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Teach English in Japan

Teaching jobs in Japan now available throughout the greater Tokyo area and Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, Kyushu. Experience life in one of Asia’s most fast paced destinations! Benefits include JPY 252,000 (approx. £1,400 monthly) with bonus system, accommodation support, full training including TEYL course, 6 weeks annual paid leave, teach small classes 1 – 6 students

In brief

Teaching English in Japan at a glance – Arrive to Tokyo, take part in a full week long orientation and teach English in Japan to small groups of children, teenagers, parents, young professionals and business people who study at these community orientated schools. Arrival dates available every month.

Teach English In Japan

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  • Start: Every month at the end of each months
  • Finish: 12 month contract as from above start date options

Application deadlines

  • Ongoing

Due to visa processing time, early application is recommended.

Interview process

Successful applicants will be shortlisted and contacted by email to arrange an interview.


  • JPY 252,800 monthly salary (approx. £1,400 monthly) with increments for higher qualifications
  • Bonus system
  • Airport pick up
  • 1 week orientation in Tokyo
  • TEYL training provided with ongoing teacher development
  • Teach 29.5 hours per week
  • 5 day week
  • Reimbursed work commuting costs
  • Accommodation support with loan for company accommodation where required
  • 6 weeks annual paid leave (including 5 extra days after 6 months)
  • Welfare support team in Japan
  • Access to Japanese Health Insurance Scheme
  • Latest Edition Lonely Planet E Guide to Japan
  • Visa sponsorship
  • 12 month contract (renewable)

For candidates, with online ​TEFL ​(120 hours ​but not level 5) ​and 2 years of ​teaching ​experience​,​ ​starting salary is​ ​JPY ​247,800​ monthly.​

Average length of teacher stay on this program is almost 3 years.

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Requirements to teach in Japan

  • Bachelors degree
  • Nationality of UK, Ireland or Commonwealth applicants (due to visa requirements)
  • CELTA / Trinity TESOL (or Level 5 equivalent TEFL course)
  • No experience necessary
  • No Japanese language skills required

​Applicants who have a 120 hour On-line TEFL course and 2+ years of teaching experience are also welcome to apply​.

Locations for teaching jobs in Japan

Primarily in and around Tokyo including: Shinjuki, Shibuya, Ebisu, Ginza, Nishi, Higashi, Saitama and Yokohama.

Also some schools in Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto & Kyushu.

About teaching in Japan

  • You will be teaching English in Japan at professional and friendly schools that are very much a part of the communities they serve
  • The teaching day starts around noon and finishes at 8 or 9 PM
  • Teachers are usually given a regular schedule of five working days per week
  • Students are varied with 50% adults and 50% children
  • Standard group lessons are 50 minutes with one-to-one lessons 40 minutes
  • Full curriculum is provided including course books, supplementary materials and schedules
  • Average class size is 3 students
  • Many adult classes are one-to-one
  • 6 weeks of annual leave including 10 days at Christmas / New Year with breaks in Spring and Summer and most national holidays

Why apply to teach English in Japan through ESLstarter?

  • Free recruitment service
  • Dedicated job placement team
  • We will work with you directly through the application and visa process
  • Join our Facebook communities & connect with lots of other ESLstarter teachers before you go!
  • Lots of teacher testimonials!

Destination Japan

Japan has long been a popular destination for those looking to teach English abroad. The country offers a sophisticated way of life based on elegant manners and a culture of formality. The Japanese take immense pride in introducing foreigners to their country. From late night noodles in Tokyo’s fluorescent malls to the tranquillity of ancient Buddhist temples perched high in the mountains, this is an unforgettable land with much to be discovered!

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