Teacher of English (30-hour contract) (JPN-T-1837)
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Location: Tokyo, Japan | Contract: 1-year (renewable) | Start Date: 25 March 2019 | Deadline for Applications: 18 November 2018 (23:59 UK time)

Teacher of English  (30-hour contract) (JPN-T-1837)


We are looking for qualified and experienced teachers to join our large and dynamic team. The Tokyo Teaching Centre (TC) runs a wide range of courses both on-site and off-site within the city and surrounding areas.

The contract is for 30 hours of work a week, with up to 18 hours per week of classroom contact time*. Applicants must be expert speakers of English with a bachelor’s degree who hold the Cambridge CELTA or Trinity Certificate TEFL and have two years or more full-time post-qualification teaching experience. It is also desirable that you hold Cambridge DELTA or Trinity Diploma and/or the CELTA Young Learner Extension or the TYLEC.

It is essential that all teachers must also be capable and willing to teach on all types of courses and projects. This includes teaching adults on General English and Exams preparation courses, students in universities, school students in junior high schools and elementary schools and Young Learners (YL) at kindergarten, elementary and high school ages. 

Successful applicants will be informed of the project or type of work to which they will be initially assigned at the time when offers of employment are made.



For more information, please see Vacancy Documents and British Council Generic Behaviours  


Interviews are likely to be held one week after closing date.


In our commitment to promote Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, if you are using our CV upload function to apply - kindly note that we are not interested in collecting any information that is irrelevant to the job such as marital status, age, photograph, etc. Applications lacking in information will not be considered when we shortlist for any roles.


 If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply before 18 November 2018 (23:59 UK time).


About the British Council


The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.


Enquiries about the post can be sent to the East Asia Regional Teacher Recruitment team (EAteacher.Recruitment@britishcouncil.org.sg) based in Singapore.


Internal candidates only: please remember to include the full version of your most recent end-of-year-record of performance and confirm when the system prompts you to, and that you have discussed the application with both your line and centre manager. 

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