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Want to work from anywhere in the world, have radical flexibility and make a meaningful impact?

Work is about effort and outcomes, not a location. Work wherever you’re happiest and your most productive self so you can do your best work ever.

The platform is accessible 24/7, all year round so you’ll have the autonomy to choose when and how work gets done, and work in a way that’s right for you.

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

We foster a culture of continuous learning so that you’ll gain relevant skills and enduring capabilities to prepare you for whatever comes next.

There had to be a better way.
So, we reimagined it.

Live English came into being in 2012, on the belief that through digital education—ambitious professionals have the power to transform their lives, their careers, their organizations, and ultimately, our world for the better.

It has become abundantly clear that globalization has led to profound changes in all aspects of our lives. Due, in part, to the convergence of this significant phenomenon and the never-ending parade of rapid technological progress—we asked a few questions to reimagine education for the digital age: How can we help people demonstrate mastery that enhances their capabilities to compete in the global arena? How can we redefine work for the demands of a more digital future and rewrite the rules to how we collaborate, interact and organize? How can we abandon old and rigid organizational structures and relinquish industrial-era management models to better lead our people? And, how can we craft a forward-looking concept and design a future-ready organization to thrive in the digital era and beyond?

Every idea starts with problems. In a nutshell, the costs of ‘language schools’ are unreasonably high for today’s digitally-enabled, always-on, value-driven consumers. From past experiences, we’re convinced the one-to-one learning model works. However, we firmly believe that it would work even better if it were affordable, accessible, relevant, sustainable and inclusive.

About Us

With a bold mindset and audacious life goals—our founders embarked on their next mission to radically transform the education space by creating the first learning platform carefully designed for the ever-evolving needs of modern professionals and organizations.

Enabled by our anywhere-work-smart framework and sophisticated technology make geographic boundaries and physical locations increasingly irrelevant. We provide our global, virtual network of empowered teams with radical flexibility, unparalleled support and a seamless digital experience to connect, engage and inspire. Our rapid growth allows us to welcome talented people from all corners of the globe to join our flourishing community.

Today, Live English’s digital-first, remote-first team collaborates across 6 continents, 60+ countries and 23 time zones to provide ambitious individuals with a journey of personal and professional transformation.

About Us

Cultural DNA.

The opportunity to improve people’s lives and make the world a better place inspires us. We strive to create a modern digital workplace and culture that thrives on openness, mutual respect and trust. These deeply held beliefs and actions are embedded in our DNA and fundamental to how we fulfill our purpose together.


Customer First.

The customer is our North Star. We obsess over having an intimate and dynamic undertanding of our customers’ needs and preferences to enable them to achieve the outcomes they desire.

Relentless Curiosity. 

We are always questioning, never satisfied with the obvious, the easy, the convenient. We are forward-leaning, and tenaciously seek ways to grow our knowledge each and every day.

Think Bigger. 

We aim higher and move faster to fully realize our shared ambitions. We have the courage to challenge the status quo, and stretch the boundaries of the possible.

Own It.

We take responsibility. We are natural self-starters and creative problem solvers. We take extreme ownership, and won’t settle until we’ve delivered on our promises.


Our different perspectives, backgrounds and life experiences make us stronger as a team. We are at our best when we learn, support, challenge and inspire one another. We play to win and thrive as one.

Open Roles.

At Home Instructor.

Overview. We fundamentally believe that the future of education is digital, and great work can happen anywhere. In this role, you’ll deliver personalized 1:1 learning experiences through our platform from the comfort, convenience and safety of your home office. Our approach is uniquely crafted to improve people’s lives, and transform the future of education for good. We seek passionate people who see things a little differently, who find opportunity where others don’t and who are driven to challenge the art of the possible. Below you’ll find preferred qualities and capabilities we look for in candidates:

  • Be naturally curious
  • Forward-thinking, unwilling to accept the status quo
  • Have a team player mentality
  • Strive to be an expert in your role
  • Cultivate a growth mindset and thrive on continuous improvement
  • Demontrate team-based asynchronous collaboration and interpersonal communication skills
  • Have the confidence to make a difference and drive powerful change
  • Adopt a digital mindset with the ability to sequence and focus while using remote collaboration tools
  • Continually adapt to new technologies and new ways of thinking, working and being
  • Ability to work independently with minimal 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
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly developed business acumen and a desire to push boundaries to constantly improve
  • 1+ years’ teaching experience
  • 3+ years experience contributing to professional work environments
  • Have a quiet workspace dedicated and optimized for individual, focused work
  • TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, IELTS certification is advantageous
  • Deliver a superlative and impactful learning experience
  • Extend lesson plans beyond traditional textbooks to include online resources
  • Provide frequent, actionable feedback to learners and advisors via digital channels
  • Conduct formative assessments, and share learners’ progress and achievements
  • Positively influence learners’ engagement, capabilities and outcomes
  • Keep record of learners’ progress in our next-gen learning platform
  • 100% Remote, Work From Anywhere (independent of location and a specific time zone)
  • Competitive hourly rates between 1,600yen ~ 2,200yen.

We’re always on the lookout for talented and dynamic individuals from a breadth of backgrounds, who can deliver extraordinary learning experiences and outcomes to our learners. Live English is growing. Grow with us. >>

At Home Advisor.

Overview. We fundamentally believe that the future of education is digital, and great work can happen anywhere. In this role, you’ll ensure learners have meaningful learning experiences that are both inspiring and transformational. Our approach is uniquely crafted to improve people’s lives, and transform the future of education for good. We seek passionate people who can deliver unparalleled support to our learners and instructors, and drive our impact and growth forward. A growth-mindset, initiative and adaptability are key attributes needed for success in this role.
  • Be naturally curious
  • High energy, self-starter comfortable with ambiguity in a dynamic work environment
  • 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 channels
  • Cultivate a digital mindset, with an ability to smoothly operate macOS systems (MacBook, large second monitor, bluetooth headset, suite of office apps and any other home office essentials you may need)
  • Have a home workspace conducive for productivity and ensure the privacy necessary for remote work
  • 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 creativity, speed and accountability
  • Must have excellent internet connectivity and a safe, productive work environment
  • Proficient in both verbal and written English (CEFR: B2 or higher—IELTS Band: 8 or higher); and speak Japanese fluently and idiomatically
  • Part-time (2~3-day workweek; 4-hr or 6-hr/day)
  • Full-time (4-day workweek; 32-hr/week; 8-hr/day)
  • Forward rotation shift schedule
  • 100% Remote, Work From Anywhere (independent of location and a specific time zone)
  • Full-time: Starting from 230,000yen~/mo.; based on your knowledge, skills and capabilities
  • Part-time: 80,000-180,000yen/mo.; rate of pay varies based on your knowledge, skills and capabilities
  • Ongoing growth and development provided
  • Semiannual performance-based bonus

If you have the passion and the personal drive to help people do some pretty amazing things and reach their fullest learning potential, send us a link to relevant online profiles (e.g. Linkedin) and your resume in Japanese or English to: recruit {at} live-english {dot} jp

How We Hire.

We greatly appreciate the time and effort you put into applying for a position with Live English. We understand the excitement and anxiety that come with the job search, so we’ll do our best to make our virtual interview and selection process as smooth and delightful as possible.

Here’s what happens after you apply:

1. First things first.

>> Our talent team will review your resume and qualifications to screen for a variety of criteria, and we’ll reach out to you if you’re selected for a virtual interview via Zoom.

2. Let’s get to know each other better.

>> We’re excited to get to know you and help you get to know Live English better. We aim to provide you with a timely, transparent and inclusive experience so you always know where you stand in our hiring process.

3. Show us what you’ve got.

>> When you apply for an instructor role, you may be asked to provide a live demo lesson or a recorded video submission to give us an idea of how you prepare, learn about your teaching techniques and what makes you unique.

4. Offer and onboarding.

>> We’ll let you know if you are successful with your application within 8 days. If you are offered the position—congrats! Our talent coordinators will convey start dates and information about our virtual onboarding experience.


Atsuko Suzuki, Ralph Gaerlan and Gary Smith—purpose-driven leaders and dynamic innovators—set out to transform education with a compelling vision to provide modern professionals and organizations with a fully integrated cloud-based learning platform designed to improve lives—by inspiring people to thrive in a world characterized by unprecedented change and pervasive uncertainty to forge a more fulfilling and prosperous future.

Live English 代表取締役社長 鈴木敦子

Atsuko Suzuki


Ralph Gaerlan


March van der Heide

Head of People & Culture

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