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Teach English in Nagoya, Japan


Please note that this position has been filled.

Now Hiring - April 1st, 2017 start

EFL Junior Teacher / Head Teacher in Nagoya, Japan

Position Starts April 1st 2017 / Training in March 2017. 

Are you looking to join a group of educators focused on delivering high level English classes to well behaved students?
Well you are in luck! One of our teachers is retiring and we are looking for one stellar teacher (that’s you) to join our ranks. 

Who are we?
Happy English Club Ltd., a private language school in Nagoya, Japan. 
Happy English Club
Happy English Club
Happy English Club
We are looking for a junior EFL teacher to train and become a head EFL teacher. 

As a junior teacher you will learn out teaching system and prove you can operate at a high level. 

What kind of teacher are we looking for, you ask? 

You like people, especially kids. You like teaching. You are a native English speaker. You are a university graduate. You have prior teaching experience with young EFL students in Japan. You understand EFL methodology. 

You are committed to becoming a better teacher. You attend teacher training seminars. You have good people skills and a high EQ. You know how to get along with co-workers and managers. You can follow directions. You also can listen to feedback (that means criticism) without getting upset. Check that ego at the door. 

You want to work at a company that rewards superior job performance. You want a job with a career path. You want to work at a stable company that will help you grow as a teacher. 
As head teacher you will work with management, other teachers and customers to ensure our EFL program is meeting its goals. 

A head teacher will be able to do all of the above + 
  • speak conversational level Japanese
  • has managerial skills
  • is rock solid reliable
  • is able to identify problems quickly
  • works with management to design and implement solutions
Side note: If you smoke or like to drink and party a lot, rock on, but this is not the job for you.
What’s that? You want more details? 
  • Students range in age from 2 - 15. Some adult lessons as well. 
  • We use a well-developed curriculum
  • Students grouped according to English proficiency and not age 
  • Weekly teacher training / idea sharing sessions 
  • All classes are held on site (no travelling off site required) 
  • Nice students / we have carefully built our school's student base 
Minimum qualifications: 
  1. a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4 year university
  2. experience working with kids.
  3. teaching experience (teaching license / TEFL / TESOL preferred)
  4. prior work or life experience in Japan.
  5. minimum 1 year commitment to the job
  6. good people skills / a high EQ
  7. behavior that is consistent with that of an Early Childhood teacher
  8. the ability to work independently once a clear direction has been given
Other details:
  • Full time work / 5 days a week / Tuesday - Saturday
  • Approximately 25 classes per week 
  • Approximately 40 total work hours per week
  • 6 weeks paid vacation per year 
  • 1st year salary range: ¥265,000 to ¥300,000 / month depending on qualifications
  • Work excellence bonus (help us get good results, we'll pay you for it)
  • Contract completion bonus (honor your commitment, we'll pay you for it) 
  • Paid transportation
  • Visa sponsorship available
  • Housing assistance available
Basically we want to take care of our teachers so they can be at their best when they come to work.

Apply Now!

Interested applicants please send the following materials:
  • A letter of introduction 
  • A resume
Send your resume and cover letter to us by E-mail: 

In your cover letter please indicate how many of the minimum qualifications you have. 
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