TSCA is pleased to announce that Deanna Sun is our new English teacher at Kashiwa Municipal High School. Her term begins on August 1, 2020.
Currently there are no openings for teachers until August 1, 2022.
During school closures, our English teachers and their co-workers at Kashiwa Municipal High School made videos for their students to keep them engaged. (Following 5 videos). Check these out!
(This and previous zoom photo) On August 8, 2020 this year's Torrance delegates participated in an online Olympic Games event with the Kashiwa Youth Exchange Society (KEYS), a club comprised of students in high school and college on Zoom. Brandon Matsumoto, our English teacher and club advisor joined KEYS members in a meeting room in Kashiwa hosting four games. Twenty-five participants from seven countries enjoyed the activities and time in breakout rooms for informal conversation. Many thanks to Brandon for being the technical director and to the KEYS team for an excellent job in organizing the event.
Click here to see a former teacher's first year in Japan.
The Torrance Sister City Association seeks qualified applicants for one high school English teacher at Kashiwa Municipal High School in Kashiwa, Japan, the Sister City of Torrance. The minimum one-year contract runs from August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023, and is renewable for a maximum three-year assignment. This is a full-time position as a regular instructor at this site.
Duties: Create and deliver engaging lessons in English conversation and composition, present mini seminars to junior high students, make presentations to visiting dignitaries, assist with coordinating campus visits by parents, administrators and junior high students, provide support to Japanese teachers of English and extra-curricular activities as specified by the Principal including: judging and assisting with speech contests, serving as advisor to the English Conversation Club, teaching weekend conversation classes for adults, business trips and coaching students for college interviews. Volunteer work with KIRA (Kashiwa International Relations Association) and other city groups may also be required.
1. Live or work in Torrance
2. Be fluent in written and spoken English
3. Hold a Bachelor’s degree plus a teaching credential or have demonstrated teaching experience (verified in recommendation letter)
4. Possess a keen interest in the Japanese language and culture
5. Represent the Torrance Sister City Association and foster the goals and objectives of the English Teacher Exchange Program
1. Annual salary of approximately 4,800,000 Japanese yen
2. One-way airfare from Los Angeles to Tokyo, Japan
3. National health insurance (deducted from monthly salary)
4. Subsidized housing and transportation allowance
5. Paid Japanese holidays and personal days
The term of the position is August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023.
Send detailed resume, cover letter, and two signed letters of recommendation by U.S. mail only postmarked by April 15, 2023 to:
Lori Chong Eurich, Chair
TSCA English Teacher Selection Committee
Attn: Community Services Dept.
c/o 3031 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503
Please discuss your connection to Torrance in cover letter. Qualified applicants will be scheduled for panel interviews held in May. For further information please contact us.