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Want to work from anywhere in the world, have work-life balance and make a meaningful impact?

Our learning platform is available 24/7 all year round so that you can design a schedule that works best for you.

No matter where you are in the world, we believe we can collaborate together without any limitations so that you can do your best work and live better.

Our formula-based salary calculation provides a highly competitive rate based on your capabilities and competencies.

Spend each day doing some of the most meaningful work of your career by inspiring the next generation of doers, creators, thinkers and leaders.

Our Story.

Live English was founded in 2012 on the belief that through lifelong education, ambitious professionals have the power to transform their lives, their careers, their organizations, and ultimately – the world for the better.

It has become abundantly clear that globalization has led to profound changes in all aspects of our lives. Due to the intense acceleration of globalization and the parade of rapid technological progress, we asked ourselves a few questions about the future of lifelong learning: How can we help people gain English mastery and meaningfully enhance their capabilities to compete on the global stage? How can we redraw the industry’s traditional boundaries and orchestrate a robust ecosystem? And, how can we create a forward-looking concept and design a next-generation operating model to thrive in the digital era?

Every idea starts with a problem. Ours was simple: The cost of English education is artificially high for most learners. From past experience, we’re convinced the one-to-one model works. But, we also knew that it would work even better if it were affordable, accessible, higher-quality, relevant and sustainable.

About Us

With a rebellious mindset and audacious life goals, our founders set out to reimagine and transform the education paradigm by creating the first digital platform designed for the needs of modern professionals, teams and organizations.

With Live English’s virtual lessons, the geographic location of both instructors and learners is inconsequential. Live English’s platform offers hyper-personalized programs taught by talented experts from around the globe – 24/7/365. We provide instructors with unparalleled support, innovative digital tools and comprehensive resources to collaborate, engage and tailor lessons based on individual needs and preferences. Our rapid growth allows us to welcome more talented experts and dynamic advisors to join our thriving community.

Today, Live English’s digital-first team collaborates across five continents and 23 timezones, delivers global business and intercultural communication skills to Japanese professionals and multinational organizations nationwide, and outside of Japan.

About Us

Cultural DNA and Values.

Our core values are the foundation of our culture and guide how we work, play and problem-solve together. Our values are part of our DNA and are fundamental to how we execute our mission.


Customer First.

We obsess over every detail of the customer experience. We listen, observe and anticipate our customers’ needs to enable them to achieve their desired outcomes. 

Relentless Curiosity. 

We are always questioning, never satisfied with the obvious, the easy, the convenient. We are forward-leaning and unrelenting in finding ways to make things happen.

Think Bigger. 

We aim higher, move faster, and execute meticulously to achieve our audacious aspirations. We respectfully stand up for what we believe in.

Own It.

We take responsibility. We are self-starters and creative problem solvers. We don’t just do it, we take ownership to drive exponential impact.


We come from all over the world and embrace diversity. We are fearless in continuing to learn, grow and evolve. We play to win as one.

Open Roles.

At Home Instructor.

Overview. Teach 1:1 English programs using video communications to dedicated professionals from the comfort and convenience of your home office. We believe in a team that is happy, engaged and accountable. We seek self-driven individuals who see differently, who find opportunity where others don’t and who are driven to challenge the art of the possible. The ideal professionals have the following attributes:

  • Be naturally curious
  • Have a team player mentality
  • Strive to be an expert in your role
  • Have a growth mindset and thrive on continuous improvement
  • Strong team-based collaboration and interpersonal communication skills
  • Have the confidence to make a difference and drive powerful change
  • Have a digital mindset with an ability to sequence and focus while using online systems and communication tools
  • Embrace new technologies and agile ways of working and thinking
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Detail-oriented, accountable and flexible
  • Be sensitive to the cultural parameters associated with learners and learner outcomes
  • Native English speaker
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly developed business acumen and a desire to push boundaries to constantly improve
  • Minimum 1 year teaching experience
  • 5 or more years experience contributing to professional work environments
  • Have a quiet, secure and distraction free home-based office environment
  • TEFL, TESOL, CELTA/DELTA certification is advantageous
  • Deliver inspiring and transformational learning outcomes
  • Provide timely, responsive and clear feedback to learners and advisors
  • Conduct formative assessments, and report on learners’ progress and achievements
  • Positively influence the learners’ experience, capabilities and engagement
  • Keep record of learners’ progress in our platform

We’re always looking for brilliant and talented individuals who can deliver extraordinary learning experiences and life-altering outcomes to our learners.  Apply Now.

At Home Advisor.

Overview. At Home Advisors play a critical role in ensuring learners have excellent educational experiences that are both inspiring and transformational. We’re seeking passionate individuals to deliver unparalleled support to our learners and instructors, and drive our rapid growth. Our approach is crafted to simultaneously improve learners and instructors lives, and transform the future of education for good. A growth-mindset, self-drive, adaptability and resourcefulness are key attributes needed for success in this position.
  • Be naturally curious
  • Have a positive attitude, an eye for details and be adaptable
  • Solid people skills, easily approachable and an active listener
  • Self-motivated with ability to work with limited supervision
  • Respond to inquiries regarding any pedagogical, administrative, or minor technical concerns
  • Ability to monitor learners’ progress and provide support and relevant guidance accordingly
  • Ability to sequence and focus, connecting with learners while navigating systems and digital tools
  • Have a digital mindset, with an ability to smoothly operate macOS systems (MacBook Pro, large second monitor, bluetooth headset, suite of office apps and tools provided)
  • Have a quiet, secure, distraction free home-based office environment
  • Be committed to working flexible hours to ensure our community is properly served
  • Collaborative team player that is open to new models of working that value speed, agility and adaptability
  • Must have excellent internet connectivity and a safe, secure and productive work environment
  • Ability to speak and write in English (CEFR: B2 – C2 / IELTS band: 7 – 9); and Japanese fluently and idiomatically
  • Part-time (4-hr or 6-hr/day);
  • Full-time (8-hr/day);
  • Forward rotation shift schedule
  • Work from anywhere.
  • Full-time: Starting from 240,000 yen~/mo. based on your capabilities, competencies and location
  • Part-time: 120,000-180,000 yen/mo.; Rate of pay varies based on your capabilities, competencies and location
  • Professional development and advancement opportunities provided
  • Annual performance-based bonus

If you have the passion and the drive to help professionals do amazing things and reach their fullest potential, send your resume and cover letter in Japanese or English to: recruit {at} live-english {dot} jp


Atsuko Suzuki, Ralph Gaerlan and Gary Smith – purpose-driven leaders and proven innovators, set out to challenge the education landscape with a vision to provide ambitious lifelong learners with a cloud-based platform designed to improve lives by inspiring people to thrive in an ever-changing world and shape a better future.

Live English 代表取締役社長 鈴木敦子

Atsuko Suzuki


Ralph Gaerlan (G.)


Gary Smith


If you share our vision and excitement for what’s possible, we’d love to hear from you!

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