Teaching Jobs in Japan

We’re now hiring new English teachers to start working in Japan throughout 2024. With our incredible jobs in Japan you’ll earn a great wage, get to see the world, and you don’t need any previous experience!

Teaching English in Japan

Japan has consistently placed in the top 3 destinations from our graduate’s bucket lists. It’s a truly unique country, with a huge amount to see and experience tightly packed into every inch of island space.

We now have over 250 partner school locations around Japan, from the bustling cities of Tokyo and Kyoto, to the beaches of Okinawa, and even up to the world-renown ski spots of Hokkaido. If you’re looking for a whole other world to experience, then our placements in Japan are waiting.

At Let’s TEFL we’re currently matching new teachers with exciting new jobs starting throughout 2024. Read on for more details and how to apply.

Employment package:

Our English teaching placements come with excellent benefits. You can earn a great wage, enjoy a comfortable lifestyle while you’re overseas, and could even save money to take home with you. Check out our example employment package below:


Who can teach English in Japan?

Teaching English is perfect for people who wish to experience life in another country. Whether you’re looking to take a break from working at home, go on a paid gap year, or set up a full career overseas. Teaching can be a brilliant springboard to take a leap in any direction you choose.

So long as you’re fluent in English, over 18 years old, and looking for adventure, then teaching could be for you.

You don’t need any previous experience to start teaching in Japan! If you’re new to teaching, you can learn everything you need to know through our online TEFL certification course and be ready to start working within a matter of weeks. You’ll also get additional training when you arrive in Japan.

Most teaching positions in Japan require native speakers (UK/US/CAN/AUS/NZ/SA passport holders), however, it can also be possible for qualified non-natives to secure teaching jobs. Please check for more details.

This can be a bit of a tricky one. Japan has a very conservative society, and schools have strict requirements when it comes to personal appearances. Most importantly:

  • No visible tattoos (if they can be covered by a long-sleeve shirt this should be fine).
  • Shaven or neatly trimmed facial hair.
  • Natural hair colors.
  • Formal working clothes – including a tie and buttoned shirt for men.

When teaching English in Japan, or elsewhere, you won’t need to speak the local language. In fact, it’s usually discouraged to speak any language other than English in the classroom. However, if you do have an interest in learning Japanese, it can be a great opportunity to pick up the language while you’re over there.

If you don’t meet all these requirements, you can still apply through the form below and we’ll help to find what opportunities we can offer you.

Apply for our Teaching Jobs in Japan

Simply fill out the form below and one of our tutors will get in touch with you:

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Studying online was really simple and convenient. I completed the course in about 6 weeks by studying after work each evening.

Ashley Krupp

Very happy to have finished my TEFL course and have already secured a job in China!

Luke Hartford

Excellent course! It took me a little over two months to complete and i’ve learned so much. I can’t wait to start teaching!

Chang Lin