English Teacher (mixture of classes for kids and adults)

ESL / EFL teacher wanted by ECC Foreign Language Institute
Native speakers
0 years (beginners, too)
BA in any subject
Looking for a career move? Have a passion for teaching and global communication? Want to work in an international environment? Then Japan has something for you.

Job details


ESL / EFL teacher

Work hours:


Student type:

1-5 years , 6-10 years , 11-14 years , 15-18 years , 18+ years

Group size:

1-5 , 6-10

Contract term:

1 year renewable contract

Contract type:

Work as employee

Institution type:

Language school

School authority:


Our Team
It’s not just our students who get a multicultural experience at ECC. Working alongside individuals from around the world, our teaching staff form part of a truly international work environment. So at ECC we love working with positive and enthusiastic team players who thrive in culturally diverse settings.

English is the functional language of our schools and we try to create an immersive environment for our students. While Japanese ability is certainly encouraged and helpful for life in Japan, it is not required for working at ECC.

Our Students
What kind of people study at ECC? Considering our diverse student base, the better question might be: what kind of people don’t?

At the Foreign Language Institute in particular, our students range from pre-school age to retirees. They come with a wide range of backgrounds, study goals and interests. But all share one dream: to connect with the world through language.

Our students are very motivated and many will study with us for years. Our role is to encourage and empower our students to become successful English communicators.

Our Courses
Offering a wide range of courses to suit all ages and levels, our goal is to contribute to the development of our students’ capabilities by providing programs focusing on speaking, listening, reading and grammar.

Kids’ English World is our custom program for children aged 18 months to 12 years of age, focusing on foundational and practical communication skills. Classes are educational, fun and give students the opportunity and confidence to interact in English. Class sizes are small, up to ten students, and are 30 to 60 minutes in length.

Adult lessons develop global communication skills, as well as expand students’ cultural awareness and critical thinking skills. These lessons are communicative and allow students to improve their abilities in a fun and friendly learning atmosphere. Small classes mean teaching staff build real rapport with students and can easily monitor progression and confidence. Adult classes typically range from 40 to 80 minutes in length and may have as many as twelve students.

Our Work Day
Students tend to study after their regular school or work days, as well as in their free time. Consequently most classes are taught afternoons, evenings and weekends.

A typical seven hour work day consists of a mixture of classes for both children and adults of various levels and about 5-6 hours of class time. Outside the classroom, team members work together to create a welcoming atmosphere for students, provide additional student care and offer feedback and study advice. It’s a full and engaging day and there’s always something going on.

ECC has potential start dates year round. Contracts are aligned to finish with our academic year at the end of March and are eligible for renewal. We ask for a commitment of at least 12 months in Japan and completion of the contract year.

Some stay for just a contract, but most happily spend a few years and many others make it a career.

Hiroshima, Japan

Who we are looking for

  1. Language proficiency

    Native speakers

    (Native speaker of English (grade 1 through completion of high school conducted with English as the main language of instruction))

  2. Experience

    0 years (beginners, too)

  3. Qualification

    BA in any subject

    (Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institution)

  4. Applicants for this position MUST be in Japan and MUST have a valid work visa.
  5. Able to attend a 1-day recruiting session
  6. Able to begin work in Japan sometime within the next 3-12 months
  7. Able to commit to at least one contract year of employment
  8. Sufficient funds available for relocating to Japan (ECC recommends having at least 200 000 yen available)
  9. Valid passport from an English speaking country or the ability to obtain one

Hiroshima, Japan

Job location

The ECC Foreign Language Institute is one of Japan’s largest, oldest and most trusted language schools. Founded by Isamu Yamaguchi in 1962 as a small English conversation club in Osaka, we now have over 400 native English speakers teaching at more than 180 schools throughout the country.

ECC Group
The Foreign Language Institute is part of the larger ECC Group, which provides educational services to students of all ages via several specialized divisions. We’re an educational services company aiming for complete customer satisfaction from our students. That’s made us one of Japan’s most trusted educators, building our student base to almost 400,000 and our talented team to more than 18,000.

ECC to the World
Since 1969, we’ve donated over six hundred million yen to charitable organizations around the world, including UNICEF, the Defense of Green Earth Fund and the Japanese Society for AIDS Research, through our Save-the-Earth Campaign. We’ve also teamed up with the Japan-Zambia Friendship Association to support a number of initiatives, including our recent Book Drive for Zambia, in which employees donated books to Zambian students.

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