Teach English in Japanese Elementary, Junior High, or High Schools
- Japan, Japan
- Experience: NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Positions: 50
- Degree Required
Job SummaryWorking as an ALT, you will enrich the lives of children by sharing your knowledge of English and communication skills and giving insight into other cultures. Your job is two-fold: language instructor and cultural ambassador. These two aspects are inseparable, and you, as a successful Interac ALT, will become an expert in both. You can expect to teach classes on your own, with a Japanese teacher present to help manage the classroom.
Details of Position
Each successful ALT undergoes a thorough application and screening process.
★For applicants living in the United Kingdom and South Africa:
Our representative based in Oxford will contact you and arrange a time for a phone screening, and if successful, a follow-on face-to-face interview.
★For applicants living in Australia and New Zealand:
Our recruiters in Tokyo will contact you and arrange a time for a phone screening, and if successful, an online interview.
★For applicants living in Japan, or currently teaching in East Asia (South Korea, China, etc):
Our recruiters in Tokyo will contact you and arrange a time for a phone screening, and if successful, either a face-to-face interview or an online interview.
★For applicants living in the United States:
We have a team of recruiting representatives based in the United States who will receive and process your application. If you pass the initial application screening, a recruiter will contact you for a phone interview to find out more about you and ask some questions regarding your work history, education, and interest in working and living in Japan. If the recruiter feels you have potential, you will be invited to an informational seminar and face-to-face interview. These are scheduled regularly in major cities across the United States, generally in the following cities over several months: Chicago, IL, Columbus, OH, Dallas, TX, Denver, CO, Los Angeles, CA, Minneapolis, MN, Nashville, TN, New York/Newark, NY, Orem, UT, Orlando, FL, Phoenix, AZ, Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, Spokane, WA, and Washington, DC.
Please note that while online interviews may be granted in exceptional circumstances, we really appreciate your flexibility in being able to meet with us face-to-face. Additionally, other cities may be added to this list.
In order to be considered for an interview you must submit an application and pass our initial assessment process. Details of the interviews (dates, times, locations, etc.) will only be provided to successful applicants.
★What comes next if you are successful:
If you pass our screening process and receive a job offer you will complete a comprehensive initial orientation and training program in Japan before going on to your assignment. Regardless of your prior teaching experience, we will equip you with the practical skills you need to be an effective Interac ALT. We also offer an ongoing training program so that you can further develop your skills.
Interac ALTs generally work Monday to Friday, with assignments scheduled between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. From time to time, you may be required to work outside of these hours for things like school events.
Prior to arriving in Japan, an apartment is arranged on your behalf as close as possible to where you will be working. The apartments are intended to accommodate one person. Interac will assist in the connection of utilities and associated services.
Our staff will also assist with securing the proper visa and other travel documentation necessary for you to live and work in Japan.
Finally, before submitting your application, we strongly advise you to check our website via the link below where you can find an extensive FAQ section that will answer all your main questions. We also recommend that you double check the details on your resume in order to ensure that the phone, email, previous work details, etc. are accurate. Within a few days it will be routed to our recruiting representatives in charge of each hiring region. You will then be emailed with details on how to login and finalize your application through our website.
Good luck with your application! We hope to see you in Japan!
What we are looking for:
Other than having the mental aptitude and the desire to accept the challenge of living and working overseas, before submitting an application to become an Interac teacher, you must:
○ Be a native-level speaker of English.
○ Have acquired an education delivered in English for at least 12 years.
○ Have graduated or about to graduate from a university with at least a bachelor’s degree (in any subject).
○ Be professional in all aspects of behavior-a team player, flexible, cheerful, and energetic.
While not required, it helps your chances if you:
○ Hold a driver’s license.
○ Have prior teaching experience.
○ Have a teaching qualification?e.g., CELTA, TEFL, etc.
○ Have the experience of studying a second language at school or university.
○ Can speak some basic Japanese.
Salary and Benefits★ SUPPORTING YOU TO BECOME A GREAT TEACHER
After your arrival in Japan, you will begin your career with Interac as a teacher (ALT) with a base salary of 230,000 to 250,000 Japanese Yen per calendar month.
Interac offers a range of career progression options for suitably qualified teachers within Interac and for those who have gained experience in other companies. If you are interested in career progression in a practical sense, we encourage you to ask a member of our recruiting team about the story of their respective careers at Interac.
More Company Information
Interac is Japan’s largest provider of language teachers to government schools. We are also one of Japan’s largest employers of non-Japanese staff. Every day, our teachers play a very important role in enlightening hundreds of thousands of Japanese children about different cultures. Education is the key to enrich one’s life. A globalized economy and wide range of cultures promote diversity, which, in turn, brings about prosperity and fulfillment with benefits that transcend national borders.
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