Your Vancouver gateway to teaching in Japan

For a year or a career, experience the magic of Japan working as a language instructor with NOVA.

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Develop your teaching skills in a professional setting teaching language classes to small groups of students from all walks of life, young and old, united by their motivation to improve their ability to communicate in English. Learn about your students and their lives as they learn from you. Share the satisfaction of seeing them progress and achieve their goals.


Experience life in a country full of contrasts and comforts. Clean, convenient and one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, Japan is at the same time steeped in culture and tradition. Whatever has piqued your interest in Japan, anime, zen temples, snowboarding, sushi, you will find all of those things and much much more.


Your time in Japan as a NOVA instructor will be one endless voyage of discovery. To live and work in Japan offers a unique opportunity to discover and explore the real Japan behind the bright neon lights and the traditional Noh masks. Breathtaking natural beauty, colorful festivals, incredible warmth and hospitality from local people, frightening efficiency, it’s all waiting for you.

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    Shoji Kubota

    Program Coordinator (Vancouver)

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    Yin Li

    Recruitment Support Services (Osaka)

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    Luke Brown

    Head Recruiter (Tokyo)


    You can find us at, 609 West Hastings Street, Suite 850 Vancouver, BC V6B 4W4

    Open 10:00-19:00pm Mon-Fri

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    Coming to Japan has been an exciting, life-changing transition and working at NOVA has provided me with a fun, rewarding challenge to look forward to every day.

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