Teach English in Japan
CITY: Northern Kyushu
SALARY: Starting salary of between 230,000-250,000 yen a month
An Enthusiastic, Qualified Teacher Who Enjoys Working with Young Children is needed in Early August for a full-time teaching Position in Northern Kyushu
Keio Academy, a Japanese company based in Nakatsu-City, Oita Prefecture is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced English teacher to work full time beginning in Early August. The initial contract time will be for 18 months but can be extended further upon successful completion. We are looking for an individual who has a strong desire to teach and who feels satisfaction helping young students reach their goals.
The hired teacher will work teaching young (pre-school and Kindergarten age) Japanese children. The teacher hired will work 5 days a week for a total of 40 working hours per week. There is a maximum of 26.5 classroom-teaching hours and the rest of the time is for office work and lesson planning. The teacher hired must also be able to participate in and help plan the various yearly events (such as, Christmas presentation, English summer camp, field trips and international parties).
Nakatsu City is a mid-sized castle town in northern Kyushu. It is the 3rd largest city in Oita Prefecture. It is big enough to be convenient but small enough to retain its charm. It is home to many shrines, temples, teahouses and the yearly Gion festival that is a major attraction of the area. Nakatsu is also home to some very nice hiking trails, cycling paths and numerous hot springs. It is also very easy to get away for the weekend to a larger city like Kokura, Hakata or the resort town of Beppu, which are only a short distance by train.
In 1984 Keio Academy was founded in Northern Kyushu with the goal of establishing an elite school to enrich and enlighten its students in all areas of education. There are now three Keio Academy schools in Japan and 1 in Taiwan. We also send teachers to a number of local school and enhance the overall English environment of the area.@@More information (in Japanese) can be found at www.keio-ac.com
Pay and benefits:
-Starting salary of between 230,000-250,000yen a month based on experience and skill.
-5 weeks of paid vacation (25 days plus the connected weekends) spread out throughout the year, 5 days of which are selectable.
-Visa sponsorship available
-Free access to a company car for required work travel employees may also use a company car for personal use at a nominal fee
-Keio will help to find an apartment for the hired teachers and will pay part of the key money.
-Free Japanese language lessons will be available
-Reimbursement of flight ticket to Japan (up to 100,000yen)
-A native English speaker. English must be your FIRST and primary language
-Bachelorfs degree from a college or university
-Have the desire to live and work in Japan and for a Japanese company
-Professional, responsible attitude for work
-A friendly, outgoing attitude for students
-Have flexibility to succeed in a fast-paced work environment
-Must enjoy working with small children
-Will need to sing, dance and make fun English games and activities
-Priority will be given to applicants with TESOL/CELTA/TEFL or ESL certification and/or experience teaching children
-Also we hope for teachers who have some background in performance
-This position requires a Japanese or International driverfs license for the duration of your employment
-Fluency in Japanese is not required but a basic understanding is needed to communicate with the Japanese teachers.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in working for Keio Academy, please send us:
1. Your resume
2. A cover letter
3. Two recent photos of yourself (a shot of your face and a full length shot with you dressed in business attire).
Optionally you may send us any other photos, videos, letter of recommendation or documents that let us know what kind of person/teacher you are.
Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
After looking over these documents, we will send you the full application package. **Incomplete applications will not be considered.**