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School English Teacher In Tokyo, Japan - (Spring 2017)
Date 2016-11-03 02:11:03 Location : Asia:Japan
International Education Services (IES) was incorporated in Japan in 1969. Headquartered in Tokyo, IES has extensive experience designing and conducting business, technical, specialized, and cross-cultural communication programs for Japanese corporations and national governmental organizations, as well as providing English instruction in Japanese elementary and secondary schools. IES hires directly and exclusively to fill vacancies within the company.
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 may 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 be given extensive teacher training on arrival supplemented with regular feedback and counseling. In your adult 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.
You will earn the Japanese Yen (JPY) equivalent of USD30,000.00. Compensation is 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 during the months of 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 USD600.00/month), and other settling-in challenges.
A minimum requirement when submitting documentation for securing your work-visa approval is a BA/BS degree certificate from an accredited university and sponsorship by IES. A teaching qualification and/or TESOL/CELTA certification while advantageous is not mandatory, with equal consideration given to each candidate's personality, educational background, and work experience. An assessment of any candidate's English language proficiency may be required as part of the hiring process.
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.