We are waiting for you to join us
in an exciting career in education!
No experience required: We provide full support with comprehensive start-up training and continuous follow-up workshops throughout the year.
Promote cultural awareness by sharing your own country's traditions and customs in the classroom.
From 1 year contracts to long-term career opportunities, your level of commitment is up to you.
Career advancement opportunities within the company are possible!
Gain usable and transferable experience & skills - regular teaching workshops and Japanese lessons available!
Yaruki Switch Group provides an immersive learning environment
in which children are exposed to real,
natural English by Native-speaking teachers,
and has developed multiple educational brands across Japan.
Phonics based English conversation school.
Preschool and after-school care focusing on fun and engaging English immersion.
Kids Duo International
State-of-the-art bilingual Kindergarten with a fully tailored curriculum of English, Japanese and Physical Education.
i Kids Star
Bilingual childcare facility that combines
childcare and education.
Intellectual training and
elementary school entrance
Sports classes for kids based
You will be employed as a member of Yaruki Switch Group
and your school assignment will be decided taking your preferences into consideration.
Starting monthly salary of ￥250,000 (negotiable).
Contract Employee (3 month probation, full-time, one year contract with renewal).
*There is no change in pay or work conditions during probationary period.
Teaching English to Kindergarten and/or elementary age children, including:
■Preparing for events and lessons.
■Cleaning and organizing the workplace.
■Planning and participating in events such as summer festivals, athletics meet, music festival, Christmas, etc.
■Interacting with parents.
■Promoting the school (company events).
■Supporting school operations.
*Job description may change based on your assigned school.
*The students' age range varies between brands (2~14 years old).
■5 working days per week.
■8-9 working hours per day (depending on brand).
*The work schedule may differ depending on the brand or school.
・New Year's holidays
・Revitalization Leave (9 days)
■Renewal bonus of ￥100,000 upon successful completion and re-signing of 1 year
■Ten paid days of leave / year (after 6 months of employment), in addition to national
■Fully-paid comprehensive initial training included, in addition to regular training
workshops throughout the year.
■All work-related commuting costs reimbursed.
■Social Security & Health Insurance provided.
■Visa sponsorship and renewal support available.
*The above may differ depending on your assignment.
■Native-level English fluency.*
■Minimum 2-Year Associates Degree for visa sponsorship / valid working visa.
■Be able to deliver active and engaging lessons while adapting the curriculum to
maintain student focus.
■Be independent and creatively minded, and support students'
intellectual and social development.
■Help maintain and manage school environment, and participate in
special events/promotional activites (sometimes falling on weekends / holidays).**
*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.
**Participation in all special events taking place on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays may be required (approx. 1 event per month).
■Your location will be discussed during the recruiting process.
■You will be assigned a school as your working location.
■Transportation is fully covered.
*Some contract details may vary depending on placement.
Apply online via the homepage.
Conducted via Skype or in-person.
Conducted via Skype or in-person.
Offer / Hiring
If successful, an offer will be sent
and the on-boarding begins.
You will be assigned to your school after your hiring.
Roughly 1 month of training.
Let's have fun and work together!
Your first day of employment with Yaruki Switch Group is Company Orientation. During Orientation, we introduce the
company and its programs, as well as useful information
regarding your upcoming training schedule.
While many attendees may have already been living in Japan
for some time, we also provide helpful information regarding life
in Japan - everything from receiving postal packages to health insurance matters.
The initial training takes approximately 1 month* and is mainly comprised of 2 types; desk training and pre-assignment
pre-assignmetn OJT. The first week (desk training) is a
lecture-style training focused on the brand's philosophy and basics of education, introducting each brand's
courses and teaching steps.
*the training period may differ between different brands.
After completing the desk training, you will undergo OJT to
experience the workplace before being assigned to a school, ensuring a smooth transition.
While the length of OJT varies between brands, the
maximum amount is 4 weeks.
We continuously support your growth, providing periodical training after your assignment. Currently being held online
every 2 months, this training helps teachers continue to
improve their skills. Furthermore, if there are any issues or
questions about your daily work, you may consult our trainers individually.
Not only is it possible to change your job type as you build a career, there are also raises within your position as teacher available as well.
For example, a head trainer could have an annual salary of over ¥6,000,000.
A position where you teach instructors on how to prepare and
conduct lessons, interact with children and many other skills and knowledge necessary to work at the schools.
Through interviews and hiring events, speaking with new potential teachers to share information about the opportunities available at Yaruki Switch Group.
By creating new curriculum material for use at our schools, we shape the way in which our students interact with the English language.
Transfers to other brands
Based on your skills and experience, Yaruki Switch Group support the career growth of our teachers through possible position transfers and promotions.
If you have ever tried to learn Japanese,
you understand just how difficult it can be
to master a new language as an adult.
The ability to learn new languages peaks
at 9 years old:
this is the best time to create
the foundations of English fluency.
By providing English education in an immersive
environment, we create a natural and effective learning
environment to suit our students' development from an
Our curriculum puts a large emphasis on phonics, as they
are the fundamental building blocks of natural
pronunciation, reading comprehension, and more.
Sing, dance, and play with children in a fully-immersive English environment, rather than limiting lessons to just reading & writing practice.
We provide plenty of opportunities for children to
demonstrate their newly-acquired English skills, improving their confidence and showing how fun speaking in English can be.
We hold a national English Spelling Bee in which
approximately 12,000 children from all over Japan take part in this fierce competition.
A speech contest where children compete with their ability to
express themselves in English.
Showcase the fruits of everyday lessons in front of a big audience.
Spend Summer vacations in English! Cultural exchanges early in life can open up new paths.
We believe that a stable and comfortable career leads to better lessons and quality of teaching.
At Yaruki Switch Group, we have many veterans who have worked with us for over 20 years.
Whether you are looking for a long term position, or looking to start with a one year contract, Yaruki Switch Group has a position for you.
With over 500 teachers from 31 different
countries employed with Yaruki Switch Group,
it is very likely someone from your home country
is already employed with us!
We believe investing in our instructors' growth
and supporting communication between
employees via Japanese language learning
programs and cultural unique cultural activities.
We offer free Japanese lessons, which are extremely popular among native teachers. Combined with support for passing the JLPT, our employees can further understand Japanese and enjoy their life in Japan.
There are various programs to help you get acclimated to
Japanese culture, such as visiting cultural facilities,
experiencing Japanese tradition and other opportunities for
foreign employees to enjoy and understand Japanese
As per our contracts, there are minimal overtime hours required and plenty of off-time to maintain a
healthy work/life balance.
Many of our native and bilingual teachers are in their mid 20's to early 30's, and have the opportunity
to work with teachers from a variety of different countries with varied experiences.
40 billion yen
As the education industry has been traditionally unaffected by economic fluctuations, our growth remains steady, with revenue reaching 40 billion yen. We're proud to be within the top class of Japan's education industry.
*As of February 2020.
We provide both the time and the environment to support our students' learning, to enrich our
*As of February 2020.
We have classrooms throughout the country across
our 7 brands, quickly and continuously expanding
and adapting to changes in the education industry,
providing online learning opportunities.
*As of February 2020.