TEFL Job Teacher in Japanese Public Schools (Spring 2020)

Far East, Japan


Tokyo is definitely THE place to be in 2020!!

Considering a teaching job overseas? Excited by world sports spectacles? Interested in Japanese culture? Enjoy them all and more by working in Tokyo which is hosting the Olympic Games in 2020. International Education Services (IES), a language consultancy in Japan, is seeking graduates with teaching/coaching experience to work as English language instructors.

International Education Services (IES) was established in Japan in 1969. Headquartered in Tokyo, IES provides English instruction in Japanese elementary and secondary schools. IES also has extensive experience designing and conducting business, engineering, pharmaceutical, and customized communication programs for Japanese corporations and national governmental organizations.

You will be assigned to teach Japanese students in elementary, junior high, and high school classes in and around Tokyo. Student ages will range from 6 to 18 years old. Your role will be to assist the Japanese teacher in the classroom during English lessons. Elementary school lessons generally involve music, games, and activities that get the children to communicate as much as possible while motivating them to study English more. Junior high and high schools use an interactive approach that allows students and teachers to easily communicate. You will also teach general business communication courses to employees selected by our corporate clients in Japanese industry, as well as to officials from national government ministries and agencies.

You will receive extensive teacher training on arrival supplemented with regular feedback and counseling. In your business classes, you will be trained to use a small group, communicative, English-only, coaching-based approach. For all classes, detailed training plans and in-house learning materials will be provided. Administrative assistance with class logistics will be provided by our bilingual Japanese course coordinators.

While paying by the hour on a monthly basis, IES simultaneously guarantees annual compensation of at least 3,000,000 Japanese Yen (approximately GBP21,000.00). Instructors can earn more than this minimum salary based on their teaching performance, market interest in their educational backgrounds and work experience, and the overall robustness of the Japanese economy. You will be paid monthly in JPY (income tax deductions will be about 5-7%; sales tax is 8%; automobile ownership unnecessary). You will be offered an annual, renewable contract which includes work-visa sponsorship, paid vacations, subsidized health insurance payments (Japan’s national plan covers 70% of medical/dental fees), contract fulfillment payment (to help cover cost of flights etc.), and travel expenses to/from teaching assignments. Your starting date is negotiable, with the biggest windows of opportunity during the months of March ~ June and August ~ October. You will also receive comprehensive assistance with your work-visa submission, hotel and other arrival arrangements, finding accommodation (average rent about GBP520.00/month), and other settling-in challenges.

We are looking for highly organized, hardworking individuals with excellent personable and communicative skills. Minimum immigration requirements to secure the necessary work-visa are a BA/BS degree certificate from an accredited university, in an English speaking country and sponsorship by IES. Teaching qualifications, TESOL/CELTA certification, and one/two years of teaching experience while preferred by IES are not compulsory, with consideration also given to each candidate’s personality, educational background, work experience, and demonstrable interest in and exposure to Japanese culture and Japanese citizens.

Please email your CV as a pdf attachment (CV must include a chronological listing (with dates) of your educational background and work experience) and cover letter outlining your reasons for wanting to live and work for IES to Damian Thomas in Tokyo: Successful applicants only will be emailed additional information and an IES questionnaire used during your Skype interview. IES hires directly and exclusively to fill vacancies within the company. IES is not a third-party recruiter and no fees are associated with applying for any positions with IES.

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