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English Instructors

BrightSpark Teachers
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English Instructors

Exciting opportunities to teach English across Japan. Do you have a passion for teaching and travelling, then this opportunity is for you! 

BrightSpark Teachers are working closely with a partner organisation who have opportunities for English Instructors across Japan. These opportunities have start dates from April 2020 onwards.

English Instructors will be responsible for engaging and helping students achieve their English-language goals while sharing their enthusiasm for learning in a fun environment. Instructors can expect to gain in-depth knowledge about the education industry in Japan and see first-hand the value their background and abilities can bring to interactions with co-workers, students and parents.

Japan is truly timeless, a place where ancient traditions are fused with modern life as if it were the most natural thing in the world. On the surface Japan appears exceedingly modern, but travelling around it offers numerous opportunities to connect with the country’s traditional culture.

Wherever you are in Japan, it seems, you’re never far from a great meal. And as you’ll quickly discover, Japanese cuisine has great regional variations. The hearty hotpots of the mountains are, for example, dramatically different from the delicate sushi for which the coast is famous. It’s also intensely seasonal, meaning you can visit at a different time of year and experience totally new tastes.

SPECIAL NOTE – We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

About the School

Our partner organisation works closely with international preschools and language programs across Japan. The main regions they have opportunities in are Kanto and Osaka.

Qualifications and Requirements 

Candidates are required to hold a Bachelors degree or equivalent in any subject. A TEFL certificate is desired but not essential. The following criteria must also to be met: Have been educated for a minimum of 12 years in a school system where the language of instruction was English for all subjects. Have, or can obtain a passport, visa, and/or any additional travel documentation that may be required to accept a position in Japan. Hold a clean criminal record check. Native English proficiency and a valid passport from one of the following countries: UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, or New Zealand is also required.

  • Assistance with accommodation
  • Medical Insurance
  • Visa
  • Public transport costs for travel to and from work reimbursed


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