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Exciting opportunities to teach small classes in Japan

Kick off your teaching career in Tokyo! You can be teaching young learners and adults, lots of career professional development and support.

Teach in Japan with Shane English School


Salary and Benefits

  • JPY 252,800 monthly salary (approx. £1,700 monthly) with increments for higher qualifications
  • Bonus system
  • 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
  • 6 weeks annual paid leave (including 5 extra days after 6 months)
  • Welfare support team in Japan
  • Access to Japanese Health Insurance Scheme
  • Visa sponsorship
  • 12 month contract
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Qualifications to teach in Japan

  • Bachelors degree
  • CELTA / Trinity TESOL* (or Level 5 equivalent TEFL course) - book your 170 hour TEFL for teaching in Japan here
  • No experience required
  • No Japanese language skills needed
  • Fluent English speaker

* ​Applicants who have 60+ hours of TEFL training and 3 months of full-time teaching experience are also welcome to apply​.

About Shane English School, Japan

We believe the best way to learn English is to use it in real world scenarios. This is why the Communicative Method is used throughout Shane English Schools. In lessons students actively participate in discussions and activities that allow them to practise their English pronunciation and intonation. Shane English School Japan currently has over 200 centers in and around the Kanto region of Tokyo and are always on the lookout for excellent teachers!

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Simply fill out this form and we'll get straight back to you. If you have any questions you can always email us at [email protected]

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