ALT / Language School Teacher

ESL / EFL teacher wanted by MY English School First work day: ASAP
Native-level speakers
0 years (beginners, too)
BA in any subject
MY English School is seeking an ALT / English language instructor based in Yamagata Prefecture. Training would begin in March, with individual teaching to begin in April. The position involves teaching student-centered lessons to all ages and ability groups at a private language school as well as A

Job details

Position:

ESL / EFL teacher

Work hours:

Full-time

Student type:

6-10 years , 11-14 years , 15-18 years

Group size:

6-10 , 11-20 , 21-30

Contract term:

7-12 months

Contract type:

Work as employee

Institution type:

Language school

School authority:

Private

MY English School is seeking an ALT / English language instructor based in Yamagata Prefecture. Training would begin in March, with individual teaching to begin in April. The position involves teaching student-centered lessons to all ages and ability groups at a private language school as well as ALT teaching in public schools to elementary and/or junior high school students several days a week.

Duties:
A MY instructor teaches English language to students of all ages, cooperates with other teachers and staff, actively participates in and seeks out professional development opportunities, helps at school events, and is a contributing member of a professional group of teachers with high standards for education.

MY English School currently has 6 locations in Yamagata prefecture. The position may require the instructor to move around between locations each day of the week. Transportation fees will be paid depending on the distance traveled on any given day.

Location:
Yamagata is one of Japan's most beautiful prefecures, blessed with mountains, great food, and wonderful people. Take a look at the video below to see why we think this is the best place to live and work in Japan.

We expect:
Candidates must have a strong desire to improve themselves professionally. While instructors have considerable independence in the classroom, we have demanding expectations for quality teaching and teaching methods. You will be a contributing member of a strong and supportive community of teachers who care about being the best at what we do. You will also be in a position to help shape the development of a growing school. MY English School is exceptional in its ability to provide both strong professional and personal support to its teachers, which is why we boast an average yearly teacher retention rate of over 85%.

If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and cover letter, which should include answers to TWO of the following questions:

1) What do you feel is most important when teaching in an English language school setting? Give examples of possible challenges you will face and how you plan to overcome them.

2) What do you feel is most important when teaching in an ALT setting? Give examples of possible challenges you will face and how you plan to overcome them.

3) What teaching strategies are important when teaching a group of five to eight elementary school-aged students on a weekly basis? Give examples of how you would apply them in the classroom.

4) What have you done in order to develop yourself professionally throughout your career? What would you like to do in the future?

We have a rigorous interview and screening process, which includes in-person demo lessons for those who pass the interview stage.

Visit our website (www.myeigo.com) or hiring page (teachatmy.com) to learn more about MY English School.

Higashine, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan

Who we are looking for

  1. Language proficiency

    Native-level speakers

  2. Experience

    0 years (beginners, too)

  3. Qualification

    BA in any subject

  4. Experience living in rural Japan 3) Minimum two years of experience living in Japan
  5. Japanese: Conversational
  6. Valid Japanese driver’s license (a car is necessary)
  7. Valid work visa (visa sponsorship available)
  8. Restricted to Domestic Applicants?: Japan only

What we offer

  1. A competitive monthly salary of 270,000 - 290,000 yen depending on experience and qualifications, as well as 15 flexible paid holidays.
  2. Starting teachers will participate in the National Health Insurance system, with a possibility of applying for Social Health Insurance and permanent employment upon completion of the first one-year contract. Japanese language assistance will be provided fo

Higashine, Japan

Job location

MY English School

About the employer


MY English School Co., Ltd. was founded in 2001 to provide quality language education to companies, organizations, and individuals. MY has grown to become the largest full-service English education provider in Yamagata Prefecture and has expanded to Kansai, with plans to expand into other areas of Japan as well. Owned and operated by a licensed teacher with experience in many educational settings, MY is distinctive for its focus on educational excellence and the professional development of its instructors. MY has a proven record of growth based on the philosophy that a well-run organization staffed with the best instructors and providing the best language training will be successful.

MY believes that teachers are at their best when they have the best support. We are proud of the support we provide and the fact that most of our teachers remain with MY long-term. Better support leads to low instructor turnover, which leads to better educational quality and stronger growth. Our teachers are the reason we have grown and continue to grow.

With our main location in Higashine, Yamagata Prefecture, MY also has Yamagata Prefecture's first and only bilingual immersion kindergarten and locations in Tendo, Sakata, Shinjo, two in Yamagata City, and Kawanishi City in Hyogo Prefecture. Additionally, we supply English instructors to multinational corporations, government agencies, boards of education, and kindergartens around the area.

jobsinjapan.com

About the recruiting agency


Jobsinjapan.com was started in June of 1998 by American James Gibbs, who had been living and working in Japan in intermittently since 1985.

The initial idea to create a “guidebook” to living and working in Japan and James had compiled a lengthy list of 300-400 schools that had been hiring and found himself constantly making photo copies to give to newly arriving foreigners who were looking for work. Additionally hours would be spent in coffee shops, restaurants and over the phone explaining the ropes to new arrivals on what they needed to do for all sorts of things from finding a place to live, finding a job, getting a visa, socializing, local customs, etc.

In 1998, the 567-page Guide to Jobs in Japan was published receiving wide praise and scores of direct personal testimony from people saying the book was instrumental in finding their job in Japan and changing their lives.

James also took to the internet in 1998 creating www.jobsinjapan.com and moving all the information to the web. The job listings expanded and within a couple of years there were as many as 500 job listings on the site.

Jobsinjapan.com was unique among major sources of job listings in that it was an entirely free service to use for employers and job seekers surviving only on paid banner advertising and then value-added listing for employers that wanted more exposure.

With job seekers and employers demanding more functionality, we compiled their advice and relaunched the site as you see it today. Always free for the job seeker and reasonable……may we say “cheap”…..rates for our employers with some free services still available.

Now almost 20 years later, we are still focusing on our initial mission of helping foreigners find Jobs in Japan.

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