Full-time English Conversation Teacher in beautiful Hofu city, Yamaguchi Prefecture

American Language School (ALS) Hofu

Job Overview

  • Employer Type Direct Hire
  • Industry Education / Teaching
  • Salary ¥250,000 - ¥265,000 / Month (All teachers start at 250,000yen)
  • English Level Native level
  • Japanese Level Not necessary
  • Restricted to Domestic Applicants? Japan only
  • Visa Sponsorship Yes

Job Requirements

  • English: Native or highly-fluent English speakers
  • Must have a 4-year university/college degree
  • Must currently reside in Japan.
  • Must have a minimum of one year experience of teaching in Japan
  • Some ESL/EFL teaching experience is preferred
  • Some teaching experience with children is highly preferred
  • Certificates in teaching (CELTA/TESOL/TEFL) are not required, but will improve your chances.

Job Description


The American Language School (ALS) Hofu, in Yamaguchi, Japan, is looking for a full-time English conversation teacher who is interested in teaching kids, teens, and adults. The teacher will provide lessons not only at ALS Hofu, but also at a kindergarten and a junior high school in the community, so there is a nice variety of students to keep the day interesting and enjoyable. ALS Hofu is a well-respected school serving the community in Yamaguchi for over 25 years.

Benefits and schedule

  • 18-month agreement with full Visa sponsorship. Visa and contract are renewable. Contract renewals get permanent salary increases.
  • Work-related transportation fees are fully reimbursed.
  • 5 total weeks of guaranteed PAID vacation every year (2 weeks in August, 2 weeks in December, 1 week in May).
  • 5 flexible personal days.
  • Apartment is provided, semi-furnished, Internet access; 55,000 yen maximum rent.
  • Full-time, 5-day work week; maximum of 27 teaching hours per week.
  • Working hours are usually between 1 pm and 9 pm. It sometimes starts early and finishes early; however, working hours does not exceed 8 hours per day. If you work over these hours, an extra work wage will be paid to you - all lessons are under an hour.
  • Class size is limited to 8 students and you see the same students once a week – no unexpected schedule changes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare course materials and design lessons with diverse activities and methods that cover all aspects of English language (speaking, writing, reading, and listening)
  • Create a positive class environment and encourage students to reach their learning goals
  • Maintain school cleanliness, sanitation, organization, and overall safety.
  • Assist promotional events.
  • Consistent provision of feedback of student progress to school management and parents/guardians.

Application Process

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and photo. Don't forget to include your contact information.

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The American Language School (ALS) Hofu, in Yamaguchi, Japan, is looking for a part-time native English-speaking instructor who is interested in teaching kids, teens, and adults. Newly hired instructor is expected not only to provide... read more about American Language School (ALS) Hofu
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