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Immediate Positions for English Teachers in Japan

American Language School
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Immediate Positions for English Teachers in Japan

American Language School (ALS) has 60 schools situated throughout Japan but primarily based in Chiba Prefecture. It is an exciting teaching opportunity requiring serious job dedication, cultural respect & flexibility, self-organization, creativity, enthusiasm, and professional pride.

The experience at ALS is both rewarding and challenging. All FULL-TIME teachers teach up to a 25 (contact) hour 5-day workweek within an eight hour time period per day. Additional responsibilities include interviewing prospective students, assisting school managers, making teaching materials, completing student reports, participating in holiday events, and welcoming our students.

ALS teachers need to maintain a professional appearance & attitude, display creativity and enthusiasm in their classes, actively participate in all teacher meetings, workshops, and seminars, be flexible, and have a desire to continue to improve as a teacher and as an ALS employee.

ALS is a member of ‘Japan Association for the Promotion of Foreign Language Education’ sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Education. ALS is also affiliated with the Narita Airport Authority in organizing airport area PR events, providing translation work, administrating English Lessons to support staff and the children of staff, evaluating (the English skills of) Air Traffic Controllers, etc. In addition, ALS maintains a strong connection with Oxford University Press & Cambridge University Press.

ALS Benefits include:

-One year contract with full visa sponsorship.

-250,000 yen starting salary with all work related transportation fees reimbursed.

-5 Weeks of paid vacation.

-Single dwelling apartment, minimally furnished, and a maximum rent of 55,000 yen.

-Renewable contract with salary increase & contract completion bonus.

-Transfer possibilities after completion of contract.

ALS Instructions for Applying: Please visit our website: for more information. Mail to: 1) your resume; 2) a cover letter; 3) a professional picture; and 4) a relaxed personal picture (tasteful) of yourself preferably standing either inside or outside and can include friends.

Interviews are conducted throughout the year by ALS's recruiting office. We are seeking to fill Positions in February (2014) in the greater Chiba Prefectural area and beyond. SERIOUS APPLICANTS ONLY, PLEASE. Applicants with Working Holiday Visas from Commonwealth countries are also invited to apply.

Basic Qualifications:

-University Degree

-Native English Speaker

-ESL / EFL teaching experience (Teaching experience with children highly preferred)

-CELTA / TESL / TEFL Certificates favorable.

NEWS UPDATE: In seeking the most recent news concerning Japan in general, we’ve listed various websites concerning the radiation situation in Fukushima. The radiation continues to be carefully monitored by various regulatory agencies both domestic and international. The websites below are only from reputable sources. For more specific updates please check: (US Embassy in Japan) (Public News Broadcasting)

ALS is primarily located in Chiba Prefecture and about 240 kilometers from the Fukushima Power Plants.

We look forward to receiving 1) your cover letter, 2) resume, 3) professional picture, and 4) personal picture. We will be able to accept email applications but no phone calls please. Thank you.

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