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JOES Foreign Language Retention Program Job Offer (UPDATED 12 Feb. 2014)2017.01.21

We are looking for professional English teachers in the Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya and Osaka areas as follows.

 

Recruitment Overview

Purpose 【Foreign Language Retention Program】
Japan Overseas Educational Services (hereafter JOES) provides educational programs to support children and families who are going abroad, staying abroad and who have returned to Japan. The Foreign Language Retention Program is one of our programs provided to Japanese returnees of elementary through high school age to retain and develop their English or French ability. There are JOES schools in the Kanto, Chubu and Kansai areas, where over 1,400 returnee students are attending and about 50 teachers are teaching. We are looking for professional English teachers in the Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya and Osaka areas.
Job Description
  • The students have all lived and been educated overseas.
  • The focus of the class is to develop the students' reading and writing skills.
  • The classes are taught entirely in English in an atmosphere that resembles a regular school class overseas (USA, UK, Australia, international school, etc.).
  • The classes are divided into four groups by grade, 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th, and 7th, 8th & 9th grades. These groups are then divided into further groups by ability.
  • JOES will provide the core materials for your classes, but we expect our teachers to be able to develop their own suitable materials over time and to be able to plan their lessons in advance for each term.
Qualifications
  • We are looking for professional English teachers who have a long term commitment to Japan and who can commit themselves to working on Saturdays in our academic year.
  • Experience and an enthusiasm for teaching children from second grade to ninth grade is an advantage.
  • A teaching license is an advantage. A suitable visa. We do not provide sponsorship for visas.
Working Place
  • Tokyo
  • Yokohama
  • Nagoya
  • Toyota
  • Osaka
  • Kobe
Working Hours Term 1; April to mid July Term 2; September to mid December Term 3; January to mid March
Payment The payment is dependent on experience. Round-trip transportation from your home to the school will be paid for each school day.
Selection At first please submit your resume, recent photograph and a covering letter detailing why you would be a suitable teacher for 'returnee' students. Those selected for an interview will be interviewed in Tokyo, Nagoya or Osaka as appropriate. Please note we will only contact those applicants who have been selected for an interview.
Contact Please send your resume, photo and the covering letter by e-mail to kyoshitsu@joes.or.jp (please put Job Application as the Subject), or by post to

Kyoshitsu Job Application, Japan Overseas Educational Services, Atago Toyo Bldg. 6F, 1-3-4 Atago, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0002

Should you require any further information, please contact JOES by e-mail only. kyoshitsu@joes.or.jp Please put Job Application in the subject line.
Guide to Japan Overseas Educational Services (JOES) As Japan has become increasingly active in international affairs, the number of Japanese working overseas has risen rapidly. Consequently, over 50,000 Japanese children of school age are now living outside Japan with their parents on overseas assignment.

In order to meet the demands of educating these children, there are currently 88 full-time Japanese schools and 204 weekend supplementary schools throughout the world. Since the issue of overseas education is highly important to those who work overseas and the future of Japan itself, the Japanese government has been taking steps to improve the educational standards of these schools. However, restrictions such as those nation's education law, policy and funding can inhibit the implementation of such measures.

Japan Overseas Educational Services (JOES) was established through the initiative of Japanese corporations as a non-profit, private organization aimed at promoting the education of Japanese children abroad in accordance with the government's policy of overseas education. Many corporations and organizations engaged in overseas business activities have come together to establish this foundation. JOES was officially founded on January 29, 1971 as a non-profit foundation with the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education. Since then, it has made significant contributions in promoting the education of Japanese children overseas.
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