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Private/Public school

You may already have an image of a “private school” and it is probably very different depending on what country you are from and what teaching experience you have. Private schools in Japan are attended by students whose parents pay for their child’s education. However, just because of this does not necessarily...

Team Teaching/Solo Teaching

All of us have different ideas of what “team teaching” means. One extreme is the stereotypical “Assistant Language Teacher” role who simply reads from the textbook given to them while the Japanese teacher conducts the entire lesson. The other extreme of “team teaching” is a situation where the Native teacher...


You may be wondering exactly what “direct hire” means. Well, in terms of working for Japanese schools it means you have a contract directly with the school itself or the Board of Education, with no company as the middle man. Of course there are benefits associated with direct hire, such as not having to report to...

Own Subject/OC (Oral Communication)

There are a number of qualified teachers in Japan are qualified or licensed to teach subjects other than “Oral communication” ESL classes. One of our aims at EduCareer is to allow teachers to use their specialized skills to teach Japanese students in regular schools. Whether your specialized subject is art,

Domestic / International Students

You may be asking yourself, what “domestic students” mean? Well, usually it means domestic students, i.e. those who are regular Japanese students and have never lived abroad or are not bilingual. Of course this varies depending on the school but domestic students often take the same standard classes and do not...

Urban / Rural

If you are the kind of person who likes to like to go out, have a few drinks and pop down to the nearest club then let’s face it the urban area is the only place to be, specifically the Tokyo or Osaka area. If being in the middle of nowhere is not your idea of fun then rural Japan is definitely not for you. ...

Part Time / Full Time

Part Time work is quite common for teachers, especially in urban areas and it allows for a more flexible schedule as well as an opportunity to not only arrange a schedule suitable for you, but also combine a mixture of different teaching environments and styles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1) What are the some of the differences in working style between Japan and the West?
Q2) I want to work in an international school, can you help me find a position?
Q3) I don’t have a university degree, will this prevent me securing a position?

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