13 Dec Asia Pacific Studies Graduate selected as a ALT in the JET Programme
Asia Pacific Studies Graduate selected as a ALT in the JET Programme.
Graduate of our Asia Pacific Studies course, Grace Varty, has been selected as a Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Japanese schools as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme. Congratulations Grace!
Read about it below.
“The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme. It offers graduates an opportunity to become an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Japanese schools. As an ALT, you help deliver English language classes at the schools while promoting intercultural exchange through immersing yourself in Japanese community life. Two roles, one job – and an exciting opportunity.
I was restless, with a recently completed postgraduate degree and a long-nurtured love of Japan that I hoped to turn into an education-related career. Professionally and personally, JET appealed to me. I could return to Japan, learn and develop my Japan-related skills – and I could explore my growing interest in teaching. JET offers so much of what I cherished during my university years and undergraduate year abroad. It is a chance to meet and connect with others, and to grow as a person. I could live in a Japanese community, and endeavour both to contribute and listen while there. Also, I would be able to represent the UK, and help to share how much fun learning can be.
It means so much to have been selected as a JET ALT. I’m very grateful, and I’m looking forward to doing the best I can in this job!”
Grace Varty, Graduate of Asia Pacific Studies at the University of Central Lancashire