Prospects for securing a TEFL Job in Japan are very good for persons holding a TEFL certificate from TEFL International. In Osaka and Tokyo there are generally more TEFL jobs than there are teachers to fill them.
Elsewhere in the country the prospects for TEFL employment remain good as well. Japanese society in general has a high respect for teachers, and the students are usually highly motivated and eager to learn.
Japan TEFL Job Requirements
A bachelor’s degree is necessary in order to secure a work permit, so you have to be a graduate in order to get a TEFL job in Japan. An energetic personality and a good sense of humor in a teacher are highly sought after by schools here. Teacher’s salaries are high in Japan, and many teachers find they are able to save as much as 70,000 yen each month, depending on lifestyle, of course. Lots of teachers also supplement their income by taking on private students.
Types of TEFL Jobs in Japan
Large corporations often hire a large number of teachers. There are also a very great number of private language schools in Japan. It is advisable to research the institution you are considering accepting a position from. There are several online communities of English teachers who may be able to give you feedback in this regard.
Make sure that you ask questions regarding salary or hourly pay rate, whether you’ll have to travel to your lessons and if you get compensated for this time and reimbursed for expenses, what kind of material resources the school has for lesson planning and teaching materials, what kind of administrative and collegial support you will have, whether a visa will be needed and if the school assists with that, is housing or a housing allowance provided, etc. This will help to avoid any nasty surprises after you’ve already agreed to take the job.
Sign up for our intensive TEFL training course in Japan and become a certified English teacher in four weeks. Our training center in Tokyo is the ideal location to start your international teaching career. Japan has long been a prestige ESL location with high salaries and great benefits. Therefore, it should be no problem to find your dream job after completing our TEFL course.
Tokyo is one of the most influential cities in Asia and one of the most popular destinations for travelers around the world. This fascinating city combines modernity and tradition. You will not regret coming to Japan and taking our TEFL course in Tokyo.
Besides the hectic hustle and bustle of the city lies a calm world of temples, shrines and traditional spas. This combination is what makes Tokyo the perfect place to work and live.
Good salaries and benefits, such as stipend housing and health care have been what made Japan a wonderful TEFL destination. Even though the cost of living has risen, Japan is still full of great opportunities for English teachers around the world. With your TEFL certification in hand, you will have little trouble securing a position in Japan.
After you completed your TEFL course, our staff will provide job support and help you with your resume and prepare you for job interviews. Sometimes, Japanese employers will also ask for mock video lessons that we can also help you with.
The courses at our Tokyo campus are running throughout the year and start every month. There will be plenty of start dates for you to fit into your schedule.
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Living in Japan will be a memorable experience. Many of our TEFL graduates like the life in Tokyo so much that they decide to stay, while others move on to other cities across Japan, where the demand for teachers is also high, such as Osaka, Kyoto or Hiroshima.
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