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The American School in Japan

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ES Japanese Teacher

ASIJ is seeking an exceptional educator with training and deep experience teaching native and non-native elementary-aged children Japanese. The successful candidate will be a passionate and highly collaborative educator, a team player enthusiastic about working with and contributing to ASIJ’s Japanese department and to collaborating with other specialists who support children under their care. The teacher will excel at creating a positive classroom environment designed to nurture and support children’s language development in Japanese, where learning is driven by curiosity and motivation and where students regularly interact with others as they develop proficiency in Japanese. The successful candidate will deeply understand the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in an elementary setting, while further possessing the skills and willingness to differentiate learning effectively for all learners under their care.

Please note that ASIJ is continually reviewing applications and interviewing candidates. We reserve the right to make appointments when we feel we have identified the right candidate. Therefore, we encourage teachers to submit applications at their earliest convenience and not to wait till the closing date we have indicated for a position.


1 Aug 2021

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19 Apr 2021

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Cover Letter


Minimum Experience

5 years
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Job Structure

United States of America
Elementary/Primary School

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ES Japanese Teacher Job Description (Oct 2020)
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