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Latest Job Openings

NEW!!  ALTs needed for 2020!

We are seeking candidates who would like to work as assistant language teachers in Japanese public schools from April 2020, although interested candidates ready earlier may be able to start before this as a substitute or replacement.

Positions will be available throughout eastern Japan with most being in the Greater Tokyo Area.

The position is open to native English speakers for the most part, but there is some need for native speakers of other langauges (although these candidates should also be fluent in English). Candidates should have a working visa allowing teaching and be living in an area convenient to the school, or be available for sponsorship. We would be able to assist in visa sponsorship renewals if necessary. Teaching experience, especially as an independent teacher, would be a preference.

We are especially interested to receive applications from those who are already working in Japan now and wish to continue as an ALT, but are open to consider even candidates for whom this would be an introduction to English teaching.

Please understand that due to the expected volume of applicants that we could only be able to contact those who pass a strict screening process.

  • Chiba, Chiba Prefecture - Please click here to apply.
  • Joso, Ibaraki Prefecture - Please click here to apply.
  • Tsukubamirai, Ibaraki Prefecture - Please click here to apply.
  • Ogawa, Saitama Prefecture - Please click here to apply.
  • Narashino, Chiba Prefecture - Please click here to apply.
  • Ome, Tokyo Prefecture - Please click here to apply.
  • Kanto Area - Please click here to apply.

Matching your preferences with our possibilities

We will provide the position that fits your lifestyle in Japan. We have positions with various numbers of work days, and locations throughout eastern Japan in urban and rural areas.

Heart Corporation is your door to get started in Japan, even if your first time here

We have coordinators in charge of each city who assist that city’s ALTs in various matters of work and lifestyle support.

Heart Corporation prides itself on flexibility to accommodate new ALTs, and truly takes your individual personality to heart.



Mr. Wakabayashi
Welcome to Heart! We work hard to spread enthusiasm for English and cross-cultural learning. We hope you will join us and help promote real English communication.

Thoughts from Heart's ALTs

Please check this feedback from our current and former ALTs to get a glimpse of the ALT experience!

You will definitely find work at a Japanese school an interesting and fulfilling experience.

pictureWilliam (U.S.A.)

"I think that this job has a lot of rewarding things about it. For example, in the case of elementary school, the children are brimming with energy and open to exciting and new things. It's fun for both the teacher and the students to do even simple things together and explore the world through English. For junior high, you are hopefully able to instill an interest of English, while preparing the students for high school and beyond. Junior high school is also fun, but more difficult to teach than elementary. Whether you stay for just a year, or plan on living here, you will definitely find work at a Japanese school an interesting and fulfilling experience."

My experience here has been an extremely positive one.

pictureReece (U.K.)

"Heart Corporation has offered me such a fantastic chance and opportunity to begin a new chapter in my life here in Japan. Previously coming from a job in Shanghai, I have found life here in Japan easier to adjust to thanks to the aid I've received from Heart. The staff are very kind and helpful and always respond to my questions with helpful advice. My coordinator is very friendly and I feel comfortable when speaking with him as well as the staff in general at Heart. So far my experience here has been an extremely positive one and I'm excited to see what's to come in the future."

Heart Corporation helped me to widen my horizon as a teacher.

pictureEfren (The Philippines)

"Heart Corporation helped me to widen my horizon as a teacher. I had been teaching high school students in my country and had zero experience in handling younger students. I was afraid when I was deployed to elementary schools in Japan. Handling pupils was not my cup of tea due to their active nature. However, my perspective changed! It was actually fulfilling and fun. There were no dull moments teaching the kids. I got to sing and dance and play with them which I never thought I could. I thought it would be dreadful to teach elementary students. It just turned out the exact opposite. Thank you Heart Co. for helping me experience those wonderful moments and for helping me grow as a teacher."

Latest Job Openings

ALT teacher in Tokyo and Saitama regions

Are you interested in teaching in Japan as an ALT teacher?

Our company is looking for instructors to help assist Japanese Elementary, Junior and High School teachers to improve the student’s ability to communicate in English within the school system. All interested personal from English speaking countries are eligible to join our program.
Visa sponsorship is available. Positions available in the Tokyo and Saitama regions. 3 day orientation with lesson tips, ideas and the know how to make your job easier. Part-time and full-time work available. Sign in to our online registration now to embark on this new challenge.

Please click here to apply.

Latest Job Openings

We are seeking candidates to be part of our substitute network!

Would you like to get started as an English teacher in Japan, but find it difficult to start because of other work or family commitments? If you have even one free day per week, you can be introduced to public school English teaching as a substitute teacher! With this position, you have lots of time to play and chat with Japanese students in English! It’s a very rewarding experience and could jumpstart you into an opportunity to do it as a career in the future. We can provide free orientation and assistance to get you ready.

To be considered, you must:
  • Speak English at a native level
  • Have work permission in Japan
Heart English School can provide:
  • Free orientation and assistance to get you ready
  • The chance to change from a substitute to a regular teaching position
  • Approx. 10,000 yen daily (more or less depending on the location and working hours)

If you are interested, please click here to apply.

ALT Job Talk Event 2020 -- 1/25 in Mito 10:00-16:00, 2/22 in Mito 10:00-16:00

Heart English School is seeking new foreign staff members. The world economy has currently made finding a job difficult almost everywhere, especially for new college graduates. However, the demand for native English teachers in Japan has remained fairly stable. The primary positions offered by Heart are Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) and English Teacher. The two major responsibilities of these positions are to provide excellent quality English lessons and to facilitate the internationalization of Japanese students. Some key characteristics of each position are listed below (or click Job Description for more details).

School staff needed immediately for English school!click

"From the lively cities, to the majestic countryside, come and meet with interesting people while helping to internationalize the next generation."
-Justin Busick (Naka Hitachi, Omiya Cities)


Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)

  1. Teach in Japanese kindergartens, elementary schools, junior high schools, or high schools.
  2. Hours are not demanding (average from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
  3. Ample vacation time in spring, summer, and winter.
  4. Can have fun with the students and even join clubs (kendo, judo, art, etc.).
  5. Essentially learn and experience Japanese culture while getting paid!!
  6. As a foreigner, you are usually the most interesting person and often become a "star" within your school(s).

Conversation School and Company English Teacher

Latest Job Openings

NEW! English teachers wanted!

- Mito, Ibaraki (part-time evening classes and company lessons)

Requirements: Native English level, valid working visa, residing in commuting distance to Mito, Japan.

Please contact us here

Heart English School Heart Class

  1. Teach in-house, private English conversations classes at Heart English School.
  2. Could also teach lessons at various companies when requested.
  3. Part-time hours available Monday through Saturday.



International Staff Assistants (IA)

For people with Japanese fluency (N2) and a desire to live in Japan for an extended period of time, Heart also has a program that helps transition Heart employees into a Japanese company, which usually offers more opportunities and money in the long term. All applicants and inquiries should be contact us here.

International Staff Assistants(IA) Professionals in every field

School staff needed immediately for English school!!

We are seeking candidates to be staff in our main office in Mito, Ibaraki. The position would involve working in our conversation school section, with the ability to greet and assist students, coordinate teachers, and perform the office work needed to assure that daily lessons go smoothly.

Any nationality is invited to be considered, but strong ability in both Japanese and English is needed. (English should be strong enough to have the ability to teach it; Japanese should be strong enough to handle fluent phone correspondence with students.) Candidates with strong Chinese, Korean, or other language skills are especially welcomed, as are candidates with experience in a conversation school environment.

The position would be from noon to 9PM with an hour break, 5 days a week from Tuesday to Saturday, with occasional Mondays required as well.

For more information or to apply, please contact us here


Qualified applicants will get a prompt reply from our recruitment section, and will be notified of an employment offer within 10 days after going through the neccessary hiring process.

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The ALT Voice

Aileen Fujita
(Koshigaya City, Saitama)

"I was very nervous and anxious at first. To be honest, it wasn't easy until I got used to it. But as I continued teaching and spending time with students, I started to like the ALT job. The best moment was when they wrote me messages on the last day saying that they enjoyed the English class. I really grew as a person after a year of teaching."

Brent Harrison
(Kisarazu, Chiba)

"Being an ALT is not just about teaching English to the children but also making a fun and positive atomsphere where they can enjoy themselves and learn at the same time. After a year of teaching at an elementary school nothing was more rewarding than when a couple of students said to me, ‘Before your class we hated English. Now we love it.’"

Morena Carcamo
(Arakawa, Tokyo)

"The most memorable part of being an ALT is the children. I am an ALT in two elementary schools and absolutely have a great time teaching. They have such high energy and have fun learning through games, songs and chants. The teachers are also eager to learn sometimes."