"I just wanted to say a big thank you for recruiting me for Shane. I’ve been in Japan for two months now, and it has been fantastic. The first day of teaching was pretty stressful, but then, that’s hardly surprising, being my first day at a new job, and my first teaching job nonetheless! But the other staff were more than supportive, and I soon found my feet. At this point, I am loving the teaching, and the students. They are a delight to teach, and I’ve even received a few small gifts from students already!."

Stuart, arrived in Japan May 2018 

Teach English in Japan


Japan is an incredible country. You’ll have plenty of time off to get out and see the amazing sights that Japan has to offer, to eat some great food and to delve into Japan’s fascinating culture. Start making your list!


If there was one word to sum up a teacher’s working life it would be variety and hard work (erm, that’s four). It's full on but very rewarding. You teach right across the age spectrum and no two days are the same. Japanese students are lovely to teach and you'll be using "proper", communicative TEFL methodology. The jobs are stable, well set up and you will develop as a teacher. Socal life is pretty full on too! 

The main summary of the terms and conditions at Shane Japan are:

Location: Tokyo, Funabashi, Yokohama, Saitama, Chiba and other areas in and around the city. Occasional vacancies in other cities
Contract: 1 year renewable, 
Salary: ¥252,800 per month. Opportunity to earn extra through cover work.
Schedule: Average of 29.5 hours per week of which around 25 hours is contact time. A maximum 6 hours of teaching or 6.5 hours of work in a 9 hour period​
Holiday: Generous holidays throughout the year, More than 6 weeks annual paid leave including 2 weeks plus at Xmas/New Year 

Teaching: Approx 50/50 adults/young learners
Accommodation: Options to rent privately or take Company accommodation.
Training: Paid initial training and regular training days.  Opportunities to do the Trinity TESOL dipoloma at a discounted rate.