Native teachers are an essential part of our schools. Not only do they conduct all the English classes, they also assist Japanese teachers throughout the day. They do so by helping control the students during Japanese classes, joining in and participating during walks, activities or meals and school events. Together, teachers ensure a high level of education and make sure our students excel in all areas. English teachers are actively encouraged to grow and expand on the foundations of our curriculum to create truly unique and personalized lessons. Allowing ample creative freedom to inject passion and enthusiasm into one’s class is something HOPPA values. The working hours and work schedule are set meaning that, you will know your working schedule for the year. HOPPA schools are open Monday to Saturday but provide English lessons only from Monday to Friday. English teachers do not have to work on Saturdays unless there is a special event or training. The shift is generally from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm or 9 am to 6 pm with an hour break. In the morning each class has a 30-minute English lesson, then children can go play outside, go for a walk or do some kind of crafts or activities. Every school aims to create a friendly working atmosphere where all teachers can work together, talk, and play with the students ensuring everyone enjoys their time at HOPPA.
Working with Japanese teachers only in a Japanese environment is a great way to learn more about the culture and improve your language skills. However, this job does not require you to be fluent in Japanese. At every school, the teachers are friendly, everyone will greet and talk with students and teachers are encouraged to come up with ways to inspire students. Once a month there is a meeting with all of the other English teachers to exchange ideas and talk about what we want to do the following month. There are a variety of locations throughout Japan with both larger and smaller schools. There is one English teacher per school, sometimes two, depending on the size of the school. Hoppa also has smaller schools that do not have an English teacher on a daily basis. However, we still want children to experience English time and get to interact with English teachers. For this reason, teachers are sent to the smaller schools about once a week.
Training is provided before teachers start working on their own at their school.
Depending on your level of experience between one and 3 weeks.
We continuously support your growth, providing periodical training.
We have teachers’ meetings once a month to share ideas about lessons.
If there are any issues or questions about your daily work, you may consult our area leaders.
●Bicycles (there is a bicycle parking lot in front of the school building)
15-minute walk from JR Keiyo Line "Kaihin Makuhari Station"
Min. Salary: ¥235,000 / Max. Salary: ¥250,000 (Opportunity to receive a raise each year, depending on performance）
Working Shift: Monday to Friday 9:00 to 18:00 or 8:30 to 17:30 (1H break time included)
The positions are Full-time teaching positions on a one-year contract, which can be extended each year. However, there is the possibility to become a permanent employee after just one year in the company *Depending on performance*
(Permanent contracts are great to obtain if you want to apply for a loan for a house in the future, or want to apply for a permanent residence visa)
WE ARE HIRING!
We are looking for full-time instructors who can teach English to students from 0 to 5 years of age. We are especially looking for teachers who love to work with young children. The younger students may require more personal care, such as accompaniment to the bathroom. Applicants must speak English at a native level, and possess a proper work visa. Your current VISA should have at least 6 months left on it.
Only applicants who speak English at a native level will be considered.
Qualifications/ Skills: (these are preferable)
・Teacher's license for nursery school, kindergarten ,elementary school or any child care license
・Experience working at pre-school, after-school or English conversation school.
Experience is preferred, but we will provide training to those who are enthusiastic about teaching, and determined to provide quality customer service.
We are looking for a cheerful and enthusiastic teacher able to create fun lessons. Japanese is not required but definitely a plus.
All candidates are required to meet the following criteria:
Residency and Work Authorization:
Applicants must currently maintain a legal residence in Japan and possess a valid working visa. Acceptable visa types include the Specialist in Humanities Visa, Spousal Visa, Permanent Resident Visa, or Long Term Resident Visa.
Candidates should be prepared to provide a copy or photograph of their university or college degree certificate as evidence of their educational background.
-Health insurance and Pension
-Travel expenses covered up to ￥30,000/month
- Bonus paid twice a year (each being close to the price of one paycheck),
-Chance of being offered a permanent contract
No smoking indoors
Holidays: Saturdays and Sundays and most public holidays. (118 days) Plus 10 paid public holidays will be granted after working for the company for 6 months.
Please apply using the application form.
Conducted via Zoom.
Conducted in-person at one of our schools.