Explore Japan Teacher Positions
EXPLORE JAPAN is a series of two-week programs in Milton, MA where local students learn about the many facets of Japanese culture while hosting and spending time with visiting Japanese exchange high school students. In the morning, each program includes workshops on Japanese arts and crafts, cuisine, martial arts, language and a variety of interesting cultural exercises. In the afternoon, the Japanese students and local host students embark together on field trips and participate in fun activities. This fascinating exchange program is in its 22nd year!
The boys and girls are separated into their own program and each program has two parts to the day. Morning is 9AM – noon and we spend that time on campus, in the classroom. Each Explore Japan teacher has a class of 12 -15 students and usually has a college student assistant with them. The morning classes are meant to be fun so the emphasis should be on hands-on learning (origami, calligraphy and many other arts and crafts projects).
While the American students are learning about Japan, their visiting Japanese students are taking English class in a room nearby. After the morning sessions, both groups get together and have lunch. Then, the entire group embarks on a field trip to a local Boston area site before returning to campus at 4PM to be picked up by their parents.
Dates and Hours:
Girls Program is Monday, July 27-Monday, August 10 (weekdays only during that time period and one evening commitment on August 10); 8:30AM – 12pm teaching and then field trips in afternoon until 4:00PM on most days.
Boys Program is Friday, July 24-Friday, August 7 (weekdays only during that time period and one evening commitment on August 7); 8:30AM – 12pm teaching and then field trips in afternoon until 4:00PM on most days.
Milton High School (girls), Pierce Middle School in Milton (boys)
Contact email: americanlearning [at] gmail [dot] com, Website: www.americanlearning.com
Japanese Culture Teacher Position Info:
Job Description: To plan, organize and deliver a full series of workshops including arts and crafts projects, language exercises, calligraphy, cuisine, music, and other topics related to Japanese culture. We can provide you with a sample template we have used to arrange the 10-12 day schedule of activities. In the afternoon, both the American students and the Japanese students embark on field trips together. The Explore Japan Teachers are expected to act as chaperones to help keep all of the students organized during the afternoon field trips. Must be present at program each day by 8:30AM. One evening commitment (Farewell Party).
Job Qualifications: We are looking for personable and energetic people interested in sharing their knowledge of Japanese culture. Teachers must be self-motivated and organized, and love working with children ages 8-18.
ESL Teacher Position Info:
ESL Teacher Job Description: From 9AM – Noon each day, teach English to a group of visiting Japanese high school students using our curriculum but also mixing in some good exercises from your ESL experience. From 12:30 – 4:00, act as a chaperone for the group of mixed (Japanese and their local host students) students on a field trip to local areas, like Harvard, MFA, Aquarium, Hiking in Blue Hills, Bowling, Plymouth Plantation. Must be present at program each day by 8:30AM. One evening commitment (Farewell Party).
Job Qualifications: We are looking for personable and energetic people interested in sharing their knowledge of America and the English language. Teachers must be experienced as an ESL instructor (preferably with teaching Asian students), self-motivated and organized, and love working with students of all ages.