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Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
1987
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Education
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Working at JET Program

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program seeks to help enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. The program also aims to improve foreign language education in Japan and to encourage international exchange at the ... Read more

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    I worked at JET Program full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to live and work in Japan. Students are great, teachers are also usually great, and you have a lot of opportunities to improve your Japanese language skills. My experience was 10x better than I imagined going in, so I can't recommend this program enough.

    Cons

    The program can be difficult for some, especially those who can't speak Japanese. There is also a lot of unstructured time involved, and occasionally teachers can be stubborn.

    Advice to Management

    More structure for ALTs to allow them to contribute more to their school communities might be useful.

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JET Program Photos

JET Program photo of: The majority of ALTs are placed in junior high schools. Here, a JET poses with his English class.
JET Program photo of: JET Programme Pre-Departure Seminar NYC (Photo thanks to Flickr user leesean, available under by-nc-sa v2.0)
JET Program photo of: JET Programme Pre-Departure Seminar NYC (2) (Photo thanks to Flickr user leesean, available under by-nc-sa v2.0)
JET Program photo of: JET Programme Pre-Departure Seminar NYC (3) (Photo thanks to Flickr user leesean, available under by-nc-sa v2.0)
JET Program photo of: Learning about and experiencing traditional Japan is one of the many benefits to working on the JET Program. An ancient pagoda on the island of Kyushu is pictured here.
JET Program photo of: JET participants are encouraged to get involved in student life outside the classroom, including field trips, sports day, and culture festivals.
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JET Program Interviews

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    Assistant Language Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at JET Program (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    Difficult, but not impossible, do your research, be prepared, dress your best. They'll quiz you on the basics of being a teacher to find out if you can cut it.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you teach a lesson on American Culture?   1 Answer
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