English Instructor Needed: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Teach English Abroad

Teach English in Japan

CITY: Hamamatsu City
SALARY: ¥250,000

Our generous benefits package includes the following:

• Visa sponsorship
• A monthly starting salary of¥250,000 (with the possibility of an increase after the initial training period)
• A performance related bonus at the end of the contract
• All Japanese national holidays off
• 10 days of chosen leave (after the first 6 months) and 7 days for winter vacation
• Housing assistance
• Full training and follow-up support
• A friendly and caring working environment
• Commutation fee (up to 15,000 JPY) & all business related travel expenses paid
• Extensive and proven curriculum with all teaching materials provided

All applicants are required to possess the following:

• A completed and accredited Bachelor’s degree
• A solid understanding and native command of the English language
• Two years teaching experience and a passion to help others communicate
• Drive and commitment to providing the highest levels of customer service
• A detailed orientated approach to projects
• The ability to work both in a team and independently
• IT literacy

The following are strongly preferred and applicants with them will be given preference:

• Knowledge of and experience working in the business world
• TEFL certification
• Experience of teaching EAP and/or ESP
• A sensitivity to Japanese culture especially regarding business matters

Please submit your application to Mr. David Heath at [email protected]

All applications must include:

• A cover letter telling us about yourself, your teaching philosophy, and why you believe that you are a strong candidate for this position
• An up-to-date resume
• A copy of your university degree and full transcript
• A copy of any TEFL certificates that you hold
• The name, position held and contact details of a referee
Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Teach English in Japan (General Information)

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