English Programme Director (1/31)

A leading educational services company, based in Tokyo, is looking for an English Programme Director to start in March 2018.

Job details: 

The right candidate will possess:

* Extensive experience teaching English to Japanese students of all levels.
* Experience teaching at private junior and/or senior high schools in Japan.
* Teaching qualifications; preferably MA in TESOL or linguistics or current MA student.
* Proven experience in course and syllabus design.
* A high level of grammatical and linguistic knowledge.
* Excellent Japanese skills; at least level 2 on the JPLT, preferably level 1 as the job requires giving presentations in Japanese as well as Japanese to English translation.
* Extensive experience in personnel management.
* Knowledge of the Japanese educational system.
* Adequate computer skills
* Cultural sensitivity, a professional outlook, commitment, flexibility, and strong interpersonal skills.
* Visa and current residence.
* Knowledge of French an asset, but not necessary.

Main responsibilities:

* Designing and updating courses and materials for junior and senior high schools.
* Management of 40 to 50 native English teachers working at private junior and senior high schools in the Kanto area.
* Lesson observation and feedback.
* Training for new instructors.
* Personnel and human resource management; hiring new teachers, creating contracts, resolving issues.
* Teaching classes and giving presentations and seminars; particularly in the field of academic writing.
* Coordinating and attending overnight summer camps and other extra-curricular activities.
* Arranging substitute teachers and other scheduling matters.
* Managing correspondence courses.
* New course development and innovation.
* Sales and marketing.
* Translation of documents.

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive, but is intended as a general guide.

Working Conditions:

Location: Head office located in central Tokyo. Client schools are located in Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Chiba. This position will require regular visits to all client locations. Applicant must be located or able to relocate within commuting distance of head office and client locations.

Working hours: 8:30~17:00, Monday to Friday. However, some flexibility, including occasional overtime and weekend work required. Time off in lieu to compensate.

Salary: 400,000 ~ 500,000 yen/month depending on experience and qualifications. Future pay rises possible. Social insurance and all travel expenses reimbursed.

Contract: Initial one-year contract including probation period. Upon mutual agreement, full-time 正社員 status may be conferred after completion of initial contract.

Holidays: 2 weeks summer, 2 weeks winter vacation and national holidays.

This position will officially begin on April 1st, 2018. However, in order to facilitate a seamless transition and provide time for training, the ideal candidate will be available to start from March 1st.

Wed, 2018-01-31
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EAP Instructor - Lakeland University's Shinjuku campus (1/7)

Teach English for Academic Purposes at Lakeland University's Shinjuku campus. Urgent opening, to start January 15, 2018.

Job details: 

Position: Full-time (3 classes) or shared/part-time (1-2 classes) negotiable based on teacher's availability
Qualifications required: Master's degree in TESOL or related field; previous university level EAP instruction experience preferred.
Duties: Teach skills-based EAP classes; lesson planning; assessment; attend occasional EAP/faculty meetings; hold office hours
Schedule: Classes meet daily M-F 1:25-6:00pm plus 5 office hours to be arranged by the teacher
Salary: 360,000/month

Sun, 2018-01-07
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English Instructors (Full or Part time), Kansai College of Business and Languages, Abeno, Osaka, Japan (2/5)

English Instructors needed to teach classes in General English, speaking, essay-writing and presentation skills.

Job details: 

Immediate openings for English instructors with native-level competency who are experienced and motivated to teach practical language lessons.
POSITION: English teacher
INSTITUTION: Kansai College of Business and Languages
LOCATION: Abeno-ku, Osaka, Japan
WORKING TIMES: Full-time or Part-time. Available classes are scheduled Monday to Thursday, 09:00-12:10; 13:10-14:40.Term of appointment is from April 2018 to February 2019. Contract renewal in AY2019 depends on availability.
REMUNERATION: 5,000+ yen per lesson, plus full transportation fee. Reimbursement reviewed and increased based on applicant's qualifications, experience, and ability.
a) Native-level competency in English
b) TESOL, TEFL or equivalent qualifications
c) Preferably 1-2 years experience teaching at high school or university level, sufficient to teach some or all of the following subjects confidently: general English, speaking, essay-writing and presentation skills.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: Send CV or resume via e-mail to ATTN Akihiro OE, Director of KG

Mon, 2018-02-05
Contact details: 
Send CV to: Akihiro OE, Director of Kansai College of Business and Languages Email: <> For more information or questions please contact Professor Michi Yamasaki at the email above.

EFL Instructor, CUBE Study Abroad English Program, Konan University, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo-ken, Japan (1/10)

Job details: 

EFL Instructor
CUBE Study Abroad English Program
Konan University

Konan University (KU) is currently seeking an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) instructor to teach English language courses at KU’s Hirao School of Management (CUBE) campus. CUBE offers undergraduate education that aims to prepare the globally-minded Japanese manager of the future—one who is multilingual, cognizant of other cultures, skilled in the use of new information technologies, and entrepreneurially oriented. The curriculum offered by CUBE includes the Study Abroad program, under which students receive semi-intensive English for Academic Purposes (EAP) instruction. In the second semester of their sophomore year, qualified CUBE students in the program will transfer to the University at Buffalo (UB), the State University of New York, for a full academic year of study. The Study Abroad English program at CUBE is based on the teaching philosophy and curriculum at UB’s English Language Institute (ELI) with an orientation to American culture and business practices.

Job Title: EFL Instructor
Employer: Konan University (in cooperation with the University at Buffalo)
Location: Nishinomiya-city, Hyogo, Japan

Master’s degree in TESOL or closely related field; native-like proficiency in English; a minimum of 2 years of university teaching experience (preferably in North America) is required; experience teaching in Japan and/or teaching Japanese students a plus.

One-year appointment from April 1, 2018 to March 30, 2019; renewable annually up to a maximum of five years, pending annual performance evaluations.

An annual salary of 4,500,000 – 5,000,000 yen will be paid in yen in twelve monthly installments. Salary is increased annually based upon performance.

The instructor should be available to work 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday (and occasionally on Saturday or Sunday when an extra class or event is scheduled), with approximately 15 hours (10 90-minute classes) devoted to instructional duties and 25 hours devoted to preparation time and program support duties, including: creating and organizing teaching materials, advising students, administering placement tests, preparing student progress reports, assisting with the preparation of the entrance exam to the program, and other duties as assigned by KU via the CUBE Study Abroad English Program Coordinator. The instructor will also be expected to be available between fall and spring terms to complete program support duties and provide remedial instruction and guidance to students.

The travel expenses of the instructor (and if applicable of spouse and dependent children) will be paid for travel from the place of residence prior to appointment to the place of employment.

Instructor is provided with a rent-free, semi-furnished 2-bedroom apartment, or 75,000 yen/month towards rent at another apartment. A transportation allowance shall be paid for commuting to the Nishinomiya campus.

School Calendar: The school year at Konan University begins with the spring term, held from April 1 - July 31. The fall term is from September 1 – January 31.

Holidays: Instructor will have the following holidays: national holidays with a few exceptions, a summer vacation from August 1-31 and a two-week break in February.

Office Space: Instructor will be provided with an office space and a personal computer in a shared office.

Health Insurance: Instructor will enroll in the Japanese health plan.

Interested applicants should send a resume, a cover letter that includes the applicant’s philosophy of teaching, and contact information for three professional/academic references. References will not be contacted without your prior consent. Documents must be submitted electronically to and addressed to both individuals below by January 10, 2018.

Ryan Richardson
Study Abroad English Program Coordinator, Konan University
Nishinomiya, Japan

Keith Otto
Program Director for English as a Second Language Programs, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York, USA

Wed, 2018-01-10
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Documents must be submitted electronically to <> and addressed to both individuals below by January 10, 2018. Ryan Richardson Study Abroad English Program Coordinator, Konan University Nishinomiya, Japan Keith Otto Program Director for English as a Second Language Programs, University at Buffalo Buffalo, New York, USA

Full-time English Instructor at Kaisei College, Kobe City (1/5)

English Instructor position responsible for teaching ten 90-minute classes (subjects include, Oral Communication, Reading, Writing, Debate & Presentation, etc.).

Job details: 

1) Native-speaker competency in English
2) MA in TESOL or related field
3) Experience teaching TEFL to international students preferred
1) Teach up to ten 90-minute classes (subjects include, Oral Communication, Reading, Writing, Debate & Presentation, etc.).
2) Participate in extra-curricular activities such as helping students with the English Speaking Club activities including a summer session (one or two days during the summer break), teaching community education classes for adults,giving demonstration lessons for high school students during open campus, etc. These extra duties sometimes take place when there are no classes; on holidays, during summer break from mid August to September or during the spring break from mid-February to the end of March. There is also a 10-day holiday over Christmas and New Year’s.
1) Two-year contract (April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2020). One-year extension is possible.
2) Gross salary, approximately, 4, 800,000 yen.
3) Research funding (50,000 yen, based on 2017)
4) Commutation allowance
5) Health Insurance (Mutual Aid Association for Private Schools, Shigakukyousai)
6) Pension (Mutual Aid Association for Private Schools, Shigakukyousai)
Application Procedures:
Submit a complete CV (resume) detailing the applicant’s history of education, employment, research, and publication.
Submit two (2) letters of support from people familiar with the applicant’s teaching practice.
Application documents should be sent by the deadline (Jan. 5, 2018) via either e-mail or postal mail (the address is listed below)
E-mail: ATTN Ms. Ruriko Saeki
Postal Mailing Address:
神戸市灘区青谷町2-7-1 海星学院大学 Attn: Ms. Ruriko Saeki
Attn: Ms. Ruriko Saeki, Kaisei College, 2-7-1 Aotanicho, Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo-ken〒657-0805 

Fri, 2018-01-05
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E-mail: ATTN Ms. Ruriko Saeki Postal Mailing Address: 神戸市灘区青谷町2-7-1 海星学院大学 Attn: Ms. Ruriko Saeki Attn: Ms. Ruriko Saeki, Kaisei College, 2-7-1 Aotanicho, Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo-ken〒657-0805

Kindergarten English teacher in Kobe (2/1)

Starting February-April 2018, DK English is looking for experienced, motivated FT/PT teachers for preschool learners.

Job details: 

Our mission is to provide a truly enjoyable experience learning English for as many children as possible. Our head office is conveniently located in Sannomiya, Kobe and our work also extends outside of the classroom. Your skills, creativity, and aspirations are very important to us. If you are motivated and driven, you will have the opportunity to develop and lead various projects of interest to you at DK English.

The successful applicant must have native English level proficiency, have at least two years of experience teaching young or primary beginner children, and enthusiastic about working with children aged 2-8. You must be comfortable teaching a large group of kids, from 10 to 20 in a class. While a teaching license from your home country or a TESOL is preferred, we believe that experience and passion for primary education are invaluable, and the ability to create and work on your own initiative is key. Basic Japanese conversation level also preferred, but not a must.

At the higher end of the salary scale, the applicant will be a professional with experience teaching at a kindergarten or primary school in his or her own country and/or bilingual in English/Japanese.

An interest in career development and an initiative to take on tasks and projects to benefit DK English unsupervised are key requirements. Opportunities for promotions and commissions are available based on performance. We are looking for dedicated teachers that are passionate about creating a unique and fun classroom experience for the children.

The positions offered are below:

1. Full time position:
Working days: 5 days a week/Monday to Friday (8 Sat./year)
Working hours: between 9:30am to 6pm (at least 1 hour lunch break)
Job Description: Teaching mainly 2-6 year olds. Curriculum building, event planning, team projects.
Salary: 230,000yen ~300,000yen/month
Holidays: Sat/Sun, plus 30 days/year
Minimum 2 year commitment.

2. Semi- full time position:
Working days: 3 days a week/Tuesday to Thursday *avg. 3 weeks/month. (4 Sat./year)
Working hours: 10:00am~4:30pm
Job Description: Teaching 2-6 year olds.
Salary: 100,000~130,000yen/month
Minimum 1 year commitment.

3. Part-time position: From 1 day/week possible.
Working days: Inquire
Salary: 2,500yen to 4,000yen/hour

Make sure to state which position you are applying for in your CV. Include your resume with photo. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Thu, 2018-02-01
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Become an IELTS Examiner with JSAF (Kanto Area) (1/18)

Japan Study Abroad Foundation (JSAF) is recruiting experienced English language teachers to train to be IELTS examiners in Kanto area.

Job details: 

Japan Study Abroad Foundation (JSAF) is recruiting experienced English language teachers to train to be IELTS examiners in Kanto area.

Applicants are required to meet IELTS Examiner Minimum Professional Requirements (MPRs). Refer to the site below for MPRs:

You will need:
• An undergraduate or Master’s degree or a qualification which can be demonstrated
to be equivalent to an undergraduate or Master’s degree.
• A recognised qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or recognised equivalent as part of a recognised university award course.
• At least 3 years’ full time (or the equivalent part time) relevant TESOL teaching experience (minimum one year post-certificate level qualification). The majority of
this teaching experience must relate to adult students (16 years and over).
• The required professional attributes and interpersonal skills.

If you are interested to apply, please provide the required information and attach your updated CV.

• First Name (required)
• Last Name (required)
• Country of Origin (required)
• E-mail address (required)
• Telephone/Cell number (required)
• Your CV (required)

Please send email to: by 18th January 2018.

Information pack regarding recruitment procedure and Examiner training will be forwarded to the suitable candidates by an email from JSAF. 
Successful Applicants will be invited to Examiner training scheduled for 17th and 18th February 2018 in Tokyo.

Please note that this is not a full-time position. It is a part time paid by per work basis.

Thu, 2018-01-18
Contact details: 
Japan Study Abroad Foundation (JSAF) IELTS Official Test Centre Mitsui Seimei Bldg. 5F, 1-4-15, Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 169-0075 JAPAN TEL 03-6273-9356 FAX 03-6273-9357 Email

Cambridge English Speaking Examiner Training, Kawaijuku Examination Centre of Cambridge English (JP026), (Chubu) (1/31)

Kawaijuku Examination Centre of Cambridge English (JP026) seeks experienced professionals in Chubu area for a free Speaking Examiners training for PET/KET to work with us as a Speaking Examiner 

Job details: 

A one-day Training, followed by a half-day Certification session to enable experienced and qualified teachers to become Speaking Examiners (SEs). This workshop will cover the speaking tests for two levels of Cambridge English; KET (A2), PET (B1). The training and certification are free but the travel and accommodation cost should be covered by applicants.
[Training] Saturday, 10th February, one day
[Certification] Sunday, 11th February, a half day from morning till late lunch
Location Nagoya
NB. This is a part time position and you will be paid by work basis and a valid visa is required

Minimum Professional Requirements
All SEs must meet the minimum professional requirements (MPRs) of the role.
- Professional background
• Education to first degree level or equivalent
• A recognised language teaching qualification
• Proof of substantial, relevant, recent teaching experience, equivalent to at least 1800 hours
NB. An applicant can be exempt either from the formal teaching qualification or from the first degree/equivalent requirement (but not both) if they have considerable relevant teaching experience. References to support this experience may be requested.
- English language competency
In order to examine effectively, SEs must be able to demonstrate:
Overall language proficiency, including linguistic accuracy, relevant to the examination level (for PET/KET the prospective SE must have C1 level)

Overview of the recruitment process for new Speaking Examiners
In order to become a Cambridge English SE, an applicant must successfully complete the following stages of recruitment process:
1. Application form approval
Application forms are assessed against the Minimum Professional Requirements. Those who do not meet the minimum requirements cannot be accepted.
2. Interview by telephone
The Centre Exam Manager and the Team Leader (TL) interview the applicants and, where needed, the TL conducts a language proficiency check.
3. Induction
The applicants work through the self-access online induction materials, which cover the responsibilities of being a Speaking Examiner and the format and levels of the tests.
4. Training
Training is conducted by the TL and covers how to rate and deliver the Speaking test. The TL assesses the applicants during session to ensure they meet the requirements for an SE.
5. Certification
The applicants must complete certification for each exam level they will examine and their performance must be certified by the TL to become an SE.
6. Approval by Cambridge English
Cambridge English may reject any nomination which does not clearly meet the requirements, and their decision is final.

Wed, 2018-01-31
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For more information and application forms please contact on: Kawaijuku Examination Centre of Cambridge English 608, 6F Ikebukuro Park Building, 2-49-7 Minami-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 171-0022 NB. Please state that you are responding to the advertisement for Chubu area

Part-time English Instructor, Aoyama Gakuin Senior High School, Tokyo (1/12)

Aoyama Gakuin Senior High School is seeking a part-time teacher for a communicative course for Monday and Thursday mornings. 

Job details: 

1. Institution: Aoyama Gakuin Senior High School. Aoyama Gakuin is a private Christian high school with an internationally-minded outlook.

2. Location: Shibuya, Tokyo.

3. Title of Position: Part-time Teacher.

4. Minimum Qualifications and Experience: Bachelor’s degree, plus a recognized TESOL or TEFL certification. Solo teaching in a Japanese school preferred; the position is not an ALT position.

5. Duties: Six class hours per week teaching the first-year communicative English Expression I course on Monday and Thursday mornings. Three hours teaching on each day, plus relevant administrative tasks such as grading and attendance. Classes are held between 8 a.m. and 12:30pm.

6. Salary and benefits: ¥108,000 a month plus transportation. The salary is paid year-round.

7. Contract period is for one year, with the possibility for renewal from April 2019. The maximum employment length is 5 years.

8. Application materials (as email attachments): CV and brief cover letter highlighting relevant experience.

9. Deadline: January 12th, 2018. Candidates invited for interview will be contacted the following week.

10. Contact Information: (Mr. Berry)

Please write “PT TEACHER APPLICATION” in the subject box.

We regret that only applicants invited for interview will be contacted.

Fri, 2018-01-12
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Contact Information: (Mr. Berry)

British Council, Project-Based University Teacher (Tokyo) (1 /2)

Job details: 

In addition to teaching, post holders will work alongside a team of other British Council teachers, and are expected to work closely with them in lesson planning and materials development. Post holders also need to undertake duties related to assessment and record keeping and be available for a one-hour meeting each week.

Post holders will be paid by the hour for the fixed-term dates of the project and also receive a project-completion bonus.

We are currently recruiting for two projects teaching Academic English at universities in Tokyo. Applicants should state their order of preference as part of their personal statement when applying online (‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘either’).

A) April 2018 to July 2018, Central Tokyo: you will teach 18 hours per week over one 15-week semester. You are also required to do up to one week of administrative work after the semester finishes.

B) April 2018 to January 2019, Western Tokyo: you will teach 18 hours per week over two 13-week semesters. You are also required to do up to one week of administrative work after each semester finishes.

Interviews are likely to be held one week after closing date.

Tue, 2018-01-02
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Please apply online here:
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