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We connect curious learners who chase career ambitions with live, expert teachers around the world.

Our learning platform is available 24/7 all year round so 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.

Our formula-based salary calculation provides a highly competitive rate based on your knowledge, skills and location.

Spend each day doing some of the most meaningful work of your career by inspiring a new 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 clear that globalization has led to profound changes in all aspects of our lives. Due to the growing challenges of globalization and the parade of disruptive technologies, we asked ourselves a few questions about the future of lifelong learning: How can we help professionals gain English mastery and enhance their capabilities to better compete on the global stage? How can we redraw the industry’s traditional boundaries and redefine new ecosystems? And, how can we 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 1:1 learning model works. But, we also knew that it would work better if it were affordable, flexible, accessible and more convenient for everyone.

About Us

With a rebellious spirit and audacious life goals, our founders set out to reimagine and transform the education paradigm by creating the first digital learning platform in Japan built specifically for the needs of professionals and business teams.

With Live English’s virtual lessons, the geographic location of both teachers and students is inconsequential. Live English’s learning platform provides affordable, high-quality courses taught by talented experts from around the globe – 24/7/365. We provide teachers with unparalleled support, innovative tools, and comprehensive resources to collaborate, engage and tailor lessons based on each learners’ unique needs. Our rapid growth allows us to welcome more dynamic teachers and student advisors to join our growing team.

Today, Live English’s remote-first team collaborates across four continents and 18 timezones, delivers global business and cross-cultural communication skills to Japanese professionals and multinational organizations nationwide, and outside of Japan.

About Us

Culture and Values.

We subscribe to a set of beliefs that help guide how we work, play, and problem-solve together.


Customer First.

We obsess over every detail of the customer experience. We listen, learn, and anticipate our customers’ needs and expectations.

Think Bigger. 

We aim high, move fast, and execute meticulously to achieve our audacious ambitions. We respectfully stand up for what we believe in. 

Stay Curious. 

We are always questioning, never satisfied with the status quo. We are forward-leaning and unrelenting in dreaming up new solutions.

Own It.

We take responsibility. We are self-starters and creative problem solvers. We don’t just do it, we own it.


We are united in our differences. We welcome everyone’s unique talents and contributions. We play to win as one team.

Open Positions.

1. Remote Business English Teacher.

Job Description. Teach one-to-one business English lessons using video conferencing platforms to Japanese working professionals from the convenience of your home office. We are seeking confident, enthusiastic and qualified teachers who possess the following attributes:

  • Be curious
  • Are team players
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented, organized, punctual and flexible
  • Tech competence; manage technology including online tools, systems and software
  • Self-reliant and able to work independently with limited supervision
  • Be sensitive to the cultural parameters associated with learners and learner outcomes
  • Have an interest in new and better ways of doing things
  • Thrive on continuous improvement
  • Native English Speaker
  • Bachelors degree or higher
  • Minimum 1 year teaching experience
  • Minimum 3 years contributing to professional work environments
  • TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, or DELTA certification is advantageous
  • Deliver life-changing student outcomes
  • Provide timely, responsive and clear feedback to students and support staff
  • Conduct student assessments, and report on students’ progress
  • Positively influence the students’ experience and student engagement
  • Keep record of students’ progress in our LMS – myLive for teachers
  • Commit to 10+ hours per week of schedule availability

We’re always looking for talented individuals to join our global team. Ready to join us?  Apply Online.

2. Remote Student Advisor.

Job Description. Remote Student Advisors play a critical role in ensuring learners have excellent educational experiences that are inspiring and transformational.  Our Learning and Support Team is growing rapidly, and we’re looking for people to deliver unparalleled support to our students and teachers. Our approach is designed to improve both student and teacher lives, and transform the future of lifelong education for good. An entrepreneurial mindset, critical-thinking skills and resourcefulness are key attributes needed for success in this position.
  • Be curious
  • Have a positive attitude, an eye for details, and most importantly, work with accuracy
  • Solid people skills, easily approachable and a good listener
  • Self-motivated with ability to work with limited supervision
  • Respond to student inquiries especially on enrollment procedures, study counseling and tech issues
  • Monitor and meet students’ needs that relate to an online environment and adapt to future needs
  • Ability to multi-task, speaking with students while navigating multiple systems and platforms
  • Tech savviness with ability to smoothly operate macOS systems (MacBook; headset provided)
  • Be fully committed to working flexible hours in order to meet the demands of the education industry
  • Collaborative team player that is open to new models of working that values speed and agility
  • Strong written and oral English (CEFR: B2 – C2); and business level Japanese language skills
Work Hours.
  • Choose from Part-time (4-hr, 6-hr/day) or;
  • Full-time (8-hr/day);
  • Forward Rotation Shift Schedule
  • Fully remote. Anywhere.
Monthly Salary.
  • Full-time:  Starting from 240,000 yen~
  • Part-time: 120,000-180,000 yen
  • Annual bonus provided

If you have the passion to help professionals reach their fullest potential, please email your cover letter and resume in both Japanese and English to:  recruit {at} live-english {dot} jp


Atsuko Suzuki, Ralph Gaerlan, and Gary Smith, entrepreneurs and proven innovators in the education industry, set out to challenge and disrupt the English education landscape with a vision to provide business professionals with a digital learning platform designed to help learners stay competitive in their careers. Our leadership team is truly obsessed with the customer and they continue to build their strategy around an understanding of their increasingly connected consumers’ evolving needs and lifestyles, while challenging the status quo across every vertical.

CEO 代表取締役 鈴木敦子

Atsuko Suzuki

Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder

Ralph Gaerlan

Chief Strategist, Co-founder

Live English CTO Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Chief Technology Officer, Co-founder

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