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(positions are open until filled)

(updated 1/24/2020)

About Us

Do you have a passion for people and teaching? If so, we’d love to invite you to become a member of the Spyglass teaching team! Spyglass Kids English is a quickly growing and expanding English school in Fukui Prefecture on the main island of Honshu in Japan.  This is a great chance for you to build your own student/client base under the Spyglass Kids English Company brand.

We specialize in fun and exciting, student-centered English lessons for students ranging in ages from 1st - 6th grade elementary school students.  Our curriculum has proven to be very effective and shows very fast results for most students. A handful of lessons for junior high school, high school, and adults students are also taught in the evenings.


The Ideal Candidate Will:

  • be punctual, reliable cooperative

  • be outgoing and cheerful.

  • be motivated and independent.

  • be able to learn new activities quickly.

  • be flexible and able to adapt quickly.

  • be a team player.

Job Description - Part-Time

We are looking for NATIVE English language teachers who can create a warm and friendly experience for our students, aged 6-12 years old for our weekday and Saturday classes. As we expand, your teaching schedule will also fill up.  Our goal is to have you teaching an average of 10-20 hours per week. Prior teaching experience (at least 1 year) and some basic Japanese is preferred. Must currently live in Fukui or Ishikawa, Toyama, Gifu, or Shiga, Japan and have a valid work VISA.


Contract Type: Part-Time

  • # of Positions: Two (2) 

  • Contract Term: 1-year recurring

  • Work Hours: 16:00-20:00 (weekdays), 9:00 ~ 17:30 (Saturdays)

  • Salary: 〜¥3000 per class taught (Competitive/Depends on experience)

  • Travel Expenses: Covered 

  • Start Date: April 2020

  • Probation Period: 1 month training (Feb-March, 2020)

  • Training: Yes (paid)

  • Holidays: Golden Week, Summer Holiday, New Year’s Holiday *The school is still open during some holidays.

  • Special Events: Spyglass Kids holds several special events during the year such as a big 

  • Halloween Spooktacular, Summer BBQs, Fall Grape Picking and other parties. Some special events are occasionally scheduled on Sunday.

Main Responsibilities Include:

  • Lesson Planning, student management & progress reporting

  • Teaching using our textbooks, workbooks & flashcards (alphabet, phonics, singing, games, etc.)

  • Working in teams to accomplish teaching goals

  • Planning seasonal events for students & parents 


Lesson Planning

A “lesson menu” will be provided where the teacher will create create their curriculum depending on the needs of the student clientele. Ongoing training on how to deliver the lesson will take place to support the teacher.  


When you send us a message or resume, please let us know these things below: 

  • Why you are interested in the position at Nico Kids English.

  • What your experience of teaching or working with kids is like if you have.


Our goal is to make learning English an exciting adventure and the teaching team will work hard to ensure that our students & parents know they are welcomed and cared for. You'll learn a lot and you won’t be stuck doing one task here. Each teacher and staff member contributes to creating a WOW student experience by participating in all aspects of the job.


Visit us online to get an idea of our school environment and culture:


Facebook: www.facebook.com/spyglassenglish

Youtube: http://bit.ly/SKEYouTube

Instagram: www.instagram.com/spyglassenglish_fukui





Dedicated instructors will have the opportunity to own and operate their own Spyglass Kids English branch school based on performance, skills, knowledge, hard work and qualifications.  

Attach your cover letter, resume and photo and send below to: 

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Walter Tsushima

Spyglass Kids English, CEO