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English Conversation Teacher in Nagano

Terakoya - 寺子屋
Job ID
Kamisato-Beppu, Nagano
Post date
Jan 16, 2020
Education / Teaching
Teacher, Instructor (ELT, Conversational English)
Work Type
Contract / Experienced (Non-Manager)
¥280,000 / Month


  • English: Native level
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Visa sponsorship available



You must be a native English speaker.
You must have a university or college degree.
You must be friendly, outgoing, and flexible.

No teaching qualifications or teaching experience is required.
No Japanese ability is required.
No driving license is required — we’ll drive you to and from off-site classes. If you’d prefer to make your own way to classes, that’s fine.
SALARY: ¥280,000 per month

HOURS: Monday to Friday, maximum 25 hours a week

HOLIDAYS: Weekends and national holidays. After six months of continuous employment, you are entitled to 10 days of paid holiday per year, as per Japanese labor laws.

Terakoya is a small private school in Iida, Nagano that provides math and English tuition to learners of all ages. We’re looking for a new English teacher to start as soon as possible.

We teach all ages, including kindergarteners, high school students and adults. They range from beginners to advanced speakers.

Lessons are spread throughout the day and range from 45 minutes to 90 minutes. The earliest lessons start at 9am and the latest finish at 9pm. On some days you’ll teach for only two or three hours; others five or six. You’ll typically work no more than 25 hours a week. Overtime is very rare but we pay an additional ¥3000 per hour in this case.

We teach both at school and other places such as local businesses, and community center. We have no formal curriculum and it’s up to you to plan lessons and choose study materials, based in part on what the students want to learn. You’ll work with a Japanese teacher for some classes.

We try to provide a relaxed, friendly environment for our students, so there is no dress code at the school or the community center. However, lessons taught at businesses and offices require business attire.

The job comes with an apartment right next to the school. The apartment is unfurnished but has a hob, toaster, refrigerator, air conditioner/heater and washing machine (no dryer). The rent is ¥48,000 or ¥53,000 per month (excluding bills) deducted from the monthly salary. Of course, if you’d prefer to find your own accommodation, that’s fine too.

We sponsor visas.

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