【Discover the Treasures of Tochigi, Just North of Tokyo!】
We are now hiring for Assistant Language Teacher positions in Tochigi Prefecture. Positions will begin very soon, so we highly encourage you to apply now to secure a spot!
All positions are full-time and ideal for those seeking a consistent, stable schedule. These positions are in cities and semi-urban towns, making them great places to live and work. Driving is recommended or required for many of these positions, but we are able to help if you do not currently own a vehicle. Please read on for more information!
● Locations: Mibu Town / Shimotsuke City / Ashikaga City
● Contract Period: April 2021 to March 2022
● Contract Type: Full Time
● Level: Kindergartens, elementary schools and/or junior high schools
● Salary range: Between 215,000 to 235,000 yen /month
*Positions in Shimotsuke City also come with enrollment in Social Insurance
In addition to those stated at the top of this ad, successful candidates should have strong verbal and written communication skills as well as be highly motivated, outgoing/friendly, flexible with working conditions, and be in good health.
Many positions require driving (or it is strongly recommended), so candidates holding a valid Japanese Driver's License or International Driving Permit will get priority. Candidates who do not own a vehicle can lease a company car from us.
We provide initial training before you start and continuing training throughout the year. We also supply you with teaching materials and access to our library of educational resources (worksheets, flashcards, etc.) With all these tools in your kit, you’ll be able to build onto what you’ve learned elsewhere to become a highly-valued and experienced teacher.
Other benefits include:
● Visa assistance (where applicable)
● Help with relocation & finding housing
● Round-the-clock support
● Work regular school hours, allowing you to enjoy your evenings
● Free weekends and national holidays, plus school vacation periods
● ALTs will also be provided a yearly calendar to help manage their other commitments
【About Mibu Town (栃木県壬生町)】
Mibu is a quiet, peaceful commuter town for nearby Utsunomiya City. Local attractions include Mibu Castle, the remains of many burial mounds from the Kofun period, and Mibu-dera Temple. The area also boasts the spectacular Tochigi Wanpaku Park, Tochigi Prefectural Children's Science Museum, and two museums dedicated entirely to toys. Mibu is around 90 km from the greater Tokyo area, making day trips easy.
【About Shimotsuke City (栃木県下野市)】
Shimotsuke is right on the Utsunomiya line, so access to neighboring cities and prefectures is no problem. A cozy little bedroom community, the city has many parks, shrines and other secrets to discover. Living in Shimotsuke is quite affordable, and one can get as much living space as they would in central Tokyo for a mere fraction of the cost.
【About Ashikaga City (栃木県足利市)】
The Watarase River flows through the center of Ashikaga, a charming urban area accessible by the JR Ryōmō and Tobu Isesaki lines. Local sites of interest include Ashikaga Gakkō (the oldest school in Japan), the Ashikaga Flower Park, and the Watarase River Fireworks display. Ashikaga is a great place to live and work, also boasting lower rents, cleaner air and a great atmosphere.
【About ALT Work】
As an ALT, you would be responsible for co-teaching with Japanese teachers, making activities and materials 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. It’s perfect for those seeking a stable schedule and further experience in the classroom. ALTs will be provided a yearly calendar which will help manage their other commitments.
We are accepting applications now! We conduct Skype interviews regularly throughout the week and on weekends, 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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