Japan seeks Pinoy applicants for Assistant Language Teacher

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 07 2018 07:59 PM

MANILA - Looking for work in Japan? The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program is now accepting applicants for Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) positions for 2019.

Introduced in the Philippines in 1987, the JET Program aims to deepen mutual understanding between the people of Japan and other countries through foreign language exchange and cultural immersion at the local level.

Accepted participants will work in public schools or local boards of education in an assigned prefecture, to assist in classes led by Japanese Teachers of English.

Applicants must be a Filipino citizen; possess excellent English ability both orally and in writing; be physically and mentally fit to work abroad; hold a Bachelor's degree or higher, or be able to obtain such qualifications by the designated arrival date.

Since its launch, around 68,000 participants from over 73 countries have been admitted to the program.

The Philippine Embassy in Japan has sent a total of 94 JET participant as ALTs to Japan. From only 2 and 8 participants for 2014 and 2015, the number grew to 28 in 2016; 16 in 2017, and 40 in 2018.

The Embassy of Japan expects the number of Filipinos accepted to the program to increase in 2019.

Application forms and details on other requirements can be obtained from https://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/00_000147.html

All application materials required for the program are due on January 7, 2019 and must be submitted in person or via courier to:

Japan Information and Culture Center
Embassy of Japan in the Philippines
2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City 1300 

For more information about the JET Program and the ALT position, please visit www.jetprogramme.org or the Culture and Education section of the Embassy of Japan Website. You may also contact the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) at [email protected] or call 441-0750.