Yaruki Switch

Yaruki Switch

About

With 16 consecutive years of double-digit growth, and now over 1300 schools throughout Japan and in neighboring countries, Yaruki Switch Group has a proud record in the Education field that it continues to build upon with quality programs and quality staff. Hiring year round, an exciting position teaching awaits you. Be the difference. Come teach with us!
Yaruki Switch is recruiting for three group schools: WinBe, Kids Duo, and Kids Duo International. At WinBe, our goal is to bring English education in Japan to a new level for elementary-school aged children. At Kids Duo, our approach is not simply about studying English, rather, we follow our philosophy of “Play in English, Learn in English”. And at Kids Duo International our main goal is to have teachers create a sense of community and belonging in their classrooms.

Find the position that fits your style in one of our three types of exciting schools! Apply today!

Website
www.tact-net.jp
Founded
1989
Headquarters

GINZA SIX 12F
6-10-1 Ginza
Chuo-ku, Tokyo
104-0061
Japan

Reviews

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Dario
10/10

I decided to work for Kids Duo because I wanted a way to stay in Japan for an extended period of time, but I didn`t know if I could properly do my job because I had no prior teaching experience. Kids Duo`s 3 week training that is given to new teachers was EXTREMELY helpful in teaching me everything that I needed to teach young japanese children English and overall made me much more comfortable with caring for and teaching kids. The amazing curriculum paired with the overwhelmingly friendly staff I am greeted with everday has given me no reason to leave Japan for a long time.

Yes, I recommend
Wesley
9/10

My Kids Duo experience has been a colorful and comprehensively enriching experience. It is a business model and approach to education that is nothing like any I have ever experienced before and is difficult to put into English words. We do strive to develop kids’ English communication ability, but the approach does not fit the traditional understanding of “Teaching.” This approach is definitely very challenging for the type of person looking for a low stakes teaching gig where she or he can get away with just explaining to kids how English works and then making them practice it a lot. Kids come to us from anywhere between 2 - 5+ hours a day continuously, and in order for the kids to actually enjoy their time with us, teaching staff are tasked with executing a myriad of activities within a given program in a manner where the kids can enjoy themselves in and immersive English environment. I was actually one of those “traditional approach” teachers when I first started, but the training program, training staff and kids that I would be in front of gave me the necessary experience to develop to a level of performance I was happy with and others around me recognized. This has really been a job where I continuously learn many important people and life skills while I try to do the same for the kids in English.

As a leader in Kids Duo, I can say that the shared attitude toward our training structure is that “it can always be better.” Over time, it has proven to be flexible and adaptive in places where it has had to be and will continue to do so while I have anything to say about it. We are very open to and appreciate all forms of feedback that will help us in our ongoing strive to make the training experience for teachers better and better.

How can this program be improved?
More training and development for the improvement of intercutlural relations.
Yes, I recommend
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Tyler
10/10

I joined the WinBe team in October 2013 and have found the company to be an excellent place to work. In my time at WinBe I have found many avenues for professional and personal development. I have learned a great deal from the supportive staff and grew my own skills as a teacher and as a professional. If you are a goal orientated person who enjoys teaching children, working with an international staff and sharing your culture with others then this job may be for you. I am currently a trainer at WinBe and can personally attest to the amount of support our company to provide to both experienced teachers and those new to teaching alike.

Yes, I recommend
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Matthew
9/10

I started with relatively little experience, but the teaching fundamentals and techniques I learned during my initial training went a long way towards helping me build a fulfilling career that now spans more than twelve years and counting. Working with the diverse group of students the company caters to can be challenging at times, so I'm very appreciative of all the support teachers receive, not only in the form of an established curriculum and professional materials, but also the ongoing training sessions that give us a chance to speak with and learn from instructors who are already well-established in the industry.

How can this program be improved?
Going forward I think it will be interesting to see how the schools can adapt and learn to take advantage of all the new technology that wasn't available when I first started teaching. Big changes are on the horizon, and I'm encouraged by the speed at which WinBe instructors and managers alike seem to be embracing them.
Response from Yaruki Switch

Hi Matthew!

Thank you for your recommendation. We are certainly glad your experience at WinBe was enjoyable. As you mentioned, we do our absolute best to support our teachers from their initial training to follow-up once in the classroom. You are certainly correct about new technologies that are emerging at an ever-greater pace, and WinBe is working hard to move to the front of their adoption in the classroom.

Thanks again for your review!

WinBe Staff
Tokyo, Japan

Yes, I recommend

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