British Council Japan Teacher of English (30-hour contract) (11/18)

Start April 2019. Average 30 hours work a week, 18 hours teaching. Teach various ages and levels, various locations in Tokyo. Cambridge CELTA/ Trinity Cert plus two years' experience required. DELTA/ Trinity Dip/ TYLEC/ YL extension desirable. Salary before deductions: CELTA 262,500/ DELTA 277,500.

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The contract is for an average of 30 hours of work a week, with 18 hours per week of classroom contact time. Applicants must be expert speakers of English with a bachelor’s degree who hold the Cambridge CELTA or Trinity Certificate TEFL and have two years or more full-time post-qualification teaching experience. It is also desirable that you hold Cambridge DELTA or Trinity Diploma and/or the CELTA Young Learner Extension or the TYLEC.

It is essential that all teachers must also be capable and willing to teach on all types of courses and projects. This includes teaching adults on General English and Exams preparation courses, students in universities, school students in junior high schools and elementary schools and Young Learners (YL) at kindergarten, elementary and high school ages. 

Teachers recruited may be assigned to one of a variety of roles: 

• Teaching a range of classes, including General English and English for Exams preparation courses for adult students at our Tokyo Teaching Centre and university classes at undergraduate and post-graduate level. Teachers may also be assigned to teach YLs aged 4 and upwards on our partner YL projects. Working days will normally be on five consecutive days of a seven-day week, with working days between Tuesday and Friday likely to include evening work.

• Teaching English for communication to school students aged 12-15 on a flagship team teaching project in Tokyo. This involves working off-site in junior high schools, teaching up to 18 contact hours per week for up to 40 weeks of the year. For the small number of weeks during the year when school classes are not running, post holders may be assigned to other types of teaching including but not limited to General English or English for Exams at the Tokyo Teaching Centres, other university work or teaching YLs on our YL partner programmes.

In addition to teaching, the post holders will hold planning meetings with Japanese team teaching partners within assigned schools. The post holders will also liaise with the other British Council teachers working on the schools projects in materials creation, curriculum planning, and the planning and delivering of teacher training programmes for Japanese teachers of English. Working patterns for the above posts are typically Tuesday to Saturday or Monday to Friday during school term times.

• Primarily teaching Academic English to undergraduate students at a university. These posts are for a project limited in time to teaching over two semesters of each year, meaning teachers will for the rest of the year be assigned to other types of teaching, including but not limited to General English or English for Exams at the Tokyo Teaching Centres, other university work or teaching YLs on our YL partner programmes. 

Successful applicants will be informed of the project or type of work to which they will be initially assigned at the time when offers of employment are made.

Sunday, November 18, 2018
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