Welcome to London Bridge International School

We’re looking for a full time native English teacher from September 1st 2020. Training can begin in August if the applicant is ready and available at that time.
Deliver a kindergarten curriculum to younger children and teach some after school lessons for older children (mostly 7 to 11 year olds).
-A starting salary of between¥260,000 and ¥280,000 depending on qualifications and experience (rising to ¥300,000 after the 1st or 2nd year, increasing incrementally thereafter).
-Bonuses paid three times a year: summer, winter and on the completion of the school year.
-Paid vacation days,
-Extra payment for health insurance/pension,
-Able to sponsor or renew working visas and help find local accommodation.
– Native English speaker with a University degree.
– A teaching qualification and/or English Teaching certificate.
– Experience teaching children, especially kindergarten and elementary school aged students.
-Conversational Japanese
-Basic computer skills (e.g. Word, Excel),
-Singing ability
-Artistic and musical skills

Contact Jon Bennett at London Bridge for more information.
London Bridge International School
236-4 Tainoshima, Tamukaemachi,
Kumamoto 862 0965
Tel/Fax: 096-334-1144 (Cell 080-2693-0705)
E-mail: info@london-bridge.jp
Homepage: www.london-bridge.jp



Positions for teachers at London Bridge may become available from time to time . Posts are usually advertised at the end of the year (November or December) for positions starting in April.  Application deadlines are usually mid- February.
Check here and on the “japanenglishteacher”, “ohayosensei” and “jobsinjapan” sites for vacancies. We also welcome speculative applications (cover letter and resume) any time.


  • Sponsorship for working visa
  • Competitive salary
  • Assistance with finding accommodation.
  • Paid holidays and vacation time.
  • Yearly completion bonus.
  • Good long term employment prospects. Renewable yearly (and longer) contracts.
  • Increased salary, bonus and other benefits in second and subsequent years.



  • Native English speaker.
  • Minimum university bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Teaching certification (E.S.L, E.F.L, or a teaching qualification).
  • Experience teaching very young children (from age two).
  • Conversational Japanese.
  • Computer skills (using Word and Excel)
  • Singing / musical abilities and artistic skills.

 Brief Job Description 

  • Most positions require the teaching of a broad kindergarten curriculum to a class of young children in an English immersion environment.
  • Working time usually average 40 hours per week with a maximum of 30 ‘contact hours’.
    Teachers are expected to:
  • Work as part of a team with other Japanese and Western teachers.
  • Create a stimulating classroom learning environment.
  • Write lesson plans and keep records of student’s progress.
  • Lead and assist other staff in the setting up of events and performances.