Why Be An ALT?
Working as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) is a highly rewarding experience where you are directly involved in the development of children while simultaneously enriching both your students' lives and yours. We feel providing a positive impression of English and foreign cultures today is just as important as developing the student's English language ability. ALTs inspire children to gain the confidence and desire to develop their dreams of tomorrow.
Though your time in the classroom and in school are always the main focus, it is not the only time ALTs can make an impact. The ALT experience also offers the opportunity of becoming a part of the local community. By participating in town festivals, local activities, and other events, the ALT can also provide a good impression of foreigners and foreign culture to all Japanese citizens.
As an ALT, you have the opportunity to be involved in various types of experiences, learning more about Japan, its language, culture, and making new friends along the way. It provides you a positive impression of Japan and a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will stay with you the rest of your life.
Read a few excerpts below from our ALTs: