Our school is seeking fun, energetic, creative, and engaging teachers to join our team.
Teachers are responsible for teaching English to students age 0 to adult by engaging them in a fully immersed English environment. Teachers should be comfortable being active with younger students including singing songs, reading stories and playing games. Other responsibilities include participation in GEM School events throughout the calendar year, library readings to children, among other responsibilities.
The work week is from Tuesday to Saturday with working hours mainly in the afternoon-evening on weekdays and morning-mid afternoon on Saturdays. Generally, teachers' classes start around 3pm and end no later than 9pm on weekdays. On Saturdays, teachers start at around 10am and finish around 5pm. Start/end times vary per school location. Teachers may also have morning lessons as a visiting teacher at a location outside of Gem School, such as at a local preschool, library, etc. within our operating area. The frequency of these lessons varies depending on location. Teachers are assigned their schedule based on the current need.
-North American applicants preferred.
-Must be willing to relocate to Kagawa or Ehime prefectures.
-If you are currently living in Japan, you must have a valid Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services status or be willing to switch your visa to the one mentioned.
-Driver's license in home country required. If you are currently living in Japan, an International Driving Permit or Japanese driver's license is preferred.
-Must have an associate's degree or higher.
-Immediate availability preferred.
-Couples are welcome to apply.
-Applicants must provide their own transportation to Japan. For applicants already living in Japan, moving/transportation fees to Shikoku will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and all or part of the expense may be covered by Gem School.
WHAT GEM SCHOOL HAS TO OFFER
-Housing will be set up before the arrival of applicants. All apartments are professionally cleaned after the departure of the previous teacher.
-A company cell phone will be provided for use upon arrival.
-A company car will be provided for teachers to use, for both work AND personal use.
For teachers living in company-provided accommodations, all work-related gasoline and pre-approved highway usage will be reimbursed by the company.
-Upon completion of the contract, Gem School will provide a one-way flight home. For those that are offered a second contract, half of a roundtrip ticket home will be provided.
These are but a few of the teachers' perks that are provided by Gem School.
Gem School is located in Shikoku, Japan, one of Japan's 4 major islands. We operate in several cities throughout Kagawa and Ehime prefectures. Kagawa and Ehime are the northern prefectures of Shikoku with a coastline along the Seto Inland Sea. The prefectures are surrounded by lush green mountains, charm, and beautiful sights to explore beyond the big city lights.
Gem School was founded in 1981. Since then it has grown to 13 different locations throughout Kagawa and Ehime prefectures. Gem School has won multiple awards over the years, both regional and national, the most notable being the Great Place to Work award 5 years consecutively. Our school is an English conversation school. We are constantly growing and are looking for exciting teachers who can make learning English fun! Gem School teaches students of all ages, catering specifically to English Conversation instruction to Japanese students. We are seeking fun, energetic, creative, and engaging applicants with a passion for teaching English.
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