The Japan Exchange and Teaching – JET – Programme, an official Japanese Government scheme, sends graduates to Japan in order to promote international understanding at grass-roots level and to improve foreign language teaching in schools.
Essentially the Jet Programme recruits Assistant Language Teachers to work in a Japanese Secondary School or local Board of Education. Typically you would:
Spend 15-20 hours a week team-teaching or helping with classes taught by Japanese Teachers of English (JTEs)
Assist in the preparation of teaching materials
Take part in school extra-curricular activities
Promote communicative language-learning in the classroom
You can find out about the opportunity at www.jet-uk.org. You will need to apply by 6:00pm on the final Friday in November.
If you’re interested in TEFL teaching, here are some possible sources for vacancies:
BridgeTEFLEnglish language teaching jobs – search by country
British Council Language AssistantsWorking with partner organisations overseas and providing opportunities for young people to work as language assistants both in the UK and in fourteen countries around the world
ESL Jobs WorldConnects teachers of English with employers worldwide and has job listings for teaching English abroad
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This is a chance to experience Korean culture and life style and to contribute to the enhancement of English education in Korea. You’ll receive a Korean government scholarship and teach English in classes of Korean elementary schools. You should be an undergraduate student.
Also look at the EPIK opportunity – an opportunity for graduates to take up a professional teaching position in Korea.
Both TaLK and EPIK are established national programs supported by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.