9:30 - 18:30, 12:30 - 21:30
Teachers are scheduled to work 8 hour shifts either Monday - Friday or Tuesday - Saturday. (A typical working shift runs from 12:30 pm until 9:30 pm, or from 9:30 am until 6:30 pm, including a break.) These schedules are set and will not change from week to week.
Within a week, teachers will teach an average of 25 classes, with each class usually lasting 45-50 minutes. The students range in age from as young as 2 years old to adults, with the majority of the students being children. Classes will have a maximum of 6 students.
≪Students & Class Types≫
Here at school we cater to a variety of students, although about 70% are aged 15 and under.
Our youngest students, aged 2-3 years old, attend Kid's Plus classes where they are exposed to English through songs, games and craft activities.
Students aged 3-6 years old typically attend Stage classes. Similar to Kid's Plus classes, Stage classes still use an assortment of English songs and games. However, because the children in these classes are older, they will be expected to learn more vocabulary, have a better grasp of phonics, and be able to respond to questions in complete sentences.
Elementary and Junior High School-aged students will typically be in a textbook class. At this age, reading, writing and listening become very important because many students will start studying to take English proficiency tests, such as Eiken.
In addition to English proficiency tests, Junior High School and High School students need English for school entrance exams. These classes normally consist of a good amount of conversation in addition to grammar, reading comprehension, and listening.
More often than not adults take English classes for one of the following reasons: for business, as a hobby, or to prepare for upcoming travel abroad. Although the majority of these classes are textbook based, conversation is still an important part of each lesson.
◆a native English speaker
◆have the minimum of a 3-year college/university degree
◆Currently living in Japan
◆22 years old - 35 years old
All teachers live in apartments which are arranged by the school, which are a 5-10 minute walk from the school. Monthly rent is approximately 60,000 yen, which will be deducted directly from the teachers' paycheck, as well as the cost of utilities, such as electric and gas. The company will be the guarantor for the apartment, as well as take care of paying the key money, any deposits necessary, and real estate agent fees.
Apartments are typically between 38 and 45 square meters and have a bathroom, kitchen, living room, and one bedroom. All the apartments are semi-furnished with a futon (bedding), a refrigerator, a gas range, a washing machine, an air conditioner, light fittings, and basic cooking utensils.
All vacation time is predetermined by company and are listed on the schools' annual calendar. There are approximately 6 weeks of set vacation time a year; normally two weeks in December/January, one week in May, one week in June/July, one week in August, and one week in October/November.