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Full Time ESL Teacher; Creative language center in Shimizu Japan

Oshaberi Eikaiwa Kyoushitsu Published: February 10, 2016
   Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan


Teach English (ESL) in Japan, Shizuoka City. Full Time Positions start March 16, 2016.

About the school

Oshaberi Eikaiwa Kyoshitsu (OEK) – an independent English Conversation school founded in 1987. We have a great reputation as a language center that does make a difference, our fabulous staff of 7 and a lot of wonderful students.

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – W. B. Yeats


  • Working schedule is 40 hours, 5 days a week, from Tuesday to Saturday. There is a combination of early starts and afternoon starts.
  • 18 month renewable contract - 257,500 yen/month (gross)
  • Teaching all ages and English levels from toddlers to adults
  • Six weeks paid vacation per year
  • Japanese is not essential
  • Will sponsor a working visa
  • Visa sponsorship available



To create lessons tailored to best help diverse range of students and classes
  • To work both independently and as part of a close-knit team of 7 people
To be professionally inspired by the teaching and learning processes
  • Contribute in creating a fair, friendly, fun and creative working environment that respects diversity, innovation and hard work.
  • Exploring new environments and enjoy being around people.
  • Our teaching is floor based with low tables and cushions. This allows flexible use of classroom space so need to be happy sitting on the floor.



Required qualifications

  • University degree - Bachelor's or higher (preferably in Education)
  • Minimum one year ESL /classroom experience
  • Native English speaker (attended K-12 education in English speaking country)


Preferred qualifications

  • Recognized TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certification (or similar)
  • Ability to teach both children and adults
  • An ability and an enjoyment in web-site editing
  • A knowledge of or an interest in reading programs for children


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