materials and schedules
  • Average class size is 3 students
  • Many adult classes are one-to-one
  • 6 weeks of annual leave including 10 days at Christmas / New Year with breaks in Spring and Summer and most national holidays

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Locations for teaching jobs in Japan

Primarily in and around Tokyo including: Shinjuki, Shibuya, Ebisu, Ginza, Nishi, Higashi, Saitama and Yokohama.

Also some schools in Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto & Kyushu.

Why apply to teach English in Japan through ESLstarter?

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  • Free recruitment service
  • Dedicated job placement team
  • We will work with you directly through the application and visa process
  • Join our Facebook communities & connect with lots of other ESLstarter teachers before you go!
  • Lots of teacher testimonials!

Destination Japan

Japan has long been a popular destination for those looking to teach English abroad. The country offers a sophisticated way of life based on elegant manners and a culture of formality. The Japanese take immense pride in introducing foreigners to their country. From late night noodles in Tokyo’s fluorescent malls to the tranquillity of ancient Buddhist temples perched high in the mountains, this is an unforgettable land with much to be discovered!

Destination Japan

Japan has long been a popular destination for those looking to teach English abroad. The country offers a sophisticated way of life based on elegant manners and a culture of formality. The Japanese take immense pride in introducing foreigners to their country. From late night noodles in Tokyo’s fluorescent malls to the tranquillity of ancient Buddhist temples perched high in the mountains, this is an unforgettable land with much to be discovered!

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