A true commitment to English Education

Are you passionate about English education?


AtoZ prides itself on hiring and training the best teachers in Japan. We are looking for people to join our team and help us to make Nagano prefecture the best prefecture in Japan for English education. If you are someone who wishes to contribute to the local community and who wants to make a difference in studentʼs lives then we want to hear from you!


At AtoZ, we are striving to make Nagano prefecture the most globalized place in all of Japan. To excel in our ever globalizing world, children now require leadership and communication abilities that transcend cultural differences. We understand that English education goals at the public school level may differ from school to school but our aim is to always support individual needs and hopes, for the future of our children, and for the future of Japan.

What is an ALT?

An ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) in general is an assistant to the language teacher in the public school system. Some ALTs are asked to take lead roles in the class. Others assist through the use of effective communicative activities geared to using the language by giving it a purpose and adding context. Positions are full-time for Senior High, Junior High, Elementary, or Nursery School posts; Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 – 17:00 (approximately).


At AtoZ, we work as a team. We believe in giving our teachers as much support as we can so that they can concentrate on what is important; their classes and their students. To do this we have a system where each municipality has Area Coordinators who work as a link between the company and our teachers, as well as being a link between the teachers and their schools and the Board of Education.

Now hiring

Assistant Language Teacher FT (ALT)

Position Assistant Language Teacher FT (ALT)
Employment type Dispatch
Terms of employment April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023
Place of employment Nagano prefecture
Duties • Preparing and performing English classes
• Being a Cultural Ambassador
• Team Teaching with Japanese teachers
• Meetings and regular training
Working days/Hours Monday - Friday
8:15 - 16:45
Break: 12:45 - 13:30
*working hours may vary
Days off Saturdays, Sundays, National holidays, Paid school holidays
Leave Provided: 10 days after continuous employment period. Some days may be available before 6 months.
Remuneration 230,000 - 270,000 yen/month
Raise / Bonus Raise: Considered when contract is renewed
Bonus: N/A
Requirement Successful candidate must:
Hold a bachelor degree or greater
Be able to speak conversational Japanese
Be able to legally drive in Japan
TESOL/TEFL certificate
Experience in teaching in Japan
Process Please apply online.
1st interview for the successful (online)
* reference check
* aptitude test
2nd interview (online or in person)
Job offer for successful applicants
(Please note that all successful applicants may be subject to a drugs test and criminal background check.)
Contact Phillip Eather
Smoking within the premises: Prohibited

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