With over 100,000 students and more than 1,300 classrooms nationwide, Peppy Kids Club is one of the largest English language schools in Japan. If you are interested in teaching in Japan and you enjoy working with children then Peppy Kids Club may be the right employment opportunity for you.
Peppy Kids Club hires foreign staff from all over the world! Our diverse staff include those from: Canada, the United States, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and also includes those from the Philippines and many parts of Africa.
Starting October 2021 and later we have openings across Japan in the following locations (Prefecture - City):
Hyogo - Kobe City, Kakogawa City
Wakayama - Wakayama City
Kyoto - Fukuchiyama City
Hiroshima - Fukuyama City
Okayama - Tsuyama City
Tottori - Tottori City
Shimane - Matsue City
Kagawa - Takamatsu City
Tokushima - Tokushima City
Kagoshima - Kagoshima City
Kumamoto - Kumamoto City
Saga - Saga City
Oita - Nakatsu City, Oita City
Aichi - Nagoya City
Mie - Tsu City
Shizuoka - Hamamatsu City
Ishikawa - Kanazawa City, Tsubata City
Niigata - Joetsu City
Gunma - Maebashi City
Saitama - Kumagaya City
Ibaraki - Mito City
Yamanashi - Fujiyoshida City
Aomori - Aomori City
Fukushima - Koriyama City
Native English Speakers
Working visa or visa eligibility (sponsorship available)
Experience teaching and working with children a plus
Overseas applicants welcome
Mission and Core Values
At Peppy Kids Club, our mission is to provide S.A.F.E. (Safe, Affectionate, Fun and Educational) lessons to every student in every class. The core qualities that we seek in applicants include:
Reliable and responsible
Cheerful and enthusiastic
Highly motivated to teach children
Customer service orientated
We provide visa sponsorship for candidates who have a degree from a recognized university.
New Teacher Training
All new teachers participate in a comprehensive 2-week paid training session to learn our curriculum, and to develop teaching skills that are required in the classroom.
After training, teachers move to their placement locations and begin teaching at their assigned classrooms. Teachers who require housing are assigned to a semi-furnished, single occupancy, company apartment.
Teachers are scheduled to teach at 4 different classrooms each month, spending 1-week at each classroom. Teachers commute to the classrooms by public transportation. Lessons usually start in the afternoon or early evening. Lessons typically begin at 3:45pm or 5:00pm and may finish as late as 9:45pm. Teachers are usually scheduled to teach 3 to 4 lessons per day.
Students, Classrooms, and Lessons
We teach children exclusively! Most of the students are between the ages of 2 and 13 years old. The average class size is approximately 6-10 students. Each student attends a 1-hour lesson once a week. Each month, three of their lessons are taught by a Japanese teacher and the fourth lesson is taught by a Native English teacher.
Our teachers work independently at each classroom location and are responsible for teaching the lessons as well as the welfare of each student. Bilingual support from our Head Office is available if needed.
Our focus is English communication and internationalism. We are very proud of our lessons. Our curriculum team creates and develops the lesson content and our classrooms are well-stocked with a variety of teaching materials. Our lessons are designed to be fun and interactive and include singing, dancing, and other games and activities to reinforce our lesson objectives. Working with children, while stimulating and rewarding, is also physically and mentally demanding.
Starting salary of ￥240,000 per month (non-working visa holders may be offered a
different compensation package)
Yearly bonus of up to ￥80,000 (increases with tenure)
Commuting costs fully reimbursed
10 paid vacation days during the first year of employment
Health insurance subsidy
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