• Japan
26 - 52 weeks
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Middle School High School

Program Details

Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Middle School High School


Salary / Benefits
Salary: $2,200–$2,625 USD a month
Nov 09, 2023
Apr 03, 2013
85 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Japan continues to be one of the most popular destinations for teachers wishing to teach English abroad.

Whether you are interested in Japanese art, cuisine, anime, language or culture, Japan will have something for you, and teaching in this beautiful and historical country is an incredibly rewarding experience.

On Teach Away's job board you can find ESL positions advertised throughout the year for various public and private schools across the country. Visit our website to view current teaching opportunities in Japan and apply today.

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A TEFL certificate will get you noticed by hiring schools in Japan. Earn your TEFL certification online from the world-renowned University of Toronto or International House Berkeley.

Program Highlights

  • Japan’s literacy rate is almost 100%.
  • More than 70% of Japan consists of mountains, including more than 200 volcanoes.
  • Japan offers endless opportunities for sports including surfing, skiing, hiking, and biking

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Program Reviews

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Yes, I recommend this program

Not what I expected

Okay, to preface, I must admit that I'm a bit of a Japanophile. I've been into manga and anime since junior high. After graduating from college, I knew I wanted to teach English in Japan - I just didn't know how to go about it.

I applied all around and really think that Teach Away offered me the most relevant info, in a prompt and friendly way.

Admittedly, I was expecting just a quick sales type of service, but they really took the time to explain the ins-and-outs of what I could expect teaching here in Japan. I got some tips on how to teach here in public schools and get along with the staff and community. Now, I'm living my dream here. Don't know if I'll go back home, haha.

What would you improve about this program?
It's hard to be a vegetarian in the countryside of Japan. The only thing I can suggest is that more resources be provided on how to live in Japan with special dietary needs.
107 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


Japan is amazing! As much as people worry about the disaster of 2011, everyone is living life as normally, and happily as possible.

I had my worries too before coming here to Tokyo to teach with a private language school, but Teach Away staff really knew their stuff - especially about any concerns stemming from the disaster.

Now, I'm getting paid to teach English in one of the premier cities of the world! Nightlife is great, it's safe here, and the Japanese people are warm and welcoming.

I'm still in touch with Teach Away, and they continue to support me during my stay here, and are even helping me coordinate my next international move.

What would you improve about this program?
There's really nothing critical to say. I got all the answers I needed, and continue to get their support.
110 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

After you have been hired for a role, you will work directly with the school or a Teach Away representative to gather the necessary paperwork to apply for a work visa. In most cases, you will be the one covering the costs associated with gathering these documents and obtaining the visa.

Hi Laetitia –– Teach Away accepts applications from candidates of every age. However, there are age requirements to obtain a visa, and these will vary from country to country. Please visit the following link for more information: www.internationalschoolsreview.com/nonmembers/age-article.h…

Hi Brando –– Any additional qualifications to teach the English language will certainly give you an advantage! International and ESL schools in Japan will typically ask you to hold a bachelor's degree (in any subject) and an ESL certification.

Great question! You do not need to be a native Japanese speaker, although many teachings jobs will require you to be a native English speaker.