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English Instructors - Tokyo (expired)

NOVA Co. Ltd. (株式会社NOVA)

NOVA Co. Ltd. (株式会社NOVA)

Job ID
Tokyo, Japan
Post date
May 20, 2024
Education / Teaching
Teacher, Instructor (ELT, Conversational English)
Work Type
Contract / Entry Level
Amount not specified
  • 1,430 – 1,930 yen per 40-minute lesson depending on the day, lesson type and student


  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: None
  • Visa sponsorship available


A well-established and recognized brand in the language school industry in Japan, NOVA is part of NOVA Holdings Group, a holdings company invested in education as well as sports and dining. NOVA offers private and small-group face-to-face and online lessons to clients of all ages, from young children to seniors, and abilities, from beginner through to advanced, as well as some online supplementary study programs for larger groups. It boasts a wide selection of courses and study options to match each client’s lifestyle and study goals, whether they be studying for a specific English test, such as TOEIC® or TOEFL®, studying for a specific purpose, such as business or travel, studying to improve a specific area, or a combination. With its vast range of in-house developed courses, coursebooks, teaching support materials, and training programs, NOVA is dedicated to delivering high quality language instruction, customer satisfaction, and giving its clients the opportunity to learn from and interact with people from different countries and cultures.

All teaching positions are school-based, with shift start and finish times between 12:50-21:10 on weekdays, and 9:30-18:40 on weekends and national holidays. Saturdays, Sundays, and weekday evenings are the busiest times. Remuneration is calculated per lesson period, according to the type of lesson and the number of students in attendance.

We also have vacancies in other locations within Japan. Please visit our homepage for more information or feel free to contact us directly.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, only applicants that pass initial screening will be contacted directly by our recruiting section.

NOVA is perfect for candidates of all levels of experience, whether completely new to teaching or already accomplished in the teaching field, and seeking a new challenge.
NOVA’s network of schools extends across Japan and enrolled NOVA students have access to all NOVA schools and instructors. To ensure satisfaction and the same high-quality lessons every time, much care has been taken over many years to use the know-how acquired through experience to develop a core curriculum that has the right balance of structure and flexibility. Lessons are structured and fully-supported with all the materials and resources you need, ensuring that even on your first day of teaching after the initial training week, with any level of prior experience you will be well-equipped to teach well-structured and valuable lessons. At the same time, within the structure provided by the textbooks and training there is ample scope to tailor each lesson to the needs and interests of each client, adding value to your lessons, and allowing you to continue to refine your teaching skills, and build your own brand and base under the umbrella of the NOVA brand.
Career advancement opportunities are available to all, regardless of length of experience.

[Job description]
Teaching private and small-group* face-to-face and online lessons to clients of all ages (from young children to seniors) and abilities (from beginner to advanced).
*In some cases, the offer may include the opportunity to also teach special online programs for larger groups
Minimal preparation is required before each class and student assessment, including the recording of student performance in the students’ electronic file, is completed in class at the end of each lesson.
Any contracted work periods that are not reserved for lessons are used for student recruitment, customer care, and customer support activities.

[Position] Instructor
[Contract type] Independent Contractor (6 month / 1 year renewable)
[Location] Direct-managed NOVA schools all over Japan
[Job description] Teaching, customer care and support
[Hours] Negotiable within 12:50-21:10 Mon-Fri / 9:30-18:40 Sat/Sun/National holidays; Flexible work schedule.
[Remuneration] 1,430 – 1,930 yen per 40-minute lesson depending on the day, lesson type and capacity.
[Bonus] End of contract performance bonus, monthly Top 100 instructor incentive, skill allowance 0-340 per lesson (after one year).
Social insurance enrolment: No
Visa sponsorship: Yes

Last modified on June 20, 2024

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