Okayama City Full Time ALT Position
This opening is for a full-time position as an assistant language teacher (ALT) in Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture starting ASAP, with the initial contract finishing at the end of December 2018.
The placement will be in Elementary Schools across Okayama City where the ALT will assist as a team teacher and help plan English lessons under a schedule created by the Board of Education. As well as teaching English lessons, you may also be asked to participate in other school activities such as clubs, cleaning of the school and cultural festivals.
- Be a native speaker of English, or have acquired an education in English for at least 12 years.
- Completed a University Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in English countries.
Must be currently living in Japan or plans to come to Japan at your own expense
- Have a strong interest in Japanese culture and language and be able to connect with Japanese people.
Have at least one year of English teaching experience at Elementary schools OR experience of working with children
Hold a valid visa status that allows you to live and work in Japan (Visa Sponsorship Available)
Higher priority given to applicants who have a valid driver’s license and reliable car in order to commute to schools, legally
Must have conversational Japanese in order to successfully plan lessons with Japanese Teachers of English in the Elementary Schools.
About Okayama City
Okayama “Land of Sunshine” is located in between Hiroshima and Osaka in the Chuugoku area of Western Japan. With a population of nearly 1.9 million people, Okayama is known to have low rates of rainfall and mild climates with an expected 277 out of 365 days in a year of sunshine. Sunny weather and fertile soil are the perfect conditions to produce an abundance of fragrant, and flavorful fruits such as muscat grapes, and white peaches. It is no wonder why Okayama is the birthplace of the famous Japanese folktale of “Momotaro” (peach boy). Popular places to visit when in Okayama includes Okayama castle, Korakuen (a stunning Japanese garden), various areas of nature, onsens, the 1000-year-old “Daigo Cherry Tree” and more.
Okayama City Highlights