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Working at Kids Duo

While Working with Kids Duo, instructors can make the most of their time in Japan with a strong salary and ample vacation time. Some instructors choose to pursue a career with Kids Duo, but instructors who return home will benefit from the valuable skills and experience they received working in Japan. Living and working in Japan can be a rewarding experience, but it's not for everyone. Applicants must be ready for the challenge of living abroad and adapting to a new culture. If you're ready to take on this challenge and you have the necessary qualifications, we want to hear from you.

Life at Kids Duo

Kids Duo teachers work with their school's Japanese staff, head office staff, and other Kids Duo teachers to assess the needs of their students and provide them with the best possible lessons. Most Kids Duo students are children ages 3-12, and teachers conduct lessons for both kindergarten and elementary students. Classes emphasize practical language, and teachers conduct their classes completely in English. Kids Duo teachers generally work five days a week. A shift at Kids Duo is nine hours, which includes a one-hour break. While Kids Duo has a set curriculum, instructors use their creativity to prepare fun and interesting classes that best suit their students.

We would like our teachers to see themselves as the representatives of their respective countries and act accordingly in a fun and professional manner at all times. An instructor's perspective... "Working for Kids Duo is about achieving your full potential as a constructive and creative instructor."

Training and Support

Our goal is to take enthusiastic, energetic and creative people and help them build the skills they need to be great instructors. For many Kids Duo teachers working with Kids Duo is their first teaching job. All new instructors receive initial training to learn the Kids Duo method, and on-job-training in a classroom to build practical experience. When settled at their schools, teachers can receive support from trainers and a community of Kids Duo instructors. Teachers use a detailed curriculum developed by Kids Duo Curriculum team. Kids Duo teachers are also provided with additional resources such as supplemental lesson plans, worksheets, CDs and so on. There is continuous training through workshops and seminars that allow instructors to bounce ideas off of each other and seek, or provide, advice on various topics.

Teaching Kids

We believe that students learn the most when they are having fun and this is especially true with kids. In each program, Kids Duo instructors help children reach English-language goals through games, songs, and other activities. These classes also give instructors the best opportunity to express their creativity. Kids Duo instructors can have a profound impact on how kids in Japan perceive learning English and cultural interaction for the rest of their lives. In some cases, a child's first teacher may be a Kids Duo instructor.

Working Conditions

Salary Base salary of ¥250,000 monthly. Structured pay-rise system and career advancement opportunities based on experience, ability and performance. All new instructors will have a 3-month probationary period.
Bonus The instructor will be paid a renewal bonus of ¥100,000 upon completion of one-year contract and contract renewal.
Contract Minimum one-year contract which can be renewed based on job performance.
Work Hours Regular working hours fall within the hours of 9:00-20:30, 5 days a week (generally Monday through Friday.) Instructors generally work 5-day weeks. Typical shifts include 9:30-18:30, 10:00-19:00, 11:00-20:00, etc.
Holidays and Leave Instructors receive ten paid vacation days a year after having worked six months. Instructors also have national holidays off.


Working Visa Visa sponsorship available (Applicants must meet Immigration requirements and have at least a 2-Year Associates Degree or higher).
Training Thorough initial training is given to all new instructors with training workshops and seminars throughout the year to further help enhance instructors teaching skills.
Work related commuting costs are covered.
Social Security Health insurance included.
Career Advancement Opportunities for promotion.

Who Should Teach at Kids Duo

While Kids Duo instructors come from a variety of English-speaking countries, they share a passion for helping students achieve their English-language goals. We are looking for instructors who are enthusiastic to teach energetic classes, professional to help grow the Kids Duo brand, and creative to find new ways of engaging students. Applicants should enjoy working with people and be ready to teach children of all ages. Applicants must be self-motivated and eager to take on new challenges, such as helping to organize and execute events such as spelling bees and speech contests. Previous teaching experience and Japanese language skills can be an asset, but aren't necessary.

Necessary Qualifications

• Must have at least a 2-Year Associate’s Degree or higher, or a valid working visa (Spousal, Permanent Resident, etc.)
• Must be a native speaker of the English language or be deemed competent in verbal and written English.
• Must be ready to work as part of a team.
• Must be willing to commit to at least one year.

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


Human Resource Management team

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.