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2012 JET Programme Information Session

2012 JET Programme Information Session

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  • Fri 18 Nov ’11, 6:00pm – 7:00pm


Embassy of Japan, Level 18, 100 Willis Street, Wellington


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

2012 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?

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 2011, the Programme included 4,330 participants from 39 countries, including 226 from New Zealand in locations throughout Japan. To date, more than 2,500 New Zealanders have participated in the 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 opened in October 2011 and close at 12pm, Wednesday, 30 November 2011.

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 mid April 2012 for those who will depart in April, and by 30 July 2012 for those who will depart in late July/early August. The main group departs in late July/early August.

Interviews will be held in the week starting January 30 2012 for those who pass the first stage (written assessment).

Further information can be found at:

Come along to the 2012 JET Programme information session on November 18, from 6pm at the Embassy of Japan (level 18, Majestic Centre).

Enquiries are welcomed at:
Japan Information & Cultural Centre
Embassy of Japan
(Level 18, The Majestic Centre, 100 Willis Street)
PO Box 6340
Marion Square
Wellington 6141
Tel: (04) 495 8333
Email: japan.cul@eoj.org.nz

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