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Interested in Teaching at JLS?


JLS offers three course tracks - Japanese, Bilingual and High School Credit -  for students from kindergarten through 12th Grade. JLS' Japanese course track is designed for students from non-Japanese speaking households. JLS' Bilingual course track  is designed for students from Japanese speaking households. And JLS' High School Credit course track is  designed for high students who wish to receive high school language credit.

Class Schedule

JLS' academic year tracks the academic calendars of the Fremont and Newark School Districts and generally runs from August through June. During the academic year, classes are held from Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Classes for high school students seeking high school language credit are held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Class sizes vary but generally range from 5 to 12 students per class. 

Teacher Requirements

There are no specific requirements to apply to become a JLS teacher although most of our teachers are native Japanese speakers and have an undergraduate degree. Some of our teachers also have teaching credentials or prior teaching experience


Teachers are paid by the hour. JLS does not offer benefits such as health insurance or a retirement plan.


Interested candidates can submit their resumes to the attention of Aya Iwasui, Principal, at

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