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(updated 1/23/2023)

About Us

Do you have a passion for kids and teaching? If so, we’d love to invite you to become a member of the Spyglass Kids English team!  Spyglass Kids English is a growing English school in Fukui Prefecture on the main island of Honshu in Japan. 


A New Opportunity

This is a great chance for you to build your own student base under the Spyglass Kids English Company brand.

We specialize in fun and exciting, student-centered English lessons for students ranging in from 1st - 6th grade elementary school students. Our curriculum has proven to be very effective and shows very fast results for most students. English 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:

We are looking for NATIVE and/or Bilingual teachers who can create a warm and friendly experience for our students, aged 6-12 years old for our weekday and Saturday classes.  To start, part time teachers will teach an average of 2-4 hours per week. As we expand, your teaching schedule will also fill up.  Prior teaching experience (at least 1 year) and some basic Japanese is preferred, but not required.  The ideal candidate must currently live in Japan and have a valid work VISA.  Candidates from Fukui, are preferred.


Contract Type: Part-Time

  • Start Date: April 2023

  • # of Positions: ONE (1) 

  • Contract Term: 1-year recurring

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

  • Salary: ¥2500〜¥1500 per class taught (Competitive/Depends on experience)

  • Training Period: 1 month (¥1000/hour)

  • Travel Expenses are covered 

  • Holidays: Golden Week, Obon, Spring Break, New Year’s Holiday, etc.

  • Assist in Special Events: We hold several seasonal events during the year such as Summer School, big Halloween Spooktacular, Fall Grape Picking, Spyglass Spelling Bee and others

Main Responsibilities Include:

  • Lesson planning & teaching using our curriculum & textbooks, workbooks & flashcards (alphabet, phonics, singing, games, etc.)

  • Progress reporting

Lesson Planning & Execution

We make it easy for new and experienced teachers!  Teachers get access to our "Teachers Online Portal" where we provide all the teaching materials and video training you need in order to run a fun and exciting English class.  

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:


To apply, we need THREE things

1. Cover letter

2. Resume w/photo

3. Two minute video

When you send us your video, please include the following: 

  • Why you are interested in this position at Spyglass Kids English.

  • Tell us about your teaching experience & methodology

  • Include details about your education, interests and what you skills you can bring to our company.

Send Here

Mr. Walter Tsushima

Spyglass Kids English, Owner

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