I worked at Altia Central full-time (Less than a year)
Altia Central provides training and teaching materials as part of a week-long intensive training session. The Altia Central staff is helpful and supportive of their ALTs. Altia Central provides its ALTs with more than enough media and flashcards to assist with lesson planning, and entertaining a classroom of middle school or elementary school students.
Altia Central has an obligation to send you to a location based on the needs of the various boards or education in central Japan, so some rural positions are quite unappealing. Vehicles are not provided for some rural positions
Advice to Management
My advice to the management would be to spend more time assisting ALTs in rural places where public transportation is less reliable.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Altia Central.
Fairly easy interview. It was about 1 hour long and the interviewer was very nice. It was a very relaxed interview and half of it was asking the interviewer questions. The interviewer seemed pleased with my lesson plan and overall interview and said that HR will contact me within a couple of days. Well they never contacted me, so I guessed it didn't work out for me.
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