ALT - Assistant Language Teacher

JET Program  
N/A, Japan

Job Description

The JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Program is a competitive employment opportunity that allows professionals to live and work in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. It is completely funded by the Government of Japan. Being a JET is an opportunity to work and to represent the United States as cultural ambassadors to Japan. Most participants serve as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and work in public and private schools throughout Japan.

ALTs are engaged in language instruction and make up over 90% of all JET Program participants. They are mainly assigned to local boards of education or elementary, junior high or senior high schools and carry out their duties under the guidance of language teachers’ consultants or Japanese teachers of English (JTEs) as specified by the supervisor and/or principal of the board of education and/or school.

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday; 8am – 4:30pm/5:00pm

Duties may include:
– Assisting Japanese teachers in foreign language classes taught in elementary, junior and/or senior high schools.
– Supervising foreign language activities, during or after school in elementary schools, junior and/or senior high schools.
– Preparation of class materials for teaching a foreign language.
– Providing information on language and other related subjects for people such as teachers’ consultants and foreign language teachers (e.g. word usage, pronunciation, etc.)
– Helping out in extracurricular activities and club activities (e.g. class activities, homeroom activities, student council activities, club activities, school events.)
– Assistance in foreign language speech contests.
– Engagement in local international exchange activities.
– Other duties as specified by the contracting organization.

For more information about the program and how to apply, see our website here:

Applications are due by November 18th, 2022.

Requirements & Qualifications

All applicants must:
– Be interested in Japan
– Be both mentally and physically healthy.
– Be a citizen of the United States by the application deadline. (If you are not a US citizen, you may be able to apply to the JET Program through the Embassy of Japan in the country where you possess citizenship, if it is one of the 57 participating countries.
– Have the ability to adapt to living and working conditions in Japan
– Have excellent standard pronunciation, rhythm, intonation in the English language and possess excellent language ability that can be applied accurately and appropriately; have voice projection skills and public speaking skills; have other standard language skills, including strong writing skills and correct grammar usage.

– Although teaching experience is not a requirement, having teaching experience and/or a TEFL/TESL/TESOL (or other similar) certificate will greatly strengthen your application.

See here for explanations to these requirements, as well as a few other additional requirements:

Salary & Benefits

– Year 1 : ¥3,360,000
– Year 2: ¥3,600,000
– Year 3: ¥3,900,000
– Year 4/5: ¥3,960,000
All listed salaries are before taxes.
– Transportation to and from USA to Japan
– Enrolled into Japan’s National Healthcare
– 16 paid national holidays
– 10 paid vacation days guaranteed (10 at least)

ID #62169 Location N/A, N/A, Japan Job Type Full Time Contract Length 12 months Pay 3,360,000 JPY /Annually Date Posted 2022-10-03
General Requirements
Accepted TEFL Certifications No requirement Teaching Experience No Teaching Experience Required Degree Required? Yes English Proficiency Level Native Speaker/C2 Level

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School Information

Est. In 1987
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