TESOL Jobs By Country

TESOL Worldwide - Teach English in Japan

TESOL Worldwide - Teaching English Abroad in Japan

Of all the areas of the world that seek ESL instruction, the demand is higher in Asia than anywhere else. As one of the world leaders in international trade, the ability to speak conversational English is very important to Japanese businessmen and citizens in general. English instruction is so popular there that they actually have something called "conversation lounges" where Japanese citizens pay to speak with native English speakers.

In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of is lation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Following the Treaty of Kanagawa with the United States in 1854, Japan opened its ports and began to intensively modernize and industrialize. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Japan became a regional power that was able to defeat the forces of both China and Russia. It occupied Korea, Formosa (Taiwan), and southern Sakhalin Island. In 1933 Japan occupied Manchuria and in 1937 it launched a full-scale invasion of China. Japan attacked US forces in 1941 - triggering America's entry into World War II - and soon occupied much of East and Southeast Asia. After its defeat in World War II, Japan recovered to become an economic power and a staunch ally of the US. While the emperor retains his throne as a symbol of national unity, actual power rests in networks of powerful politicians, bureaucrats, and business executives. The economy experienced a major slowdown starting in the 1990s following three decades of unprecedented growth, but Japan still remains a major economic power, both in Asia and globally. In 2005, Japan began a two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.

Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of China, Korea, and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea in the south. The kanji characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes identified as the "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan's capital and largest city is Tokyo. Japan comprises over three thousand islands, the largest of which are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku. Most of the islands are mountainous, many volcanic; for example, Japan's highest peak, Mount Fuji, is a volcano. Japan has the world's tenth largest population, with about 128 million people. The Greater Tokyo Area, which includes Tokyo and several surrounding prefectures, is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 30 million residents.

Teach English in Japan

Fill out my online form.

Teach English in Japan Jobs

Motivated, Energetic and Warm Teacher Needed in Fukushima, Japan
Fukushima, Fukushima - Fukushima English Center is currently looking for a motivated, energetic and warm teacher to work in Japan. The school was founded in 1970... being at the elementary school level. The teacher must like working with children and be a native English speaker. He...
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Nov 2016 03:29:13 GMT

Motivated, Energetic and Warm Teacher Needed in Fukushima, Japan
Fukushima, Fukushima - Japan (Asia) Fukushima English Center is currently looking for a motivated, energetic and warm teacher to work in Japan. The school..., most of them being at the elementary school level. The teacher must like working with children and be a native English speaker. He...
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:42:02 GMT

ESL Teacher job opening S/W Japan
Japan - have Full Time ESL Teacher openings in late January of 2017 and Part Time ESL Teacher openings immediately. We teach a wide range of classes...
Publ.Date : Sat, 26 Nov 2016 08:00:39 GMT

ESL Teacher job opening S/W Japan
Japan - . We presently have Full Time ESL Teacher openings in late January of 2017 and Part Time ESL Teacher openings immediately. We teach a wide...
Publ.Date : Sat, 26 Nov 2016 04:33:21 GMT

Full Time ESL Teacher required 25th January 2017
Japan - have one Full Time ESL Teacher openings in late January of 2017 and Part Time ESL Teacher openings immediately. We teach a wide range of classes...
Publ.Date : Sat, 19 Nov 2016 05:13:38 GMT

Full Time ESL Teacher required 25th January 2017
Japan - . We presently have one Full Time ESL Teacher openings in late January of 2017 and Part Time ESL Teacher openings immediately. We teach a wide...
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Nov 2016 23:51:21 GMT

Native English-speaking teachers or couple needed in Gifu, Japan
Gifu, Gifu - and management philosophy. We are also certain after checking what other English schools have to offer, that any interested and qualified teacher... the teacher must also be a performer at times so please consider this as a requirement for enjoying your work...
Publ.Date : Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:23:44 GMT

Native English-speaking teachers or couple needed in Gifu, Japan
Gifu, Gifu - and management philosophy. We are also certain after checking what other English schools have to offer, that any interested and qualified teacher... the teacher must also be a performer at times so please consider this as a requirement for enjoying your work...
Publ.Date : Thu, 17 Nov 2016 03:53:29 GMT

ESL Teacher required late January of 2017
Japan - . We presently have Full Time ESL Teacher openings in late January of 2017 and Part Time ESL Teacher openings immediately. We teach a wide...
Publ.Date : Sat, 05 Nov 2016 08:27:41 GMT

ESL Teacher required late January of 2017
Japan - have Full Time ESL Teacher openings in late January of 2017 and Part Time ESL Teacher openings immediately. We teach a wide range of classes...
Publ.Date : Sat, 05 Nov 2016 01:09:53 GMT

School English Teacher In Tokyo, Japan - (Spring 2017)
Tokyo - Japanese teacher in the classroom during English lessons. Elementary School lessons generally involve music, games, and activities that get the... teacher training on arrival supplemented with regular feedback and counseling. In your adult classes, you will be trained to use a small group...
Publ.Date : Sun, 30 Oct 2016 07:58:40 GMT

School English Teacher In Tokyo, Japan - (Spring 2017)
Tokyo - classes in and around Tokyo. Student ages will range from 6 to 18 years old. Your role will be to assist the Japanese teacher in the classroom..., as well as to officials from national government ministries and agencies. You will be given extensive teacher training on arrival supplemented with regular...
Publ.Date : Sun, 30 Oct 2016 02:14:19 GMT

Recruiting Teachers of English as a Foreign Language to Teach in Japan
Japan - are one-year contract positions, usually renewable. ACCOMMODATION: Berkeley House will assist our new teacherfs settlement in Japan by providing...
Publ.Date : Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:45:23 GMT

Full-time/Preschool/Teacher
Meguro, Tokyo - ?Tokyo-to,Meguro-ku,Toritsudaigaku st? Salary: From 240,000 yen to 270,000yen/month. Full-time Preschool Teacher & ESL Teacher ??...?? Full-time Preschool Teacher teacher for kids education,nurture etc.. ????? 1)Minimum 3 year experience in working with children. 2...
Publ.Date : Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:34:11 GMT

Full-time/Preschool/Teacher
Minato, Tokyo - ?Tokyo-to,Minato-ku,Tamachi st? Salary: From 240,000 yen to 270,000yen/month. Full-time Preschool Teacher & ESL Teacher ???? Full-time... Preschool Teacher teacher for kids education,nurture etc.. ????? 1)Minimum 3 year experience in working with children. 2)University Degree...
Publ.Date : Wed, 26 Oct 2016 03:03:38 GMT

Early Childhood / ESL Teachers Needed in Nagoya, Japan
Nagoya, Aichi - , several Japanese staff who have 3 to 10 years of working experiences can help you to settle down in Nagoya. Once a week every teacher can order school chef...
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:42:35 GMT

Early Childhood / ESL Teachers Needed in Nagoya, Japan
Nagoya, Aichi - staff who have 3 to 10 years of working experiences can help you to settle down in Nagoya. Once a week every teacher can order school chef fs...
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:07:23 GMT

English Teacher Needed for Immediate Start in Kanazawa, Japan
Kanazawa, Ishikawa - conversation teacher who is prepared to teach all ages to start teaching with us ASAP. Cultural understanding, professionalism, creativity... which you will grow not only as a teacher, but as an individual as well. The wide range of lessons we offer will enable you to hone your teaching skills...
Publ.Date : Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:44:01 GMT

English Teacher Needed for Immediate Start in Kanazawa, Japan
Kanazawa, Ishikawa - looking for a full-time conversation teacher who is prepared to teach all ages to start teaching with us ASAP. Cultural understanding, professionalism... environment in which you will grow not only as a teacher, but as an individual as well. The wide range of lessons we offer will enable you to hone...
Publ.Date : Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:35:11 GMT

ESL TEACHERS REQUIRED LATE JANUARY OF 2017
Japan - We presently have Full Time ESL Teacher openings in late January of 2017 and Part Time ESL Teacher openings immediately. We teach a wide...
Publ.Date : Sun, 23 Oct 2016 06:13:29 GMT

Teach English in Japan News

Finding Work in Japan: If You Don?t Want to Teach English, Don?t
There are two types of English teachers in Japan. The first is simply a teacher. Usually, they teach English (or some other language) and they just happen to do it in Japan. Maybe they always wanted to live in Japan, maybe they love manga or sumo, but for ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:57:00 GMT

English teacher visiting Japan describes Monday\'s earthquake
An English teacher at South High School visiting Japan describes Monday's earthquake. Aaron Rothkopf a former 17 News producer says he was in his hotel room asleep when he felt Monday's 6.9 magnitude quake. "It was like a slow motion in the beginning kind ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:09:00 GMT

As Double Dutch Wanes in New York, Competition Comes From Abroad
Now 36, Mr. Haratake is the director and secretary-general of the Japan Double Dutch Association, a nonprofit organization. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Haratake studied English in New York and worked as a physical education teacher in a Japanese school.
Publ.Date : Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:47:00 GMT

Startup includes Southernisms in English lessons for Japanese workers
What it should teach is what ?Roll Tide? means ... sees potential for Apto among the company?s expat families, as well as workers in Japan seeking to improve their English skills for visits to the U.S. While many of the company's Japanese workers ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:36:00 GMT

Teaching English in Japan
KYOTO, Japan ? Susan de Ono-Laset, with her foreign-sounding surname, is as Filipino as anyone can be. She hails from San Pablo, Laguna, buys a bento meal of mongo and fried chicken from a Filipino bar in Nagoya, and lays out a futon in her downtown flat ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:33:13 GMT

4 uncomfortable truths about teaching English in Japan
1. The overall English proficiency of Japanese is far worse than many realize. According to the EF English Proficiency Index (EPI), Japan currently scores #26 out of 63 countries measured, directly under South Korea and India. While this is categorized as ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:00 GMT

Testing English versus teaching it
However, the proposal offers no genuinely effective measures for improving the teaching and learning of English in Japan. That need for better English in Japan is urgent. According to data from the Educational Testing Service (ETS), which makes and ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 30 Mar 2013 08:11:45 GMT

Japan launches primary push to teach English
Compulsory foreign language lessons start next month for all 10- to 12-year-olds, raising hopes among educators and industry leaders of ending a decades-long 'English deficit' With just weeks to go before English becomes a compulsory subject at Japan's ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Mar 2011 11:21:31 GMT

Why Japanese People are not Good English Speakers
The fact that Japanese begin learning the English language at the age of 12, recently English is taught in kindergarten, already gives you an overview of the answer for the question ?why.? Most of the countries abroad like Germany has been teaching the ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:07:00 GMT

Nomad Interviews: Teaching English in Japan
Backpacking in Japan is a truly incredible experience, unfortunately, for many, it is simply a daydream as this is a country which is expensive to travel around. Luckily, there is a way to explore this amazing country on the cheap; teaching english in ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMT

TESOL Certification




American TESOL Certification Courses