2019 JET Programme – Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Japan Now Open for Filipino Applicants

Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No. 58- 2018

2019 JET Programme – Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Japan
Now Open for Filipino Applicants

 Applications are now being accepted for Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) positions in the 2019 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme.

1. What is 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 68,000 participants from over 73 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 94 JET participants as ALTs to Japan. From only 2 and 8 participants for 2014 and 2015 respectively, the number of accepted participants grew to 28 in 2016; 16 qualified in 2017, and this more than doubled in 2018, with a record number of 40 Filipino ALTs admitted. The Embassy of Japan expects this positive trend in the number of Filipino JETs to continue in the 2019 run of the program.

2. What are the duties of ALTs?

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

3. Who are eligible to apply?

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

4. How can one apply?

The JET Programme Guidelines, Application Forms, and details on other requirements can be obtained from:

All application materials required for this program are due on January 7, 2019 (Monday) 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 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 441-0750.