Teach English in Japan with Berkeley House Language Center
Job details - Location and Contract
Minimum Qualifications and Teaching Experience
Berkeley House Language Center, a leading language school in Japan, is seeking English as a Foreign Language instructors for various teaching positions in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and other cities in Japan, for positions at corporations, universities, and/or at our schools.
Teachers work five days a week, with 25 teaching hours per week, and two consecutive days off. In addition to teaching, instructors write reports, participate in meetings, and so forth.
Our students include corporate office workers, professionals, and fulltime students preparing for or attending university. Schedules will typically include a combination of one-to-one, semi-private, and group lessons.
Remuneration depends on the applicant’s qualifications, but begins at 270,000 yen/month with transportation expenses in Japan being reimbursed. Successful applicants pay their own airfare to Japan, but typically, a year-end bonus is paid. These are one-year contract positions, usually renewable.
Berkeley House will assist our new teacher’s settlement in Japan by providing an apartment. Teachers are required to pay their own rent and utilities.
The ideal candidate will
· Be a native speaker of English.
· A dedicated team worker.
· In possession of a four-year degree from an accredited university plus a TESOL, TESL, and/or teaching certificate.
· Have at least two years’ experience teaching non-native speakers of English.
· Japanese language skills are not required, but a plus.
Please note-only such applicants who hold a Master’s Degree will be considered for positions at universities.
Ten to twenty hours of training will be provided in Japan for which our newly hired teachers are not paid; this is to familiarize them with our methods and materials.
Please send the following materials to email@example.com.
1. Current CV
2. Cover letter
3. Copy of passport information page
4. Examples of lesson plans, worksheets, activities, or syllabi you have updated or created.
5. Two references with contact details (name, address, phone number, email). At least one must be supervisors.
If the email address is not working, please go to our webpage below, and check other ways to apply.
Web link: berkeleyhouse.co.jp/company/employment/how-to-apply
Only applicants who submit all documents and pass the initial screening will be contacted. The application process consists of in-person or Skype interviews with the HR Manager, Program Manager, Department Manager, and company President. Candidates will also be asked to present a 30 minute teaching demonstration after the departmental interviews.
Berkeley House Language Center’s teachers are afforded the unique opportunity to interact with people from almost every walk of life in Japan. Unlike other language schools, Berkeley House is privileged to provide language instruction to just about every type of Japanese student imaginable. After completing our 20 hour (approx.) training course the new Berkeley house teacher will get right into teaching, and earning money. There are generally four types of classes at Berkeley House Language Center.
Below is a brief description of each:
Universities: Berkeley House Language Center (BHLC) has a contract with a number of universities in Japan. Classes can be for students or employees. To teach credit classes, you may need a masters in TESOL or in a related field.
Business/Government: Usually a small group lesson taught at the client’s/student’s business office.
Schools: BHLC provides both public and private general education schools with native English speakers to assist Japanese English teachers in the classroom.
Private: A number of classes at BHLC are “private” lessons where one teacher teaches one student. The student could be a high school student, housewife, businessmen or almost anyone.
As a teacher at BHLC you will probably have the opportunity to teach all of the above type classes.
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