How to get a job in Japan as a non-native speaker teacher following these three easy steps

You might have heard that Japan is a bit of a difficult market for ‘non-native speaker’ teachers. In fact, many of the jobs are explicitly advertised for ‘native speakers’ only.

You shouldn’t get discouraged, though. Meet Nicholas…

Nicholas Susatyo is originally from Indonesia, but he’s been working as an English teacher in Japan for several years now. And he’s thrived, where other non-native speakers have failed to get a job.

What has he done? How can YOU imitate his approach?

Watch the video to find out and learn how to get a job in Japan as a non-native speaker teacher. You will learn:

  • the three steps you need to follow to get a job as an English teacher in Japan
  • why already being in Japan can boost your chances (even if you’re just on a tourist visa)
  • the importance of a driving licence
  • how to ensure your application isn’t turned down immediately (even if you’re a non-native speaker teacher)

What challenges have you encountered as a ‘non-native speaker’ teacher? Have you found Nicholas’ tips helpful?

Let us know below in the comments section.


If you’ve enjoyed this video, and would like to watch the entire 30 minute interview with Nicholas where he goes into much more detail into how you can get hired in Japan as a ‘non-native speaker’ teacher, then I’ve got good news for you!

You can watch it now completely for FREE right here on TEFL Equity Academy.

You will learn:

  • how CELTA can significantly boost your job opportunities
  • three surprisingly simple steps you need to follow to get a job as an English teacher in Japan
  • what it’s like to work in the state school sector
  • why it’s not true that you have to be a ‘native speaker’ to get a work visa in Japan
  • top mistakes to avoid when looking for a job as an English teacher in Japan

So if you’re serious about boosting your job opportunities as a non-native speaker teacher, watch the rest of the interview for free right here.

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