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English Teacher in Tokyo

Various Jobs Locations in Japan

Japan > Tokyo: Full time
Date Posted
11 February 2020
Job Type
Full time
Shane Schools
245000+ yen/month
Degree Required

Job Overview

Hello Japan lovers! Teach for our school in Tokyo and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! While you discover an exotic culture, learn Japanese and live a lifestyle you never could before! JOB DESCRIPTION
Shane English Schools Japan has a large portion of adult students who tend to fall into the pre-intermediate category. However, about half the students are children so teachers will need to be prepared to teach young learners.
Teachers may also teach at a few different locations in a week, which adds some variety, and travel costs will be paid by the school.

• 245,000+ yen ($2230) per month depending on experience and qualifications.
• Comprehensive training is provided by the school.
• 12 month contract.
• Sponsored visa for full-time teachers.
• New teachers get support and guidance from the Director of Studies, who is a native English speaker.
• 5 days a week with two consecutive weekdays off.
• A total of 29 hours of actual teaching per week.
• 20 days holiday.
• Workdays are 9 hours (roughly 12-9 pm) with no more than 6.5 hours of actual teaching per day.
• Any time outside of teaching and preparation is break time.
• All teaching materials are provided by the school.

• A bachelor’s degree or higher.
• A recognized 168-hour TEFL certificate with at least 6 months of real teaching experience.
• Candidate must be open-minded, enthusiastic, positive, hard-working, patient and professional.

Most people in the world won't be able to get a visa, and therefore can't work for us.

Your eligibility for a visa is automatically checked when you apply here

• Time to explore. Teaching in Japan gives you loads of time off to explore the country. You’ll get plenty of days off and even entire weeks off during the year. So get out and find something new!
• Sushi, sake, ramen, manga, anime and Japanese punk. Alright, that was 6 things for the price of one, but we can’t get too crazy with this list.
• The subcultures of Tokyo. If you’re not sure what Rockabilly, Dekora, Fairy Kai, or Gyaru are all about, there’s only one way to truly find out.
• It’s unbelievably refreshing how polite the Japanese are.
• Japan has an abundance of natural wonders. Every bit of modern tech that can be found in Tokyo city is equaled by a piece of Japanese wilderness that can only be truly appreciated by being there in person. Ancient temples in misty mountains. Roaring waterfalls into crystal blue rivers. Turquoise blue oceans and white sand beaches. There is no shortage of fresh air to be found.
• You can hit the slopes, too. Grab your skis and head to the Japanese Alps. After a year of teaching, you might have a new favorite sport.
• The money is good. There is a big market for learning English in Japan, and schools are willing to pay teachers very well. For all there is to experience in a year of teaching in Japan, it’s crazy to think that you can still come back with way more money than you left with.

Saxoncourt is the official recruitment arm for Shane Schools.
Japan is a special place for Shane English Schools. This is where it all began back in 1977. What was once a man named Shane Lipscombe giving lessons at his kitchen table quickly grew to over 200 Shane English Schools in Japan alone. Today there are over 300 Shane English Schools across 14 countries around the globe.

In Japan, the majority of the schools are located in the Kanto region, which is essentially the Greater Tokyo/Yokohama metropolitan area. Schools are typically small, with two, three or four classrooms. Few schools have more than five classrooms, while some even have just one.

We feel that it is important that teachers who teach with us in Asia have a well-rounded experience. We encourage our teachers to explore the local culture and neighboring countries during their time with us.

Our Head Offices are populated with Shane teachers who have grown and developed with the company and then moved up into varying roles such as teacher management, teacher training, teacher recruitment, marketing and sales.

With over 500,000 alumni, 85,000 current students, and 1000 teachers, we know this will be the experience of a lifetime!
English Teacher in Tokyo

Start Teaching English in Japan


  • Salary: 245000+ yen/month
  • Visa: sponsored


  • Fluent in English
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Police Check
  • TEFL Level 5 Certificate

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