- Be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Japan after their arrival; be motivated to participate in and initiate international exchange activities in the local community; make effort to study or continue studying the Japanese language prior to and after arriving in Japan.
- Uphold behaviour befitting civil servants.
- Be both mentally and physically healthy.
The Government of Japan is calling for applications from young South Africans who would like to spend at least one year in Japan as Assistant Language Instructors (ALTs) under a highly successful international exchange programme for university graduates.
Application for The Government of Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme 2020 for young Africans from South Africans is now open.
The Japan Exchange Teaching Programme by Government of Japan seeks to promote mutual understanding between South African youths and people of Japan and enhance internationalisation in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between the people of Japan and those of other nations.
Why Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme
The Government of Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme by Japan Government seeks to enhance internationalisation in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between the people of Japan and those of other nations. The Programme aims to enhance foreign language education and promote international exchange at the local level through the fostering of ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth alike.
The objectives of the Programme are being achieved by offering JET Programme participants (hereinafter, participants) the opportunity to serve in local authorities as well as public and private elementary, junior high and senior high schools in Japan.
Application Deadline: JET Programme Application closes NOVEMBER 8, 2019
Position and Duties
Participants engaged in language instruction. ALTs are placed mainly in local boards of education or publicly run elementary, junior high and senior high schools.
Participants who are mainly assigned to local boards of education or elementary, junior high or senior high schools are to carry out their duties as ALTs under the guidance of language teachers’ consultants or Japanese teachers of the foreign language as specified by the supervisor and/or principal of the board of education and/or school. The following is a general outline of duties, though they may vary from one contracting organisation to another.
1)Assistance in foreign language classes, etc. taught in junior and senior high schools.
2)Assistance in foreign language activities, etc. in elementary schools.
3)Assistance in preparation of materials for teaching a foreign language.
4)Assistance in language training of teachers of a foreign language, etc.
5)Assistance in extracurricular activities and club activities.
6)Provision of information on language and other related subjects for people such as teachers’ consultants and foreign language teachers (e.g. word usage, pronunciation, etc.).
7)Assistance in foreign language speech contests.
8)Engagement in local international exchange activities.
9)Other duties as specified by the contracting organisation.
PLEASE COURIER (WITH A TRACKING NUMBER) OR HAND DELIVER YOUR COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE TO:
EMBASSY OF JAPAN
259 BAINES STREET
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 8, 2019 (APPLICATIONS MUST ARRIVE AT THE EMBASSY OF JAPAN BY THIS DATE)
RESULTS: Successful and Unsuccessful Applicants will be contacted by e-mail – Please DO NOT contact the Embassy of Japan to enquire about the outcome of your application.
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