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Great Position teaching Adults, Nagoya Station, Japan!

Posted By: La Mode <[email protected]>
Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2018, at 8:11 a.m.

LA MODE Nagoya station, Japan, needs to fill a full-time, NATIVE English instructor position starting mid March. At this time we are giving preference to instructors who have experience with adults, company workers and kids from ages 6 and up. If you are bilingual in Spanish/English or French/English, please state it clearly on your resume. Knowing Japanese is not necessary but if you can speak, please state your level. As of now, for this position, 90% of classes are adults. This is very good opportunity and we are very selective. Please follow directions carefully when applying to ensure your resume makes to our review desk. Applicants who don’t follow our application guidelines are summarily weeded out. Thanks!

LA Mode will provide sponsorship. One-year contracts are standard and renewable. All applicants must have a BA or higher. Do not apply if you do not have a four-year degree, at least. All applicants must be NATIVE speakers or ‘near native’. If you have lived in a native English speaking country for a substantial amount of time as a child, you are still welcome to apply. (Please state the exact number of years please.)

Start date:
March 20th 2018 or around then.

Competitive salary:
Instructors are guaranteed from 240,000 to 270,000+yen per month (depending on qualifications and experience), working a max of 28 contact hours and only 7 non-contact hours. Instructors are able to qualify for overtime pay. Guaranteed salary is based genuine ESL experience, qualifications and the interview. Applicants will be informed of the probable rate only if contacted for follow up and interview. If you’re a motivated individual, you do not need a TESL/TEFL or CELTA to apply but if you do have qualifications, they will be taken into account when determining your salary.

Working hours:
Instructors who have fulfilled their weekly contact hour load are only required to be in the schools for their classes and for 7 non-contact hours per week. Instructors who are under the contact hours that make up their guaranteed salary will be required to work non-contact hours. As of now, there are almost no kids classes at LA Mode and few morning classes.

Japanese lessons: provided free of charge with La Mode manager in the same manner we teach. You will learn quickly!

Instructors are off on Monday and Sunday. As of now, the last class on Saturday finishes at 7:00pm. We are also closed on all national holidays. Instructors also have paid vacation during available after 6 months. the summer and winter, standard eikaiwa style. All national holidays are paid off.

Mainly adults. The right applicant should be: personable, friendly, cheerful (even when having a bad day), responsible, patient, professional, dependable and kind. Negativism and pessimism are highly frowned upon. We are interested in teaching, first and foremost. We want to provide our students with the best possible teacher, lessons, and service. We hope to see results with all students. Teachers are expected to use the "Mode Talk" method for kids and adults. Most classes are small with five students max. Training is provided and an experienced LA Mode teacher will have the confidence and ability to teach anywhere in the world.

Work environment:
Classes are taught at LA MODE at the Nagoya station branch, conveniently located near Nagoya Station in the city.

“Mansion” style single apartment, no key money or deposit, 45,000 per month (furnished with necessities, including a bed), 20 minutes away on foot from the main school. Great neighborhood with many shops, grocery stores and restaurants all in walking distance. According to the current resident, "It's a great location and a great deal for being located in such a convenient place and in the middle of everything. You will never need to pay for a taxi after missing the subway, you can just walk home.”

LA Mode is a partnership with a major Japanese company and an American with over 20 years experience in the ESL industry. There is plenty of opportunity for advancement either as a teacher, manager or in another division altogether. We are very selective and the other teachers at our sister schools are all very accomplished, fun, creative, professional and hardworking teachers. The LA Mode manager is very friendly and helpful. She speaks English very well too.

Company culture:
Teach with care. Look and be your best. Be independent but social. Accept constructive criticism. Be humble and always strive to be a better teacher and person. Stay informed of world events. Get along with everybody. Make the most of this opportunity.
If you’re not interested in learning Japanese or about the culture and people, then please do not apply for this job.

Nagoya: It’s a great place to live and work and centrally located in Japan. It’s a big city and has everything Tokyo and Osaka have, but not as hectic and not as much. There is a vibrant expat community and great social life awaits the right applicant. We have many events and there is always something to do or an event to attend.

All applicants must supply the following to be considered for the position:
1. Resume (should clearly include nationality)
2. A recent picture and passport picture (one each)
3. A letter of reference with accompanying contact information (at least one but the more the better) We check all references.
4. A cover letter is not required but helps in separating yourself from the crowd. If you have no experience, but are still interested in becoming an ESL teacher, please provide a cover letter explaining why you want to come to Japan and teach at LA Mode.

Please apply by email to:
[email protected]

Thank you!

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