【Come Teach in Shiga - the Heart of Japan!】
We are now hiring for Assistant Language Teacher positions in Shiga Prefecture. Positions will begin very soon, so we highly encourage you to apply now to secure a spot!
Synonymous with beauty, Shiga Prefecture is the very heart of Japan, filled with treasures to appeal to every sense. Sitting at the eastern edge of the Kansai region, it encircles Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan. Our positions in the area are located in four unique and exciting cities, so there are a number of options awaiting you. All positions are full-time and ideal for those seeking a consistent, stable schedule. Driving is 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: Hikone City / Higashiōmi City / Koka City / Konan City
● Contract Period: April 2021 to March 2022
● Contract Type: Full Time
● Level: Elementary and/or junior high schools
● Salary range: Between 215,000 to 240,000 yen /month
* Positions in Hikone, Higashiōmi and Koka include 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. Before applying, please be certain that you can commit to the entire length of the contract (until March 2022).
*Positions require driving in general. Candidates must hold a valid Japanese Driver's License or International Driving Permit. 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
*Positions in Shimotsuke City also come with enrollment in Social Insurance
【About Hikone City (滋賀県彦根市)】
Hikone City is located along the edge of Lake Biwa itself, and boasts Hikone Castle, one of four national treasure castles in Japan. There is also ready access to various cities nearby such as Nagahama City and Maibara City. There are many other scenic and historical places nearby, including Mt. Ibuki and Sekigahara. If you like being in a city with a mixture of an urban and a more traditional "Japan" feel, this could be your dream location!
【About Higashiōmi City (滋賀県東近江市)】
Located in southeast Shiga, Higashiōmi City offers a great slice of the Shiga lifestyle. It's urban, but not too overwhelming; it's rustic, but not too remote. It's the best of both worlds! Events & sites of interest include the Yōkaichi Giant Kite Festival (held in May and Azuchi Castle Ruins. If you're looking for a great place to start the next chapter of your life in 2021, Higashiōmi City is the place to do it!
【About Koka City (滋賀県甲賀市)】
Just an hour's train ride from Kyoto, Koka City is a charming area is known for fine quality ceramics and the Minakuchi Castle, located right in the middle of the downtown area. But what Koka prides itself on being most famous for is its authentic ninja history and culture, with the Koka Ninja Village being a major tourist attraction. If you're at all interested in the history and ways of ninjutsu, Koka City might be the best place on earth to become a master of it!
【About Konan City (滋賀県湖南市)】
Close to Koka is Konan City, a cozy little area with many shrines and temples to visit. It also offers the fast access to Shiga's capital city of Otsu as well as Kyoto. With affordable rent prices and easy train/road access to other areas, it's a charming, rustic place full of nature and history. If you like taking pictures, hiking, and exploring, you can't go wrong with Konan City!
【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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