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Want to work from anywhere in the world, have flexible hours 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 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 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 professionals 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 digital 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 1:1 learning model works. But, we also knew that it would work better if it were affordable and accessible, higher quality, relevant, sustainable, and even 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 cloud-based platform designed specifically for the needs of individuals, teams and organizations.

With Live English’s virtual lessons, the geographic location of both teachers and students is inconsequential. Live English’s digital platform provides high-quality programs taught by talented experts from around the globe. We provide teachers with unparalleled support, innovative digital tools, and comprehensive resources to collaborate, engage and tailor lessons based on individual needs and desires. Our rapid growth over the years allows us to welcome more talented experts and amazing advisors to join our thriving community.

Today, Live English’s digital-first team collaborates across five continents and 18 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.

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, observe and anticipate our customers’ needs and expectations to enable them to achieve their desired outcomes. 

Stay Curious. 

We are always questioning, never satisfied with the status quo. 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 own it.


We come from all over the world and embrace diversity. We never stop learning. We play to win as one.

Open Roles.

1. Remote Business English Teacher.

Overview. Teach one-to-one business English programs using video communications to Japanese professionals from the comfort and convenience of your home office. We seek individuals who see differently, who find opportunity where others don’t, and who are driven to challenge the art of the possible. The ideal professional has the following attributes:

  • Be naturally curious
  • Team player mentality
  • Strong team-based collaboration and interpersonal communication skills
  • Have the confidence to make a difference and drive powerful change
  • Have a growth mindset and thrive on continuous improvement
  • Have a digital mindset with an ability to sequence and focus while using online systems and communication tools
  • Embrace new technologies and new ways of connecting and working
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Detail-oriented, organized, punctual 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 or DELTA certification is advantageous
  • Deliver inspiring and transformational learning outcomes
  • Provide timely, responsive and clear feedback to students and advisors
  • Conduct formative assessments, and report on students’ progress
  • Positively influence the students’ experience and engagement
  • Keep record of students’ progress in our platform

We’re always looking for smart and naturally curious individuals who can deliver exceptional learning experiences and successful outcomes for our students.  Apply Now.

2. Remote Student Advisor.

Overview. Remote Student Advisors play a critical role in ensuring learners have excellent educational experiences that are both 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 simultaneously improve student and teacher lives and transform the future of lifelong education for good. A growth-mindset and resourcefulness are key attributes needed for success in this position.
  • Be naturally curious
  • Have a positive attitude, an eye for details, and most importantly, work with accuracy
  • 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 student progress and provide support and relevant guidance accordingly
  • Ability to sequence and focus, connecting with students while navigating systems and digital tools
  • Have a digital mindset, with an ability to smoothly operate macOS systems (MacBook, headset, suite of office apps and tools provided)
  • Have a quiet, distraction free home-based office environment
  • 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 value speed, agility and process efficiency
  • Must have excellent internet connectivity and a productive, secure work environment
  • Ability to speak and write in English (CEFR: B2 – C2/ IELTS band: 7 – 9); and Japanese fluently and idiomatically – *TOEIC test scores are not accepted
Job Type.
  • Part-time (4-hr or 6-hr/day);
  • Full-time (8-hr/day);
  • Forward Rotation Shift Schedule
  • Fully-remote
  • Full-time:  Starting from 240,000 yen~/mo. based on your knowledge, skills and location
  • Part-time: 120,000-180,000 yen/mo.; rate of pay varies based on your knowledge, skills and location
  • Development and advancement opportunities provided
  • Annual bonus scheme available

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


Atsuko Suzuki, Ralph Gaerlan, and Gary Smith – daring entrepreneurs and proven innovators, set out to challenge the education landscape with a vision to provide ambitious lifelong learners with a digital platform designed to improve lives by empowering professionals to thrive in a rapidly-changing world and create a better future. Our founders are truly obsessed with the customer and they continue to build on their digital vision and strategy around an understanding of their increasingly connected consumers’ evolving needs and lifestyles, while challenging the status quo across every vertical.

Live English 代表取締役社長 鈴木敦子

Atsuko Suzuki

Co-founder, CEO

Ralph Gaerlan


Gary Smith


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