Sesame Street English is looking for native speakers of English to teach their pioneering program in schools throughout Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama and Kanagawa. Using a variety of multimedia course materials, you’ll teach English to small groups of young learners aged 3 to 12 with a flexible class schedule that lets you choose when and how many classes you teach.
the Sesame Street English program is a pioneering curriculum that aims to teach children through television and other media.
Developed by the Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, the Sesame Street English program is a pioneering curriculum that aims to teach children through television and other media.
With Sesame Street English, groups of up to 6 students learn with Sesame Street characters through a large touch-screen video, led by a native English speaking teacher. There are songs and dancing, games, group activities, quizzes and videos accompanied by textbooks and other printed material, all based off of the original Sesame Street series with local characters and culture-specific features added.
Classes are team-taught, meaning that there’s always a Japanese teaching assistant to manage the classroom, while the native speaker helps kids to engage with the videos and other activities. The class is entirely in English to encourage students to use the language that they know – Japanese is not allowed!
New teachers are given full training before and on the job, and have a chance to observe current classes before they start. The lesson videos as well as additional videos and activities are accessible online so that students can review at home.
There are two types of courses: K for the kindergarten years where children are exposed to the letters and sounds of the alphabet as well as relevant topics, and P for the elementary school years where students build a foundation in reading and writing skills until they are able to explore academic content in three subject areas: math, science and social studies in English. Classes are either 50 or 60 minutes according to the level.
The official school timetable is from 3 to 8 during the weekdays and from 9 to 8 on Saturdays and Sunday. Your teaching schedule can be from just 1-3 lessons on a weekday and from 1-7 lessons on the weekend. Payment is from ¥2000 up to ¥4,500 per class depending on how many students there are, and the school will also cover your transportation.
You need to be a native English speaker with a valid working visa, planning to stay in Japan for one year or more. Teaching experience in Japan is preferred but if you have a real passion for English, are enthusiastic, friendly and love kids then apply now to Sesame Street English.