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English Instructors for Tokyo, Japan

Berkeley House Language Center

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Job Details

Number of Positions



2 Years

Job Category(s)

High/Secondary/Senior School,College/University,Business English

Nationality Requirement

Native English Speaker


1 - 270000 Japanese Yen (JPY) monthly

Employment Type


Education Requirement

Bachelors: Non-English

Certification Requirement


Job Description

Berkeley House Language Center, a leading language school in Japan, is seeking English as a Foreign Language instructors for teaching positions in Tokyo and other cities in Japan.  We need experienced and certified language teachers to teach at corporations, universities, and/or at our school.  

START DATE: September 2018


・25-32 teaching hours

・Schedule: Monday – Friday, or Tuesday-Saturday. Two consecutive days off. Classes held between 9:00-21:00.


・Include corporate office workers, professionals, and full-time students

・A combination of one-to-one, semi-private, and group lessons


• Teaching young language learners (Jr. High / High School, Colleges / Universities) and adults (Business English or General English).

• Administering Berkeley House level checks and helping assign textbooks based on language level and lesson focus.

• Keeping track of important lesson details on class Record Sheets. Submitting class and student reports by deadlines.

• Attending course orientations and development workshops.

• Regularly checking online lesson schedule system for updates and changes.

• Occasional academic support office work

Only applicants who submit all documents and pass the initial screening will be contacted. The application process consists of in-person or Skype interviews with the HR Manager, Program Manager, Department Manager, and possibly company President. Candidates will also be asked to present a 30-minute teaching demonstration.

Job Requirements


The ideal candidate will be

• In possession of a four-year degree from an accredited university plus a CELTA, TESOL, TESL, or teaching certificate. (Candidates who have an MA/MS in any discipline plus a language teaching certificate are preferred.)

• Have at least two years’ experience teaching in English.

• Have an understanding of English grammar and sentence structure.

• Japanese language skills are not required, but a plus.


Up to twenty hours initial training is required for all Berkeley House teachers.  This is to familiarize our teachers with Berkeley House methods, techniques, and materials.  To begin teaching, new teachers must give a successful demonstration lesson at the end of training.

Course specific orientations will be held for certain positions.  Attendance is mandatory to understand the program, students, and materials. Follow-up training and development is also required based on staff and student feedback.

Job Benefits

BASE SALARY: ¥270,000 / month


Travel expenses to/from work location reimbursed

10 days paid vacation (available after 6 months)


Berkeley House can assist in finding furnished or unfurnished accommodation with no initial move-in fees (commonly required in Japan).  Teachers are responsible for their own rent and utility payments.  Depending on the location, rent ranges from 80,000-100,000 yen per month including utilities.

Company Profile

Company size

51 - 75

Company details

At Berkeley House Language Center (BHLC), we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of language programs to meet the specific needs of our valued clients. As part of our commitment to quality, we ensure that we have expert knowledge of teaching techniques or industry insight so that whatever we are teaching, we have the depth of understanding necessary to achieve the best results possible for our students. With over 40 years’ experience with language learners in Japan, we have developed teaching techniques that bring out their strengths and scaffold patterned areas that need improvement. We have the unique responsibility of helping a variety of students (from business people and government officials to young language learners and their teachers and the staff who support them) learn over 40 languages, so we have created a system that allows teachers to use their training and expertise, but also keeps consistency in regard to lesson planning and teaching techniques used in the classroom. At the heart of our teaching method is the idea that our language teachers should act as facilitators as opposed to lecturers, creating a learning environment that is student-centered and promotes high student talk time even during structured and controlled practice.