Find paid TEFL jobs in Japan using the OnTESOL job board. Get recruited from your home country or apply after arriving in Japan. Find English teaching jobs at conversational schools, business English programs, or young learners classes. Full-time and part-time TEFL jobs available!
20+ Schools to Teach English in Japan
Gaba –Hiring now for Spring 2022 positions!
Teach with a customized curriculum, in modern learning studios while earning a great salary! Earn 1,500 to 2,200 yen per 40-minute lesson plus incentives! With many locations all over Japan, come and see why Gaba is the best job for you! Come and teach with Gaba! Apply via OnTESOL today!
Teach in an environment where your learning and the students learning are top priority! MY English School is now seeking a native English instructor to teach in Yamagata City and the surrounding areas. Student-centered lessons that encourage active learning for students of all ages is at the core of the MY English methodology. We are currently seeking to hire for an immediate start, with a one-month initial training period. Teaching days are Tuesday-Saturday. We encourage collaborative, driven and professional candidates to apply. Benefits include: paid holidays and sick days, health insurance, help setting up an apartment, 7 day staff training provided every year and more! Earn 260,000 – 270,000 yen per month plus incentives! Apply now via OnTESOL!
Tokyo Academics- Minato, Tokyo
Join a team of exceptional tutors at Tokyo Academics. Tokyo Academics boasts tutors with outstanding intellectual and work backgrounds, all with a deep commitment to service. Tutors make a difference in their students’ lives as they help them reach their maximum potential (through academic test preparations, post-secondary admission guidance, etc.)
Join this team of innovative, entrepreneurial and caring teachers and have a meaningful experience while living in Tokyo.
*Tokyo Academics will provide visa sponsorship for exceptional overseas applicants who are looking to relocate to Japan. Hours are also flexible. Must have a degree to apply.
Apply Now with Tokyo Academics!
ABC Plus – Nagoya, Japan
ABC Plus is hiring for a full-time English teaching position! Salary Y250,000-270,000 per month. Work visa provided. Get paid holidays and free Japanese lessons! Candidates must have a BA degree and an accredited TESOL or TEFL certificate. A basic understanding of written and spoken Japanese is preferred. Apply NOW with ABC Plus
Aeon – 250+ locations throughout Japan
Aeon is one of the leading eikaiwas (private English conversation school) in Japan. They have over 250 schools located throughout the country and do regular recruitment throughout the year. Aeon hires teachers from all over the world and they provide visa sponsorship for those that require one (applicants should be eligible for a Specialist in Humanities/International Services Visa). Apply NOW with Aeon
Berlitz is a global provider of language teaching with locations in over 70 countries. Berlitz Japan has over 60 locations throughout the country, and has 1200 instructors in Japan from 60+ countries.
Berlitz offers private and group classes and teachers will use Berlitz teaching materials to deliver these lessons. The language program at Berlitz is engaging, flexible, goal-oriented to ensure students can thrive in the real world using their English-language skills.
Must be a native speaker and have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. Apply NOW!
Nova chain of English conversation schools has 300 branches throughout the country. Nova also offers lessons in nine other foreign languages.
Nova delivers high-quality instruction with a wider variety of lessons like conversation classes, technical aspects of language (grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, etc.) as well as preparation for proficiency tests like TOEIC or TOEFL.
Nova accepts applications throughout the year from applicants who are available to start within the next 6 months (they welcome applicants who are living in Japan and those who reside abroad).
Earn 53,000 -63,000 yen per month for a small private school in Narita, Japan. Must have a university degree and genuine interest in working with children. Apply now
English Village is one of the most competitive eikaiwas in Tokyo. They are located in 12 schools throughout Tokyo and Yokohama. They are looking for native English teachers who posses great teaching skills. Teachers will be teaching one-to-one classes (full-time and part-time positions are available).
Amic English Center
Teach for a diversified English language centre that offers a range of services from conversational English to interpretation to online English classes. Enjoy teaching in a historic town with the oldest continuously-used hot springs in Japan. Enjoy plenty of entertainment, great food, shopping, festivals, and easy access to nature. Apply today!
Work for a leading conversation educator in Japan! Benefits include a competitive salary, visa sponsorship, subsidized housing and more. Apply online today
Altia Central is a provider of Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) to public junior high and elementary schools all over central and southern Japan. They are always looking for qualified teachers.
The ideal candidate must:
- Be a native speaker
- Have a bachelor’s degree or higher
- Be engaging, enthusiastic and passionate to go well above and beyond to provide a positive learning experience for students
- Be flexible, and must be culturally sensitive, and eager to live in Japan for a minimum of one year
- Have previous teaching experience within Japan or in other countries
- Have at least a basic level of Japanese (strongly preferred: conversational level)
- Preferred: have previous time spent studying or working in Japan
- Preferred: applicants who can or would be able to drive in Japan on either a Japanese license or International Driving Permit (many ALT positions require driving)
iTTTi Japan Co. Ltd
iTTTi Japan Co. Ltd has a program called Peppy Kids Club in English-language classrooms throughout Japan. Students are young learners and they learn English in a fun and interactive learning environment.
To learn more about the application process of becoming a Peppy Kids Club teacher, click here.
The ideal candidate must:
- Have a university degree,
- Preferred: experience working with children
Yaruki Switch Group
Yaruki Switch Group is the second largest private education group in Japan. Their English language schools – WinBe, i Kids Star, Kids Duo, and Kids Duo International – are tailored for young learners. Yaruki Switch Group is hiring all year round. They are seeking teachers who can deliver lessons that are fun, hands-on and teaches young learners usable and practical English!
- Starting monthly salary of ￥250,000 – 270,000 (negotiable)
- Fully-paid comprehensive initial training (in addition to regular training workshops throughout the year)
- All-English On-Boarding and Relocation Support
- Salary & career advancement opportunities
- Renewal bonus of ￥100,000 upon successful completion and re-signing of one-year contract
- Ten (10) paid days of leave every year (after 6 months of employment), in addition to national holidays
- Work-related commuting costs fully reimbursed
- Social Security & Health Insurance
- Visa sponsorship and renewal support
* Some contract details may vary depending on location.
Must be a native speaker (native level of English fluency) and hold at least a 2-year associate degree OR a valid working visa
- Work during regular working hours: 9:00-20:30, Monday through Friday.
- Lead and support activities of both large and small groups of students (ages 3 to 12)
- Supervise and maintain the safety & wellbeing of students (model proper behavior and teach fundamental social skills)
- Participate in occasional special events held on weekends/holidays (typically once per month)
Interac – Various Locations
Interac is Japan’s largest private provider of ALT’s (assistant language teachers) to teach in Japanese classrooms throughout the country. Interac also has positions for English teachers, content writer, etc.
Shunan English School (SES)
Teach English in high schools, colleges, corporate offices, community centres, and private homes in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Enjoy high speed transportation, natural and historic sites as well as an excellent benefits package. Find more information and apply here
Teach in a small friendly school just outside of Toyko. Receive 200,000yen per month plus free accommodation with a Japanese family. If you are interested in learning more about Japanese culture, this position is for you! Apply now
Teach in a charming and ancient Japanese town close to hot springs, cycling paths and hiking trails! This 28 year old elite school provides an excellent salary and 5 paid weeks vacation as well as a reimbursed flight. Apply now!
EPION English Conversation Schools
Epion English Schools are seeking native English speaking teachers who love working with children. Must be currently residing in Japan. This is a part time position to begin with the opportunity to become full time after observation performance. Must have the ability to teach phonics. Apply today!
Westgate is seeking highly motivated individuals to teach at a Japanese university. Must have 500+ hours of actual ESL classroom experience along with TESOL teaching certificate. Westgate provides a unique opportunity for growth and development. Benefits include flight reimbursement, visa sponsorship and a salary of 275,000 yen/month. Apply today!
ECC Foreign Language Institute
Deliver fun, engaging and effective lessons while working in a supportive and cutting edge work environment! ECC offers one of the most progressive contract package on the market. Work under 30 hours a week while enjoying everything Japan has to offer! Join ECC today!
About Teaching English in Japan
Japan is one of the most popular destinations for qualified ESL teachers. The Teach English in Japan Guide has more information about the best cities to apply for TEFL jobs and how to get the job that you want. You can also read our graduate blog for tips on how to teach young learners in Japan, what it’s like to teach in a conversational school, advice on how to teach English to mature students.