Please check this feedback from our current and former ALTs to get a glimpse of the ALT experience!
You will definitely find work at a Japanese school an interesting and fulfilling experience.
I think that this job has a lot of rewarding things about it. For example, in the case of elementary school, the children are brimming with energy and open to exciting and new things. It's fun for both the teacher and the students to do even simple things together and explore the world through English. For junior high, you are hopefully able to instill an interest of English, while preparing the students for high school and beyond. Junior high school is also fun, but more difficult to teach than elementary. Whether you stay for just a year, or plan on living here, you will definitely find work at a Japanese school an interesting and fulfilling experience.
My experience here has been an extremely positive one.
Heart Corporation has offered me such a fantastic chance and opportunity to begin a new chapter in my life here in Japan. Previously coming from a job in Shanghai, I have found life here in Japan easier to adjust to thanks to the aid I've received from Heart. The staff are very kind and helpful and always respond to my questions with helpful advice. My coordinator is very friendly and I feel comfortable when speaking with him as well as the staff in general at Heart. So far my experience here has been an extremely positive one and I'm excited to see what's to come in the future.
Heart Corporation helped me to widen my horizon as a teacher.
Heart Corporation helped me to widen my horizon as a teacher. I had been teaching high school students in my country and had zero experience in handling younger students. I was afraid when I was deployed to elementary schools in Japan. Handling pupils was not my cup of tea due to their active nature. However, my perspective changed! It was actually fulfilling and fun. There were no dull moments teaching the kids. I got to sing and dance and play with them which I never thought I could. I thought it would be dreadful to teach elementary students. It just turned out the exact opposite. Thank you Heart Co. for helping me experience those wonderful moments and for helping me grow as a teacher.
Efren (The Philippines)