Position: Native English speaker to teach adults and children in Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan

Position: Native English speaker to teach adults and children in Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan

Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Nov. 10, 2018


DegreeNo degree
CertificatesTESOL, CELTA
NativeOnly for native English speakers


VisaWorking visa


Native English speaker to teach adults and children in western Japan.
CELTA/Trinity TESOL qualified, non-negotiable. Experience preferred but not essential for the right candidate. International or Japanese driver’s license required. Special consideration given to those who have experience creating curriculums/teaching materials, or those with early years qualifications.

Only those who have a passion for teaching need apply.

Professional, but approachable and caring.

A customer facing role, so the ability to speak to members of the public, including students, parents, potential students/clients.

The ability to converse at ease with students/parents and provide advice in accurate, yet simple, spoken English is essential.

Anglobe will provide VISA sponsorship. One-year contract. Renewable contract negotiable after 6-month period of work.

Start date:
March 2019.
Please arrive with a few personal days so that you can be well-rested after your journey, settle in, open bank account, etc. Staff can show you round your new city/prefecture with a day or two of sightseeing if time is available. Then, 2-3 weeks of training/shadowing classes. Two to three days at our children’s franchise headquarters in Hiroshima learning the AIC kids method (all expenses paid).

Salary and benefits:
230-250,000 yen per month, depending on qualifications and experience, for a maximum of 28 contact hours. Overtime pay is possible if extra classes are available.

Car provided for transportation to classes. Insurance and tax fully paid by the company. Petrol use to all classes covered by the company.

Accommodation provided by the company with discounted rent (30,000yen/month). No key money or deposit required. The teacher will have their own private house/apartment. Part furnished.

Work environment:
We have three private classrooms within a large cram school in two locations in Ube-city, Yamaguchi-prefecture. Most of the classes will be taught here, however, the teacher will be required to drive to other locations such as companies, kindergartens, high schools, or private residencies, and occasionally other neighbouring cities.

Anglobe opened four years ago and we are looking to expand next year to new locations. Our staff include the owner, two full-time teacher sand office staff. We also work closely with staff from our franchise headquarters in Hiroshima and work side-by-side with Japanese teachers who teach a variety of subjects in the cram school.

We are a close-knit school and welcome anyone who is eager to be a part of our ‘family’. Everyone is very friendly and eager to help a new teacher settle into Anglobe, no problem too big or small, whether it’s in regard to teaching, or life in Japan.

Ube is a relatively small city for Japan, with a population of around 170,000 people. It has almost everything you need for daily life, cinemas, gym, shopping malls, restaurants etc. The city is also surrounded by nature including some beautiful beaches to the north, mountains for climbing and a very large cave for exploring. The nearest large and well-known cities are Hiroshima to the east and Fukuoka to the west, both around a 2 hour drive. There are a large handful of foreigners living in or around Ube, mostly teachers from other companies, who are welcoming and engage in social activities regularly, they can introduce you to many Japanese friends too.

Applicants must be interested in Japanese life and culture, and willing to share their own culture with the students, in particular with adults.
You do not need to know any Japanese when you arrive, but must be willing to start learning immediately, as this will help incredibly in the teaching environment and in daily life.

We are looking for an applicant who cares for their students and who is genuinely interested in teaching and expanding their own knowledge as well as that of their students. We expect every single student to gain confidence and results in the English language, with the teacher also realising that each student is an individual with a different learning pace and style, and the teacher being able to recognise this and adapt their teaching for them. As a company we want to support our students as much as possible, always going the extra mile and not stopping as soon as the clock hits the finish time. We always give students homework and we have an English library for students to check out books each week. We occasionally organise events/parties/social time for our students and staff so that everyone feels part of a community. The teacher will be expected to help organise and attend, and hopefully also enjoy these occasions!

More information will be given in the interview (Skype). If you succeed in receiving an interview, please prepare beforehand any questions regarding the company, teaching, Ube or any information that you will need.

For more information please check the following websites:

Company website: anglobe.jp
Facebook page: search for ‘AnglobeLanguageSchool’
AIC Kids website: aic.aicj.com
You can also look for ‘Ube city – English page’ on Facebook for information on the city.

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