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Teach English in Japan (Nagoya)

1 to 12 months
21 to 40
Degree required

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Trip overview

Japan is a cultural powerhouse. From the dynasties of the 3rd century CE to modern life resembling a sci-fi movie – this is an island of the unexpected. 

To experience the whole of Japan – one needs a lifetime. Or, you can get your TESOL certification in Japan and become an English teacher in the Land Of The Rising Sun – and explore your new home to your heart’s content. 

When you book with Global, you get: 

  • Guaranteed Job Match. Once you’ve passed your TESOL course, our team will arrange interviews to help you land your dream job. 95% of Global Travellers are placed in teaching positions within a fortnight of passing their TESOL. 
  • TESOL Course. Your 120-hour (4 weeks), internationally recognised TESOL course is included in this trip along with accommodation for the duration of your course. 
  • Local Activities & Experiences. Get the lay of the land and experience the highlights of your new home with a range of cultural activities and experiences during your first few weeks in Japan. These may include a Japanese cooking class, a walking tour of Nagoya, and a visit to an ancient Japanese Castle and temple. 
  • Japanese lessons. Charm the locals with a smattering of Japanese with 6 hours of language lessons. 

Can you imagine your life in Japan? You’re surrounded by the eclectic mix of old and new that’s so prevalent in Japan.

The ancient shrines and temples tell the tantalising tale of Japan’s history – with the oldest ruins being 12,000 – 15,000 years old.

In the modern world – Japan birthed manga/anime, high-speed bullet trains, and a fashion scene found nowhere else on Earth. 

Let’s not forget the interesting culture, delicious cuisine, incredible natural landscapes (with ski slopes galore), friendly and polite people….

But this isn’t just a trip to Japan. It’s an opportunity for you to get a professional certification that gives you a meaningful occupation. With a local income that will help you fund your travels and live comfortably. 

When you book with Global, you book with the best. You get the full experience for a fraction of the hassle

Our team will help you with the essentials you need to start your new journey with a bang! Including helping you find accommodation, visa assistance, a range of exciting cultural activities, and so much more.


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Certified TESOL course
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Pre-Departure Guide
Trip visa guidance
Personal Travel Concierge
Comfortable accommodation
Arrival airport transfer
Local cultural experiences
Cultural foundation course
Language lessons
Interview preparation
Permanent accommodation support
Certificate of completion
Ongoing local team support
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To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 21-40 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Our Teach English trips are designed to get you set up in your new life overseas as smoothly as possible. Our goal is to save you time, money, and stress while eliminating the risk of returning home early. Here’s how we do it: 

We’re on your side from the moment you get started. 

You’ll be assigned a Dedicated Trip Coordinator. They’ll guide you through the next steps and answer all your questions. They’ll also help you with pesky visas. No guesswork – only the right paperwork in your hands before you leave. 

Your Personal Travel Concierge will help with flights, insurance, and any add-ons you’d like for your trip. These are real humans too – no robots here. 

Japan has a unique culture that’s different from what most foreigners are used to. We want this transition to be as smooth as possible for you. 

Which is why you’re required to take a 40-hour, online Japanese culture course before you arrive in Japan. This course is designed to help you adapt to Japanese life easily. There are a number of modules to make sure you know everything you need to know before you arrive. There are lectures, quizzes, and interactions with other travellers planning to teach English in Japan.  

Once you land in Japan, you’ll be picked up by a driver and transfered to your accommodation in Nagoya. 

Speaking of accommodation, you’ll be staying in shared accommodation in the immediate area of your training centre. There are no more than 3 people per room and you can upgrade to a private room at an extra cost (depending on availability). 

Your accommodation will have the basics like a bed and wifi, while other amenities – like a laundromat – will be a short distance away.  

Your TESOL training is completed in Nagoya, Japan – the fourth largest city in Japan with all the amenities you may need. You’ll receive one-on-one feedback sessions and a certificate of completion once you graduate. Our team will help you with job placement while you’re finishing up your course

If your teaching position doesn’t provide accommodation, our local team will work with you until you have a comfortable home you’re happy with – complete with the modern technology that’s standard with Japanese living. 

Rent is around USD 350 – USD 650 a month, excluding water and electricity. Accommodation is often single occupancy in a studio apartment. You might find a private room in a larger shared house with shared utilities. You’ll be asked to pay a 1 – 2 month deposit at the time of moving in. 

To help you get a feel for your new home, this trip includes the following activities (weather dependent): a Japanese cooking class to impress your friends back home, walking tour of Nagoya, a visit to an ancient Japanese castle and a trip to Tokugawa Art Museum. 

Our support doesn’t end there. We’ll be in touch during your trip to make sure everything is going smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns we’re one quick message, DM, email, or carrier pigeon away. 

Our team is well travelled so you can rely on our experience.

We’re with you every step of the way. 


To qualify for this trip you must have a Bachelor’s Degree in any field. You also must be a native English speaker and have a valid passport from a native-English speaking country. You must bring a laptop to help with your classroom duties.

Extra Costs 

Flights, travel insurance, criminal background check, visa costs, souvenirs, meals, accommodation after the course and spending money.


During your TESOL course, you’ll stay in included accommodation in a modern, shared apartment in Nagoya near your training centre. 

There’ll be no more than 3 people per room or you can upgrade to a private room at an extra cost (depending on availability).

Your accommodation will have the basics like a bed and wifi, while other amenities – like a laundromat – will be a short distance away.  

If accommodation isn’t included in your teaching placement, our team will help you find a comfortable home you’re happy with close to your teaching placement.

Trip itinerary


Once you arrive at Nagoya Airport in Japan, a member from the team will meet you at the airport and take you to your accommodation for the month with the other TESOL participants. Settle in, explore and recover from your jetlag.

Week 1 (Orientation)

To help you adjust to life in your new home country, your first week in Japan will be spent doing cultural orientation activities and other fun things around Nagoya.  This includes the following seminars and workshops:  Interviewing and working with schools and agents, Adjusting to working in a local school workshop, Visa and work permit presentation, Japanese culture, Eating local food and food budgeting, Japanese language (6 hours), Organisational culture and adjusting to working in a local school, and  Diversity in the local context  There are also a range of active learning excursions which may include the following:  Tokugawa Art Museum,  Japanese Cooking Class,  Shirotori Garden Visit and Traditional Japanese Tea Tasting,  Japanese Calligraphy Class,  Head to Local Market Osu Cannon, visit Shinto and Buddhist shrines and temples, and  Guided Tour of Nagoya Castle

Weeks 2-4

You’ll complete your 120-hour TESOL qualification at our partner's classroom in Nagoya. You’ll receive one-on-one feedback sessions throughout your training so you know you’re on the right track.  During this time the team will begin preparing to land you a job. They’ll help you with your resume, prepare you for interviews, and actively search for teaching positions you could be a good fit for. 95% of our travellers that are wanting a teaching position after the course secure one either during their course or within a fortnight after the course finishes.


You graduate your TESOL (provided you pass). Most people have been placed in a teaching position at this point, so you’ll travel to your new location and start living the English teacher dream.  Most schools have an orientation period of 1 – 2 weeks. This differs from school to school but in most cases you receive your full pay during this orientation period.  For the few that haven’t landed a job yet, our the team will continue setting up interviews for you.  We’ll be in touch with you throughout your stay. If you ever need advice or support our team is available to answer your questions. Don’t go alone. Go with Global.

Why choose us

Our Teach English trips are designed to get you set up in your new life overseas as smoothly as possible. Our goal is to save you time, money, and stress while eliminating the risk of returning home early. Here’s how we do it: 

We’re with you from the moment you get started. You’ll be assigned a dedicated Trip Coordinator. They’ll guide you through the next steps and answer all your questions. They’ll also help you with the pesky visa. No guesswork – only the right paperwork, approved the first time, in your hands before you leave. 

Your Personal Travel Concierge will help with flights, insurance, visas, and any add-ons you’d like for your trip. These are real humans too – no robots here. 

Once you land in Japan our local team will be waiting for you at the airport. You’ll be taken straight to your shared accommodation in Nagoya – your home for the next 4 weeks. 

Nagoya is where you’ll be taking your TESOL course. It’s also where you’ll enjoy a wide range of local activities and excursions included in your trip along with your new teacher friends. 

More often than not, people are offered a paid teaching position before they even finish their course. In the rare cases this doesn’t happen – as long as you graduated from your TESOL –  our local partners won’t stop until you have a paid teaching position confirmed. 

But our support doesn’t end there. We’ll be in touch during your trip to make sure everything is going smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns we’re one quick message, DM, email, or carrier pigeon away. 

Our team is well travelled so you can rely on our experience. We’re with you every step of the way. 

Join 80,000+ travellers – giving us 10,000+ 4 & 5 star reviews – by choosing Global to make your travel dreams come true. 

Most travellers book their trip 6-12 months in advance. Dates are flexible, but spaces are limited. So if you’re serious about teaching in Japan, don’t delay. 

With our Book Now, Decide Later feature, you can get started with a small deposit today, and take a full year to choose your dates. 

We’ll take over from there, helping you with visas, flights, accommodation, and setting you up with our partner in Japan. 

This is the trip for you if you’re after the ultimate teaching experience in Japan, complete with everything you need and 24/7 support.

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Why Teach

The main purpose of this trip is to get your TESOL qualification so you can teach English as a foreign language anywhere in the world

You’ll do your 4-week TESOL course in Nagoya before landing a teaching position anywhere in Japan. 

As tourism grows and globalisation makes the world smaller, English continues to be the ‘global language’ for mutual communication. 

Which means that people who live in non-English speaking countries could open up a world of opportunities for themselves and their communities by learning to speak English – even in modern and advanced countries like Japan. 

Japan takes education seriously. The strive for excellence is part of the culture in Japan, and this translates into their education system as well. 

Which means this is the perfect trip for someone who wants to follow a career in education, but wants to travel the world while they’re doing it. A stint as an English teacher in Japan will look great on your resume and set you up for success for a future in education.

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Frequently asked questions

Why are you the best company to choose?

As the world’s leading gap-year and "work & travel" company, we pride ourselves on providing a premium service for Global Travellers. Choose from a variety of awesome experiences worldwide, and let us assist you with visas, pre-departure preparations, flights, insurance, and tours. Throughout your journey, our cool tech features will support you every step of the way. As a Global Traveller, gain access to gWorld, our personalised app designed to enhance your travel experience. Keep important documents and trip details handy, and take advantage of exclusive Marketplace deals, a vibrant social network, language learning resources, side trips, meet-ups, and more. It's like having all your favorite travel apps merged into one, but even better! But our support doesn't end there. With four international offices, over 100 dedicated staff members, a 24/5 emergency team, and the backing of over 90,000 Global Travellers who have turned their travel dreams into reality with us, rest assured you're in good hands. We also proudly boast the most and best reviews in the biz, and maintain a massive following on our social channels including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. Embark on your next adventure with confidence and ease. Join us and discover the world in a meaningful way!

Are flights & insurance included?

While we would love to include flights and insurance in our trip packages, it is not feasible to have a fixed price due to the diverse destinations, trip durations, and individual coverage needs of our travellers from around the globe. However, once you register for the trip, we will assign you a dedicated Travel Concierge. They will work closely with you to arrange the ideal flights and insurance tailored to your specific adventure. Rest assured, our team is here to ensure you have a smooth and hassle-free travel experience from start to finish!

What if I don't have any teaching experience?

No experience? No problem! Most Teach trips include a comprehensive in-country TESOL/TEFL course and certification. Led by experienced instructors, these courses equip you with the necessary skills to succeed in the field. All in-country courses include in-person teaching practice with real students so you can gain practical experience as well as cultural immersion, to ensure success when you're out in the field.

Am I guaranteed a job after completing the TESOL/TEFL course?

One of the huge advantages of choosing Global Work & Travel for your Teach adventure is our commitment to helping you secure your first paid teaching placement. Our in-country partners have a stellar reputation for training highly competent and confident English Teachers. With their extensive network of schools and language institutes, they work diligently to set you up with a paid placement. Once you complete your TESOL/TEFL course, or sometimes even before finishing it, our in-country team will set up interviews, prepare you for success, and guide you towards securing your desired teaching position. Then it's off to enrich the lives of students with your English wisdom!

Will I be provided with accommodation during my Teach trip?

Most Teach trips include initial accommodation, and our in-country partner will provide resources to help you find a clean, comfortable, and affordable place to stay during your teaching placement. It's common for our teachers to develop great friendships and opt to live and work together. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the modern, nice, and affordable accommodation options available to you. Rest assured, we'll ensure you have a comfortable home away from home during your Teach trip!

Will I earn enough to get by when teaching?

Absolutely! While the earning potential may vary depending on the teaching destination, all our teachers on the field earn more than enough to cover their living expenses and save some funds for exciting side trips or future travels. Many teachers even take advantage of additional tutoring opportunities to further boost their income. You can rest assured that your teaching placement will provide you with sufficient financial resources to support yourself and enjoy the incredible experiences that await during your time abroad.

Can I teach in other countries afterwards?

Absolutely! Once you've successfully completed your TESOL/TEFL course and initial placement in the country you booked, you'll have developed the skills and experience necessary to excel in English teaching. Many of our teachers take advantage of this and choose to explore other fascinating destinations while leveraging their English teaching skills as a means to work and travel the world. It's an excellent opportunity to expand your horizons, immerse yourself in different cultures, and continue making a positive impact through teaching. The possibilities are endless when it comes to teaching in multiple destinations - the world is literally your oyster!

What if I already have a TESOL/TEFL?

While we acknowledge your existing TESOL/TEFL, we require all our teachers to complete our comprehensive TESOL/TEFL Course & Certification included in the trip package. This ensures that you are equipped with the necessary skillset, practical experience, and premium accreditation for success in the field. Even teachers with prior TESOL/TEFL certifications, including those with extensive professional teaching experience, have found immense value in our course. Our courses provide local language and cultural training, lesson planning, in-class observation and evaluation, and more. It serves as a refresher, helps you acclimatise to the local environment, make lifelong friends, and ensures you are fully confident when applying your teaching skills.

Why should I book now?

After the last unexpected disruption to travel caused by the..c word..people are now more eager than ever to venture out and explore the world, determined not to miss out on any experiences. Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12+ months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better? Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend or partner?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together! But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join. And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

Can I bring my pet along?

At Global Work & Travel, we share a deep love for animals and fully understand the special bond you have with your pet. We recognise the challenges of embarking on a trip without them. Due to travel restrictions, requirements, and limited pet-friendly accommodations among our host organisations, we regretfully cannot facilitate their inclusion in the journey. However, many of our customers choose to entrust their pets to a family member or friend, embark on their adventure, and return home to wagging tails and furry cuddles.

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

We know that life can get in the way of travel, so all our trips come with a great deal of flexibility. In most cases, if you cannot travel on your selected date, you can place your trip on hold to deal with whatever is holding you back, and continue in the future without incurring any penalty. You may also have the option of transferring to an entirely different trip and destination as well, or even transferring your trip to a friend or family member. In the event that you need to outright cancel your trip, if you give us 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put toward any other trip that we offer, including tours through third-party providers, as well as holidays through DealsAway.com, and is valid for 2 years from date of issue. As international travel can be complex, your options are based on the progress of your trip organisation and our support team can assist you in finding the best solution for your needs.

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Find your dream experience & destination, then secure your spot with a flexible & low deposit. Activate your gWorld to unlock some cool perks. Well done! The hardest part’s over!

2. We become friends

Book a time to meet your dedicated Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs of your trip. They’ll be by your side and working behind-the-scenes to pull everything together.

3. Time to go!

We’ll get your tickets, accommodation & transfers ready. Our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared & waiting for your arrival. Get on the plane with no worries!

4. 24/5 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24 hours, Mon-Fri.

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