We are now seeking applicants for one English teacher position at Kashiwa Municipal High School. See flyer for details.
During school closures, our English teachers and their co-workers at Kashiwa Municipal High School made videos for their students to keep them engaged. (Following 5 videos). Check these out!
(This and previous zoom photo) On August 8, 2020 this year's Torrance delegates participated in an online Olympic Games event with the Kashiwa Youth Exchange Society (KEYS), a club comprised of students in high school and college on Zoom. Brandon Matsumoto, our English teacher and club advisor joined KEYS members in a meeting room in Kashiwa hosting four games. Twenty-five participants from seven countries enjoyed the activities and time in breakout rooms for informal conversation. Many thanks to Brandon for being the technical director and to the KEYS team for an excellent job in organizing the event.
Click here to see a former teacher's first year in Japan.
The Torrance Sister City Association seeks qualified applicants for one high school English teacher at Kashiwa Municipal High School in Kashiwa, Japan, the Sister City of Torrance. The minimum one-year contract runs from August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023, and is renewable for a maximum three-year assignment. This is a full-time position as a regular instructor at this site.
Duties: Create and deliver engaging lessons in English conversation and composition, present mini seminars to junior high students, make presentations to visiting dignitaries, assist with coordinating campus visits by parents, administrators and junior high students, provide support to Japanese teachers of English and extra-curricular activities as specified by the Principal including: judging and assisting with speech contests, serving as advisor to the English Conversation Club, teaching weekend conversation classes for adults, business trips and coaching students for college interviews. Volunteer work with KIRA (Kashiwa International Relations Association) and other city groups may also be required.
1. Live or work in Torrance
2. Be fluent in written and spoken English
3. Hold a Bachelor’s degree plus a teaching credential or have demonstrated teaching experience (verified in recommendation letter)
4. Possess a keen interest in the Japanese language and culture
5. Represent the Torrance Sister City Association and foster the goals and objectives of the English Teacher Exchange Program
1. Annual salary of approximately 4,800,000 Japanese yen
2. One-way airfare from Los Angeles to Tokyo, Japan
3. National health insurance (deducted from monthly salary)
4. Subsidized housing and transportation allowance
5. Paid Japanese holidays and personal days
The term of the position is August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023.
Resume and cover letters must be submitted by email only to Lori Chong Eurich, Chair of the English Teacher Selection Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. No submissions accepted by U.S. mail or dropped off at a city office. Two letters of recommendation must be signed and sent directly by email from the person writing the letter to Lori Chong Eurich at email@example.com. Deadline for all submissions is April 1, 2022.
Please discuss your connection to Torrance in cover letter. Qualified applicants will be scheduled for panel interviews held in May. For further information please contact us.