English Teacher for growing, friendly school in Tokyo

KEYS English

Job Overview

  • Employer Type Direct Hire
  • Industry Education / Teaching
  • Salary ¥250,000 / Month
  • English Level Native level
  • Japanese Level Basic Level
  • Restricted to Domestic Applicants? Japan only
  • Visa Sponsorship Yes

Job Requirements

  1. Native English Speakers
  2. Solo-teaching experience to children
  3. Love children (most of our students are kindergarten to lower elementary kids)
  4. Energetic and not shy
  5. Flexible, responsible and have a genuine passion in teaching
  6. If visa sponsorship is required: 4-year university degree

Job Description

English Teacher for growing, friendly school in Tokyo
KEYS English is looking for a full-time native English teacher to join our team. We are a small, but rapidly growing, English school in Tokyo know for our entertaining and effective classes for children.

We support our teacher’s professional development, offer a manageable work schedule and offer great benefits.

More information on what we offer is as follows.


  1. Sense of Humor
  2. Conversational Japanese
  3. TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, or certified teacher qualifications
  4. Performing arts experience (drama / dance etc)

Working Days, Time and Location

  • Tuesday to Saturday (Saturdays is a must)
  • 4 day part time work pays 200,000, 5 days full time work pays 250,000.
  • Classes taught mainly at the Toyosu/Tsukishima area (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho line) in the heart of Tokyo
  • Most classes start in the afternoon and end at around 8:30 pm or earlier

About Our Class and Our Students

  • Regular classes are 100 minutes long so that we can teach more and deeper. We have games planned so students are never bored.
  • Most students are eager to learn, parents are helpful in making progress.
  • Curriculum and teaching materials are all provided.

We offer:

  • Remuneration depends on experiences and performance. Average annual full-time salary for first-year teachers at KEYS is at JPY 3,220,000 (bonuses and transportation allowance included).
  • Part-time work pay is provided at a stable rate each month based on how many days a week are worked (3 days a week > 150,000, 4 days a week > 200,000, 5 days a week > 250,000)
  • Monthly salary is paid throughout the year including during summer and long holidays
  • Visa Sponsorship if needed
  • Performance-based bonuses and pay raise
  • Paid holidays, 10 days+ holidays during Christmas / New Year for you to spend with your family
  • Paid training before being fully onboard
  • Ears to listen to your suggestions, and heart to care

Great Benefits

We believe that happy teachers make happy students. Teachers are enrolled in a comprehensive employee benefits system after probation period. The benefit booklet is thick and here are some highlights:

  1. Professional Development Sponsorship
    • Sponsored membership to JALT Tokyo Chapter
    • Sponsored event fee for external workshops
    • 8,000 yen sponsorship to local 資格 examination fees
  2. Congratulatory & Sympathy Money
    • 10,000-20,000 yen for marriage, child-birth, children entering elementary school or graduating from junior high school
    • 5,000-100,000 yen for hospitalization and death
  3. Yearly staff retreat (to Toshimaen, Tokyo Dome City, or similar)
  4. Free to 50% off English class tuition fee for staff’s children
  5. Discounts
    • A 100-page booklet full of discounts
    • eg, movie and show discounts, discount for Quo Card, books and gourmet vouchers, sports club, swimming pool, bus tours and hotels, etc.


  • Due to the vast amount of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a Zoom interview and on-site demo lesson
  • Benefit details are subject to change according to the welfare service provider KEYS enrolls in (we try to find the best provider so any changes should be for the better).

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1-2-4 Tsukishima, Chuo City, Tokyo, Japan

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KEYS English is a small but fast-growing school. We specialize in teaching Young Learners. Most of our students are kindergarten to lower-elementary kids. Our locations are in central Tokyo (Tsukishima, Toyosu, Shin-Toyosu and Ikebukuro), plus... read more about KEYS English
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Contact Us

Tokyo Office
C/O Global Village Media
1-7-20-B2 Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
[email protected]