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English Teacher for Children

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Hop Step Jump English school is a small but growing school, operating in Shizuoka since 2012. We currently have two studios (Yaizu and Fujieda). Our small team provide effective learning opportunities for around 200 students, aged between 3-12 years old.Our staff enjoy being able to supplement our in house curriculum with their own ideas and matererial, and enjoy feeling responsiblitiy in students language development. 
Our classes are small, with a maximum of six students per class, to enable students to interact with English speakers as frequently as possible, but also to enable teachers focus on students individual needs.The Area:Yaizu City is a small city located in Shizuoka Prefecture. Shizuoka City is just a few stops away on the local train, where vistors will find themselves only and hour away from Tokyo on the Shinkansen. Shizuoka Prefecture is known thoughout Japan for a number of different things including;
it's beautiful green tea fields found in Makinohara.Izu pennisular and it's hot springs.It's love of sport, and it's two main soccer teams; Jubilo Iwata and  Shimizu S-pulse.And of course Mt. Fuji!  Just to name a few. 
Here in Yaizu, we enjoy the coastline in the summer, along with unique local festivals. We also have some great hiking trails, which can be enjoyed from spring through to autumn. During the winter months, with it's location close to Fuji and Yamanashi, we enjoy visiting ski resorts which are only a few hours away by car. There is also a local airport in Shizuoka which provides links to other domestic airports in Japan, as well as other cities throughout asia. Our lessons:
3 or 4 x 50 minute lessons per day.Classes start from 3:30 PM and end at 8PM6 students per classOur curriculm provides students with opportunities to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing. Our lesson structure is very easy to follow, although training will be provided. Lessons include lots of songs and games making teaching easy for teachers and fun for our students. We have developed a considerable library of teaching resources, and are continuosly developing more.We encourage students to take the games we play in the lessons home. Japanese assistant is available if required throughout lessons. 
Classroom Preperation: putting out/ away tables and chairs, cleaning whiteboards, vacuming the floor.Teachers notes: keeping a log of students progress during lessons.Classroom matetials: ensure that classroom materials are prepared before lessons and develop new materials. Contribute entries for our staff blog.
We offer:
A monthly salary of ¥250,000. An initial trainning period to allow teachers to settle in.Assistance with housing.No lessons on Saturday's and Sunday's.National holidays off.A long Winter vacation (December 22nd ~ January 4th).A friendly atmoshphere where you can voice any concerns over a cup of tea.... and occassionally buiscuits!
To Apply:Please send us;1. An up to date resume/ CV (including a current photo)2. Your VISA type and expiry date.3. A cover letter explaining; your past experince teaching esl (including a challenge which you overcame), or; why you enjoy teaching young learners and what students and parents can gain from a teacher like yourself. We are looking forward to hearing from you!NB: bonus points if you can find us in the video below! 
  Preferred applicants will; be a native English speaker.hold a university friendly and outgoing.have a genuine interest in teaching English (previous expreience teaching esl preferred but not essential).enjoy working with children (most of our students are elementary school students).hold a valid working visa (future sponsorship available).be available to start between April - May 2018.

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