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Conversational English Teacher in Japan
Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Date Posted: 08/14/2009
Job Type: Full-Time
Friends Club is an after-school English club for elementary students who are graduates of MeySen Kindergarten. Each child attends the club three days a week, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders coming on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and 4th, 5th and 6th graders coming on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The English teacher is assigned a total of 4 different grade levels to be taught on alternating days, conducting two one-hour English classes per day, six days a week. Class size ranges from 20 to 25 students. Classes are taught using songs, stories, phonics reading, and games. In addition to English classes, there are a variety of other club activities including play time, pony riding, Bible Talk, parties, field trips, and camps.
Friends Club Daily Job Description
•Teach grades between first and sixth
•Prepare teaching materials and lesson plans
•Teach two 50-minute classes, Monday through Saturday
•Prepare and clean up for special events and activities
•Monday through Friday from 1:00 to 7:00PM
•Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 6PM
•Sunday is a day off with the exception of 8-10 Sundays during the year. These days are considered overtime and compensated with a day off or extra pay.
•During Christmas parties and summer camps the schedule is changed to accommodate all the events. During these times, a work and staffing schedule will be given to you ahead of time so you can plan accordingly. These types of activities also require extra meetings and preparation.
Annual starting salary (tax-free for U.S. citizens) of ¥2,760,000YEN/YR plus benefits!
BENEFITS FOR ALL POSITIONS:
•End of the year performance based bonus
•Fully furnished apartment
•One economy class round trip plane ticket per year
•Health insurance with 70% coverage is optional, and MeySen will pay half of the salary based premiums
•Three vacations are available throughout the year in addition to various national holidays. The following is a typical vacation scenario:
Summer: Usually around 12 days in mid August
Winter: Usually around 12 days over New Years beginning after Christmas
Spring: Usually around 7 days in the end of March
•Training is provided from mid-February to April 1st.
For more information, please visit our website. http://www.meysen.ac.jp/engli/eoppo.htm