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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 manner that suits you.

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

Never stop improving. We embrace continuous learning and growth to help you advance your career and acquire invaluable skills for a changing world.

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

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

It’s hardly a secret that globalization has had a profound impact in all aspects of our lives. Due, in part, to the convergence of this phenomenon with the never-ending parade of accelerated technological change—we posed new questions to fundamentally reimagine the education landscape and devise new approaches: How can we help people demonstrate mastery and cultivate their abilities to effectively collaborate in the global arena? How can we dramatically change the ways we work as we advance towards a dynamic digital future and rewrite the rules to how we organize, collaborate and engage? And, how can we craft a forward-looking concept and construct a future-ready organization to thrive in the digital normal, and beyond?

Every idea starts with problems. In a nutshell, today’s workplace is built for the 20th-century, not the 21st. Outdated and ineffective management practices are simply not equipped to handle the complexities and demands of the modern workplace. Moreover, overcomplex and inefficient companies impose exorbitant fees that are eye-wateringly high for today’s tech-enabled, always-on, value-driven consumers. There’s a better way. We are certain that it will work better if we make it affordable, accessible, relevant, sustainable, and inclusive.

About Us

With an exponential mindset and audacious life goals—our leadership team embarked on their next mission to radically overhaul an antiquated industry by developing a cloud-powered learning platform that better meets the ever-evolving behaviors, needs, and expectations of modern-day professionals.

Our anywhere-work-smart framework and sophisticated technologies enable us to transcend geographic boundaries and physical limitations. We provide our global network of empowered teams with greater flexibility and autonomy, unprecedented life-work harmony, and a simplified digital experience to connect, empower, and inspire. Our fast-paced growth allows us to attract top, diverse talent (like yourself) to contribute to our flourishing, boundaryless community.

Today, Live English’s digital-first, remote-first team collaborates seamlessly across six continents, 45 countries, and 23 time zones to provide individuals with a unique journey of personal and professional transformation.

About Us

Cultural DNA. A shared ambition for change.

The opportunity to improve people’s lives and make the world a better place excites and inspires us. We know that building high-performing teams starts with meaning and a common purpose, as well as a profound sense of belonging. We strive to build a work-from-anywhere world powered by deep trust, workforce empowerment, and shared accountability. These firmly held beliefs and actions are fundamentally hardwired in our DNA, and ensure we are aligned in executing on our vision and purpose.


Customer First, Always.

The customer is our North Star. We obsess over having an intimate and deep understanding of their needs, and strive to put them at the center of every decision we make.

Relentless Curiosity. 

We are constantly questioning, never satisfied with the obvious, the easy, the convenient. We are forward-leaning, always seeking to learn, unlearn, and embrace change.

Think Differently.

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

Own It.

We take responsibility. We see obstacles as opportunities for creative exploration and innovation, and we strive to go beyond what works to discover what appeals and delights.


Our different thinking, backgrounds, experiences and expertise strengthens our community and our work. We aim to help each other get better at what we do individually and as a team.

Open Roles.

At Home Instructor (Remote, Anywhere).

Overview. We fundamentally believe that teaching is the most important job in the world, that the future of education lies in digital learning, and that great work can happen anywhere.

The ideal candidates will be responsible for delivering personalized 1:1 learning experiences through our platform from the comfort and convenience of your home office. Our unique approach is meaningfully crafted to improve people’s lives, and transform the future of education for good. Live English is looking for talented individuals who see things a little differently, have the desire to reimagine an antiquated industry, and are driven to embrace 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
  • Ability to perform in a virtual environment
  • 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
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical work experience
  • Native English speaker
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly developed business acumen, and a desire to push boundaries to constantly improve
  • 3+ years experience contributing to professional work environments
  • Have a quiet workspace dedicated and optimized for individual, focused work
  • TEFL, TESOL, CELTA certification is advantageous
  • Deliver an engaging 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 geographic location and a specific time zone)
  • Competitive hourly rates between 1,600yen ~ 2,200yen.
Deadline to Apply.
  • None. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

At Live English, we are constantly on the lookout for talented individuals from a breadth of backgrounds who like challenges, want to make a difference, and have a track record of delivering results. Live English is growing. Come grow with us.>>

At Home Advisor (Remote, Anywhere).

Overview. We fundamentally believe that teaching is the most important job in the world, that the future of education lies in digital learning, and that great work can happen anywhere.

In this role, you’ll ensure learners have exceptional learning experiences that are both inspiring and transformational. Our unique approach is meaningfully crafted to improve people’s lives, and transform the future of education for good. Live English is looking for talented individuals who see things a little differently, have the desire to reimagine an antiquated industry, and are driven to embrace the art of the possible. If you’re customer-focused, willing to challenge the status quo, and excited about having a real-world impact, Live English might just be your next journey.

  • Be naturally curious
  • Solid people skills, easily approachable and an active listener
  • Self-motivated with the ability to perform in a virtual environment
  • Demonstrate comfort with adjusting work to evolving priorities in a dynamic work environment
  • 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
  • Comfortable working on a computer and be familiar with macOS systems (MacBook, large second monitor, bluetooth headset, suite of office apps, and any other home office essentials you may need)
  • Must have excellent internet connectivity and a safe, productive work environment
  • 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
  • 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 geographic location and a specific time zone)
  • Full-time: Starting from 240,000yen~/mo.; based on your knowledge, skills and capabilities
  • Part-time: 88,000-188,000yen/mo.; rate of pay varies based on your knowledge, skills and capabilities
  • Ongoing growth and development provided
  • Health insurance, national pension and employees’ pension
  • Unlimited vacation days (Paid time off)
  • Semiannual performance-based bonus
Deadline to Apply.
  • None. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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 your resume in Japanese or English to: recruit {at} live-english {dot} jp

How We Hire.

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you put into applying for an exciting role at Live English. We know that searching for a job can be overwhelming at times, so we take great pride in making our virtual interviews and selection process as delightful and seamless as possible. We love collaborating with brilliant people every day, so we apply extra effort to find you, no matter where you are or where you come from.

Here’s what you need to know about our hiring process:

01/ First things first.

>> Our talent team will review your qualifications to screen for a variety of criteria. Though we’d love to engage with everyone personally, our talent team is only able to speak with applicants whose background is closely aligned with the requirements for each role. If your application is shortlisted, our talent team will contact you to schedule an interview.

02/ Let’s get to know each other better.

>> We loved your application. Next, our talent team will schedule a call over video at a time convenient for you to chat about the role, deep dive into your skills and experience, and to understand how you could help us deliver personalized and engaging learning experiences. Our culture is important to us, so we take great care to ensure that the fit is right on both sides.

03/ Show us what you’ve got.

>> For some roles, it can be challenging to evaluate on a resume/CV alone, so you may be asked to provide a live demo or a recorded video submission to help us understand how you prepare, work, and approach problem solving.

04/ Offer and onboarding.

>> Congrats! You absolutely blew us away! A member of our talent team will convey further details including start dates, our virtual onboarding experience tailored just for you, and we’ll be sure to warmly welcome you to the team on your first day.

Leadership Team.

Atsuko Suzuki, Gary Smith, and Ralph Gaerlan—purpose-driven leaders and dynamic innovators—laid the next foundation for long-term success with a compelling vision to provide ambitious professionals with a cloud-based learning platform designed to enrich people’s lives by helping them thrive in today’s fast-changing and complex 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

Co-Founder & CEO
– Former Ginza Learning Studio Manager at GABA Corporation (1-to-1 English language school)

Ralph Gaerlan

– Former VP, Senior Managing Executive Officer of LS Operations at GABA Corporation (1-to-1 English language school)

March van der Heide

Head of People & Culture
– Former HR Business Partner at Google Ireland Ltd.

You may be wondering.

Can I really work from anywhere in the world?
There’s no sugar-coating it: The world is becoming increasingly globalized and technology-driven, and the remote work revolution is a testament to this trend. Particularly, the rise of digital collaboration tools and cloud technology has enabled us to work from anywhere in the world, leading to a paradigm shift in the way we communicate, play, learn, and work.

Live English is committed to building an inclusive digital workplace where everyone belongs and has a voice, wherever you are. If you have a laptop and a reliable internet connection, you’ll have the freedom and mobility to work from anywhere in the world.

How long does the hiring process take?
Live English screens over 18,000+ job applicants a year. To be fair and objective, our hiring process takes anywhere from one to three weeks. In cases where the process takes longer, we’ll keep you informed every step of the way.
How do you communicate with everyone working remotely?
With teammates located in almost every continent and across time zones worldwide, we default to virtual meetings and asynch communications through our proprietary platform for all team communication. We have also implemented various supportive touchpoints to check-in with our teammates to ensure you get the interaction and support you may need.

Maintaining a remote-first organization at scale is a confounding puzzle we want to solve, and we’d appreciate your continued support. Many of our teammates have made significant improvements to our unique approach as we’ve grown.

What is the dress code?
What you wear doesn’t affect your ability to do your job. Live English emphasizes a laid-back California vibe, and this is reflected in how our teammates dress for work. With that in mind, you’re encouraged to exercise autonomy because we trust that you’ll use your best judgment and dress in a way that makes you feel both presentable and comfortable.
How did Live English react to the pandemic, and how did it affect employment?
As you all know, the pandemic forced economies to cope with a health crisis that subsequently sent the world into one of the steepest economic contractions in history. This has had profound and lasting implications for individuals, organizations, and society as a whole.

Rather than panic, freeze (like the proverbial deer in the headlights), take a month off to lay low and hope the storm passes (smh), resort to drastic cost-cutting measures through layoffs, terminations, and school closures, or make a dramatic shift into reverse—Live English doubled down on investments in our people, technologies, and capabilities to keep up with our rapid growth.

Now that you know a little about us, we’d love to get to know you!

At Live English, you can
do your best work, make a
meaningful impact, and embark
on a journey of constant learning.


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