Sat, 16 Oct 2021

Japan opens application for JET program

17 Sep 2021, 22:12 GMT+10

MANILA-The Japanese Embassy in Manila is accepting applications for the assistant language teacher (ALT) positions in the 2022 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program.

Applicants must be a Filipino citizen; physically and mentally fit to work abroad; possess excellent English ability both orally and in writing; holders of a bachelor's degree or higher by the designated arrival date; and have not lived in Japan for six or more years in total since 2010.

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.

The deadline for application is on Dec. 3, 2021 and details about the requirements that must be submitted can be found on the Embassy's website.

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

In 2019 alone, about 5,761 individuals were selected to participate in the JET from 57 countries, including the Philippines.

The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines has sent a total of 154 JET participants as ALTs or Coordinators for International Relations to Japan. (PNA)

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