This opening is for a position as a Full-Time Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture starting in August 2018 to March 2019.
Contract: August 2018 to March 2019
・Base salary is 230,000 ~ 240,000 yen per month
・Monday to Friday. 8:30 am to 4:30pm (More details TBA)
・Transportation costs will be covered
・Days off include weekends, National Holidays, and other holidays set on the Board of Education’s school calendar.
The placement will be in Elementary schools and Junior High Schools throughout Aizuwakamatsu City, where the ALT will assist as a team teacher and help plan English lessons under a schedule created by GLAD and the Board of Education. Get ready for amazing adventures and unique experiences in Japanese schools and within the local community: Culture festivals, school performances, sports day, and much more. With weekends off, national holidays, summer and winter vacations all aligned with the local Board of Education calendar, you will have more than enough downtime to make the most of your time in Japan.
・Are native speakers of English, or have acquired an education [in] English for at least 12 years.
・Have completed a University Bachelor’s Degree (or higher).
・Have plans to come to Aizuwakamatsu City at their own expense.
・Have at least one year of English teaching experience at Elementary Schools, Junior High school experience or working with children.
・Have a valid visa status that allows you to live and work in Japan.
・Have a valid International or Japanese driver's license in order to commute to schools, legally (we can provide you a rental car).
・Have conversational Japanese to plan with Japanese Teachers of English (JTE).
・Rental car provided
・Transportation cost covered (fixed rate)
・Continual training and advice
・Friendly support system
Our caring staff and area coordinators at GLAD will support you in our best efforts so that you can focus on your work and enjoy your life here in Japan. We help with visa renewal, housing, relocation, mediating between schools, finding nearby hospitals, clinics. All the difficulties that come with living in a foreign country are not only yours alone and we hope that you will be able to grow to love the place where you will live an work.
Aizuwakamatsu, also known as “Samurai city” is located in Fukushima prefecture with a population of around 125,000 people. With a strong grasp of Japanese historical roots, Aizuwakamatsu, a castle town contains old houses of merchants which stand alongside modern buildings. Nature lovers can also experience the allure of Japan as the city is surrounded by breathtaking views of Lake Inawashiro and Mount Bandai, covered by heavy snow in the winter. If you are into award-winning sake, you’re in for a treat - Aizuwakamatsu is known as one of Japan’s renowned places for sake production made with melted snow from Iide Asahi Mountains. The history, beauty of nature, fine sake, onsens in the winter creates a unique Japanese experience which makes Aizuwakamatsu an ideal place to live for all kinds of characters.
Note: The Aizu region was not heavily affected by nuclear contamination and radiation levels returned to normal.
Thank you very much for your consideration in working with us. We are looking forward to your application!
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