Kokonoe Town Full Time ALT Position
This opening is for a full-time position as an assistant language teacher (ALT) in Kokonoe Town, Oita Prefecture starting in September 2020 as soon as possible, with the contract finishing on March 31, 2021.
The placement will be in elementary schools and junior high schools in Kokonoe Town where the ALT will assist as a team teacher and help plan English lessons under a schedule created by GLAD and 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 the school, cultural festivals and help students for speech contests.
Be a native speaker of English or have at least acquired 12 years of instruction primarily in English
Attained a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in an English-speaking country
Are presently residing in Japan with a valid work visa (we cannot take overseas applicants at this time due to COVID-19 travel restrictions)
Able to speak conversational Japanese
Have a strong desire to be involved in the local community
About Kokonoe Town
Kokonoe (九重町, Kokonoe-machi) is a small town located in Oita Prefecture, Oita. Kokonoe is located within the western part of Oita, with most of the area covered within Aso Kuju National Park. Mount Kujo is located here with the Kusu River flowing through Kokonoe. Kokonoe is located in the western part of Oita prefecture, a nature-rich area of which the majority is covered in mountains, forest, and wilderness. It promotes its nine onsens, which are occasionally closed due to flooding; it is also the summer headquarters of Labo Camp Kuju, part of the LABO language program.
The Kokonoe Yume Otsuribashi is one of the longest suspension bridges for pedestrians in Japan, total length 390 meters. It is located in the mountains of Oita Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan, and has been visited by 11 million to date.