International ESL Jobs
Date: 29 October 2017
English Teacher In Japanese Public Schools (Spring 2018)
Interested in experiencing Japanese culture? Excited by the chance to live and teach in Tokyo? International Education Services (IES), a language consultancy with almost 50 years of experience in Japan is seeking graduates with teaching experience as English language instructors.
International Education Services (IES) was established in Japan in 1969. Headquartered in Tokyo, IES provides English instruction in Japanese elementary and secondary schools. IES also has extensive experience designing and conducting business, engineering, pharmaceutical, and customized communication programs for Japanese corporations and national governmental organizations.
You will be assigned to teach Japanese students in elementary, junior high, and high school classes in and around Tokyo. Student ages will range from 6 to 18 years old. Your role will be to assist the Japanese teacher in the classroom during English lessons. Elementary school lessons generally involve music, games, and activities that get the children to communicate as much as possible while motivating them to study English more. Junior high and high schools use an interactive approach that allows students and teachers to easily communicate. You will also teach general business communication courses to employees selected by our corporate clients in Japanese industry, as well as to officials from national government ministries and agencies.
You will receive extensive teacher training on arrival supplemented with regular feedback and counseling. In your business classes, you will be trained to use a small group, communicative, English-only, coaching-based approach. For all classes, detailed training plans and in-house learning materials will be provided. Administrative assistance with class logistics will be provided by our bilingual Japanese course coordinators.
IES guarantees annual compensation of at least 3,000,000 Japanese Yen (approximately US$30,000.00). You will be paid monthly in JPY (income tax deductions will be about 5-7%; sales tax is 8%; automobile ownership unnecessary). You will be offered an annual, renewable contract which includes work-visa sponsorship, paid vacations, subsidized health insurance payments (Japan’s national plan covers 70% of medical/dental fees), contract fulfillment bonus (to help cover cost of flights etc.), and travel expenses to/from teaching assignments. Your starting date is negotiable, with the biggest windows of opportunity being from March ~ June and August ~ October. You will also receive comprehensive assistance with your work-visa submission, hotel and other arrival arrangements, finding accommodation (average rent about US$650.00/month), and other settling-in challenges. IES hires directly and exclusively to fill vacancies within the company. IES is not a third-party recruiter and no fees are associated with applying for any positions with IES.
Minimum immigration requirements to secure the necessary work-visa are a BA/BS degree certificate from an accredited university, in an English speaking country and sponsorship by IES. Teaching qualifications, TESOL/CELTA certification, and one/two years of teaching experience while preferred by IES are not compulsory, with consideration also given to each candidate’s personality, educational background, work experience, and demonstrable interest in and exposure to Japanese culture and Japanese citizens.
Please email your cover letter, outlining your reasons for wanting to live and work for IES in Tokyo, and CV (pdf file) to Damian Thomas in Tokyo: [email protected].