It’s not just English…

Language Teachers of all Languages are needed to teach in Japan

French, Spanish, Arabic, German….and the rest

Okay, so most language learners in Japan are looking to learn English. So there’s a greater demand for English Language Teachers. That’s a given.

However the supply is also much bigger. OrangoJapan lists way more English teachers offering private English Lessons in Japan than any other Language. Likewise, across Japan, there are lots of English Language Schools and teachers offering services.

Finding teachers of and schools of other languages isn’t so easy, so teachers that do speak a native language which isn’t English have an advantage that there a fewer of them – so they’re more in demand (in some respects).

OrangoTeacher advises teachers to teach their native language, or if they are proficient in English, to also advertise their native language. It will increase your chances of getting more students.

Good Luck….or Bonne Chance!?

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Teaching During Covid…

Covid seems to still be around…Maybe it’s not going away soon?

Teaching Private Lessons in Japan…Covid

Teaching face to face lessons over the past couple of years has become slightly more complicated, thanks to COVID. Many students and teachers are understandably wary about meeting up for a private language lesson. Those that are willing could then be looking at the added difficulty of trying to teach (and learn) whilst wearing a face mask. As if learning a language wasn’t hard enough…

So Should I Teach in Person?

Orango Japan is a service which brings teachers and students together – we don’t have specific teaching dos and don’ts. What we strongly advise however, is to do whatever you and the student are comfortable with.

If you and your student want to meet up for a lesson and you are both absolutely happy with that situation then go for it – teach your private language lesson face to face.

However, there are opportunities to teach online if you both (or either of you) prefers. We almost all have the internet these days, so teaching a lesson online shouldn’t be difficult and you won’t have to worry about facemasks during the lesson. Just make sure your OrangoTeacher profile reflects how you want to teach.

Stay Safe and Communicate with your Student before your Lesson.

So in short, do only what you feel happy and comfortable with, and also what your language student in Japan feels happy and comfortable with.

Stay safe, stay happy and enjoy your lessons. Good luck.

OrangoJapan – Still Connecting Teachers and Students in Japan!

OrangoJapan and OrangoTeacher. Teaching Lessons across Japan
Language Teachers across Japan teaching face to face and online lessons

Find Private Students in Japan

OrangoJapan is still running and Orangoteacher is still inviting teachers living in Japan to sign up to our service (free!) to allow them to find language students in Japan. We are always looking for new teachers who teach all the languages of the world. Perhaps private native English speakers are the most in demand, but they’re also the most available. So whatever your language – teach it in Japan!

Know the terms you’re teaching, English teachers

Teaching English in Japan
It’s true. I don’t like nato…

English Teaching Terms

It’s important, when teaching English, that we know the proper term of the language ideas and concepts we are teaching. That said, without further ado, here’s Orango’s list of English Teaching Terms. Also available at

Letter(s) or a shortened word used instead of a full word or phrase.

Active Voice
In the active voice, the subject of the verb does the action (eg. They killed the President).

A word like big, red, easy, French etc. An adjective describes a noun or pronoun.

A word like slowly, quietly, well, often etc. An adverb shows how something (the verb) does what it is doing.

A word which means (almost) the oppposite as another.

The repetition of consonant sounds – usually at the beginning of words.

A raised comma used to denote either possession or contraction.

The “indefinite” articles are a and an. The “definite article” is the.

Auxiliary Verb
A verb that is used with a main verb. Be, do and have are auxiliary verbs. Can, may, must, should, might and would are modal auxiliary verbs.

A group of words containing a subject and its verb (for example: It was late when he arrived).

An over-used phrase or expression.

We use the comparative to compare one person(s) or thing(s) to another person(s) or thing(s).

A word used to connect words, phrases and clauses (for example: and, but, if).

Consonants are the letters of the alphabet which are not vowels.

Two vowel characters representing the sound of a single vowel.

Direct object
A noun or noun phrase representing the primary goal or the result of the action of its verb.

Figure of speech
Expressive use of language in non-literal form used for dramatic descriptive effect.

The role language plays to express ideas or attitudes.

An ‘ing’ ending verb which is used as a noun. The gerund can act as the subject or object of a main verb. E. g.: Studying is good for you.

Words with the same spelling but with different meanings.

A short horizontal mark used to connect words or syllables, or to divide words into parts.

A sequence of words which form a whole unit of meaning. A phrase, whose meaning is known and is not meant literally. (e.g. The tip of the iceberg. Pull your socks up).

Grammatical mood of a verb that is used when ordering, instructing, advising, encouraging and offering. The form is the same as the infinitive without to.

Indirect object
A grammatical object representing to whom or what the action (verb) was carried out upon. For example, “me” is the indirect object of the sentence “He gave me an apple”.

The basic form of a verb as in to work or work.

An utterance used in speech lacking a grammatical connection to the rest of the sentence. E.g. Drat! I forgot my watch.

The use of pitch in speech to create contrast and variation.

Intransitive verb
A verb that does not act on an object. For example, “lobby” is intransitive in the sentence “I lobby for a national ban on public smoking”.

Saying [or writing] one thing, whilst meaning the opposite.

The technical language of an occupation or group.

A figure of speech in which one thing is described in terms of another.

Modal Verb
An auxiliary verb like can, may, must etc that modifies the main verb and expresses possibility, probability etc. It is also called “modal auxiliary verb”.

A word like table, dog, teacher, America etc. A noun is the name of an object, concept, person or place. A “concrete noun” is something you can see or touch like a person or car. An “abstract noun” is something that you cannot see or touch like a decision or happiness. A “countable noun” is something that you can count (for example: bottle, song, dollar). An “uncountable noun” is something that you cannot count (for example: water, music, money).

In the active voice, a noun or its equivalent that receives the action of the verb. In the passive voice, a noun or its equivalent that does the action of the verb.

A word that sounds like the thing it describes.

A figure of speech which yokes two contradictory terms. For example, Absolutely maybe.

A figure of speech in which an apparent contradiction contains a truth. For example, Which is better, eternal happiness or a ham sandwich? It would appear that eternal happiness is better, but this is really not so! After all, nothing is better than eternal happiness, and a ham sandwich is certainly better than nothing. Therefore a ham sandwich is better than eternal happiness.

The -ing and -ed forms of verbs. The -ing form is called the “present participle”. The -ed form is called the “past participle” .

Part of Speech
One of the eight classes of word in English – noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, preposition, conjunction and interjection.

Passive Voice
In the passive voice, the subject receives the action of the verb (eg. The President was killed).

A group of words not containing a subject and its verb (eg. on the table, the girl in a red dress).

A class of grammatical forms used to denote more than one of some noun or pronoun.

A grammatical case that denotes ownership.

Each sentence contains (or implies) two parts: a subject and a predicate. The predicate is what is said about the subject.

A word which governs and typically precedes a noun or a pronoun. Prepositions of Direction are, To, On(to), In(to). Prepositions of Location are At, In, On.

A word like I, me, you, he, him, it etc. A pronoun replaces a noun.

Relative clause
A clause introduced by a relative pronoun; `who visits frequently’ is a relative clause in the sentence `John, who visits frequently, is ill’.

A group of words that express a thought. A sentence conveys a statement, question, exclamation or command. A sentence contains or implies a subject and a predicate. In simple terms, a sentence must contain a verb and (usually) a subject. A sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop (.), question mark (?) or exclamation mark (!).

A figure of speech in which one thing is directly likened to another.

The form of a pronoun or noun used to reference an object that occurs singly.

Informal, non-standard vocabulary.

Every sentence contains (or implies) two parts: a subject and a predicate. The subject is the main noun (or equivalent) in a sentence about which something is said.

We use the superlative to compare one person or thing with his whole group. E.g. Henrik Larsson was the greatest footballer in the world.

A word which means (almost) the same as another.

The arrangement of words to show relationships of meaning within a sentence.

The form of a verb that shows us when the action or state happens (past, present or future).

Transitive verb
A verb that can act upon an object. E.g. Jack opened the door slowly.

The last syllable of a word. “Ma” is the ultima of “ultima”

A word like (to) work, (to) love, (to) begin. A verb describes an action or state.

In English, the vowels are a, e, i, o, u (and sometimes y).

Female teacher smiling during Language lesson
English Teaching online – knowing the terms

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Make Money. Get Students. Orango Affiliates Scheme

Find language students in Japan
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Join the Orango Japan Affiliate Scheme

Passive Income Opportunity in Japan with Orango!

The OrangoJapan affiliate scheme is simple. We send you a discount code associated to you directly which gives prospective students a % discount when they sign up to become an OrangoJapan member.

We send you out a code which you can place on your blog, website, FB group, Instagram page or wherever. When a customer signs up they enter the code at checkout and it’s automatically applied.

You will receive half of what the student pays (and we get the other half). So with the regular price of 3000Y, if you offer a 1000Y discount, when a student signs up, you’ll get 1000Y. For every student that signs up.

Interested? To register your interest, learn more and receive a code Get in touch with us

Enjoy teaching private students in Japan from the team at OrangoJapan!

French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian teachers. Sign Up Today!

Teach French, Spanish, German, Russian online!

It’s not just English teachers that Japanese students are looking for. Sign up and teach your native language. Japanese students are looking for French, Spanish, German, Arabic, Russian and Chinese Teachers. All languages are sought so if you are able to teach Japanese students your native language, then do it. The competition for English teachers is high, so if you can, why not try to capture the smaller market, with lesson competition and teach your language in Japan!

Teach French, Spanish, German, Russian Online in Japan with OrangoJapan
Teach French, Spanish, German and other languages Online in Japan

Go to and add your profile today. And if you are teaching in a language other than English, consider filling your profile in that language.

Looking for Students in Japan? Add a video to your profile

Looking for online students in Japan? You’re not alone. With the pandemic going nowhere soon unfortunately, online teaching is more popular than ever. Living in Japan, where you could previously teach face to face lessons, is now more difficult than before, and if you’re teaching online students, you’re facing competition from teachers all over the world with an internet connection and a Skype or Zoom account.

But don’t despair. There’s also more students looking for teachers, and OrangoJapan favours teachers living in Japan, even if they are only teaching online at the moment.

What you do need however, if you’re serious about getting your profile noticed, is a video introduction. Something that shows the quality of your set-up and also lets the student see and hear you. Nothing elaborate, just a short, audible introduction.

Do it on your phone – it won’t take long and add it to your OrangoTeacher profile or send it to us at

Get Online Students – Add a video to your OrangoJapan Profile today

No matter what you do, it can’t be worse than this (my effort)….

Enjoy teaching students in Japan!

Looking to Start a Business in Japan?

We don’t normally promote other sites on OrangoJapan, but we’ve recently finished a small collaboration with SUGEE Kansai, an Osaka based company helping international start-up companies operate in Japan.

We had a great time doing a podcast with the guys at SUGEE, and they were really brilliant helping OrangoTeacher with some marketing activities. So if you’re in Japan and are a new business owner or a start-up, check out the SUGEE webpage and see how they can help you on your journey.

Sugee – Helping global start-ups in Kansai and throughout Japan

Osaka Based Language Teachers…Join Us!

Are you an Osaka based teacher looking for students? At the moment, OrangoJapan / OrangoTeacher is looking for Osaka based teachers to sign up and offer their services as a language teacher. The situation with COVID-19 makes 1-1 teaching still quite testing, but establishing relationships via online teaching and then (when the virus becomes less prevalent) continuing that teacher student relationship in person is a great way to go.

We’ve had a few requests for kids teachers from Osaka, perhaps a result of schools closing due to the pandemic. Make sure that (if you’re willing to teach kids) your profile reflects this. Also, only teach lessons 1-1 if you feel completely comfortable doing so. We promote online lessons at OrangoJapan also, now more so than ever.

Good luck with your teaching in Japan adventure.

Updating Your Teacher Profile – Forgotten Password?

It’s important to keep your teacher profile up to date, so students viewing from OrangoJapan know you are available to teach. Just log into your teaching profile and make any updates to your profile, including adding videos or images.

Also, we update the profile content regularly so remember to check all fields to ensure there aren’t any new ones not filled out.

Forgotten your Sign In Details?

It happens to us all, all the time, so the following is a guide to resetting your password. If you try following these steps, but you see something else from what’s shown here, please let us know via our contact form .

1. Request a New Password Link

Go to the log in page and beneath the log in button there is a link to get a new password. Click on the link.

Click the password link entered in red. It should take you here

2. Enter the Email Address you Signed in With

In the page you are directed to, enter the email address associated with your teaching profile.

Enter your email address that you registered with.

You should see that your email has been sent…

Step 3. Check your email account

You should receive a message from OrangoJapan ( This can take a few minutes or sometimes even longer. Wait around an hour max and make sure you refresh your browser screen when viewing emails.

Upon receiving it, click on the link presented in the email

Click on the link and it will take you to a new temporary password.

You should be directed to a screen which has a temporary password displayed. Copy this password and go back to the log in screen. Clicking on the link will take you to the log in screen

Step 4. Note Down Your Temporary Password

Step 5. Enter your email address and New Password

Enter the password you have just copied and your email address. You should then be logged into your account.

Step 6 (optional). Change your Password

Once logged into your account, if you want to change your password to something you can remember, click on the ‘update profile’ link.

At the very top of this page, click the link to change your password:

That should do it.

If you have any problems with the site or these steps don’t match what you get at your end, please get in touch with us via email or the contact form on the website and we’ll sort the problem out.