Japan is one of Asia's most popular ESL job markets. English teachers in Japan can enjoy living in a modern country while relishing limitless opportunities to explore temples, palaces and picturesque scenery.
Gaba is seeking Business English Instructors to teach corporate offsite lessons at our client’s premises in the Kansai region. Our clients are business people who need to use English for their work, but each client company has specific requirements and needs that Gaba Instructors meet with customised lessons. Position Description: You will be teaching on […]
Recommended TEFL Certification to Teach English in Japan
Most employers have a strong preference for citizens of recognized English-speaking countries: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Other nationals with a high English proficiency, university degree and TEFL certification may also find employment in Japan.
Contract Hours and Terms
Types of Jobs
Private language centers, public schools and corporate training, universities
20-30 teaching hours and lesson preparation time, depending on type of employer
Public holidays plus paid vacation. Vacation pay varies by employer
Typically 12 months
Income and Living Costs
$1800 - $2500 per month
$1000 - 2000 per month
$500 - 1500 per month
$2500 - 3000
Some employers offer housing or housing allowance
Some employers offer airfare
Best Time to Apply
1-2 interviews by phone or Skype, followed by job offer and contract if successful. Recruiters often hold in-person interviews in USA, Canada and UK.
Instructor Visa, Specialist in Humanities Visa, or the Working Holiday Visa, depending on your employer, and in the case of the Working Holiday Visa, your nationality.
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