Full-time, Certified English Teacher (Hirakata, Osaka)

Modern English

Job Overview

  • Employer Type Direct Hire
  • Industry Education / Teaching
  • Salary ¥250,000 / Month (Negotiable; bonus.)
  • English Level Native level
  • Japanese Level Conversational Level
  • Restricted to Domestic Applicants? Japan only
  • Visa Sponsorship Yes

Job Requirements

  • Valid visa that allows work in Japan preferred
  • Native English speaker
  • Available to work for a minimum of one year
  • Teaching qualifications (CELTA/TESOL) and experience required
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • MUST love working with children ages 3 to 12
  • Patient and friendly, with excellent customer service skills
  • Professional and punctual
  • BA or BS degree or equivalent experience
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Clean and tidy
  • The position is a full-time teacher with a large degree of autonomy
  • (Part-time may also be available.)
  • Must be comfortable using digital devices and technology for lessons, communication and online student records
  • OPTIONAL social media content creation
  • NB we only accept applications through Jobs in Japan - NOT by direct email.

Job Description

Have you been employed as a teacher, but not engaged as one? This job is for you.

We are looking for a dedicated teacher - not someone who wants to teach only to be paid.

Job Description:

Modern English is seeking motivated, passionate, creative individuals to teach and then help manage our private language school in Korien, Hirakata, Osaka.

Modern English provides small group and private lessons for adults and children.
Our lessons are 60 minutes long and have clear aims, full curricula and measurable learning objectives.

Curriculum framework, class materials, and lesson plan guidelines are ready for you.

Your role is to implement our monthly themes, engage learners, help them produce portfolio and presentation work, supplement where necessary and adapt to learners' needs.

Teachers work together in weekly professional development sessions.

Recent teacher-led initiatives include the portfolio, theme, presentation, project and research work shown in the image gallery below.

What's most important is that our students are engaged, have fun, hit the learning targets and keep their motivation high.

Full-time schedule
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Exact class times to be decided for September/October 2022. Maximum 29 contact hours. Paid break and prep time.

monthly salary of ¥250,000 per month.  Negotiable for experienced candidates with proven track record. (¥2,500 per class for part-time.)

Great benefits
In addition to competitive wages, we offer attractive benefits to our instructors.

  • 6 weeks’ paid vacation for full-time contracts
  • transportation allowance
  • support for visa renewal and visa type change (on a case-by-case basis)
  • paid training program
  • ongoing professional development
  • contract completion bonus

Raises and promotions 

Ideally a long-term position with promotion to senior teacher.

All instructors receive regular evaluation and follow-up training and are provided with the tools needed to improve their teaching skills.

The standards for raises and promotions are clear - take initiative and plan your career.

Convenient locations

Currently recruiting for Korien (Hirakata), Modern English also has other schools across Japan.

Friendly atmosphere with independence

Modern English offers a comfortable working environment and a high degree of autonomy.

Send a cover letter and resume to be considered.

Please start your cover letter with the word, 'Biscuit' and tell us specifically what you offer to meet the above-listed job requirements. We want teachers who want to work with us, not just work anywhere.

  • NB we only accept applications through Jobs in Japan - NOT by direct email.

Image Gallery


5-20-202 Korien Cho Hirakata-Shi

Login to apply for this job.

Company Information

Company Profile

Modern English is a foreign-owned company, operating since 1998. We have multiple schools in Japan, publish learning materials and provide digital learning solutions locally and internationally. We pride ourselves on our high quality, but friendly... read more about Modern English
Login to apply for this job.

Contact Us

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