Applications for 2023 JET Programme asst. language teachers now ongoing

THE Embassy of Japan is now accepting applications for Assistant Language Teacher

(ALT) positions in the 2023 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme.

ALTs will work in public or private schools, or local boards of education, in the prefecture or municipality they will be assigned to. Their primary task is to assist in classes led by Japanese Teachers of English.

Applicants must be Filipino citizens, 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.

Program guidelines, application forms and details on other requirements may be obtained via https://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/00_000147.html. All required application materials will be due on November 22 (Tuesday), and must be submitted via post or courier to the Japan Information and Culture Center: Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, 2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City 1300.

For more information about the program and the ALT position, visit www.jetprogramme.org or the Culture and Education section of the Embassy of Japan web site: https://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/00_000147.html. For the JET Programme application process, contact: jetprogram@ma.mofa.go.jp.

The JET Programme was introduced in 1987 to help deepen mutual understanding between the people of Japan and those of other countries through foreign-language exchange and cultural immersion at the local level.

As of August 2022 the embassy has already sent more than 200 JET participants as ALTs or Coordinator for International Relations or CIRs to Japan. Seventy (70) of them are ALTs from the 2019 batch—so far the largest group of ALT participants sent from the Philippines in a single year.

After a significant drop in ALT recruitment from local schools and cities in Japan during the pandemic, the embassy hopes that the 2023 ALT cohort will have more participants, which will be the Philippines’s largest JET batch by that time.