English Conversation Instructor


ENGLISH CONVERSATION/SPORTS INSTRUCTOR POSITION IN SAPPORO!!! We are currently hiring for full-time teaching position in Sapporo, Hokkaido. This position is intended for active, athletic, and fitness-oriented individuals that would like to teach in a unique setting. Our special program in Hokkaido gives all children of all ages a special opportunity to stay fit and learn English!We are expecting the chosen teacher to arrive by January 13 to start training. Applicants already in Japan and applicants already holding a Visa should definitely apply.We always try to find the best possible match for our candidates and we will discuss details about all potential positions after your interview. No surprises – you’ll know exactly where you are going before you get to Japan. If you are not selected for the position in Sapporo, you will be eligible for positions in our Branch schools starting in January/February.Join our team of teaching professionals!******************************Benefits and schedule* 250,000 – 265,000 yen salary range (all teachers start at 250,000 yen; contract renewals get permanent salary increases)* 18-month contract with full Visa sponsorship (Visa is renewable)* Work-related transportation fees are fully reimbursed* 5 weeks of guaranteed paid vacation every year (2 weeks in summer, 2 weeks in winter, 1 week in spring)* 5 personal days that can be used flexibly* Single occupancy apartment, semi-furnished, Internet access; 55,000 yen maximum rent* Full-time, 5-day, 40-hour work week - about 27 of those are teaching hours per week (not including breaks)* Working hours are usually between 1pm and 9pm - all lessons are under an hour.* Class size is limited to 8 students and you see the same students once a week – no unexpected schedule changes* In a typical daily schedule, a teacher will see 35% of classes with children under 5 years old, 50% Elementary and Jr. High, and 15% adult or other. We like teaching kids!******************************Basic Qualifications~ MUST have a 4-Year University/College Degree (original diploma is needed for paperwork and a requisite for a Humanities Visa)~ Native English speakers ONLY (also a requisite for a Humanities Visa; must be from a country where English is the first language)~ ESL / EFL teaching experience preferred ~ Teaching experience with children highly preferred~ Certificates in teaching (CELTA / TESOL / TEFL) are not required, but will improve your chances.******************************What makes us different than other English schools?1. No surprises. We take a more straightforward approach to placement and discuss it with you before you arrive (you don't find out just before signing a contract). You'll also be able to review the contract before signing a job offer.2. No gimmicks. Your contract is clear and you always get your stated salary on time. We don’t use overly-complicated incentive plans that change your base salary. We also don’t require you to sell anything in order to be paid your full salary.3. We care about our teachers. We’re not too big, so we know everyone. There is always someone available to provide support in English (apartment set-up, questions about documents, problems with the trains – anything!).4. Continuous training and follow-up to help you grow as a teacher. We won't forget about you after your first week.5. Upward mobility. We have opportunities for promotion and advancement for interested teachers.6. Social events. Our community is important. We are always planning events to give our teachers a chance to meet, share ideas, and relax together.We are great as an entry-level position for teachers wanting to get started in the field and we can provide teachers that already have experience opportunities for advancement.******************************How to apply:USE THIS WEBSITE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME, COVER LETTER AND PHOTO. DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT NUMBER (PHONE OR SKYPE)!!*******************************IB Japan has been in business for 33 years and is a proud member of ‘Japan Association for the Promotion of Foreign Language Education’ (JAPFLE) sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Education.