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Teach English in Japan

TESOL in Japan

The demand for qualified people to teacher English in Japan is particularly high. Jobs can be found in most major cities including Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto and so on. You can expect to be well paid. Pay ranges is from $587USD to $849USD per week.

Japan is located in Eastern Asia, between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula. It has a population of around 127 million. It has the second most technologically powerful economy in the world. It is well known that Japanese like travelling, and people are keen to learn some English.

Popular cities: Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto.

Local currency: Japanese Yen. JPY

Cost of living: High

Key teaching areas: General English, Conversation English, English for Children

Where to teach:

  • Private schools
  • Grammar schools
  • In-company
  • Vocational schools
  • Hello-Sensei.com: Part-time language teaching job finder site. Pick your own lesson fee, schedule and location then students will directly contact teachers

Qualification Requirements

Most of the institutions would prefer a teacher with a TESOL certificate. A bachelor’s degree will be required for your work Visa to be issued.

Salary Range

You can expect to earn US$3087 per month depending on qualifications and experience.

Visa Requirements

Your need a work visa to teach in Japan. So it is suggested to find a job before you go to Japan.

For more information about how to apply your visa and the cost, please visit:

Japan Links

Teaching English In Japan Links



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