Teaching Positions in Kumamoto, Southwestern Japan (Kyushu Island)

Teaching Positions in Kumamoto, Southwestern Japan (Kyushu Island)

ESL Native English Teachers Needed in Kumamoto, JAPAN


The Washington Institute of Language in Kumamoto, Japan, is seeking a full-time native English speaking teacher, for children learning phonics and for classes with adult students as well. Candidates with elementary school qualifications and/or ESL/EFL training for children are preferred.


WIL seeks a professionally trained full-time English teacher for children learning phonics and with adults seeking conversation practice in a classroom setting. Duties include adult and children's classes 5 days a week, for a total of 26 teaching hours per week. Additional planning and evaluation responsibilities may be required as well. An orientation period must be completed prior to the commencement of duties.


Where: Washington Institute of Language (WIL). http://www.wil.co.jp 
New Kikuchi Bldg. 3F, Kamitorimachi 2-30, Chuoku, Kumamoto, JAPAN 860-0845


What: Full-time native English teacher 

Contract: one year and 6 months, renewable 

Starting date: April 1, 2018 
(One week foundation training & orientation) 

About us

The Washington Institute of Language is located in downtown Kumamoto, a medium-sized city in southwestern Japan. The city is noted for its famous castle, which was home to a samurai lord, and for the beautiful nature surrounding the city. The city is within an hour's drive of Mount Aso and the western sea. Kumamoto experiences 4 distinct seasons and is a great city to explore the outdoors. As a metropolitan area, you'll find Starbucks, KFC, McDonald's and Baskin Robbins, as well as traditional Japanese cuisine, shops and entertainment all within a 5 minute walk of our school.

What we offer

Compensation: 3,000,000 Japanese yen per year 
Accommodation: Available at 41,500 Japanese yen per month, no key deposit 
Working visa sponsorship available

What we want
  • Full-Time Native English Teacher
  • Bachelors degree


Candidates with elementary school qualifications and/or ESL/EFL training for children are preferred.

You need to have the requirements below:

English Level

AND one of the following sets to apply:

How to apply

E-mail: [email protected]

Mail: Please use the address above.

There are eight application requirements. Please include all the following:

  1. A cover letter explaining why you are specifically interested in this position, why you think you are a great teacher and when you are available.
  2. A complete resume.
  3. A copy of your degree, teaching certifications, etc.
  4. A current photo, passport quality.
  5. A copy of the information page of your valid passport.
  6. A contact telephone number.
  7. An e-mail address.
  8. A skype ID
  9. At least two (2) references with contact phone numbers.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Qualified candidates are given highest priority. Interested applicants should e-mail their application to the address above. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we can only contact candidates who have submitted complete applications, and we are unable to contact unsuccessful candidates. 

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