• Japan
52+ weeks
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood High School Pre-School

Program Details

  • Bachelors Degree
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood High School Pre-School


Salary / Benefits
Competitive salary
Visa sponsorship
One week of paid training
Japanese national holidays and three set vacation periods
Subsidized, fully furnished apartment
Health and pension insurance through the Japanese Social Insurance System
Completion bonus
Transportation stipend upon completion of final contract
What's Included
Accommodation Visa
May 23, 2019
Aug 26, 2015
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About Program

Love kids? Want to live abroad? Discover the world of teaching English in Japan!

Amity Corporation is a leader in providing English conversation education for children in Japan. With over 85 branch schools throughout Japan, Amity has been providing international teaching opportunities for more than a decade. Amity's main goals includes inspiring students to use English as a limitless tool to discover the world so that they can succeed beyond their dreams. Amity offers exciting opportunities for enthusiastic professionals who enjoy working with children. Amity Teachers have the unique opportunity to gain invaluable teaching skills as well as international business experience.

Program Reviews

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  • Benefits 4
  • Support 3.5
  • Fun 3.5
  • Facilities 2.5
  • Safety 4.5
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No, I don't recommend this program

Amity in the red will work you ragged

This is the Eikaiwa that will work you the HARDEST. I work at one of the busiest branches and aside from lesson preparations, you will have to do a huge amount of paperwork (student progress, extra book sales, etc.) So, you better be prepared to come in on weekends. Amity's Management has recently made it mandatory that employees clock-out at 9:30 PM. My Japanese staff will always clock me out without asking me; then we will continue to work well past 9:30 PM. This is actually illegal and when they began this policy (to protect their company against victims of Karoshii) I lost every ounce of respect I had for this company. Instead of taking extra efforts to help the staff feel less over-worked, they just created an illegal policy to protect their reputation. The lesson materials are terribly designed. If you know very little about second language acquisition, they will appear very fun and useful, but if you really consider the design, the only required textbooks for the lesson are so shallow and so mind-numbing, that the only real rounded materials and homework have to be bought separately - and you will be made to sell these materials. Also, the materials from one year to the next transition so disproportionately, that your students will struggle and you will be forced to make heavy modifications to the lesson so the students don't quit. This will greatly add to your preparation time and take away from the lesson. Amity's management are extremely concerned with making their financial goals; so much so that they accept any and all students without trial or background check. One of my classes was completely torn apart when a student with a severe behavioral problem and extremely low English skill was placed in a very advanced class. Subsequently, some students quit and it was made very clear from that moment, Amity cares very little about actually educating their customers. Which leads me to the last point... Amity is a revolving door. Not only for the teachers, but sadly the children who are at the mercy of a very incompetent management. You will be under great pressure to work extremely hard and you will feel a great deal of guilt if you try to take days off. Also, try not to get sick, because the staff will most likely call you and ask you to come to work regardless.

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Yes, I recommend this program


This was my first experience teaching abroad. My experience with Amity was a positive one. Amity has over 70 branch schools throughout Japan. The staff at my school was very friendly and helpful. The Japanese staff and foreigners got along well. However, I have heard that at other schools this was not always the case. Amity provides a week of intensive training to get you familiar with their methods and teaching materials. Following training week, you spend a week with the teacher you will be replacing learning their class schedule. The work can be very demanding, but once you get the hang of things it becomes much easier. I worked Tuesday through Saturday, so my schedule allowed for plenty of time to travel. In regards to pay, I was paid well enough to save and do quite a bit of traveling. I never had any issues with being paid on time.

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Questions & Answers

We appreciate your interest in Amity Corporation! We are currently in the process of renewing our work order, so we are not actively hiring from the Philippines at this moment. However, we are still accepting applications and once renewed, we will be contacting eligible candidates.

Thank you for your interest in Amity Corporation. Japanese Immigration has several requirements that must be met in order to be approved for a visa to work as a Native English Teacher in Japan. All of the following requirements must all be met in a country where English is considered to be the first language: *Have received elementary and secondary education in English *Bachelor’s degree, any...

Hi Michael. Our students range in age from 6 months to 18 years old. We also teach the parents of our students as well. So, some teachers may have adult classes.