Teaching Elementary School

Recruitment for Fall 2021

We are still accepting applications for teaching positions on our programs from applicants who already reside in Japan. For the upcoming fall term, our online positions have now been filled, but we continue to accept applications, including from overseas applicants, who are willing to be on our back-up list. Please read the Application Information for the Fall 2021 Term for more details. Recruitment for the Spring 2022 term will begin in October. More details about recruitment for that term will be available on the website at that time.

To minimize the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19, the majority of Westgate staff are currently working remotely. As a result, if you try to contact us by phone, there may not be any members of staff available to take your call.

Please feel free to contact us via the online inquiry form or by email at westgate_recruiter@westgate.co.jp. Those who have already been put in touch with a recruiter, please contact them by email as usual.

August 6, 2021

About the Program

Young Learners English Program

Our teaching philosophy in the Westgate Young Learners English Program favors a communicative approach that uses action-oriented, learner-centered activities to reinforce language learning. Students learn by using language in meaningful contexts, which encourages better language retention.This program provides instructors with an opportunity for a rewarding teaching experience, and one that should also be fun both for instructors and students alike.

In addition to those at elementary schools, Westgate provides the Secondary School English Program at middle/secondary schools affiliated with our client universities. The curriculum has been created so that students can gain practical communication skills by utilizing what they learn in the lessons separately taught by the Japanese English teachers.

In lessons on both the Young Learners and Secondary School English Programs, the Westgate instructor would be the sole instructor in the classroom.

Contract Periods
StartingEndingContract Length
Spring Termlate Marchlate July4 months
Fall Termlate August/early SeptemberMarch of the following year7 months


  • University graduate with a bachelor's and/or more advanced degree and one of the following:
    1. 500+ hours of actual EFL/ESL classroom teaching experience along with EFL/ESL teaching certificate and/or elementary/primary/secondary teaching credentials/qualifications
    2. 1000+ hours of actual EFL/ESL classroom teaching experience in lieu of teaching certificate or credentials/qualifications
  • Some classroom teaching experience with young learners

* No Japanese language ability is required.
* Non-EFL/ESL teaching experience may be considered.

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