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Passionate Professional Teachers Needed in Fukuoka, Japan

International I School Kindergarten
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Passionate Professional Teachers Needed in Fukuoka, Japan

International I School Kindergarten

We are looking for passionate professional teachers, who love their work and have a desire to see their students succeed.

The positions will begin in March/April 2014.

We especially want teachers who enjoy the challenges presented when teaching young children.

International I School Kindergarten currently has 2 schools open.

Our original school is based in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture and our newest school is located in Fukuoka City.

The schedules are different depending on which school you would work at.

General Job Descriptions

International I School Kindergarten is located in Kurume city and Fukuoka city, Fukuoka. The students are aged between 2 and 6 and are taught in English. International I School Kindergarten was established in 1990. We currently have 12 native English speaking teachers on staff.

Teachers are scheduled to work 23 - 30 teaching hours per week. 10 - 20 hours are in the kindergarten and the remaining 10-13 hours are ESL classes (Mainly toddler, kindergarten and elementary kidsf classes, however there are some adult lessons). The teachers are required to work for 2 hours in the morning 2 Saturdays a month (to teach returnee students) All the kindergarten lessons are co-taught with licensed Japanese kindergarten teachers so it is not necessary for you to have a Japanese teaching license. The 10 hours in the kindergarten have a set curriculum and materials in place. However, the remaining 10 - 15 hours of ESL classes are planned for by the teachers subsequently the materials are also created by each individual teacher. (However there are pre-prepared materials at your disposal if you choose to use them)


There are three main paid holidays;

10 - 14 days in summer (Completely off)

(As the kindergarten in closed for about a month, most teachers have half days of teaching during that time)

10 - 14 days in winter (Completely off)

If you are re-contracted, you will also have 5 -7days in spring (Completely off)

Extra Requirements

As International I School is a kindergarten, there are events, such as Sports Day and Winter Presentation@that may require your attendance beyond your scheduled hours. (Usually on a weekend) These occur approximately 5 times per year.


4 year degree / A valid drivers license or International drivers license (As we provide a company car) / Teaching license or experience (preferred)


240,000 yen per month + Completion bonus of 120,000 yen


Apartments are arranged for teachers. The rent is between 35,000 yen and 50,000 yen depending on the size and the age of the apartment.

Although it may sound like a lot of responsibility, teaching at our kindergarten in incredibly rewarding and exciting experience.

If you donft mind hard work and you truly love children, then this will be the perfect job for you. However, if you donft love children and you would just like a chance to travel and experience living in Japan, then this may not be a good position for you.

If you would like to apply for the positions, please send me your resume with a cover letter to


Mr. Yuki Tanaka

International I School Kindergarten


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