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 on May 27, 2020, with the contract finishing on March 22, 2021.
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 at least 12 years of education in English
Attained a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in an English-speaking country
Have a strong interest in Japanese culture and language and be able to connect with Japanese people
Are presently residing in Japan with a valid work visa (we cannot take overseas applicants at this time due to COVID-19 travel restrictions)
Basic to Conversational Japanese skill welcomed!
About Okayama City
Okayama, the “Land of Sunshine”, is located between Hiroshima and Osaka in the Chūgoku region of Western Japan. With a population of nearly 1.9 million people, Okayama is known to have low rates of rainfall and a mild climate with an expected 277 out of 365 of sunshine per year. Sunny weather and fertile soil are perfect conditions to produce an abundance of fragrant, 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 include Okayama Castle, Korakuen (a stunning Japanese garden), many and varied natural sights, onsen, the 1000-year-old Daigo Cherry Tree, and more.
Okayama City Highlights