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To apply for a job with us, go to our Online Application form, and submit your full resume and cover letter. We will contact successful applicants for an interview.

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the Kids Duo site. Our recruitment team is made up of former teachers and trainers. Here we hope to answer some of the questions that applicants often have.
If you cannot find the answer you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us via email (team_hr@ysg.co.jp).

I applied online recently. When will I receive a response?
After you submit your documents online, your application will go through our screening process.
We will contact successful candidates via email within five working days.
Do you offer visa sponsorship?
We do offer sponsorship to successful candidates that meet the requirements of the Japanese Immigration Department.
Do I need a University degree to be eligible to apply?
Yes, we require a minimum of a 2-year associates degree if your visa status is one of the following:
  • ・No Visa
  • ・Tourist
  • ・Instructor Visa
  • ・Working Holiday Visa
  • ・Dependent Visa

No, if your visa status is one of the following:
  • ・A Japanese National
  • ・Spouse or Child of a Japanese National
  • ・Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services
  • ・Permanent Resident
  • ・Long-Term Resident
Do you hire all year round?
Yes
*Location availability will depend on demand.
Where are your schools?
We have school locations in the Kanto, Kansai, Chubu, Chugoku, Tohoku, Hokkaido and Kyushu areas.
Do I get to choose what location I wish to be placed in?
We try to accommodate area preferences. However, this will be dependent on demand for new teachers in the area.
Do you hire from overseas?
We welcome applications from candidates residing in Japan and abroad.
What level of English do I need?
You must be a native speaker of English to apply. While many non-native level speakers have strong English abilities, native level speakers are required to teach Kids Duo's immersion style classes.
How will the interview be conducted?
Interviews will be conducted in person or over Skype (camera).
How far in advance of my start date should I apply?
If you are residing overseas the visa process can take approximately two or three months. Applying three or four months in advance of your planned employment start date is recommended.
I will graduate University next year. When should I apply?
We are able to begin the screening and interview process prior to an applicant's graduation. However, as the Immigration office in Japan requires a copy of your degree when submitting your visa application for processing, we recommend that you apply no sooner than a month or two before your graduation. Applying any sooner will not necessarily expedite the process.
How long is a contract with Kids Duo?
Kids Duo offers 1-year renewable contracts.
There is no limit to the number of times you can renew your contract.
We require a minimum commitment of 1 full year.
Do you hire part time Native English Teachers?
We only offer full-time positions.
What are my working hours?
A Kids Duo shift is nine hours per day with a one-hour break.
Start times will depend on the school.
Most Kids Duo teachers work five days in a row and with two consecutive days off.
Shifts are generally late morning to late evening.
Do I get vacations?
Kids Duo instructors enjoy three vacation periods per year as well as 10 paid vacation days.
What age groups will I be teaching?
Kids Duo caters to three main age groups
  • ・Preschool: 3-6 years old.
  • ・Kindy: 3-6 years old.
  • ・Elementary: 6-12 years old.
How many students will I be teaching at a time?
As Kids Duo is an after-school care program, the number of students that will differ based on the student number of the school and the schedule. An average school has approx. 40~50 Elementary students per day, and approx. 20 Kindy students.
Is the training provided?
We provide full training for all of our new teachers in the Kanto area. This will include lecture-based training as well as observational and on the job training (OJT).
We also organize workshops throughout the year to help our intructors develop their skills.
Is the training in Kanto mandatory?
Yes.
Training for Kids Duo is generally three weeks.
All teachers are required to go through our training.
Kids Duo training is fully paid.
Does Kids Duo use a curriculum?
The foundation of any Kids Duo class is our strong curriculum. Kids Duo instructors developed this curriculum over many years based on their experiences in the classroom and the needs of their students.
Are there opportunities for promotion?
As Kids Duo grows, we are looking for exceptional instructors to fill leadership positions. These roles often involve responsibilities outside of the classroom such as training new instructors, developing curriculum, opening new schools, and hiring new instructors.

Hiring year round. An exciting English teaching position awaits you.

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If you love teaching and being around people of all ages, are devoted to creating a better world, and looking to start a new career, or seeking new challenges, we hire year round and would love to hear from you. We offer a competitive employment package with career advancement opportunities, a fun and supportive teaching environment, and thorough training to ensure success in the role.