Are you looking for a change of pace in your teaching career in Japan? Want to escape the confines of the crowded, expensive urban sprawl and immerse yourself in a historical area full of nature and beauty? One that also offers a pleasant, calmer lifestyle that eases the burden on your wallet? Then read on, as we have an incredible opportunity for you!
Borderlink is currently seeking an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) for the Fukushima Prefecture area. This position provides experience working at both elementary and junior high school levels, and is perfect for those seeking some variety in their teaching careers. This position starts immediately and we encourage all those interested to apply now to secure work in this wonderful region!
>>Position Details & Benefits
As an ALT, you would be responsible for co-teaching with Japanese teachers, making activities and materials, and helping to facilitate English language instruction. You will also make the language "real" by interacting with students throughout the day to help them actively apply what they learn in class. The ideal candidate is flexible with their teaching style and wants to make a positive impact on the lives of the students. Having prior teaching experience is desired but not required, as we will provide training prior to your starting date.
Please note that driving is required for this position, so candidates must hold either a Japanese or International Driver's Licence at the time of application. License holders who do not own a vehicle but are still interested in driving can also lease a company car from us. Furthermore, as the area can get snow in colder weather, applicants should be comfortable with driving in snowy/icy road conditions.
We can support you with finding an apartment in the area and compensate you for part of your moving fees upon submission of the receipt. We are also able to provide you with a visa sponsorship where applicable. This position comes with enrollment in social insurance (health insurance and pension), making it excellent for those looking at staying in Japan long-term.
The successful candidate will also be provided a yearly calendar to help manage their other commitments. Finally, depending on the candidate's performance and evaluation throughout the year, there is a possibility of receiving a pay increase upon renewing following the completion of the contract.
>>About Fukushima Prefecture
For an escape from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo to greener pastures up north, you can't go wrong with Fukushima. Located in northeast Japan, the area offers a treasure trove of historical and cultural sites of interest. There's the beautiful Lake Inawashiro and several ancient battlegrounds from across antiquity. There's castles such as Tsuruga-Jo, with grounds dating back to the 14th century. The expansive beaches along the eastern coast are a surfer's paradise, and the forests and mountains toward the center are perfect for hikers and campers alike.
Other things to see include medicinal herb gardens, hot spring resorts, numerous samurai-era locales, and many annual festivals, all steeped in a unique, rich history. The area is famous for sake brewing, lacquer ware, soba noodles, sauce-katsudon and much, much more. For an exciting mix of urban comfort and rural charm, Fukushima is the place to be!
Borderlink is well-known and respected among schools and boards of education. We provide a level of training and after-placement support unparalleled among ALT companies, including relocation assistance and visa sponsorship. Recently we've been expanding, and are looking to create a strong roster of ALTs across the country. We're ready to believe in your possibility, and help you realize your potential as a teacher. Many in our management team began as ALTs or teachers themselves, and over the years accumulated the knowledge and skills to pass on to others. At Borderlink, there's always room for growth, both as individuals and as a team.
>>Are You Ready? Apply Now!
If this sounds like the opportunity you've been waiting for, we are accepting applications now! We conduct Skype interviews regularly throughout the week, and welcome applicants from all over Japan.
We're waiting to hear from you, so please apply today! And thank you for your interest in working with Borderlink!
*Please note that as we receive a high number of applicants, only those who pass the initial screening will be contacted for an interview.
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