Yaruki Switch Group has more than 1,900 schools throughout Japan and overseas as well. With a track record of nearly 40 years of teaching, nurturing, and helping to develop bright futures for children, multi-faceting education group that caters to a diverse range of students.
What we treasure is not just academic development. We value each child’s characteristics and nurture their confidence and motivation by facilitating the experience of achieving one’s goals.
“Think for oneself, decide for oneself, act by oneself;” we aim to instill in our students “jibunryoku” (the power of independence) and encourage them to take on challenges in life, determining their own path without being swayed by the influence of others.
At Yaruki Switch Group you have the opportunity to engage in a meaningful work while experiencing life in Japan! By teaching English to young children, you can help them broaden their horizons and show them new opportunities and possibilities for the future.
Yaruki Switch Group provides comprehensive, in-depth training for all new teachers. This starts with lecture-based training, in which you will learn about the company’s history, teaching method, and philosophy. This is followed by On-The-Job Training, which gives new teachers a chance to receive ample support and feedback from our experienced trainers while getting a feel for the job. The length of training varies depending on school brand, but is typically 2-5 weeks.
In addition to base salary, work-related transportation is also fully reimbursed. Our social security package includes Japanese Pension, Unemployment Insurance, and Health Insurance, as well as automatic deductions of Residential and Income Tax. Should you decide to renew your contract, we offer yearly renewal bonuses of ￥100,000, as well as salary and career advancement opportunities!
As per our contracts, there is minimal overtime required and plenty of time off to enjoy a healthy work/life balance. Average overtime for teachers is roughly 3 hours/month.
We believe that providing a stable and comfortable career leads to more satisfied teachers and higher quality lessons. At Yaruki Switch Group, some staff members have worked with us for as many as 20 years. With Yaruki Switch Group, you have the opportunity to grow as a teacher – or pursue other roles in training, recruiting, curriculum development, and more. Whether you are looking for a long-term career or want to start with just a one-year contract, Yaruki Switch Group has a position for you.
Our Support Team will help guide you throughout the entire visa process before leaving for Japan, and provide support for visa changes/renewal if necessary.
● Safe, secure and immersive afterschool environment
● Children acquire English skills through immersion and play
● Students are exposed to different cultures and ways of thinking
● Fun and engaging activities, all in English
● Ages range primarily from 3-12, with varying class sizes & English levels. Expect to conduct activities with both large and small groups (sometimes as many as 30 or more students).
ーWhat is a day at Kids Duo like?
"We have about an hour prep time in the morning and after that, we have our lunch break. The kids start coming in at about 2:30 PM. During the classes we have various activities such as “Fun with the teacher”, show and tell, phonics, P.E., vocabulary class or circle time with snack-time and bathroom breaks in-between. We also have presentation time, so the kids can not only learn English but also improve their social skills. For the elementary class, we have project time during which we practice the four C-skills (Critical thinking, Collaboration, Cooperation, and Creativity). We believe that this will help them both in school and later life.” Read the full article
● State-of-the-art bilingual kindergarten
● Preparing children to succeed in all academic areas later in life
● English and Japanese instruction in order to facilitate natural, bilingual learning right from the start
● Physical education program specifically designed to start children off on a lifetime of wellness.
● Teach English curriculum for classes of up to 30 students(ages 2 to 6).
― What is the most enjoyable part of your work?
“The kids and the people. If you really like kids, this is a perfect position. Whenever I feel tired or don’t have energy, once they come in and say “Good Morning! I feel that energy and feel that it is the most enjoyable part. Also, my colleagues here are all great teachers. Being here for 6 years, I still learn a lot from them, even from the new teachers. I enjoyed being around other people who are passionate about teaching.” Read the full article
● An exciting, fun, goal-oriented English conversation school equipping students with the tools to communicate and express themselves.
● English lessons for students primarily aged 3-14 with curriculum that puts emphasis on fun, practical language focusing on real life skills.
● Programs cover reading, writing, speaking, and listening, with a focus on phonics.
● Planning lessons, creating new activities, school promotion, staff meetings, creating and maintaining student reports, school upkeep,etc.
ーWhat is the most enjoyable and the most challenging part of your work?
“Personally I love kids and I really like teaching kids. They are funny, weird, exciting and you actually learn a lot from them. You also learn a lot about yourself from being around them and teaching them. What is equally important to me is being able to meet and work with really fantastic people that have taught me a lot.
What I find the most challenging is constantly adapting to changes and the different needs - the needs in the education, needs of the students, etc. What the students need keeps changing, especially as they grow older, so it is important to be flexible and adaptable.” Read the full article
Yaruki Switch Group hires teachers all year-round. In an interview with a member of the Native Hiring Team, we asked about what types of talents they are looking for in candidates.
ーWhat is an important deciding factor when you are hiring teachers?
"We don’t necessarily require experience from our teachers. Of course, it’s fantastic if candidates do have teaching experience but we are looking for somebody who is passionate, who wants to improve and who wants to stay with us for a long time as well. You need to be able to be as they say in Japanese: GENKI (cheerful), you need to be very energetic when standing in front of the class and sometimes be a little bit silly or goofy. Most of all, you have to really care about the kids and have the passion to want to learn, take feedback and develop as a teacher."
ーIs there something that you would like the candidates to know before they join YARUKI Switch Group?
"I want them to know that it is an environment of support. For those who don’t have teaching experience and might be concerned about it being their first time standing in front of the kids, we do have a lot of support. We work on the training and give you the foundations to be able to go into your school and develop as a teacher. We love seeing passionate individuals blossom into great teachers with us." Read the full interview
From 1 year contracts to long-term career opportunities, your level of commitment is up to you.