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English Teacher

About the position

  • Eligible candidates must be able to attend interview(s) in US, mainly in California


About BE studio: 1700 schools, 2300 teachers, 40+ years of history

Benesse BE studio provides exciting language learning opportunities to children, starting as young as 9-months! The cute smiles, laughter and genuine interest of these young learners exemplify BE studio’s unique positioning in the market as we focus on teaching children, with having the majority of students being under the age of 6.

Teachers at BE studio enjoy the fun and interactive, activity based lessons just as much as the students. There is a bilingual lesson partner to provide support with classroom management and parent communication to ensure a fun, safe, productive environment. Combined with our small class size, of up to 8 students, BE studio creates a highly engaging communicative environment for young learners, to be expose to and exercise authentic English communication skills. 

BE studio’s brand concept symbolizes such key features, as we pay great respect to, and encourage each student’s originality and character. We aim for our students to be able to collaborate across cultures, and create new value through “heartfelt communication.”

As part of the Benesse group, the leading education company in Japan, BE studio continues to bring impact to support with the development of English communication skills for young learners. There are also opportunities, in collaboration with the Benesse group, to expand your teaching experience and career development.


Core Responsibilities

  • Lesson delivery: 40-60 minute group lessons
  • Preparation: lesson plan review, room set up…etc.
  • Trial lesson delivery: for those considering enrollment
  • Participation in seasonal events, camps, special lessons, trainings, workshops
  • Customer communication: build rapport, maintain cordial relationships
  • Promotional support: work together with school staff


  • Curriculum, lesson plan, materials are all prepared
  • Teachers receive trainings, workshops, and mentor/trainer support
Posted: September 2018
This is a Direct to School Job
Tokyo, Osaka area, Japan
October 2019
1 year (renewable)
University Graduate
Early Childhood

Job Benefits


  • Monthly salary: 250,000 JPY
  • Work hours: 35 hrs./week
  • Transportation: fully reimbursed (monthly)
  • Social insurance (includes medical insurance)


Benefits/ Others

  • Visa sponsorship
  • One-way airfare support
  • Support finding housing
  • Airport pick up service
  • Accommodation support (during training)
  • 24-hour call center support (*for those who meet certain conditions)
  • Set up day (e.g. bank account, utilities, city hall visit)
  • Paid training, workshops
  • Pre-departure, post arrival orientation on lifestyle & culture
  • Professional development programs
  • Early work hours (daytime position)
  • Paid holidays, company established holidays

Qualifications and Requirements

TESOL/TEFL, Education, Early Childhood Development, Japanese preferred
  • Proficiency in English
  • Passion and care for teaching young children
  • Professionalism: team player, skilled communicator, proactive and respectful character
  • People skills: can build rapport, establish and maintain cordial relationships
  • Resilience: ability and will to learn and adapt to new culture, overcome challenges
  • Can attend interview/orientation conducted in the US



  • Background in TESOL, TEFL, ESL, or relevant
  • Experience with children (e.g. babysitter, daycare/nursery, camp leader)
  • Experience in Japan (e.g. study abroad, travel, working holiday)
  • Japanese language: “beginner”, “just getting started” are welcomed!