2018 JET Programme – Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) Position Now Open for Application

Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No. 38- 2017

Applications are now being accepted for Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) position in the 2018 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme.


ALTs will work in public schools or local boards of education in the prefecture or municipality they will be assigned to. As ALTs, their primary task is to assist in classes led by Japanese Teachers of English/Language (JTEs/JTLs) in the following manners:

• Assisting in the preparation of teaching materials;
• Planning and supervision of extracurricular activities for students, such as English club or sport activities;
• Organizing cultural or international exchange programs


Applicants must :

• be a Filipino citizen
• possess excellent English ability that can be applied accurately and appropriately
• be physically and mentally fit to work abroad

Additional evaluation points will be given to applicants who have:

• bachelor’s degree in English or Education
• professional language teaching license and/or experience
• Japanese language background (JLPT passer) and/or Japan study background


The JET Programme Guidelines, Application Form, and other requirements can be obtained from the link below:
All application materials required for this program are due on January 5, 2018 (Friday) and must be submitted in person or via courier to the:

Japan Information and Culture Center
Embassy of Japan

2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City 1300

Early submissions are appreciated. Please note that applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

About the JET Programme

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (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. Around 66,000 participants from over 60 different countries have already been admitted to the programme since its launch.

The JET Programme was first offered in the Philippines in 2014. Since then, the Embassy has already sent a total of 54 JET participants to Japan. From just 2 and 8 participants for 2014 and 2015 respectively, in 2016 the number of accepted participants grew to 28 and 16 joined in 2017. Now on its fifth year, the Embassy of Japan is expecting even more applicants to the 2018 JET Programme.

For more information about the JET Programme 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 ias@ched.gov.ph or call tel. number:  4410750.

Links to other JET Programme news:

16 Filipinos to Join 2017 JET Programme (July 28, 2017)

28 Filipinos accepted to the 2016 JET Programme (July 28, 2016)

Nine Filipinos Join the 2015 JET Programme (August 6, 2015)

Two Filipino Teachers Flew to Japan for JET Programme (August 4, 2014)