Teach English in Japan
"For decades, North Americans have been tempted to spend a year or two working in Japan, where English commands an almost reverential respect. The demand for language tuition remains strong in Japan, although recession in the late 1990s resulted in the closure of some major companies when fewer Japanese people were willing to pay for expensive English lessons. Consequently, competition for teaching jobs in Japan has become more acute. Be prepared to spend a sizeable sum of money while conducting the job hunt because of the high cost of living in Japanese cities. But many people persevere because of their commitment to an extended stay in Japan and also because of the potential earnings. Once established, the financial rewards for teaching English in Japan can be considerable." —Susan Griffith
|Gaba Corporation — Teach English 1-to-1 in Japan to Motivated Adult Students
Gaba operates 38 schools in Tokyo, Yokahama, Nagoya and Osaka. We provide a stylish and professional workplace, and offer professional support and development for our teachers. Our Instructors choose their schedules on a monthly basis, and our focus is on personalized, communicative language teaching. Check our site for testimonials, applications, and lots of info on life in Japan.
||Dates: Recruiting is year-round. 6-month contracts are available, but a 12-month commitment is required where visa sponsorship is needed.
|Teach English in Japan with Footprints
Footprints is a free program that will help you with the entire process of moving to teach English in Japan with a reputable paid job. Your flight is included and housing is free. We also offer more frequent jobs in China. We have placed over 10,000 teachers abroad since 2001 and 95% of our teachers would recommend us to a friend. Make Footprints your choice for teaching in Japan!
||Dates: Program intake is year round (start dates listed online are suggested)
Cost: Free! We never charge our teachers any fees for helping them get a job and sort out their paperwork.
Teaching English in Japan and Want Private Students?
Teacher profiles are browsed by students who can contact them directly. Set your own rates — schedule — workplace. Free service for English teachers across Japan.
Teach English in Japan!
Recruits teachers for hundreds of their language schools across Japan. Hires year round, 1-year contracts. Must have bachelor's degree or above, must attend interview process in US, Canada or Australia.
Teaching English to Children in Japan
With over 70 branch schools throughout Japan, Amity has been providing international teaching opportunities for more than a decade. We offer exciting opportunities for enthusiastic professionals who enjoy working with children. BA/BS degree; all majors considered. One year contract. Interviews conducted year round in the U.S. and Canada.
Website for English teachers in Japan. Also has fine Teacher, Living, and Forum/Community pages on their site.
Interac specializes in recruiting English teachers for schools and corporations throughout Japan. Once you interview (there are interviews conducted in large cities of the United States and elsewhere) and are accepted, you receive advance job placement and amenities such as travel expenses, living quarters, and a work visa.
Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program
Administered by the Japanese government, it is the largest single program for teaching English. Graduating seniors and university degree holders eligible. Also offers positions for those who have studied Japanese as Coordinators of International Relations.
Visit: U.S. citizens visit jetprogramusa.org. Canadians visit www.jetprogramme.ca.
Jobs in Japan
Features loads of English teaching job postings.
By far the best source for finding English teaching opportunities in Japan. You can download the current issue online, or for a modest fee of $12 annually, the latest issue will be sent automatically to your email address twice a month.
A teacher student introduction service that allows you to teach English in Japan where, when and how you want. You can also decide your own rates. Students view the teacher profiles and then contact a suitable teacher. The site also contains grammar guides, an English Terminology page and TOEFLl/TOEIC resources.
Offers short-term contracts for highly motivated individuals with a degree and one year of teaching experience to teach English in Japan at a Japanese university or a junior college.