Teach English in beautiful Japan with our TEFL internship. Ideal for first time English teachers looking to gain valuable teaching experience in a safe and secure environment.
12 months teaching placement – 10 spaces remaining.
Teaching in Japan is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to immerse oneself in one of the world’s most fascinating cultures. While also experiencing some of the most magnificent scenery. Japan provides teachers with an opportunity to immerse themselves in an ancient culture rich in fine traditions and art, delectable cuisine, and cutting-edge technology.
In Japan, participants are assigned to either private language centres (eikaiwas) or public schools. On one-year contracts, teachers are paid between USD 1,650 and USD 2,300 per month (€1550 – €2150). They will be able to take advantage of multiple public holidays. As well as some vacation time to travel across the country and region. Making the most of every spare moment available to them. From old Buddhist and Shinto shrines to ascending the famed Mount Fuji, discovering the nooks and crannies of huge Tokyo, and skiing in Sapporo, Japan has something for everyone. In Japan, no prior teaching experience is required, and only four-year bachelor’s or equivalent degrees are now accepted.
Essential information about this trip
Your Trip Itinerary
When you arrive, our in-country team will greet you along with the other interns (unless you are required to complete a quarantine). After the one-week orientation, you’ll travel to your placement area by bus, train, or plane.
When you arrive, you’ll get a full week of cultural orientation (a mix of online and in person activities according to Covid-19 regulations).
You will learn about Japanese culture, language, and society at orientation, as well as build friendships with other teachers over the welcome meal. Visits to famous landmarks local museums that bring the country’s history to life have all been previous cultural excursions.
Your teaching experience
Master the local greetings, become acquainted with the local customs, put your TEFL abilities to the test, meet new people, and eat, a lot! It’s time to begin teaching English in Japan, whether at a private language school, a private primary or secondary school, or a government school.
Interns have been placed in cities all across the world in the past! As a fast developing country, interactive whiteboards and digital tools are becoming more frequent in private language school classes. Public schools have larger class sizes and less technology than private schools, but they make up for it with high levels of student engagement.
After your internship
Congratulations, you did it! Be sure to congratulate yourself on your accomplishment. It’s time to choose whether you want to see more of Japan, travel, or teach (or both).
By renewing your contract, you may be able to extend your stay in Japan and teach for a longer period of time. As a confident and experienced TEFL teacher, your options are limitless.
Although there are positions available in both urban and suburban areas around the country, the majority of positions are in suburban communities. Applicants should be completely honest about their preferred location. Teachers usually go through an interview process with a school or language centre that has locations throughout the country. Shortly before or during their training week, they are assigned a location. Smaller towns are typically used for placements.
How it works
Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out and documents to submit, a video chat and then you’ll be on your way.
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Outside the Classroom
Outside the Classroom
Japan has a well-developed and user-friendly public transportation system. High-speed trains connect many cities. This makes travelling within Japan a breeze. Begin experiencing Japan throughout your trip!
Teach & Travel
Teach & Travel
With the opportunities we have available, the average monthly income ranges from $1650 to $2300. The savings potential for new starts is projected to be between $150 and $400 per month, depending on spending patterns and pay.
There are two main types of teaching positions available in Japan – public schools and private language centres. The role is slightly different in each school type.