Hi!

You've found the English-language website for

"MIL--The Language Center".

In Japanese, MIL is what's called an “eikaiwa”, which translates literally as “conversation school.” As such, the focus of our EFL classes at MIL is to teach practical English skills for real communication, and MIL’s primary goal is to help our students develop and improve their speaking and listening fluency. One of the premier private English conversation schools in Chiba Prefecture, MIL has 8 schools, all clustered in the northern area of Chiba, and all roughly about an hour from Tokyo by train. In early 2015 MIL was acquired by IB Japan, a company based primarily in Chiba Prefecture but which has a number of schools in other prefectures. IB Japan has been in business for 31 years and is a member of JAPFLE (Japan Association for the Promotion of Foreign Language Education). The company currently owns and manages a number of respected educational institutions in Japan, including IB English, American Language School, IB Waseda, and other smaller programs. With the addition of MIL, IB Japan has 81 eikaiwa schools in its network, and employs 110 native-speaking teachers. It also has a strong relationship with Narita Airport, providing English lessons to airport staff and their children, conducting level checks for ATC, and offering translation and re-write services.

If you’re thinking of applying at MIL for a teaching job (or even if you are just curious!) have a look through our website, and hopefully it will answer many of your questions. If not, send us an email. At MIL, 18 full-time and several part-time native North American teachers work with over 2000 English students of all ages and ability levels. (see the Classes at MIL page.) MIL offers Instructors quite a wide variety of teaching experiences.

The MIL English teaching staff is a very unique bunch of people. We have a mix of about half Americans and half Canadians, from all different parts of North America. Some of our teachers stay only for a single year, and some choose to stay at MIL for two, or even three years.

On this website, among other things, you'll find pictures of the kind of Apartments you will be living in, suggestions about Fun Things to Do in the area, and a sample Teaching Schedule for you to look at, so you can get a pretty good idea of what kind of experience you are in for. If you decide you'd like to receive our application materials, take a look at the page called (oddly enough!) "Applying" in the "Life in Japan" section of the site. We hope you enjoy learning about MIL, and that you'll consider joining our team!