|オフィス所在地||104-0061 6-10-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
GINZA SIX 12th floor
|得意なサービス||Enrich your perspective. Make meaningful, life changing connections.
Interac’s expertise in guiding instructors through a successful transition to life in Japan is unmatched. Our onboarding and ongoing training programs provide you with the skills to succeed. So whether you’re here for a few years, or considering staying in Japan long-term, you’ll have the support and security you need.
|得意な業界||Our Partner: Interac
ALTs with Link Interac (Interac) work in elementary, junior high, and senior high schools throughout Japan. The job is two-fold: language instructor and cultural ambassador, and a successful Interac ALT, is an expert at both.
|得意な専門職種||ALT - Assistant Language Teachers|
What's an ALT?
Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) is a title coined by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to describe native-level English speakers working in Japanese classrooms. Interac’s ALTs work in elementary, junior high, and high schools throughout Japan, with many teachers assigned to teach in at least two school levels. The most common situation is working as an ALT in elementary and junior high schools, with more time teaching spent at the junior high school level.
Your job as an ALT is two-fold: language instructor and cultural ambassador. These two aspects are inseparable, and you will become an expert in both after a comprehensive initial training program.
What will you do?
Your main duty as a language instructor is to help students better communicate through fun and engaging language lessons, utilizing level-appropriate teaching techniques and language that serves to motivate and guide your students. You will also participate in extracurricular activities as directed by Interac and be involved in ongoing training sessions and meetings.
You will also serve as an ambassador who promotes cultural understanding and international communication. More than just teaching, your position is based upon the idea that you are a window to the world for your students and community, someone friendly, approachable, helpful, caring, and understanding – an encourager and facilitator.
As an Interac ALT, you will be scheduled to teach approximately 20 to 25 classes, 45 to 50 minutes each, per week. Assignments are usually scheduled between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Weekends and evenings are usually free, as are public holidays. Weekend activities for which you might be assigned to include occasional school sports or culture days.
Our teachers will usually find themselves placed in elementary and junior high schools, or on occasion high schools, often leading the lesson in the primary (or T1) teaching position. You’ll be able to get a lot of experience preparing materials and activities, actually presenting the material and working through it with students. You can expect to have as few as two or three classes in a day or as many as five. Many teachers also rotate between schools during the week which makes for a change in scenery.
A major benefit of working with Interac in a public school is the valuable international working experience you’ll take with you wherever you go. Working in a Japanese public school teaches you about the local culture, and living in Japan gives you a chance to meet other teachers from across the globe.
Living and working in Japan as an Interac ALT can be the experience of a lifetime. Join us in this video about the past, present, and future of Interac. Learn about the support given to ALTs at the local level across Japan.