Teaching English in Japan consists of teaching English, lesson preparations, curriculum design, preparing assessments/tests, etc. Most participants teach within public schools within junior high and elementary schools often teaching at a combination of the two. The junior high students usually range in ages between 12-15 years of age; elementary students between 6-11 years of age. There are a limited number of high school positions with students ranging in ages between 15-18 years of age. Most English-teachers work between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. In addition, some teachers may be required to attend special events sometimes occurring on weekends.