Japan has consistently placed in the top 3 destinations from our graduate’s bucket lists. It’s a truly unique country, with a huge amount to see and experience tightly packed into every inch of island space.
We now have over 250 partner school locations around Japan, from the bustling cities of Tokyo and Kyoto, to the beaches of Okinawa, and even up to the world-renown ski spots of Hokkaido. If you’re looking for a whole other world to experience, then our placements in Japan are waiting.
At Let’s TEFL we’re currently matching new teachers with exciting new jobs starting throughout 2020. Read on for more details and how to apply.
Our English teaching placements come with excellent benefits. You can earn a great wage, enjoy a comfortable lifestyle while you’re overseas, and could even save money to take home with you. Check out our example employment package below:
Who can teach English in Japan?
What you'll need:
• Be 21+ years old
• Have a bachelors degree (any subject)
• A recognized 120 hour TEFL certificate
• Hold a passport of Britain, US, Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand
• A clean criminal record
What you don’t need:
• Ability to speak Japanese
• Previous teaching experience
• Travel experience
• Chopstick skills (you’ll learn fast!)
You don’t need any previous experience to start teaching in Japan! If you’re new to teaching, you can learn everything you need to know through our online TEFL certification course and be ready to start working within a matter of weeks. You’ll also get additional training when you arrive in Japan.
Most teaching positions in Japan require native speakers (UK/US/CAN/AUS/NZ/SA passport holders), however, it can also be possible for qualified non-natives to secure teaching jobs. Please check for more details.
This can be a bit of a tricky one. Japan has a very conservative society, and schools have strict requirements when it comes to personal appearances. Most importantly:
- No visible tattoos (if they can be covered by a long-sleeve shirt this should be fine).
- Shaven or neatly trimmed facial hair.
- Natural hair colors.
- Formal working clothes – including a tie and buttoned shirt for men.
When teaching English in Japan, or elsewhere, you won’t need to speak the local language. In fact, it’s usually discouraged to speak any language other than English in the classroom. However, if you do have an interest in learning Japanese, it can be a great opportunity to pick up the language while you’re over there.