Jan 20

Job: Full-Time Bilingual ESL Teacher in Private School (CT)

The Greenwich Japanese School is looking for a full-time bilingual ESL teacher.  The 1st through 9th graders at the small private school, located in Greenwich, Connecticut, are mostly Japanese expatriates who speak it as a first language.  The only class taught in English is the English as a Second Language class.

Salary: Commensurate with experience (salary range $40,000-$42,500); full fringe benefit package
Percent Time: 100% (Full-time)
Start Date: This position has a start date of April 5th2010


  • Design, plan and conduct courses in English as a Second Language to elementary students.
  • Design, plan and conduct English grammar courses (to be taught in Japanese) in accordance with the Japanese school curriculum to junior students.
  • Design the course structure by selecting the materials to be used in the course and the subject matter to be taught in the course within the framework of the established ESL and Japanese curriculum guidelines.
  • Plan and teach 20 classroom hours per week
  • Evaluate student work in the courses taught and assign grades.
  • Attend meetings (staff, level, skill area and professional development).
  • Serve on program committees.


  • EDUCATION – Japanese Government English teaching certification, M.A. in Linguistics/TESOL or equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • EXPERIENCE –  Bi-lingual fluency (Japanese / English) at native or near-native proficiency. Previous English grammar teaching experience in Japanese public or private junior high school. Demonstrated excellence in teaching. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in computer software applications. Must be US citizen or green card holder.
  • Previous ESL teaching experience in an English speaking country.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send resume, cover letter, and three professional references available upon request via email (preferred) or mail to: Jennie Farnell

Email: farnell.gwjs@gmail.com
Greenwich Japanese School
15 The Ridgeway
Greenwich, CT 06831
Website: www.gwjs.org

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