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2 teachers needed for full time teaching positions in Kyushu Japan staring in July

Posted By: Keio Academy <>
Date: Friday, 28 April 2017, at 2:24 p.m.

Job Description:
We have 2 positions available. Both are beginning in early to mid-July (though we hope the teachers will arrive before that time so they can shadow our current teachers). The hired teachers will teach a variety of student ages and levels. One of the teachers will work primarily at Elementary schools with larger classes (15-35 students) and the other teacher will work primarily within our own school building and with smaller classes (up to 8 students). Teachers will have curriculum and teaching materials available but we hope that teachers will also bring in their own creativity with their activities, games, songs and lesson plans. You will collaborate with 14 other foreign staff and many English speaking Japanese staff on your lessons.

The hired teachers will work 5 days a week for a total of 40 working hours per week. There is a maximum of 26.5 classroom-teaching hours (about 5 lessons a day) and the remaining time is for office work, teacher training and lesson planning. This position also involves participating in and helping to plan the various yearly events our company holds (Christmas presentation, English summer camp, spring carnival, field trips and international parties).

The job is never boring and our teachers make lasting bonds with their students, co-workers and the local community.

City Description:
Nakatsu City is castle town in northern Kyushu. It has a population of about 80,000 people and a rich history. It is the childhood home of Yukichi Fukuzawa who is one of the founders of modern Japan (He is also on the 10,000yen bill). It is big enough to be convenient but small enough to retain its charm (and lower living costs). Home to many shrines, temples, teahouses and the yearly Gion festival that is a major attraction of the area. Nakatsu also boasts some very nice hiking trails, cycling paths and numerous hot springs. It is also very easy to get away for the weekend to a larger city like Kokura, Hakata or the hot springs resort town of Beppu. All of which are only a short distance away by train.

Company Description:
Keio Academy was founded in 1984 and is one of the oldest English schools in Kyushu. It is a well known and respected institution in Nakatsu. There are now four Keio Academy schools in Japan and one in Taiwan.More information (in Japanese) can be found at Also please take a look at our Facebook page at: where you can find many photos of our school and staff. Also we have a class information video which shows some of the things we do:

Requirements and Qualifications:
-A native English speaker. English must be your first and primary language
-Bachelor’s degree from a college or university
-Teaching or child care experience
-The strong desire to help Japanese students succeed at learning English
-Priority will be given to applicants with teaching licenses, teaching degrees or TESOL/CELTA/TEFL/ESL certification and/or extensive experience teaching children
-This position requires the ability to drive in Japan and a Japanese or International driver’s license (a 1 year permit can be easily obtained in most countries if you have had a valid local license for at least 3 months).
-Fluency in Japanese is not required but a basic understanding is recommended.
-Good health and the energy to keep up with the enthusiasm of young students

Pay and benefits:
-Starting salary of between 220,000-260,000yen a month based on experience and skill.
-Training and enrichment seminars throughout the year
-5 weeks of paid vacation (25 days plus the connected weekends) spread out throughout the year.
-Reimbursement for the cost of your airline ticket used to travel to Japan (up to 100,000yen).
-Visa sponsorship available
-Free access to a company car for required work travel.
-Keio optionally can help to find an apartment for the hired teacher and if they stay in one of the apartments the company recommends, Keio will pay the key money.
-Matched payments for social insurance and pension

How to Apply:
If you are interested in working for Keio Academy, please send us:
1. Your resume
2. A cover letter
3. A copy of your passport
4. Two recent photos of yourself (a photo of your face and a full length shot with you dressed in business attire).
Optionally you may send us any other photos, videos or documents that let us know what kind of person/teacher you are.

NOTE: Due to the “Golden Week” holidays in Japan, our office will be closed between April 30th and May 5th. If you do not hear back from us immediately, please do not be concerned.Email -

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