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ESL/EFL Teaching Position in Ofunato, Japan - Scenic Beauty and Authentic Tohoku Lifestyle

Posted By: E.T.-Search <>
Date: Saturday, 10 May 2014, at 12:14 p.m.

OFUNATO JAPAN: Full-time ESL/EFL instructor needed from the beginning of September in 2014, to teach English communication skills to all ages at a private language school, Sato Eikaiwa, in Ofunato and Rikuzentakata (Iwate Prefecture), a city of nearly twenty thousand in northeastern Honshu, near beautiful Sanriku Coast. Mostly small classes in a local area. Must enjoy working with small children. University graduate with TEFL/TESL experience preferred. One-year contract (minimum, renewable for second year if both parties are in agreement.).
JOB DUTIES: Up to 40 hours per week of teaching, curriculum and materials development, meetings, and workshops (about 25 hours or less of teaching per week).
SALARY: „250,000/month for first year. Overtime pay of „2500/hr for more than 25 teaching hours per week. After one year we pay either 35,000 yen or 60,000 yen at the end of the second year toward travel expenses.
PAID VACATION TIME: In addition to almost all Japanese national holidays except a few working days a year of national holidays, twelve days in August, fourteen days at Christmas/New Year's, and seven days from the end of April to beginning of May, all with full pay. Total days off are 110 a year.
OTHER BENEFITS: A special bonus of 50,000 yen will be paid to help you get settled in your new life in Japan. We don't pay airfare initially, but after one year we pay either 35,000-yen toward travel expenses, or, if the teacher renews her/his contract, we pay 60,000 yen toward travel expenses at the end of the second year (but in this case, we do not pay 35,000 yen at the end of the first year). We will also pay bonus twice a year depending on how many students increase after you start teaching. The school will locate an apartment in the area and pay the initial deposits, except for a one-time deposit of 20,000 yen, which will be applied to any cleaning and damage charges accruing when the teacher evacuates the premises (This will be deducted from the salary of November and October-10,000 yen each month.). We also furnish the apartment, apart from bedding--you'll have to buy your own sleeping stuff. Upon occupancy, the teacher will pay the monthly rent (about 35,000 yen per month including utility bills), and a lease fee of 4,000 yen per month for the furnishings. Working visa sponsorship is offered.
WORKING ENVIROMENT: Sato Eikaiwa is established in 1993. It is a small private school but a good quality school. However, it is a part of mid-size company calls Educational. The head school of this company established in 1984 and locates in Rikuzentakata city. Working is mainly in Ofunato and Rikuzentakata, but it is possible to work a few different locations in some of the schools at Educational. There are about 70 students now in Sato Eikaiwa. Students are all different ages; some are cute pre-school age students, and they come with a strong desire to learn English. This is a job you will never forget. The work is hard but incredibly rewarding. You really get to know your students on a personal level, and students will touch your hearts! Rie Sato is the executive deputy president of Educational Co. and the head instructor at Sato Eikaiwa.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants must live in US or Canada, especially Washington and Oregon States or Vancouver BC area to be able to have personal interviews or online Skype interviews. Applicants must be English native speakers. Applicants must have a passion for teaching English, especially teaching small children, and willingness to grow as a teacher. No Japanese language ability is required.
School information:
Sendai information:
Send your resume, cover letter, and picture via e-mail attachment:
E.T.-Search, Attn: Ms. Michiko Eckard
U.S. Address: 21308 S.E. 270th St. Maple Valley, WA 98038 U.S.A.
E-mail: Phone: 425-413-9532 Fax: 425-224-1331

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