MIL students come from all walks of life, with a wide range of ages and abilities. Our teachers work with more than 800 students each week. MIL offers weekly classes for Playgroups (kids between 2-4 years old who attend class with their mothers.) Kindies (Kindergarten students), Primary students, Junior High students, and Adults. We have special classes for Returnees (children who have lived overseas for a few years and attended school in an English-speaking country), and Private and Ticket lessons, too. We also offer 25 minute Trial Lessons at no cost to prospective students. MIL teachers don’t specialize --everyone teaches students of every age and fluency level!
MIL students are of every level, from beginner
What kinds of people work at MIL?
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.
What's on this website??
Among other things, you'll find pictures of the kind of APARTMENTS our teachers are living in, suggestions about FUN STUFF 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!) HOW TO APPLY FOR A POSITION in the WORKING WITH MIL section of the site. We hope you enjoy learning about MIL, and that you'll consider joining our team!
"Those who know nothing of foreign languages, know nothing of their own."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Just what exactly IS MIL, anyway?
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.
Thinking about teaching in Japan?
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, 11 full-time and several part-time native North American teachers work with over 800 English students of all ages and ability levels. (see the Types of Classes at MIL page.) MIL offers Instructors a wide variety of teaching experiences!