Teacher's View

"Japan is steeped in a long and eventful history and has a diverse culture, which celebrates the old and embraces the new. It's a safe and easy country to live in and its clean and efficient public transport links take the stress and strain out of daily work commutes. Once you become accustomed to the more reasonably priced places to shop and eat it really is possible live comfortably and to save money (if that is one of your objectives). A thoroughly enjoyable experience that I would recommend to anyone."
David Brown, SESJ Teacher.

SESJ is the largest British English School and only accredited Trinity Cert TESOL and Trinity Licentiate Diploma TESOL provider in Japan. We focus on delivering high quality English lessons and have built a strong reputation on having highly skilled and qualified teaching staff. SESJ courses and materials highlight British & Commonwealth English and Culture. In addition to British academic staff, there are a significant number of teachers from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa, and a smaller number of teachers from a variety of other countries.

Please see the information below about the different teaching positions and types of students.

Full-Time

Part-Time (Language School)

Part-Time (Corporate Evening Trainer)

To apply for a position, please see the Vacancies page.

 

Teaching Opportunities - Full-Time


    Benefits

  • Starting salary ¥252,800 per month

  • Transportation reimbursed. Quarterly bonuses

  • Training courses provided

  • 5 day contracts

  • Approx. 27 contact teaching hours per week

  • 50% of schedule is children's teaching

  • Weekday schedules usually 12:00 to 21:00 or 13:00 to 22:00. Weekends usually 09:30 to 18:30 or 10:00 to 19:00. All new teachers work at least one regular weekend shift.

  • Opportunities for subsidised internationally recognised Trinity Cert TESOL and Trinity Licentiate Diploma TESOL programmes

  • Renewable 1-year contracts

  • Accommodation available

  • Visa sponsorship

  • Discretionary paid leave

  • Extended Christmas/New Year breaks in addition to Golden Week & Summer holidays


    Teacher Profile

  • Holder of a Bachelor's Degree

  • TESOL or CELTA (or equivalent) and/or experienced preferred

  • Native English speakers

  • Able to work weekends (regular 2 days off)

  • Available to work weekday evenings

  • Professional attitude

  • Punctual, reliable and flexible

  • Able to complete 12 month contract

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Teaching Opportunities - Part-Time (Language School)


    Benefits

  • Evening shifts (17:00 to 22:00) ¥3,000 per contact teaching hour (includes contract completion bonus)

  • Evening shifts teach Junior High School and adult students

  • 9 hour shifts (12:00 to 21:00 or 13:00 to 22:00) ¥15,000 per shift (includes contract completion bonus)

  • 9 hour shifts teach children from 2 years old up to and including adults

  • Transportation reimbursed

  • Training courses provided

  • Renewable six month contracts

  • Opportunities for subsidised internationally recognised Trinity Cert TESOL and Trinity Licentiate Diploma TESOL programmes

  • Extended Christmas/New Year breaks in addition to Golden Week & Summer holidays


  • Teacher Profile

  • Holder of a valid working visa

  • TESOL or CELTA (or equivalent) and/or 12 months teaching experience

  • Native English speakers

  • Week day shifts (evening or 9 hour shifts) - able to work in the evening

  • Weekend shifts (usually 09:00 to 18:00 or 10:00 to 19:00), available for whole shift

  • Professional Attitude

  • Punctual, reliable and flexible

  • Able to complete 12 month contract


Teaching Opportunities - Part-Time (Corporate Evening Trainer)


    Benefits

  • Evening Shift ¥3,900 per contact teaching hour (includes contract completion bonus)

  • Additional lesson preparation payment

  • Transportation reimbursed

  • Academic support

  • Flexible contracts

  • Opportunities for subsidised internationally recognised Trinity Cert TESOL and Trinity Licentiate Diploma TESOL programmes


  • Teacher Profile

  • Holder of a Bachelor's Degree

  • Holder of a valid working visa

  • TESOL or CELTA (or equivalent) and/or 18 months Corporate teaching experience

  • Initiative

  • Native English speakers

  • Professional attitude

  • Punctual, reliable and flexible

  • Able to complete 6 month contract