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Teach English in Japan - 2013 JET Programme Info Session


Wed 26 Sep 2012, 12:30pm–1:30pm

Where: Massey University, Wallace St, Mt Cook, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

The 2013 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme

Are you:
- A New Zealand citizen with a degree or a 3 year teaching diploma?
- Interested in young people and keen to teach English in Japan?
- Interested in Japan?
- Interested in international activities?

Come along to this 2013 JET Programme information session.

Place: Massey University (Wellington campus)
When: Wednesday, 26 September, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Room: 4B06
Map: (

Positions available:
Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)
ALTs help the Japanese foreign language teachers in class and assist in preparing teaching materials and class activities. They may assist in English language clubs and other extra-curricular activities. Knowledge of Japanese is not required to be an ALT.

Coordinator for International Relations (CIR)
CIRs work in local government offices and are involved in international activities which might include editing publications, translation work, advising on the planning and implementation of exchange programmes, and interpreting at international events. A functional knowledge of written and spoken Japanese is needed to be a CIR.

The JET Programme
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme was established by the Japanese Government in 1987 to enhance internationalisation in Japan, by promoting mutual understanding between the people of Japan and those of other nations. It aims to enhance foreign language education in Japan, and to promote international exchange at the local level through fostering ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth. New Zealand was one of the four original countries invited to participate.

In 2012 so far, the Programme included 4,360 participants from 40 countries, including 248 from New Zealand in locations throughout Japan. Since 1987, over 2,700 New Zealanders have participated on the JET Programme.

The JET Programme has opportunities for degree qualified graduates to work either as Assistant Language Teachers (ALT) in primary and secondary schools, or Coordinators for International Relations (CIR) in selected local government offices in Japan. Remuneration is 3,360,000 yen per annum and airfares to and from Japan will be provided. Remuneration increases with reappointment.

Applications will open in October 2012 and close 5pm December 5 2012.

To apply for the JET Programme in New Zealand, candidates must be New Zealand citizens. They must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree or three-year teaching diploma by 10 April 2013 for those who will depart in April (only a few people), and by 28 July 2013 for those who will depart with Group B (which is the main group), and arrive on the 4th of August.

Interviews will likely be held in the first week of February for those who pass the first stage (written assessment), in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Enquiries are welcome at:
Japan Information & Cultural Centre (JICC)
Embassy of Japan
(Level 18, The Majestic Centre, 100 Willis Street)
Tel: (04) 495 8333

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