Jun 07, 2024

English Instructor - Japan - Osaka & other locations

  • NOVA
  • Japan
Full time English Language Arts (ELA) English Literature ESL Interview/University Prep Psychology

Job Description

300 locations across Japan, from Hokkaido to Okinawa!

Want to be part of something special, in one of the world’s most exciting and advanced places? 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!

NOVA is perfect for candidates of all levels of experience, whether completely new to teaching or already accomplished in the teaching field, and seeking a new challenge. Career advancement opportunities are available to all, regardless of length of experience.

If you are a dedicated and enthusiastic English Instructor who is committed to making a positive impact on students' lives, we would love to hear from you. Join our team at NOVA and help shape the future of English language education.

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 towards the achievement of their goals.


  • Selecting, planning and conducting lessons
  • 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

As an English Instructor, you will have the opportunity to inspire and educate students from various levels of English ability, helping them develop their English language skills and achieve their academic goals. 


To ensure a successful application process, please review the following job requirements:

  • Availability: All teaching positions are school-based, with shift start and finish times between 12:50-21:10 on weekdays, and 9:30-18:40 on weekends and national holidays. Saturdays, Sundays, and weekday evenings are the busiest times and are often required.
  • Visa Eligibility: Applicants must be able to obtain a visa with permission to work in Japan. NOVA is able to sponsor work visas for applicants with a Bachelor Degree or higher.
  • Student Diversity: Instructors are required to work with a diverse range of students, including children.

If you meet these requirements, we encourage you to proceed with your application. However, if you do not meet the specified criteria, we kindly request that you refrain from applying at this time. Thank you for your understanding.

Start Date

Aug 01, 2024

Various start dates through the year?


Is government issued teaching license required?


Is school provided for dependents?



1,430 - 2,200 yen per lesson.

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