Kids Afternoon Class English Instructor

Job Requirements

Job Requirements

  • Native-level English. Basic Japanese skills preferred.
  • Applicants must currently live in Japan and have a valid working visa.
  • Applicants who reside closer rather than farther from the school are preferred.
  • Prior teaching experience of  minimum 1 year.
  • Availability on Monday to Friday afternoons (15:15~18:30).

Job Description

Happy ABC has been providing English classes for children since 2017. We are a small, friendly, family-style school with a strong at-home feel. We have 2 locations in Tokyo: Itabashi-ku, closest station Chikatetsu Narimasu/Narimasu, and Nishi Tokyo, closest station Hoya. We are now looking for a warm, kind, and dedicated teacher for our elementary-level afternoon 90-min classes(6-12 year olds).

While we have a set curriculum, we highly encourage and support creativity and ideas that could enhance our students’ learning in fun and exciting ways. Our classes are run based on a curriculum that entails circle time (songs, storytelling, games, etc.), seasonal crafts, term-based projects and set materials(textbooks). 90 minutes fly by!

Job Description

  • Position to fully start from June, with in-class training starting in May
  • 90-minute afternoon classes (2-7 students depending on the class)
  • Monday/ Friday           – Hoya school        – 2 classes each   (15:15~16:45 and 17:00~18:30)
  • Thursday                        – Hoya school        – 1 class                 (17:00~18:30)
  • Tuesday/Wednesday   – Itabashi school   -1 class each        (17:00~18:30)
  • Some national holidays are working days at our school
  •  Halloween/Christmas parties that you may be required to attend on a weekend

Potential candidates are welcome to sit in on some of our classes and get a feel for the work environment before joining our team.

We are looking for someone who :

– is reliable, punctual, and presentable(clean/well put together)

– is willing to learn, to grow with us, and to contribute to the students’/school’s development

-is energetic, fun-loving, creative, and supportive

-is able and willing to tap into the child within and sometimes be the silly 3,4,5…10 year-old that they are working with

-is skilled in time and classroom management


– small but growing school, so the opportunities to grow with us are real

– a friendly and supportive, non-corporate business environment

-opportunity for more roles/working hours in the future if desired, as we are in the process of expanding our services

-your own children(if you have them) are able to attend our classes for free (subject to availability)

-transportation allowance for up to ¥10,000 a month

-paid holidays after 6 months of employment

– during the spring/summer/winter holidays/Golden Week/Silver Week the school is off (time to recharge/spend time with your family)

If you feel that Happy ABC is the place you want to be , please send a cover  letter, your resume and a recent photo. We will not take into consideration the applications with no cover letter and photo.

Thank you for giving time and consideration to our job listing and hope to hear from you soon.






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2 Chome-11-5 Akatsukashinmachi, Itabashi City, Tokyo, Japan

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