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Academic English Preparation Teacher

Job Description:

The Academic English Preparation Teacher at One World International School (OWIS), Osaka, is responsible for preparing students for academic success by enhancing their English language proficiency. The teacher plays a pivotal role in equipping students with the language skills necessary to excel in a globally competitive educational environment.


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Curriculum Development:

   – Design and develop a comprehensive Academic English Preparation curriculum that aligns with international academic standards.

   – Create engaging and targeted lessons to address students’ language needs.


  1. Classroom Instruction:

   – Teach Academic English courses to students, focusing on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

   – Use various teaching strategies and materials to promote language acquisition.


  1. Assessment and Feedback:

   – Develop and administer formative and summative assessments to gauge student progress.

   – Provide constructive feedback and guidance for language improvement.


  1. Differentiation:

   – Adapt instruction to meet individual learning needs and styles, especially for non-native English speakers.

   – Offer additional support to students requiring more intensive language development.


  1. College and Career Readiness:

   – Prepare students for standardized English proficiency exams commonly used for college admissions.

   – Help students craft strong academic essays and prepare for interviews.


  1. Technology Integration:

   – Incorporate technology and digital resources to enhance language learning.

   – Encourage the use of language learning apps, online resources, and digital platforms.


  1. Record Keeping and Reporting:

   – Maintain accurate records of student performance and progress.

   – Prepare regular reports for school administration and parents regarding student language development.


Qualifications and Requirements:

– A Bachelor’s degree in English, Education, or a related field; a Master’s degree is preferred.

– Teaching certification and experience in English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction.

– A strong understanding of language acquisition principles and language proficiency exams (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS).

– Effective classroom management and instructional skills.

– Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

– Proficiency in English (spoken and written); proficiency in Japanese is an advantage.

– A passion for teaching and a dedication to students’ language development.


Visa Status: Permanent Resident / Instructor Visa / valid work visa


Language: English (fluent)


Location: One World International School (OWIS), Osaka


Reporting To: Head of Primary School