Teach in Japan
as an Assistant Language Teacher

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01. What is "Assistant Language Teacher"?

Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) work concerns the internationalization of Japanese youth. Not only teaching English in school but also participation in school activities, events, clubs, etc.


  • Team teach in elementary, junior high, and high schools with Japanese teachers

  • Share your culture and other world cultures

  • Play with students inside and outside the classroom

  • Join clubs like kendo, judo, art, baseball, soccer

  • Help students with light cleaning of the school

  • Help out with sports days and school festivals

  • Basically, Monday to Friday, finishing in early evening

02. Where is Your Workplace?

Elementary Schools

  • Lead lessons with the assistance of a Homeroom Teacher (HRT). The HRT takes care of students and the ALT focuses on the lesson.
  • Make lesson plans
  • Eat school lunch with students
  • Socialize and play during recess

02. Where is Your Workplace?

Junior High & High Schools

  • Japanese Teachers of English (JTE) lead the class and the ALT assists
  • Think of fun games and activities for class
  • Make worksheets
  • Check notebooks, tests, etc.
  • Eat school lunch with students
  • Socialize and play with students during lunch breaks

03. Benefits

  • Visa sponsorship
  • Aid securing accommodations
  • Car rental for positions that require driving
  • Lengthy vacations
  • No limit on contract renewals
  • Possibility of advancement within the company or in other industries in Japan

04. Requirements

  • Native-level English usage
  • BA/BS degree, its equivalent, or higher
  • Real enjoyment in working with children
  • Japanese ability preferred
  • Some teaching experience or experience working with kids

05. Basic conditions

  • Positions
    Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Ibaraki, Chiba, Tochigi, Gunma, Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Fukushima, Miyagi Prefecture
    The ALT cooperates with the Japanese teacher to teach together.
  • Schools
    Elementary school,
    Junior High School,
    High school,
    and Kindergarten
  • Total yearly working days
    180-200 days, M-F
  • Usual holiday period
    late July-August,
    late December-early January
  • Working hours
    within 8:00-17:00
    (6-7 hours work / day)
  • Salary
    $18,000-20,000 / year
    ($85-110 / day)
* depending on the contract specifics of each city, these conditions may be changed
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