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For applicants currently residing in japan

Already living in Japan? Looking to stay longer or move to a more flexible teaching position? Our domestic recruiting channel is for applicants currently residing in Japan – scroll down for current vacancies. If you are outside the country and do not have firm plans to arrive within the next 30 days, please refer to the overseas recruiting page.

Initial Certification

After signing a contract with Gaba, successful candidates will be asked to attend a three-day Initial Certification session. Completion of Initial Certification is required before teaching in the Learning Studios. Please check that you are available for at least one of the Initial Certification sessions listed for the area you are applying for.

Visas & visa sponsorship

If you have a valid visa that allows you to teach in Japan already, you are eligible to apply for the openings listed below. If however you require immediate/imminent visa sponsorship by Gaba, we are not currently accepting applications from these candidates.

Open Positions

Kanto

Kanto

Available Start Dates: To Be Confirmed

Initial Certification Dates:

Successful applicants will be required to attend one session, our current sessions are scheduled below:

To be confirmed

Note: Initial Certification is 10.00-19.00 each day. Attendance for all three days consecutively is required. Available position(s) are subject to change. Please contact our offices for specific information.

Please apply for details of upcoming Kanto position(s):

Kansai

Available Start Dates: To Be Confirmed

Initial Certification Dates:

Successful applicants will be required to attend one session, our current session is scheduled below:

To be confirmed

Note: Initial Certification is 10.00-19.00 each day. Attendance for all three days consecutively is required. Available position(s) are subject to change. Please contact our offices for specific information.

Please apply for details of upcoming Kansai position(s):

Chubu

Available Start Dates: To Be Confirmed

Initial Certification Dates:

Successful applicants will be required to attend one session, our current session is scheduled below:

To be confirmed

Note: Initial Certification is 10.00-19.00 each day. Attendance for all three days consecutively is required. Available position(s) are subject to change. Please contact our offices for specific information.

Please apply for details of upcoming Chubu position(s):

Kyushu

Available Start Dates: To Be Confirmed

Initial Certification Dates:

Successful applicants will be required to attend one session, our current session is scheduled below:

To be confirmed

Note: Initial Certification is 10.00-19.00 each day. Attendance for all three days consecutively is required. Available position(s) are subject to change. Please contact our offices for specific information.

Please apply for details of upcoming Kyushu position(s):

Hokkaido

Available Start Dates: To Be Confirmed

Initial Certification Dates:

Successful applicants will be required to attend one session, our current session is scheduled below:

To be confirmed

Note: Initial Certification is 10.00-19.00 each day. Attendance for all three days consecutively is required. Available position(s) are subject to change. Please contact our offices for specific information.

Please apply for details of upcoming Hokkaido position(s):

Ready to Apply for a Position?

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1. Application

  • Online application
  • Telephone pre-interview

2. Interviews

  • Information seminar and first interview
  • Second Interview

3. Contracting

  • Contract offer
  • Visa processing (if necessary)
  • In-processing

4. Gaba Certification

  • Initial Certification (3 days)
  • On-the-Job Certification

5. Teach!


Requirements

For all applicants:

  • Must have a fluent command of English (both spoken and written)
  • Must commit to at least one full six-month contract term
  • Must be available to attend three-day Initial Certification in full
  • Must be proficient using a computer

For applicants seeking Gaba visa sponsorship:

Gaba can provide a Specialist in Humanities/International Services visa which typically has a duration of one year for first-time holders.

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree (or above) from an accredited university where English was the medium of instruction OR three years of verifiable full-time ESL teaching experience
  • Newly sponsored instructors should be available to teach with Gaba for the duration of the initial visa
  • Must meet the minimum earning requirements of 250,000 yen per month
  • Must have a minimum of 60 days remaining on their current visa
  • Must show proof of enrollment in National Health Insurance at time of contract signing

Preferred applicants will have:

  • A university degree
  • CELTA, TEFL or TESOL certification
  • Prior ESL/EFL teaching experience
  • Experience working in a corporate setting
  • Commutes of less than 45 minutes or 450 yen to a Learning Studio with an open position
  • Availability during peak hours of operation

Depending on your current visa status, there may be additional requirements. Please refer to the visa information page for specifics.

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