Far East, Japan
RIKUZENTAKATA, JAPAN: Full-time ESL/EFL instructor needed from the beginning of September in 2020, to teach English communication skills to all ages at a private language school, Sato Eikaiwa of Educational Inc, in Rikuzentakata (Iwate Prefecture), a city of nearly 19000 in northeastern Honshu. Small classes in a local area. Must enjoy working with small children. University graduate with TEFL/TESL experience preferred. One-year contract (minimum, renewable for second year if both parties are in agreement.).
JOB DUTIES: Up to 100 hours of teaching per month. Sixty hours per month of curriculum and materials development, meetings, and workshops. Total working hours are up to 160 hours per month.
SALARY: ¥260,000/month for first year. After one year we pay either 50,000 yen, 100,000 yen at the end of the second year, or 200,000 yen at the end of the third year toward travel expenses.
PAID VACATION TIME: In addition to almost all Japanese national holidays except a few working days a year of national holidays, seven days in August, fourteen days at Christmas/New Year's, and seven days from the end of April to beginning of May, all with full pay.
OTHER BENEFITS: A special bonus of 100,000 yen will be paid to help your airfare for coming to Japan. After one year we pay either 50,000-yen toward travel expenses, or, if the teacher renews her/his contract, we pay 100,000 yen toward travel expenses at the end of the second year. The school will locate below the apartment in center of city and pay the initial deposits. We also furnish the apartment, apart from bedding--you'll have to buy your own sleeping stuff. Upon occupancy, the teacher will pay the monthly rent (45,000 yen per month including utility bills). The school building is brand new, finishing in January, 2019, and teacher’s apartment is also new and spacious. Working visa sponsorship is offered.
WORKING ENVIROMENT: Sato Eikaiwa is established in 1993. It is a small private school but a good quality school. However, it is a part of mid-size company calls Educational Co Ltd. The head school of this company established in 1984 and locates in Rikuzentakata city. Working is mainly in Rikuzentakata, but it is possible to work a few different locations in some of the schools at Educational. There are about 150 students now in Sato Eikaiwa and Educational prepatry school. Students are all different ages; some are cute pre-school age students, and they come with a strong desire to learn English. This is a job you will never forget. The work is hard but incredibly rewarding. You really get to know your students on a personal level, and students will touch your hearts! Rie Sato is the executive deputy president of Educational Co. and the head instructor at Sato Eikaiwa.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants must live in US or Canada, especially Washington and Oregon States or Vancouver BC area to be able to have personal interviews or online Skype interviews. Applicants must be English native speakers. Applicants must have a passion for teaching English, especially teaching small children, and willingness to grow as a teacher. No Japanese language ability is required.
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