Intensive Course Instructors - Nagano and Fukushima Prefectures - April 2013 start (expired)

Job ID
Nagano and Fukushima, Tokyo
Post date
Feb 26, 2013
Education / Teaching
Work Type
Contract / Experienced (Non-Manager)
¥350,000 / Month
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Graduate. Minimum two years teaching experience. Ideally have teaching qualifications.
Interac is currently accepting applications from highly experienced and skilled English language instructors for a short-term intensive language programme commencing in early April 2013. The duration of the contract is approximately 10 weeks (early April 2013 to mid June 2013), with the possibility to extend for further terms.

Remuneration / Benefits

★ Attractive salary from 350,000 Japanese Yen per calendar month (less national income taxes of approximately 7%)
★ Free furnished housing with no moving in costs (utilities not included)
★ Reimbursement of travel expenses
★ Free daily transportation to and from the training center


★ Must be a native-level speaker of English
★ Must have graduated from a university with at least a bachelor's degree
★ Must have at least two years of teaching experience
★ Must be professional and mature in all aspects of behavior
★ Must have a valid Japanese work visa
★ Must be ready to start in the first week of April 2013
★ Teaching qualifications are desirable (CELTA, TESOL, BEd, PGCE, MA TESOL etc)

Duties and responsibilities

★ Creating lesson plans based on a set EFL syllabus, and then teaching the programme
★ Regular testing of the students’ progress
★ Setting mid and end-of-term exams
★ Setting and assessment of homework and self-study tasks
★ Teaching 'Technical Classes' where students focus on presentations and training skills
★ Write regular weekly reports and ad hoc reports as requested, and submit them on time.
★ Participate in workshops and observations as requested. Participate in weekly meetings with senior teachers. Participate in lesson simulations.

About the training programme

The training programme is an intensive 65-day, six-day-a-week course. The students are all volunteers with Japan’s overseas development programme. On completion of the training programme the volunteers will be dispatched overseas for two years. The course is designed to provide students with the tools and confidence to work and interact in their host countries. There are on average six students per class (a maximum of eight). The focus of the teaching is functional, practical, and communicative.

There are 210 hours of lessons; 150 standard EFL 'Home Classes', and 60 hours 'Technical Classes'. In the 'Technical Classes', the students focus on presentation and training skills necessary for them to do their job overseas. The teachers are responsible for teaching presentation skills and in helping the students design, prepare and deliver presentations from 5 minutes to 1 hour in length.

Working hours

Classes are scheduled Mondays through Saturdays (six days a week), between the hours of 8.45am and 2.50pm. Classroom contact time is no more than five lessons/hours per day.

There are four terms per year:
★ Early April to mid June
★ Early July to mid September
★ Early October to mid December
★ Early January to mid March

▼ Due to the large number of applications received, we regret that we may not be able to contact candidates who do not pass the initial screening process.

▼ Please note we are only accepting applications from people currently residing in Japan.

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INTERAC: enrich through education
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Interac teachers enrich the lives of hundreds of thousands of school children every year by delivering interactive and exciting English lessons. Commonly known as ALTs, which stands for assistant language teacher, Interac’s teachers, working in the Japanese school system, enrich children’s lives by sharing their knowledge of English and communication skills and giving insights into other cultures.

Founded in 1972, Interac is Japan’s largest private provider of professional foreign teachers to the Japanese government through its ALT program. Interac is also a significant player in providing professional teachers for commercial and government organizations.

Interac is one of the largest non-government employers of foreign nationals in Japan. It employs nearly 3,000 staff in Japan across a network of 13 offices. Around 2,750 of these employees are non-Japanese.

Interac started in September of 1972 in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district, and over the years, the company grew as a provider of educational services to commercial organizations. In the mid-nineties, that field grew, and Interac started to provide ALTs and other education services to public Boards of Education and schools all over Japan.

For the first 38 years, Interac was a founder-owned company. Between 2010 and 2014, upon the retirement of its founder, Interac was owned by Advantage Partners, a Tokyo-based private-equity firm with a diverse stable of company investments. Since April 2014, Interac has become part of the Link and Motivation Group (TSE:2170). The Link and Motivation Group has a range of interests and subsidiaries in the business consultancy, education, recruiting, and hospitality sectors in Japan.
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