Full-Time Junior High School English Instructor Position (Nara)

Berlitz Japan, Inc.

Job Overview

  • Employer Type Direct Hire
  • Industry Education / Teaching
  • Salary ¥290,000 / Month (plus a completion bonus)
  • English Level Native level
  • Japanese Level Not necessary
  • Restricted to Domestic Applicants? Japan only
  • Visa Sponsorship No

Job Requirements

We are looking for instructors who:

  • are native English speakers
  • have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • have experience teaching in the Japanese school system
  • are already residing in the Kansai area
  • have a current valid visa that permits work in Japan (preference for Instructor, Permanent Residence, Spouse or Child of Japanese National or Long-Term Residence status)
  • can commit to the entire 2023/2024 school year (ending on March 17, 2024)
  • can communicate to using at least basic-level Japanese (higher proficiency level preferred)
  • can deliver a 10-min demonstration lesson at the interview
  • are flexible, dynamic, mature and professional
  • are responsive to constructive criticism
  • are able to accept responsibility and work well with others
  • are culturally sensitive and have excellent organizational and communication skills
  • have good computer skills
  • are able to operate both independently as well as with others.

Job Description

Berlitz Japan has an openings for the position of English Instructor to teach at a private Junior High School in Nara for the 2023/2024 school year:


This is a Full Time contract that pays ¥290,000 per month for working 40 hours per week (including lunch break) plus a generous completion bonus paid at the end of the contract.

Fringe benefits include paid vacation, paid commutation costs, social insurance and more.

Actual classroom teaching time will average 16 ~ 20 classes (50-min) per week with remaining time spent planning lessons, attending meetings, participating in school activities and doing administrative work.

Please note this is NOT an ALT position.

Key Tasks and Activities:

  • Fully implement classes in accordance with the English curriculum.
  • Plan and deliver lessons that meet the needs of all students in the class.
  • Keep accurate records of attendance and student progress.
  • Participation in and planning of some club activities in the school.
  • Participation in school events (e.g. school festivals, opening ceremony, Open School days)
  • Monitor and assess own performance and take a proactive approach to professional development.
  • Communicate and collaborate with other departmental teachers.
  • Supplementary tasks such as helping with English essay corrections, events, sign-up courses.
  • Help and support with other Berlitz work-related activities and classes (including English instruction)

Visa/Residence Requirements:

Only domestic applications from those already residing in the Kansai area and available for in-person interviews will be considered.

Applications from outside Japan or the Kansai area will NOT be considered.

The deadline for applications is 6:00 pm, Monday October 23, 2023. Interviews will be held at our Abeno Tennoji LC in Osaka.


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