WinBe Full-Time English Instructor

Job description

Yaruki Switch Group is looking for enthusiastic and passionate teachers to join our WinBe schools!


We are hiring year-round, with positions located all over Japan.





The WinBe Method

WinBe is a time-tested, continuously expanding English conversation school with locations all over Japan.

Our goal is to bring English education in Japan to a new level, with outstanding results gained from a conversation and culturally driven curriculum. Our instructors are encouraged to provide students with fun and creative classes that focus on real-life conversational skills - we believe when students are having fun, they are more engaged; and when instructors are having fun, they provide the best possible lessons!

The native English instructor is the centerpiece of a WinBe school.

WinBe instructors work with their school's Japanese staff, head office staff, and other WinBe instructors to assess the needs of their students and provide them with the best possible lessons. Most students are children ages 3-14, but instructors may be asked to teach both children and adults. Classes emphasize practical language, and instructors conduct their classes completely in English. While WinBe has a set curriculum, instructors use their creativity to prepare fun and interesting classes that best suit their students; this allows ample creative freedom to inject passion and enthusiasm into your class.


Benefits & Compensation

  • Starting salary of ¥250,000/month (approx. $27.8K USD/year).
  • Teachers receive fully-paid comprehensive initial training, during which accommodation and transportation reimbursement can be provided if necessary.
  • Usable and transferable experience & skills gained via regular teaching workshops held throughout the year.
  • 10 paid days of leave per year (after 6 months of employment), in addition to national holidays.
  • Work-related commuting costs reimbursed.
  • Social Security & Health Insurance provided.
  • Visa sponsorship and renewal support available.

  • * Some contract details may vary depending on location.


    Working Hours

    • Instructors work 8 hours a day, including a 45-minute break, 5 days a week (generally Tuesday through Saturday) 
    • Shift times are typically 13:00-21:00 on weekdays, and 10:00-18:00 on weekends (schedules may differ school by school)

      Job requirements

      We are looking for new teachers who:

      • Are Native English Speakers*
      • Have at least a 2-Year Associates Degree OR Valid Working Visa
      • Are independent and creatively minded, ready to innovate and adapt in any circumstance
      • Are self-reliant in their work, can think and act as an entrepreneur;
      • Have a strong sense of professionalism, and are self-motivated
      • Prior experience with children (teaching or otherwise) is preferred

      *Our curriculum puts emphasis on pronunciation and phonics practice. While we of course welcome English speakers from a variety of countries with varying dialects and accents, we ask that you are able to effectively teach and express these concepts in a phonetically natural English environment. Only applicants that are able to meet the highest standards of fluency will be considered.