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Job No, 1251

You will be teaching English at a kindergarten. You will teach students that are between four and five years old, but also elementary school students 1st grade to 6th grade.
You will follow the standard school calendar, which means that you will teach every weekday and also if necessary participate in events on weekends.

We are currently using the GrapeSEED curriculum (For more information, please click the following link You will have to attend workshops and/or training to get the GrapeSEED teaching license to teach. You will also do on the job training before you are able to teach your own classes.

We are currently a team of 10 English teachers. We work well as a team and as such we expect you to be a good team player as well. You should be an open-minded person, flexible, eager to learn and of course love to work with children.

If you enjoy working with children and teaching English, we think you will find this position interesting and a good opportunity for you to evolve as both a person and a teacher.

We are currently an IB candidate school and working diligently towards our goal of becoming an official school. You are not required to have experience with IB, but preferable. You will be required to take workshops and learn about IB if you do not have the experience. You can read more about IB here:

★Teaching schedule 2019★
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
Ages: Four to five (K4 and K5)
Lesson time: Three classes per day, every weekday, 40 mins each.

Friends Club
Ages: Elementary school students 1st grade to 6th grade.
Lesson time: Two classes per day, every weekday, 50 mins each

ELA (English Language and Arts)
Once or twice a week we have "ELA" for all Japanese classes (with the exception of K3, three years old). For ELA, we make our own lesson plans where the children inquire about transdisciplinary subjects.
Ages: Four to five (K4 and K5)
Lesson time: 30-40 minutes

※ESOL and Friends Club classes are optional, but ELA is mandatory for every K4 and K5 students.

As described before, we currently have seven English teachers. The different schedule types are rotated between the teachers.

E.g. of a day with type A:
7:30 a.m. You start work.
8:00 a.m. ESOL classes start.
9:30 a.m. Write students assessments.
10:00 a.m. You will join Japanese classes until approximately 1:45 p.m. or prepare for lessons.
(When in the Japanese classroom you will help the homeroom and subject teachers and play with children. You will also eat lunch together.)
Around this time, you will sometimes teach ELA instead of joining the Japanese classroom.
2:15 p.m. ESOL afternoon lesson starts.
3:00 p.m. Cleaning time. Write afternoon ESOL class assessments.
4:30 p.m. You finish work.

E.g. of a day with schedule type B.
9:30 am You start work. You will join Japanese classes with until approximately 1:45 pm or prepare for lessons. You will also eat lunch with them.
2:15 p.m. Assist during ESOL afternoon lessons.
(This mean you will assist the main teacher in the classroom.)
3:00 pm Cleaning time. When done, prepare for your afternoon classes.
4:00 pm Elementary school students’ classes until 5:50 pm.
Write some students assessments after you have cleaned up.
6:30 pm You finish your work.

Description of our kindergarten:
Our kindergarten is located by the foot of Mount Fuji. It is close to Mishima and Numazu area so you can enjoy nature but also urban areas.
From Mishima, you can take the train (slow or shinkansen) to the Tokyo urban area. With shinkansen it takes less than an hour and with slow train about two hours.

Your schedule follows the national school calendar; thus, you will have time off during summer, winter and spring holidays and some national holidays depending on schedule.

If you are interested in this position, we welcome you to send your application to us.
If you have any questions about the position, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Interviews will be done through Skype and face-to-face.

Thank you.

Area Shizuoka
Closest Station(s) Nameri stn. or Mishima stn
Train Line(s) JR Gotenba line or JR Tokaido line
Language to Teach English
Contract Type Full
Salary 250,000 yen/month
Transportation Fee
Social Insurance Yes
Contract Term 1 year
Accommodation We'll support you to find apartment.
Working Days & Hours Monday to Friday 40 hours/weekSometimes we have Saturday events but usually we have day off for that.
Start Date
Probation Period 3-month probation period (OJT)
Training Yes (paid)
Holiday Saturday, Sunday, national holidays
Paid Holiday Upper 10 days (Depends how long you will work here.) We have Summer and Winter and Spring break.
Class Infomation
Student Age Toddlers(3-5 years old)
Children / Preteen(6-12 years old)
Job Description English teacher at a Japanese Kindergarten.IB candidate school.
School info
School Type Kindergarten
Year Founded 1979
Number of Teachers 33
Educational Background Graduated Undergraduate School
Experience More than 1 year/years
Teaching Certificate TEFL
Japanese Ability Intermediate
Visa Working
Visa Sponsorship Yes
Driver's License
(valid in Japan)
Not Required
Interview Method Interview in Person
Transportation Fee Paid Yes

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