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School Outline

Gunma Language Centre(GLC) & Language Academy(LA) is a school for everyone, from preschoolers through adults.
We provide class lessons at each school, GLC,Maebashi Language Academy(MLA) and Shibukawa Language Academy(SLA) and we send teachers to other institutes and companies as well.
The school also provides special lessons for people who will go oversea for business, translation services and counseling for oversea study.

● Elementary school children, and junior & high school students learn general English, which includes listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar.
● We include intercultural communication training.
● We use techniques from the whole language approach, which deals with meaning as the most important factor in learning languages, so that you can learn effectively.
● Instructors are qualified as EFL teachers and have graduated from university.
● You can learn to use languages communicatively.
● You can choose courses depending on your goals and interests.
● Instructors are professional teachers who are enthusiastic about English education. They are Japanese teachers and native English speaking teachers.
● We conduct weekly training seminars for our teachers.
● You can pay your lesson fee each month directly from your bank account.

Introduction of schools


Principal Kimiko Horiguchi

Welcome to the homepage of Gunma Language Centre & Language Academy!
In 2010, we are celebrating our 20th anniversary. In 1997, the Language Academy was added to the school to offer a wider range of languages such as French, German, Spanish, and Chinese in addition to English. Learning a foreign language is the first step to participating in our increasingly global society, which is made up of many different people whose cultures, histories, religions, and languages are not the same as yours. Many conflicts arise through a lack of understanding between different people, and better communication is key to promoting deeper intercultural understanding. It is part of our mission at GLC and LA to promote such intercultural communication.

It is important to learn a foreign language and experience cultural diversity when you are young. Young people are often more receptive to other languages and cultures than older people. In addition, young learners generally respond more quickly to the foreign sounds and structures of another language.

What about adult learners? Adult learners have their own advantages when it comes to language learning. Adult learners bring a greater degree of patience, more developed logical thinking skills, and a clearer sense of motivation for learning. It’s never too late to start learning a language, so if you’re thinking about learning a language, right now is the best time!

When studying a foreign language, it is helpful to have a good teacher who can demonstrate clear pronunciation and guide you through useful language and expressions. Teachers can present language in its natural context, give you much needed practice, and offer feedback on your mistakes so that you can continue to improve your language skills. In addition to these skills, a teacher can provide insight into their culture and ways of thinking. Moreover, learning about other languages and cultures increases your awareness of your own. How fascinating it is to learn a foreign language.

The teachers at Gunma Language Center and Language Academy meet once a week to improve our teaching methods by discussing ways we can more effectively teach and utilize materials in the classroom.  Please free to talk to our teachers and staff to find out more about how we can help you. Thank you .


GLC-LA is looking English native EFL teachers.

Position: EFL instructor
Starting date:

Required qualification:
BA, TESL/TEFL certification or MA TESL, International driver's license,

Contract: One year:
-Contracts may be extended for another year at Gunma Language Center's discretion.

Working conditions:
1) Teaching average 25 hours / week
Monday through Saturday
2) Teaching time: Mostly afternoons: 2:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Some morning instruction may be required.

Wages and Benefits:
1) We will provide sponsorship for work visa.
2) Standard base salary: 250,000 yen per month (B.A. & TESL Certificate required) if you have a MA TESL or five year teaching experience additional 20,000 yen per month.
3) After a year contract has been completed you will receive:
A travel fee of 120,000 yen + a housing subsidy of 240,000 yen

1) GLC provides the apartment: Rents are 55,000 yen or 65,000 yen per month depending on the size of the apartment.
2) No key money or deposit is required.
3) Each apartment is equipped with the following: TV set, gas range, air conditioner, heater, rice cooker, washing machine and telephone

1) A car is provided for work, as instructors must drive to company classes.
2) Instructors may have their work cars for private use if they pay a set fee for mileage and an additional 3,000-yen per month for insurance.

All instructors will have the following holidays:
-Winter holiday: Two weeks
-Summer Holiday: One week
-Golden Week (April 29-May5)

Job description:
1) Teaching EFL at Gunma Language Center, Maebashi Language Academy, Shibukawa Language Academy and other locations such as corporations or companies.
2) Teaching kindergarten children, elementary school children, junior high & high school students and adults.
3) Developing course materials for adults, and finding suitable textbooks, matching the students' needs.
4) Attending Gunma Language Center's required meetings.
5) Making occasional presentations at meetings.
6) Helping children develop their presentations for English Recital and helping them with and during the performance.

If you are interested in the position, please send your resume with your photo by fax or e-mail .

Maebashi Language Academy

Address:3-3-3 Chiyoda-cho, Maebashi-shi, Gunma-ken 371-0022
Tel :(81)27-233-3318
Fax :(81)27-231.6010