Abroad ESL Teacher for ECC
Summary(Review): Founded in 1962, ECC is one of the leading educational institutes in Japan. With a student base of almost 380,000 and over 17,000 employees.
Job Overview for Abroad ESL Teacher:
Salary Per Month:
Late Afternoon (3pm-6pm)
Elementary & Junior (age 5-15)
High School & College Prep (age 15-18)
Adult (age 18+)
Job Details for Abroad ESL Teacher
Bachelor or above
Native North American
Native Australian/New Zealand
Native South Africa
Min Hours Per Week:
Abroad ESL Teacher Job Description
Offering a wide range of courses to suit all ages and levels, our goal is to contribute to the development of our students’ capabilities by providing programs focusing on speaking, listening, reading and grammar.
Kids’ English World is our custom program for children aged 18 months to 12 years of age, focusing on foundational and practical communication skills. Classes are educational, fun and give students the opportunity and confidence to interact in English. Class sizes are small, up to ten students, and are 30 to 60 minutes in length.
Adult lessons develop global communication skills, as well as expand students’ cultural awareness and critical thinking skills. These lessons are communicative and allow students to improve their abilities in a fun and friendly learning atmosphere. Small classes mean teaching staff build real rapport with students and can easily monitor progression and confidence. Adult classes typically range from 40 to 80 minutes in length and may have as many as twelve students.
Our Work Day
Students tend to study after their regular school or work days, as well as in their free time. Consequently most classes are taught afternoons, evenings and weekends.
A typical seven hour work day consists of a mixture of classes for both children and adults of various levels and about 5-6 hours of class time. Outside the classroom, team members work together to create a welcoming atmosphere for students, provide additional student care and offer feedback and study advice. It’s a full and engaging day and there’s always something going on.
Our Package and Benefits
ECC proudly offers one of the industry’s most competitive employment packages. Key points include:
Abroad ESL Teacher Job Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institution
- Native speaker of English (grade 1 through completion of high school conducted with English as the main language of instruction)
- Valid passport from an English speaking country or the ability to obtain one
- Able to attend a 1-day recruiting session
- Able to begin work in Japan sometime within the next 3-12 months
- Able to commit to at least one contract year of employment
- Sufficient funds available for relocating to Japan (ECC recommends having at least 200 000 yen available)
Contract length and commitment
ECC has potential start dates year round. Contracts are aligned to finish with our academic year at the end of March and are eligible for renewal. We ask for a commitment of at least 12 months in Japan and completion of the contract year.
Some stay for just a contract, but most happily spend a few years and many others make it a career.
Abroad ESL Teacher Salary and Compensation
Getting Started in Japan
Prior to arrival, ECC will fully sponsor and support your working visa application. We’ll also arrange housing to ensure a safe, reliable and convenient place to get your life in Japan off the ground.
No teaching experience? No problem. ECC’s paid core training lasts about two weeks and covers all the skills you need to manage both kids and adults classes with confidence.
Core training is only the beginning of our extensive support system. Trainers are available to help you troubleshoot, tweak and improve. Workshops also take place regularly to build new skills in areas like counseling, student behavior and cultural awareness.
ECC offers salary advances upon successful completion of core training to bridge the gap between arrival and your first payday.
Ready to tackle the Japanese tax system? Don’t worry, we’ll take care of that for you and handle all required social insurance deductions as well as income taxes throughout the year.
All full-time employees are required to enroll in Japanese health and pension insurance (shakai hoken) and monthly premiums total about 35 000 yen for a first year teacher. ECC handles all the administration and automatically deducts these premiums from your monthly salary.
You have comprehensive health insurance in Japan that covers 70% of all medical costs, including doctor visits, prescription medications and dental care. A substantial portion of your pension contributions can also come back to you via a refund upon leaving Japan or, if choose to retire here, you can qualify for a state pension once you reach retirement age. All details are fully covered during your company orientation.
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Company Information for ECC
Who are we?
The ECC Foreign Language Institute is one of Japan’s largest, oldest and most trusted language schools. Founded by Isamu Yamaguchi in 1962 as a small English conversation club in Osaka, we now have over 400 native English speakers teaching at more than 180 schools throughout the country.
The Foreign Language Institute is part of the larger ECC Group, which provides educational services to students of all ages via several specialized divisions. We’re an educational services company aiming for complete customer satisfaction from our students. That’s made us one of Japan’s most trusted educators, building our student base to almost 400,000 and our talented team to more than 18,000.
ECC to the World
Since 1969, we’ve donated over six hundred million yen to charitable organizations around the world, including UNICEF, the Defense of Green Earth Fund and the Japanese Society for AIDS Research, through our Save-the-Earth Campaign. We’ve also teamed up with the Japan-Zambia Friendship Association to support a number of initiatives, including our recent Book Drive for Zambia, in which employees donated books to Zambian students.
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