ALT Positions in Shiga – Teach in the Heart of Japan! (Spring 2021)

Job Overview

  • 採用企業タイプ 人材紹介・派遣・委託
  • 業種 教育 / 講師
  • Salary Between 215,000 to 240,000 日本円 /月
  • 英語レベル 母国語レベル
  • 日本語レベル 日常会話レベル
  • 国内の応募者に限定? 国内在住応募者のみ
  • ビザスポンサーシップ 条件により更新可能

About the Position

Interested in working in one of the most beautiful parts of western Japan? We are now hiring for Assistant Language Teacher positions in Shiga Prefecture! Positions will begin from April 2021 and run until March 2022. We highly encourage you to apply now to secure a spot in this excellent area!

As an ALT, you would be responsible for co-teaching with Japanese teachers, making activities and materials to facilitate English language instruction. You will also make the language “real” by interacting with students throughout the day to help them actively apply what they learn in class. The ideal candidate is flexible with their teaching style and wants to make a positive impact on the lives of the students.

Position Details

● Locations: Hikone City / Higashiōmi City / Koka City / Konan City
● Contract Period: April 2021 to March 2022
● Contract Type: Monthly (Full-Time)
● Level: Elementary and/or junior high schools
* Positions in Hikone, Higashiōmi and Koka cities include enrollment in Social Insurance.


Successful candidate must:
● Already be living in Japan and hold a valid visa permitting work
● Have at least a Bachelor’s Degree or higher
● Be a native speaker of English or equivalent (you had 12 years of education where English was the main language of instruction)
● Have conversational level Japanese & able to communicate with teachers
● Have good communication skills and patience
● Be able to commit to the entire length of the contract (until March 2022)

*Positions require driving in general. Candidates must hold a valid Japanese Driver’s License or International Driving Permit. Candidates who do not own a vehicle can lease a company car from us.


We provide initial training before you start and continuing training throughout the year. We also supply you with teaching materials and access to our library of educational resources (worksheets, flashcards, etc.) With all these tools in your kit, you’ll be able to build onto what you’ve learned elsewhere to become a highly-valued and experienced teacher.

Other benefits include:
● Visa assistance (where applicable)
● Help with relocation & finding housing
● Round-the-clock support
● Work regular school hours, allowing you to enjoy your evenings
● Free weekends and national holidays, plus school vacation periods
● ALTs will also be provided a yearly calendar to help manage their other commitments

About Shiga & the areas

Synonymous with beauty, Shiga Prefecture is the very heart of Japan, filled with treasures to appeal to every sense. Sitting at the eastern edge of the Kansai region, it encircles Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan. Our positions in the area are located in four unique and exciting cities.

Hikone City is located along the edge of Lake Biwa itself, and boasts Hikone Castle, one of four national treasure castles in Japan. There is also ready access to various cities nearby such as Nagahama City and Maibara City. There are many other scenic and historical places nearby, including Mt. Ibuki and Sekigahara. If you like being in a city with a mixture of an urban and a more traditional “Japan” feel, this could be your dream location!

Located in southeast Shiga, Higashiōmi City offers a great slice of the Shiga lifestyle. It’s urban, but not too overwhelming; it’s rustic, but not too remote. It’s the best of both worlds! Events & sites of interest include the Yōkaichi Giant Kite Festival (held in May and Azuchi Castle Ruins. If you’re looking for a great place to start the next chapter of your life in 2021, Higashiōmi City is the place to do it!

Just an hour’s train ride from Kyoto, Koka City is a charming area is known for fine quality ceramics and the Minakuchi Castle, located right in the middle of the downtown area. But what Koka prides itself on being most famous for is its authentic ninja history and culture, with the Koka Ninja Village being a major tourist attraction. If you’re at all interested in the history and ways of ninjutsu, Koka City might be the best place on earth to become a master of it!

Close to Koka is Konan City, a cozy little area with many shrines and temples to visit. It also offers the fast access to Shiga’s capital city of Otsu as well as Kyoto. With affordable rent prices and easy train/road access to other areas, it’s a charming, rustic place full of nature and history. If you like taking pictures, hiking, and exploring, you can’t go wrong with Konan City!

Apply Now!

We are accepting applications now! We conduct Skype interviews regularly throughout the week and on weekends, and welcome applicants from all over Japan. We’re waiting to hear from you, so please apply today! And thank you for your interest in working with Borderlink!

*Please note that as we receive a high number of applicants, only those who pass the initial screening will be contacted for an interview.

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