Do you hire teachers?

We do not provide employment. However, we may help you look for teaching jobs in Japan. By becoming a member, you may avail discounts on practical workshops that may hep you land a teaching job. Through these workshops, you may also network with other teachers who can refer you to a job.


 Where is your school located?

We have chapters and units all over Japan. You may sign up in the chapter near you or wherever is most convenient.


How much is the membership fee?

Membership fee of 2,000 yen is paid biennially to your chapter. This entitles you to more than a thousand-yen discount on each workshop.


Do I get a certificate after each workshop?

You will be given certificates when you attend major workshops such as Teaching Guidelines Seminar (TGS), Advanced Teacher Training (ATT), English Grammar Overview, and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teaching Techniques. Other mini workshops done by the chapter core officers do not issue certificates.


I want to be a teacher in Japan, where should I start?

Teaching in Japan is different from teaching in the Philippines or abroad. Start by attending the Teaching Guidelines Seminar (TGS) to get an overview of English Teaching in Japan and reflect on which path you want to take. You may take other workshops before taking TGS. We also offer career counseling and coaching exclusively to our members.


What are the requirements in being an English teacher in Japan?

Becoming an English teacher in Japan involves meeting certain criteria and qualifications. Here are the basic requirements:

1.      Educational background. For most positions, a bachelor’s degree is any field is typically required. Some employers may prefer candidates with a degree in education, English, or a related field.

2.      Native English Proficiency. Fluency in English is essential. Native-level fluency is often preferred.

3.      Teaching Certification (Preferred). While not always mandatory, having a teaching certification such as TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) or TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is highly beneficial. You might want to consider our TESOL program.

4.      Visa Eligibility. Ensure you meet the visa requirements for working in Japan. Commonly, this involves securing a work visa sponsored by your employer. If you are currently in the Philippines, you might want to check accredited employment agencies such as Chesham or Bison. These agencies have been known to deploy English teachers to Japan.

5.      ALT-Specific Requirements. If applying for an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) position, being fluent in the language is usually require. Some ALT programs may have specific requirements or preferences for citizens of certain countries.

6.      Cultural sensitivity: Demonstrating cultural sensitivity and adaptability is crucial. Understanding an respecting Japanese culture is an asset.

7.      Experience (preferred). While not always mandatory, having prior experience can strengthen your application.


It is important to remember that specific requirements may vary depending on the employer or program. Always check the job listing or contact the hiring organization for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


I am not sure I really want to be a teacher, but I am curious. Can I still attend the workshops?

We welcome everyone who wants to become a member or just attend a workshop. Although we were primarily a Filipino teachers’ organization, we now have members from different countries.


How often do you have workshops?

Workshops are done regularly although schedule may vary depending on the chapter and availability of trainers. We recommend you attend the soonest workshop in your area. [full-width]

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