Welcome to the Teaching in Japan Page's Job Links Page. While these links are provided by teachers who are currently living and working in Japan, unlike the other pages on our site, We do not specifically endorse the materials found on any of the sites linked below. We are posting our favorite Teaching in Japan Job links; however, we are not responsible for any job postings in these publications. As with ANY job search, we suggest that the specific teacher do a good deal of research PRIOR to making an employment decision.
OHAYO SENSEI is our favorite source for jobs in Japan. In this bimonthly publication, you will find everything from Japanese University jobs to jobs in small, private conversation schools. Hint: Follow the link above and then copy the Ohayo Sensei text with your right mouse button, and then paste it into MS Word or Wordperfect--it's MUCH easier to read this way!
James English School: Teach in Northern Japan and Love It! James English school was founded in Northern Japan in 1976. Since then, they have grown into a chain of successful English schools. JES is large enough to have a significant presence in Northern Japan while at the same time, is small enough to be able to treat teachers as individuals. James English School teachers remain with the company for an average of 3-5 years, which speaks for itself. If you're looking for an alternative to the big, national language schools, check out James English School today!
Smith's School of English Smith's School of English is Japan's premiere English teaching franchise system. Seven years ago, Mark Smith, Founder and Chairman of Smith's, established within the Japanese TEFL community a unique and exciting chance for those looking for a business opportunity in Japan. With Smith's School of English, you have the opprotunity to operate your own language school rather than being an employee of one of the big eikaiwa schools in Japan. Smith's offers franchisees the chance to run your own business while enjoying the safety of the franchise system. Support from head office includes teacher training, advertising, marketing, real estate, and administration. Whether you are new to teaching in Japan or already established here, Smith's School of English can provide you the opportunity to work for yourself and build your own English language school. Visit Smith's School of English today.
The Teaching in Japan Page editors go straight to the horses' mouths as we post the results of our survey of the big four language schools in Japan: NOVA, GEOS, AEON, and BERLITZ. We sent a detailed survey to the Personnel Departments at each of the "big four" language schools in Japan. Read their responses in our new Language School Question and Answer Section
The ELT News Jobs in Japan Page contains a number of reasonably up-to-date job postings. There are both large and small conversation schools represented here.
The AEON Corporation Webpage. This is one of the BIG THREE language schools in Japan. The site administrator for the Teaching in Japan Page has heard more positive feedback concerning teaching for this company than the other two members of the "Big Three" language schools.
The JETTA Job Guide is a resource posted by a former JET member. There's a good job bank here as well as information about the JET Program.
Find a Teacher.net is a service that allows teachers in Japan to advertise for private students. It's free, and it looks as if the process is quite simple. This service has been around for some time now, and since we haven't read any bad press at all, it must be working as advertised..
Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana runs a 2 year program that is akin to the JET Program. While we don't know anyone who has participated in this program, the information on the website seems reasonable.
The JET Program is one of the largest employers of foreign teachers in Japan. With JET, the teacher works in the Japanese Public School System as an Assistant English Teacher (AET). We've heard both great success stories and real disasters concerning JET; however, many of the long-term Japan residents started out with JET.
Metropolis has a classified job section that is updated weekly. While you're checking out the jobs in Metropolis, take the time to look at the rest of the publication as it can give you an idea of some aspects of expat lifestyle in Tokyo.
Want to test your knowledge about living and working in the Land of the Rising Sun? Try our new Teaching in Japan Quiz
The resources above are only a select few from those available on the net. We've tried (with the exception of Earlham College) to stick with those sites/programs with which we are somewhat familiar.
Our Teaching in Japan Bookstore provides recommendations for resources that we believe to be helpful for new teachers who want to teach in Japan. We provide recommendations for general travel guides, specific Japan-related employment resources, Japanese language, and Japanese culture resources. Our selections are made by teachers who are currently living and working in Japan. Our hope is to provide some Japan-specific resources which contain reasonably unbiased information for the new teacher. Updating and maintaining our site is a time consuming venture, so please browse our electronic bookshelves and consider making your Amazon purchase through our site as this is the only source of revenues to support The Teaching in Japan Page.
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The Teaching in Japan Discussion Forum. There are some great new features which we hope will make this the best Teaching in Japan Forum on the web. To date, this has been a great forum with good, thoughtful questions and great responses from both teachers who are currently teaching in Japan and those who have previously worked in Japan.
The Japan Job Links Page We have assembled some links to sources that we consider reputable. Please be aware that we do NOT endorse any of these sources. They are provided for your information. Please remember to DO YOUR RESEARCH prior to agreeing to move halfway around the world!
Travel Reference Section In this section, we provide a list of recommendations for truly useful Japan Guidebooks. We've assembled a list of some of the best travel/guide books available for Japan. Many of these are still used by long-time residents. Please consider ordering through our secure link with Amazon.com as this is our only source of revenues to support the site!
Japan Reference Section This section contains recommendations for materials relating to Japanese culture & some great suggestions for "survival guides." Again, these are texts which have been found useful by teachers who are currently living and working in Japan. As above, please consider ordering through our secure link with Amazon.com as this is our only source of revenues to support the site!
Japanese Language Learning Section Here we've put together a list of the resources needed to begin the difficult process of learning the Japanese language. Don't let anyone fool you, Japanese is difficult, but many of the Japan-based aquaintances of this writer have submitted recommendations to our Language Bookshelf. Please consider ordering through our secure link with Amazon.com as this is our only source of revenues to support the site!
The Great Escape For teachers who need a break from Tokyo, why not take a trip to Hawaii. Recently, the Teaching in Japan site administrator and his wife have purchased an ocean-view Waikiki condominium which is available for vacation rentals at reasonable prices. Great location: 4 minutes to Waikiki Beach and less than ten minutes to the beautiful Kapiolani Park and the Honolulu Zoo. Aloha!