English Instructor, SEG Juku, Tokyo (11/30)

SEG is a juku for junior and senior high school students which teaches English through a communicative and comprehension-based approach to language teaching. We are particularly well-known for our extensive reading program.


Job details: 

While we are a juku, we do not focus on test preparation. We have a dynamic and communicative program which is based on modern principles of second language acquisition. We’re looking for teachers who are interested in language teaching as a long-term career and who are interested in professional development and learning new skills. 

We have openings for full-time and part-time English teachers in our oral communication program beginning in March 2019. 

1) teaching oral communication to junior and senior high school students 
2) teaching academic reading and writing to senior high school students
3) curriculum planning (full-time teachers only)
4) materials development (full-time teachers only)

Contract period: March 2019 (flexible start date) to February 2020 (renewable)

Full-time teacher salary: 300,000 yen to 380,000 yen per month
(3,600, 000 yen to 4,560,000 yen per year)
Health Insurance provided
Commuting expenses provided

Part-time teacher rate: 5,000 yen per hour

Full-time Working Hours: 13:00 - 21:30. However, we generally arrive between 13:00 and 14:00 and then stay for 7 hours.

Days Off: Sunday and one weekday. It is not possible to have Saturday as a day off.

Annual paid vacation days: 23 days per year

Nearest station: Shinjuku

We are looking for candidates who can meet the following criteria:

1) Experience teaching classes without following a textbook
2) At least two years of teaching experience in Japan
3) University major in linguistics, language teaching, or a foreign language
4) Teaching qualification such as CELTA (or equivalent), DELTA, or an education degree
5) N3 or higher ability in Japanese
6) Intermediate or higher ability in another foreign language

It is not necessary to meet all of the above criteria, but priority will be given to applications which meet more of these criteria.

If you are interested in the position, please write a personalized cover letter explaining which of the above criteria you meet. As well, please respond to the following scenario:

Imagine that you have been asked to do a lesson demonstrating the difference between simple present and present progressive. The students are in the first year of junior high school and have only been studying English for approximately two months. There will be about 15 students in the class. They have been exposed to both the simple present and present progressive in context. However, they have not had these two tenses deliberately contrasted. How would you demonstrate the difference between the two tenses without translating or using abstract grammatical terminology/explanations? What would you say to the students? What would you ask them? What visual or other aids would you use?

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

You can read descriptions of our English program in the following two articles:

Only candidates who pass this initial screening will be invited to come for an interview and demo lesson.

Thank you for your application.


Friday, November 30, 2018
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