English Teaching Jobs in Japan

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Job Hunting and Interview Tips for Getting an English Teaching Job in Japan

“Can I apply from abroad?” “Can non-native speakers apply for a TESOL job in Japan?” “Is teaching experience required?” “When is the best time to apply for a teaching English job in Japan?” “Do I need  TESOL / TEFL  certification before applying for a job in Japan?” This video answers all frequently asked questions about how to successfully apply and interview for an English teaching job in Japan.

ALT Teacher vs Conversation English Teacher

The most popular entry-level jobs in Japan are as an ALT teacher or a Conversational English teacher. Shelley Yue completed our 250-hour TESOL Diploma and she taught English at both ALT programs and English Conversational schools in Japan. Click on A Day in the Life of an ALT  and A Day in the Life of… Conversational School to find out which teaching job is right for you.

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In-House Recruitment: Gaba, the JET Programme, AEON/Amity, and Interac offer in-house recruiting. You can apply directly online or visit information sessions offered throughout North America, the UK, and Australia. These organizations have schools throughout Japan and their HR specialists will place you in the city where you want to teach English, help you with the visa, and make travel and accommodation arrangements.

Apply in Person: Japan has the largest market of English Conversation classes in the world. Most English Conversation schools are small organizations that offer great packages and flexible hours. Most English Conversation schools prefer to hire experienced teachers who are already living in Japan, but highly qualified teachers are also welcome to apply from abroad.

Click here for more information on job conditions, requirements and benefits. Or access the Japan job board from your OnTESOL student account. The job board includes job ads and a list of ESL schools in Japan.

Live in Japan!

Japan has a wonderful culture. People are very polite and kind, and teachers who go to Japan form long-lasting relationships with co-workers; however, Japan has a unique culture; culture shock is unavoidable wherever in the world your teaching abroad adventure takes you. Learning the local language and learning how to cook local foods goes a long way in any country where you choose to teach English abroad. This article provides more tips on adapting to life in Japan.