Worldwise's English conversation school, i2i, is a small, privately owned English conversation school located at the base of the Minami Alps in beautiful Yamanashi prefecture, home of Mt. Fuji and an hour and a half train ride from Tokyo. The English school is a state-of-the-art building with three classrooms and an attached café that serves espresso coffee, ice creams and hand-made cookies, cakes and sandwiches. The school and café, in combination, create a relaxing and culturally unique environment for students, parents and the larger community to experience.
At i2i, we believe that motivation is the key to learning. With that in mind, lessons make use of music, dance, games, crafts and technology to create a learning environment that is, as our motto says, "Serious. Fun." With the majority of our students being pre-school and elementary school ages, it’s common for students to study with us for six years or more. With over 200 students, we are the largest English school in our city of 70,000. Yet, despite our size, we have built a community that is warm, supportive and welcoming.
Besides our great lessons and teachers, we are probably best known for two things: our events and Explorers. We do three large events that are open to the community at large: an Easter Egg Hunt, a Halloween Party and a Creative Christmas event. With each event we aim for an authentic cultural experience. For Easter, we hide over 1,000 eggs in the local park. Our Halloween Party is likely the largest in the prefecture with over 500 joining us for trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. For Christmas, we prepare over 400 cookies for children to decorate with icing to set out for Santa.
Fourth to sixth grade students are invited to join our English club, Explorers. Explorers go on monthly “Expeditions” that create experiences we feel are crucial to not only becoming English speakers but citizens of the world and that cannot be done during regular lessons. Past Expeditions have included: a jazz concert, paper maché crafting, a trip to a climbing wall, river rafting, a BBQ, summer camp, a parfait making competition, a kickboxing demonstration, and a river clean up event. These events, while crucial experiences for students, offer teachers bonding opportunities with their students that are often lacking from many English school experiences.
With all that we do and offer, we are not looking for just any teacher. We want someone who has experience and a passion for teaching. Someone who can be a strong role model for our students and who knows how to manage a successful classroom. The successful applicant will additionally be self-motivated, positive, open-minded, energetic, hard working, and dependable. Candidates with a musical and/or artistic background as well as strong social skills will be given special consideration. Having advanced Japanese language ability is a must.
The position is a hybrid position splitting time between rural elementary schools/pre-schools and classes at i2i. The position requires the applicant have a university degree and valid driver’s license. Decisions regarding insurance, accommodation and transportation will be made upon consultation with the applicant. Worldwise is owned and operated by an American/Japanese couple.
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