Teach English in Japan
Teaching English in Japan is an incredible experience. Finding a teaching job in Japan there can be tricky, and the TEFL job market is very competitive; however, we have you covered.
Want to jump around with monkeys in Arashiyama Monkey Park? If yes, this job is definitely for you.
Arashiyama Monkey Park is excellent, and the expat nightlife is just as good!
Bring your hiking boots to Japan; the fantastic mountain ranges around the Kanto region are just one reason why Japan is one of the most captivating countries in the world. Our 120 hour TEFL course will make sure you hit the classroom full of confidence.
What makes this job more surprising is that you have such a big choice of areas around Japan to teach!
TEFL experience requirements
- Native English speaker
- Passport holder from the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand
- Successful completion of a bachelors degree or higher
- TEFL qualified (included)
- Have a hard work ethic, enthusiasm, flexibility and an open mind to a new culture!
How it works?
Before you go, you’ll have an application form to complete. Once you submit all your documents and get accepted, you’ll be on your way to Japan!
Also be aware of the following
- The visa process will be a lot easier if the TEFL certificate states the 120 hours on
the actual document. If it does not, there are ways around it, but certificates with 120-
Hours stated on them seem to pass through much more straightforward.
- The passport should be valid for at least six months. But as it may take longer to renew a
visa in Japan it’s best to get that done before leaving.
- Degrees need to be notarised at the Japanese embassy in the home country of the
applicant. This can be expensive and time-consuming, so it should be done far in
- All documents should be in colour. Black and white papers are not accepted.
What do you need to organize?
- International flights: You’ll need return flights (can be two one-way)
- Police check: You’ll need a clean criminal record
- Health check: You’ll need to provide a health statement
- Vaccines: Consult your local doctor for advice
- Budget: Spending money for when you’re getting settled in & excursions
- Insurance: It’s essential to sort your travel before you go!
Your teaching experience
Schools are typically small, with two, three or four classrooms. Very few have more than five classrooms while some even have one.
A large portion of the teacher’s schedule will be teaching adult students who tend to fall into
the pre-intermediate category. However, about half the students are children so teachers will
need to be prepared to teach young learners, too.
Teachers may also teach at a few different locations in a week, which does add a little
variety to their schedule and travel costs will be paid by the school.
Positions are limited to a certain amount each month, so those looking to teach in Japan
should apply well in advance to get the start date they want.
The majority of the schools are located in the Kanto region, which is essentially the Greater Tokyo/Yokohama metropolitan area.