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List of English Schools and Academies in Japan


By I - Posted on 12 January 2007

Here is a directory of English academies in Japan listed alphabetical order. Click here for info about international schools in Japan.

You will find some information about each school, including when the school was founded, what type of students you may be teaching, working hours, and salary when possible. However, check the school's homepage to find out the most up to date info about available positions and salaries. We have also noted when the website is only in Japanese.

Contact us if you would like to add a school to the directory of English schools and academies in Japan.

 

A to Z Corporation

ACC International Cultural Institute

  • Founded 1988
  • 8 Schools in Aichi Prefecture
  • Teach approximately 25 hours/week
  • Teach very young children through adults
  • Contact school for salary and employment info

Aeon

  • Founded 1973
  • 300+ schools all over Japan (every prefecture)
  • 3,000 employees including 800 foreign teachers
  • 100,000 students
  • Teach primarily adults
  • 5 day 36-hour work week, mostly afternoon and evening
  • 3,000 yen/hour for classes over 25 hours/week
  • Vacation: 3 one-week vacations, five paid personal days
  • Housing subsidy for apartments over 55,000 yen/month
  • Severance bonus of 80,000 (1 year), 120,000 (1.5 years), and 160,000 yen (2+ years)
  • 270,000 yen/month starting salary

American World International Preschool and Kindergarten ESL School

  • Founded 1986
  • Located in Setagaya, Tokyko
  • Teach Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Emphasizes small classes and 'nurturing each child'
  • Contact school for salary and employment info

Ark Foreign Language Academy

  • 4 locations in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Travel allowance
  • Possible rent subsidy
  • Current job listings
  • Salary around 250,00/month

Atlas Private Lesson English Academy

  • Founded 2001
  • 4 locations in Sendai, Yokohama, Sapporo, and Nagoya
  • Private lesson classes
  • Lessons held at school, at teacher or student's home, or online
  • 2,500 - 3,000 yen/hour

Berkeley House Language Center

  • Founded 1973
  • 3 locations in central Tokyo
  • 140 language instructors, 2000 students
  • Teach corporations, schools, government agencies, and private individuals
  • 23+ hours of teaching/week
  • Formal attire for teachers
  • Vacation: Japanese holidays + 10 days paid leave
  • 20 hours teacher training course
  • 250,000 yen/month minimum salary

Berlitz

  • Berlitz Japan founded in 1964
  • Branches in most major Japanese cities
  • 1700 employees
  • Interviews in Japan (you pay any costs)
  • 6 days teaching training
  • 27 hours/week (office and teaching)
  • Free health insurance
  • Travel allowance
  • Contract completion bonus
  • Contract extension bonus
  • Career advancement opportunity
  • 250,000 yen/month starting salary

Bernard English School

  • Founded in 1989
  • 13 branches in Ibaraki Prefecture
  • Provides Japanese language classes for teachers
  • Teach 30 hours/week, Mon - Sat
  • Set vacations (see website)
  • Professional dress
  • Teach all ages, up to 40 students in one class
  • Usually afternoon/evening classes
  • company-leased apartment (optional): 61,500 yen/month + utilities
  • cars for lease - 23,000 yen/month
  • Contact school for salary and employment info

Bunri Gakuin

  • Founded in 1981
  • 19 branches in Shizuoka and Yamanashi Prefectures
  • Teach primarily elementary and middle school students
  • Partially furnished apartment is arranged
  • 50% rent subsidy for full-time ESL teacher (25,000 yen max)
  • 2-5 days/week part-time teaching available
  • 210,000 - 250,000 yen/month full-time salary
  • 2,500 yen/hour part-time

Crossroads LTD Language Studio

  • Matsuyama-shi, Ehime Prefecture
  • Website in Japanese
  • Contact school for salary and employment info

ECC Foreign Language Institute

  • Founded in 1962
  • Locations all over Japan
  • 380,000 customers, 1.5 years - adult
  • 17,000 employees
  • Interest-free loans for getting started in Japan
  • Will find housing for you
  • Two-weeks (50 - 70 hours) paid training upon arrival
  • Set curriculum and syllabus provided
  • 29.5 hour work week: 25 hours teaching with 4.5 hours prep work
  • Additional work available for extra pay
  • Vacation: approx 7 weeks + Japanese holiday + 5 flex vacation days - read more
  • Transportation reimbursement
  • Possible airfare reduction if you travel to Japan with other ECC teachers
  • Recruiting in Australia, Canada, UK, Ireland, US, and Japan
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • 252,000 yen/month starting salary

ELS Language Centers

  • Founded in 1961, ELS Japan in 1998
  • 5 branches in Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Sapporo
  • 44 ELS Centers in USA and Canada
  • Short-term intensive courses
  • Full-time: at least 20 classes (50 min)/week
  • Part-time: usually evening, Saturday, or Sunday classes
  • Vacation credits accrued depending on days/hours worked
  • Qualifications: reside in Japan w/1 year TEFL experience in Japan
  • Contact school for salary

Family English School International

GEOS

  • Monster company with 510 schools throughout Japan
  • 47 worldwide schools
  • Online application
  • 29.5 hour work week: Mon - Fri or Tues - Sat
  • Housing provided for 55,000 yen/month + utilities (10,000 yen)
  • Overseas interviews held in Canada, US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • 3-day teacher training upon arrival
  • On-going teacher training
  • 24-free Japanese lessons
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Can teach worldwide after two years teaching at GEOS in Japan
  • Signing bonus upon being hired
  • Performance incentives
  • Re-signing bonus
  • 100,00 yen bonus upon contract completion
  • Transportation provided for housing located 2+ kilos from work
  • Vacation: Japanese holidays + 4 weeks
  • Contract and salary info
  • Starting salary 250,000 yen plus insurance

GES Eikaiwa

  • 5 branches located in Mie Prefecture
  • Children and adult classes
  • Contact school for salary and employment info

Global Music and Arts School

  • 2 branches located in Tokyo
  • English and French classes for all ages
  • Music classes conducted in English and French
  • Contact school for salary and employment info

Grace International Learning Center

Grandom

  • 6 branches in Tokyo, Yokohama, Chiba, Nagoya, Fukuoka
  • Computer skills and English school
  • Subsidiary of Gakken Publishing, one Japan's largest textbook publishing companies
  • Teach mostly adults
  • 100-minute classes with max 8 students
  • 24 - 26 hour workweek
  • Transportation allowance
  • Bonuses available
  • Vacation: national holidays + paid holidays
  • Must reside in Japan to apply
  • Contact school branches directly to apply
  • Starting salary of 258,000 - 273,000 yen/month

Howdy Language School

  • Founded in 1988
  • Located in Osaka, Japan
  • Teach ages 3 to adult
  • 40 hour work week: 25-27 hours teaching/week
  • 5 day work week: Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Saturday
  • Vacation: approx 2 weeks for New Years, Golden Week, appox one week in August, some national holidays
  • Airfare reimbursement of up to 150,000 yen
  • Half of health insurance cost during SECOND year of employment
  • Special events paid separately
  • Fully furnished apartment located within walking distance from school for 60,000 yen + utilities (no deposit)
  • Contact school for salary and employment info

Interac

  • Founded in 1972
  • 9 domestic branch offices in Chiba, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Ibaraki, Nagoya, Osaka, Shizuoka, and Tokyo (Head Office)
  • 1400 foreign teachers in most prefectures in Japan
  • Extensive overseas recruiting in Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Scandinavia, Spain, South Africa, UK, and United States
  • Provides Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) to Boards of Education throughout Japan
  • Teach in elementary and junior high schools
  • Training program prior upon arrival
  • Most teachers work from Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00 pm
  • Teach 20-25 hours/week
  • Some opportunity for advancement
  • Assistance for finding housing
  • Subsidized national health insurance
  • Vacation: all public holidays and the winter school break (approx 1 week)
  • Online application for overseas applicants
  • Job listings for domestic applicants in Japan
  • Monthly salary of about 250,000 yen per month

James English School

  • Founded in 1976
  • Based in Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
  • 15+ branches in northern part of Honshu (Tohoku Region)
  • 10,000 yen/month raise for contract renewal (290,000 yen/month max)
  • Assistance finding housing
  • Vacation: national holidays, 1 week in August, 5 days during Christmas, 5 personal days
  • Online application
  • Starting monthly salary of 250,000-260,000 yen

K&F English Academy

  • Founded in 1993
  • Two locations in Takehara and Mihara cities in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 40-hour work week
  • 22-28 teaching hours per week
  • Teach all ages, children to adult
  • Most classes on at school, some dispatch classes to local companies, etc.
  • Extra classes may be available
  • Other responsibilities
  • Must have prior experience teaching in Japan
  • 18 month contract
  • 'Incentive program'
  • Housing: 'Furnished apartment at reasonable rent'
  • Vacation: 1 week spring, 1 week summer, 2 weeks Christmas, and all national holidays
  • Starting monthly salary of 250,000 yen per month (4,500,000 yen for 18 months)

Kokusai Language School

Lingo School

Little Steps

MIL - The Language Center

Model Langauge School

  • Founded in 1974
  • 36 locations in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, and Tochigi
  • Teach children through adult
  • Teach English using The Drama Method
  • English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese taught
  • Contact school for employment and job info

Modern English School

Op-Net Eigo Gakuin

  • 5 branches in Shizuoka Prefecture
  • Japanese website
  • Children and adult classes
  • Contact school for employment info

Nova - starting salary 220,000 - 241,000 yen
WinBe - starting salary 250,000

 

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Patrick Christ's picture

Hello All,

I have been teahcing in China for the last 2 years. I am a 26 year old german.

I dont have a university degree. Do you think, that some schools or training centers would consider hiring me as an english teacher?? I could go to japan on the working holiday visa, so I would have a work permit. Theoretically I could also teach german,but I dont have any experience doing that.

looking forward to your answers,

Patrick

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