Assistant Language Teacher is needed in Japan - Spring 2024 Starts (for Oceania & Indo-Pacific residents)

Date of Job Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Country of Job Position: Japan

Job Qualifications

University graduate with at least a bachelor’s degree (in any subject)
Can evidence having at least 12 years of education where the language of instruction in all courses was English
Having a driver's license and willing to drive in Japan
No Visible Tattoos or Body Modifications when wearing a T-shirt & athletic shorts. Tattoos on the neck, face, ears, or hands are not allowed.
Previous experience teaching, tutoring, or leading young people in groups (paid or unpaid)
Japanese language ability (at any level)

Job Benefits

Salary range of 2.4 to 3.0 million yen annually for 12 month contracts
1 year contract (renewable by mutual consent with no term limits)
Work Mondays to Fridays with scheduled teaching hours between 8 am and 5 pm (there will be a few times a year when schools will have special evenings or weekend events)
Enrollment in National Health or Pension schemes, Employment Insurance and Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance
Assistance with setting up private housing, local area orientation, mobile phones, basic life needs
Comprehensive initial training and regular in-service training and curriculum support

Company Description

Founded in 1972, Interac is Japan’s largest private provider of professional foreign teachers to the Japanese government through its ALT program.

Our mission is:

“Through providing “whole person” educational services that enrich the hearts, minds, and lives of people of all ages, we will achieve a more meaningful society. By promoting a deeper understanding of the world’s languages, cultures, and learning, we will contribute to more harmonious and closely knit relations among all people.”

Interac teachers enrich the lives of hundreds of thousands of Japanese school children every year by delivering interactive and exciting English lessons, sharing their knowledge of English and giving insights into other cultures.

As one of the largest non-government employers of foreign nationals in Japan we employ nearly 3,500 staff in Japan across a network of 13 offices. Around 3,200 of these employees are non-Japanese.

Interac began as a provider of corporate educational services but from the mid-nineties we began providing ALTs and education-related services to Boards of Education across Japan.
Job Description

Interac Group, Japan's largest private provider of assistant language teachers (ALTs) with over 3,200 teaching employees, is seeking applications from professional and motivated people looking to make teaching English in Japan the next stop on their career paths.

Interac ALTs enrich the lives of children by sharing their knowledge of English, building communication skills, and sharing cultural insights.

Your job would be two-fold: language instructor and cultural ambassador. These two aspects are inseparable, and Interac ALTs aim to become experts in both. Entrusted with being the English expert in the classroom, you could expect to teach on your own, with a Japanese teacher present to help manage the classroom.

As an ALT you can expect to:

-Start things off right with an intensive (paid!) initial training and orientation session
-Work in elementary, junior or senior high schools. Planning and teaching English as a foreign language
-Develop yourself as a teacher with on-going skills development and training programs
-Become an important part of your school and local community. Take part in festivals, events and other school activities
-Enjoy best-in-the-industry support with visas, housing, transportation, and other living arrangementsto help insure a worry-free experience in your daily life

While most positions start in Spring 2024 (in sync with the Japanese public school calendar), everyone is welcome to apply thorough one of our overseas offices (US, UK, Australia) to be considered for any number of positions at one of Interac’s 15 regional branches around the country.

**This application is for use by residents of the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, Philippines*, Taiwan, Vietnam, India.

*Filipino candidates: you will be required to apply through our partners in Manila, Chesham Recruitment, after returning to the Philippines. You can review their information here:

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