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Career Opportunities

Part-time English Instructors for Children & Adults

About JOY ENGLISH School​

 JOY ENGLISH School ( operated by EDURISE Inc. is established in 2004, the biggest & popular English Conversation school in Hadano, Kanagawa, Japan.


Our mission is to keep developing JOY English as one of the finest schools for language education where people have excellent and transformative English language learning experiences.

Our Core Values


We collaborate,

We inspire,

We deliver excellence,

We respect & celebrate diversity, creativity and a job well done.


To maintain them, we also spends a great deal of our time on talent development.
We consider it most important to continue to experience growth, and we are actively making incentives to diversify our service, and in developing our human capital.

If you are looking for a place where you can find an opportunity for growth, an opportunity to enhance your career, and an opportunity to become a major influence in someone’s life, JOY ENGLISH
School is the one for you.



JOY English School is seeking for qualified and dynamic ESL Instructors to teach JOY ESJ’s English courses part-time for our increasing number of young learners.

JOY English offers English courses in the following areas:

  •  Communication

  •  Grammar

  •  English Test Preparation

  •  Speech/Public Speaking

  •  Stage Performance

Job Description:

Teachers are expected to deliver high quality lessons, prepare lessons designed to increase students’ language skills, their accuracy and fluency, appropriate to a broad range of situations and needs, and in accordance with the JOY English Curriculum Guidelines and Course Outlines.

Responsibilities include:

  • Eliciting students’ interests and language needs in an organized way

  • Assessing students language needs and planning lessons in accords with JOY English Curriculum and Student Progress Reports for the level being taught

  • Evaluating student progress and accomplishing Student Progress Reports selecting appropriate materials and resources

  • Using materials effectively

  • Selecting and creating appropriate supplementary materials

  • Creating an atmosphere that encourages all students in selfexpression, independent thinking and learning, cooperation and leadership 

  • Planning activities that reflect the experiential aspect of language and culture

The teacher is expected to use a range of modern and traditional language learning techniques and methodology including the following

  • Building students’ vocabulary acquisition for formal and informal situations e.g. dialogues, discussion, role-plays, outings

  • Introducing, practicing and reviewing language structures(grammar) using a communicative approach

  • Developing communication strategies such as initiating,maintaining, closing of verbal interactions across a wide spectrum of situations drawn from daily life

  • Increasing communicative skill through appropriate question andanswer techniques

  • Shaping pronunciation and speech production towards naturalEnglish

  • Supporting and encouraging students to self-correct​

All ESL teachers at JOY must possess the following qualifications

- A completed Bachelor’s degree
- A completed ESL teaching training certificate (TEFL , TESOL,TESL, CELTA, DELTA)

Please indicate in your application that you possess the above qualifications or if you are in the process of completing your teaching training. You will be asked to provide proof of completion as a condition of employment.


  1. Native (or native fluent) speaker

  2. Hold a valid residence/visa status for Japan.

  3. University graduate with at least a bachelor’s degree.

  4. Have had at least 12 years of education where the medium of instruction was English.

  5. CV with Photo and Cover Letter

  6. Copy of Teaching Certificate(s)

  7. Ideally hold a Japanese driving license or a valid international permit.


For Part-time Position

  • We currently have a number of part time positions available in Hadano area in Kanagawa. Our lessons are offered from 10:00 - 20:30 on weekdays and 9:00 - 14:00 on Saturdays. Most lessons are on a fixed yearly schedule, so people who can commit to a year is preferable.

  • You can start teaching from one class per week. Our schedule is very flexible.

  • Please Note that the schools hold lessons 6 days a week, as well as on Japanese National Holidays.

  • Hourly rate increase by your performance, based on monthly evaluation

  • Transportation is reimbursed.

  • A paid intensive on-the-job training for one to three months is required (depending on your experience).

Possible Future Offer:

If the person does great performance on his/her job and both he/she and JOY ENGLISH mutually agree upon renewing his/her contract, we would be happy to offer him/her a long-term full-time teaching position with a visa sponsorship.


Contact Information

Masayo Ono


1-10-6 Minamiyana, Hadano, Kanagawa pref.

TEL/FAX: 0463-78-5222 (Available Mon to Fri 15:00-19:00)


Please email your resume and cover letter to:


If you want to build your career in teaching with unwavering confidence, JOY ENGLISH is the one for you. Apply now!!

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