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Assistant Language Teachers

BrightSpark Teachers
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Assistant Language Teachers

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

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

As an Assistant Language Teacher your job would be two-fold: language instructor and cultural ambassador. These two aspects are inseparable and our partner organisation  aim to become experts in both. Entrusted with being the English expert in the classroom, you could expect to teach on your own, with a Japanese teacher present to help manage the classroom.

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 

This organisation is one of Japans largest private providers of assistant language teachers, with over 3,200 teaching employees, they are seeking applications from dedicated, professional, motivated and outgoing people looking to make teaching English in Japan the next stop on their career paths. Their teachers enrich the lives of elementary, junior and senior high public (government) school students by sharing their knowledge of English, building communication skills, and sharing cultural insights.

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
  • Transportation costs for travel to and from work reimbursed
  • Ongoing training


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