- All Levels
- University Graduate, Licensed Teacher, ESL Instructor, Vocational/Technical Instructor
- Degree Holder
- Fluent English speaker
- Positive and professional attitude
- Very competitive remuneration
- Flight reimbursement package
- Full support network
- Company arranged studio apartment
- Paid transportation to and from work
- Comprehensive training provided
- Visa sponsorship available
- Bonuses Paid
For a year or a career, it's an experience of a lifetime!
Discover Japan teaching English with NOVA.
Do you want to be part of something special, in one of the world’s most exciting and advanced locations? Want to experience a different culture and lifestyle? Gain some work experience in the field of education.
Come work with us as a Language Instructor at Nova Japan!
Every instructor completes a comprehensive training program before they start teaching for NOVA. The program equips them with everything they need to be able to teach high-quality lessons and provide excellent customer service. All NOVA instructors are committed to meeting and exceeding student expectations and supporting student progress toward the achievement of their goals.
- Selecting, planning, and conducting lessons for kids and adults
- Monitoring student performance and reporting on student progress
- Performing demonstration lessons and level assessments for new or potential students
- Promoting available products and services
- Maintaining a clean, comfortable, and welcoming environment
Contracts may be offered for any number of lessons a week, up to 40, visa status permitting. For an instructor contracted to teach 37 lessons a week, a typical schedule will consist of four 8-lesson (including a meal break) shifts and one 5-lesson (no meal break) shift. The shift times and schedules that we can offer are dictated by customer demand. Demand peaks on weekends and weekday evenings. Although larger branches also offer lessons in the mornings on weekdays, most branches offer lessons from around midday during the week, with shift start and finish times typically falling somewhere between 12:30 pm and 9:30 pm. On weekends and national holidays, demand is higher earlier in the day, and as a result, shifts typically start and finish somewhere between 10:00 am and 6:30 pm.
The NOVA brand delivers high-quality instruction and other language services to those who wish to improve their communicative proficiency in foreign languages. Students of a wide range of ages and ability levels, from complete beginner to very advanced, can choose to take small group or private lessons face-to-face in one of the many NOVA school branches throughout Japan, over a video-conferencing system or online from the comfort of their own homes, or a combination.
In addition to conversation skills-based lessons, test preparation courses are offered to students studying for specific English tests such as TOEIC or TOEFL. Also popular is our range of NOVA Plus courses. Some of these courses focus on specific skills (such as grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, etc.,) and some are geared toward specific purposes (such as business or travel).
As an additional supplement to classroom-style lessons, most branches also offer a conversation practice style of lesson known as Voice. Voice provides students with an opportunity to practice what they have learned in their lessons in a supervised, but self-directed forum to help them become more accustomed to and confident communicating naturally in a second language.
For younger learners, we offer NOVA Junior, a program developed specifically for children aged 3 to 12. Through our NOVA Junior program, students learn to read, write and communicate confidently in English in a fun and supportive environment. The program is designed to complement what they learn in school and prepare them for future studies.
For students who are interested in languages other than English, French, German, Chinese and Korean face-to-face lessons are also taught in selected branches across Japan. Lessons in all nine languages offered by NOVA (including English) are available through the Multimedia Center, based in Osaka.
The Multimedia Center offers both small group and private lessons, both online and through a video conferencing system. The curriculum mirrors the classroom curriculum with the added appeal of extra audio and visuals.
NOVA students on free-booking plans can take lessons at any NOVA branch within Japan, whenever seats are available in lessons of their ability level(s). NOVA branch schools are generally open seven days a week. On regular weekdays, schools are typically open from around midday until 9:30 p.m., and on weekends and national holidays from 10:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Larger schools may be open from 10:00 a.m. through to 10:20 p.m. every day of the week. The Multimedia Center offers lessons up to 24 hours a day (depending on the language). This provides students who want to take lessons outside of regular branch opening hours, and also those who live in remote areas, extra scheduling options.
Advantages of NOVA's learning system:Group class sizes are limited to a maximum of four students for adult classes and eight for NOVA Junior classes. All instructors are native speakers of the respective language that they teach. Lessons are taught in the target language only to be fully immersive. There are many opportunities throughout the lesson to practice and apply the language being studied. An individual, electronic study record is maintained for each student and used to identify, monitor, and cater to individual learning needs. Study systems are flexible and convenient to use; students can combine different courses, languages and study locations.
All NOVA instructors are native speakers of the language that they teach. Some begin their NOVA careers with previous experience as educators and some with no prior teaching experience. Regardless, every instructor completes a comprehensive training program before they start teaching for NOVA. The program equips them with everything they need to be able to teach high-quality lessons and provide excellent customer service. All NOVA instructors are committed to meeting and exceeding student expectations and supporting student progress toward the achievement of their goals.
Teaching in Japan continues to be one of the most popular options for English teachers as well as licensed classroom teachers. One of the world's most technologically advanced countries, Japan also maintains a culture of old-world tradition and appreciation for beauty.