Teaching Elementary School

URGENT: Vacancy on our Young Learners Program in Tokyo
(Solo-Teaching with our original curriculum at a private Elementary School)

We have an immediate opportunity for an instructor on our Young Learners Program for the upcoming fall term. The contract will start in mid-August but the position needs to be finalized ASAP. The position runs until mid-March, 2022, and the starting salary is 280,000 yen per month. The school is located in the Machida area of South-west Tokyo, Odakyu Odawara Line, and Westgate can arrange accommodation for the assigned instructor if they need to relocate from elsewhere in Japan for the position.

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing immigration restrictions, we can only consider applicants who already live in Japan for this position. For applicants who are specifically interested in teaching on this program, please see the Application Information for the Young Learners Program in Tokyo for more details.

If you are interested in this or other Westgate programs, please feel free to contact us via the online inquiry form or by email at westgate_recruiter@westgate.co.jp.  For more details about Westgate's current recruitment policies, please read the Application Information for the Fall 2021 Term.

If you try to contact us by phone, there may not be any members of staff available to take your call, as the majority of Westgate staff are currently working remotely to minimize the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

July 21, 2021

About the Program

Young Learners English Program

Our teaching philosophy in the Westgate Young Learners English Program favors a communicative approach that uses action-oriented, learner-centered activities to reinforce language learning. Students learn by using language in meaningful contexts, which encourages better language retention.This program provides instructors with an opportunity for a rewarding teaching experience, and one that should also be fun both for instructors and students alike.

In addition to those at elementary schools, Westgate provides the Secondary School English Program at middle/secondary schools affiliated with our client universities. The curriculum has been created so that students can gain practical communication skills by utilizing what they learn in the lessons separately taught by the Japanese English teachers.

In lessons on both the Young Learners and Secondary School English Programs, the Westgate instructor would be the sole instructor in the classroom.

Contract Periods
StartingEndingContract Length
Spring Termlate Marchlate July4 months
Fall Termlate August/early SeptemberMarch of the following year7 months


  • University graduate with a bachelor's and/or more advanced degree and one of the following:
    1. 500+ hours of actual EFL/ESL classroom teaching experience along with EFL/ESL teaching certificate and/or elementary/primary/secondary teaching credentials/qualifications
    2. 1000+ hours of actual EFL/ESL classroom teaching experience in lieu of teaching certificate or credentials/qualifications
  • Some classroom teaching experience with young learners

* No Japanese language ability is required.
* Non-EFL/ESL teaching experience may be considered.

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