Multiple Locations +4
  • China
    • Beijing
  • Japan
    • Tokyo
  • Taiwan
    • Taipei
  • Saudi Arabia
52+ weeks
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Pre-School Middle School High School Adults

Program Details

  • A TEFL qualification of a minimum 120 hours.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any subject.
  • A passport from a native English-speaking country.
  • For jobs in Saudi Arabia, visa regulations mean a Bachelor’s degree in English (dual major is accepted) or TEFL is required.
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Pre-School Middle School High School Adults
Sep 25, 2022
Jan 28, 2023
102 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Can't find an English teaching job? Then turn to Tamaki TEFL Recruitment and let us help you find a position in one of the richest grounds for every aspiring TEFL instructor: Asia!

We offer advice, support and opportunities to teach in one of the following countries: Japan, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia and China. Our founder, Tomoko Tamaki, has personally taught in Japan, Vietnam and China and thanks to her lifelong experience as an English instructor, she can help you prepare and find the best place where you can develop as a TEFL instructor! TTR provides a comprehensive recruitment service and support during your job interview and application, as well as guidance on visas and pre-departure assistance.

In this growing competitive world that is the TEFL industry, recruiters have become key allies for future teachers to land their dream job abroad, but none other has helped them as personally and professionally as Tamaki TEFL Recruitment, so don't think it twice and contact us right away!

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Program Highlights

  • Teach in Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, China or Japan!
  • We provide guidance and support to help you land a dream job in any of these countries.
  • Thanks to our founder's experience, you can fully rely on TTR as one of the most experienced and insightful recruitment agencies around!

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Program Reviews

4.78 Rating
based on 27 reviews
  • 5 rating 77.78%
  • 4 rating 22.22%
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  • Benefits 4.55
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.45
  • Facilities 4.8
  • Safety 4.9
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A1 work from Tomoko

Tomoko turned a complex process into something bite-sized, manageable, and deeply rewarding. As someone who had never traveled overseas before, I came to her with countless questions regarding teaching overseas---some existential, others purely technical. She always provided detailed answers in a swift and empathetic manner, making sure I understood exactly what to expect during this new undertaking. She also continued to correspond with me after I began work, offering affirmation and support despite already having fulfilled the essentials of her role. Whether you're a seasoned educator or a total beginner out of college like me, expect exceptional service if Tomoko is facilitating your transition.

  • Responsive and informative
  • Highly experienced
  • Compassionate
1 person found this review helpful.
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Tamaki TEFL Recruitment Changed My Life

Tamaki TEFL recruitment was able to change my life for the better. Coming from a small island and never having left, the process of moving away for work was very intimidating but I decided to take a chance by applying with TTR. I have no regrets. The entire process was very smooth and Tomoko made sure that I felt comfortable, safe, and confident before I left for Japan. She insured that I had the best support from the very first interview up until several months after having settled in Japan. I recommend TTR to anyone looking for a good company to help them start their Journey with teaching abroad. Tomoko's professional, bright and uplifting personality will make you feel like you're in the right hands.

  • Professional
  • Great Support
  • Smooth Process
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Travel to Japan

My travel to Japan was so special mainly because I had to wait for 2 years to finally make the trip due to Covid restrictions. Tamaki TEFL kept in touch throughout the waiting process and would share information with regards to updates and necessary preparations for smooth travel.

When I got to Japan they would also check on me every now and then and that helped me settle in a foreign land with no family. I am currently in Sendai and enjoying exploring the city, culture and a very diverse cuisine! Octopus has become a favourite! 😃

  • Adventure
  • Exposure
  • Independence
  • Language barrier
21 people found this review helpful.
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Totally loved working with Tomoko and her team. The level of professionalism and the amazing efficiency in communication really made working with TTR the absolute best! It was always my dream to visit Japan and to enjoy the beauty of the country whilst teaching and TTR made me realise that dream by the help they gave me!

Even though it was during covid and it was hard to be certain about many things, Tomoko was always on top of things and would let me know of any progress made and any changes needed, I didn't have to worry about not being informed at all! I really love the way Tomoko creates a personal experience, still checking up on me even till now in Japan and asking after my well being, making sure I'm settling in well.

I definitely recommend TTR to anyone thinking of teaching abroad. You'll get the best service from a team that has great knowledge of the business and a team that cares about you.

Thank you so much Tomoko and the TTR team for your help and support, I'm so thankful and grateful for your help! 😊

28 people found this review helpful.
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Tamaki TEFL Japan Review

From the moment I contacted Tomoko, she was alot of help and a great source of information especially concerning all the administrative work needed to move, live and work abroad in another country.

She answered any questions I had and always went above and beyond to make the process as smooth as possible in getting me to my destination, whether that was staying on top of the latest news from the MOFA, covid border restrictions, dealing with culture shock etc. For me, this was Japan and it was also my first time going there so I was beyond pleased and felt very secure by the time I landed in Japan.

I can't thank her enough and even now, she still checks in from time to time :)
I'd definitely recommend Tamaki TEFL to anyone looking to start a new adventure.

  • Prompt replies
  • Attention to detail
  • Professionalism at it's best
21 people found this review helpful.
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Amazing work from TTR!

TTR was always supportive, responsive and helpful towards all my needs/enquiries. Especially as much of the recruitment process was carried out during the pandemic. After COVID had cancelled the inital start date in 2020, it felt like a dream was over, but thanks to TTR not only was the dream kept alive but I was also placed in my ideal location in Japan.! The support didn't dissapear after I had arrived in Japan either, TTR has been there every step of this journey, ensuring I had the best experience possible.

  • Great level of personal communication
  • Availability
  • Attention to detail
23 people found this review helpful.
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Tamaki TEFL recruitment went above and beyond to provide as streamline of a hiring process as was possible during pandemic conditions. The position was clearly explained prior to signing on, visa processes were broken down in easy steps, and a pre-departure guide was given to me explaining everything I needed before and during my transition.

Above all, Tomoko's priority was to keep me updated every step of the way. I would recommend Tamaki TEFL recruitment to anyone considering teaching abroad!

  • Extensive staff support
  • Up-front and professional
  • Personable quality to the hiring process
24 people found this review helpful.
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Top-notch Tomoko

Where can I begin?
When I think of Tomoko and TTR recruitment, I immediately think of support. I was supported throughout my entire journey, and it was a long one!😅😄. TTR prepares you fully for what is to come and what to expect. Without this guidance I think I would have been very lost.
For me what was truly amazing was Tomoko's constant support and patience throughout the "waiting period" during Covid-19. I was constantly checked in on and supported by TTR via Skype and email, and I truly could not have gone through that time without her. TTR updated me constantly about Japans borders and Cicid-19 situations and so I was never in the dark and remained so positive. And even now, she has helped me still and kept in communication with how I am doing and adjusting in Japan. She has supported me more than one could understand. Being in a totally foreign world definitely allows room for some tough days, but with Tomoko by my side and with her reassurance, I was able to conquer my fears and now I am really enjoying the job and appreciating this beautiful and amazing country. I feel like I have gained an amazing mentor in life. She is someone I would love to meet one day and give a big hug and say THANK YOU!
This experience just would not have been the same without her devotion, patience,experience, love and kindness.

  • I was fully prepared with documents and websites so my travel to Japan was as smooth as possible.
  • I got genuine answers and thoughts and guidance on how living in Japan could be.
  • Everything was organised. I never felt like I was behind on anything, and that is because TTR puts in so much time and thought into helping us and making our lives easier and more peaceful.
  • I simply don't have any cons with working with TTR. That is an honest truth. I was prepared for what was to come as much as could be. What more could someone ask for. I will be eternally grateful for this opportunity given.
22 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Hi Zac! I am pretty sure that everybody needs at least a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) to get the Japanese work visa. I can't speak for the other countries though. Also, there could be exceptions, but you should verify with the Japanese immigration site info: https://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html Hope it helped! Have a good one!