JET Tokyo Orientation (A) 2011

On Monday the 25th June, the JET Programme welcomed this year’s new JET participants at Keio Plaza, Shinjuku.  John Finucane, an  SCE member representing the Japanese Association for Language Teaching (JALT), gave a presentation at the invitation of the Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching (AJET).

John Finucane (SCE, JALT): The JET Programme as a Springboard into a Career in Teaching

Abstract: Interested in a career in teaching? Find out what to do now, what to do next and what opportunities the JET Programme offers to aspiring teaching professionals.

The JET Programme is a large-scale exchange programme administered by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIR), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) in Japan.  The JET Programme aims to promote internationalisation in Japan’s local communities by improving foreign language education and developing international exchange at the community level.

The Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching (AJET) is a group set up by and administered by participants in the JET program.  The primary purpose of AJET is to facilitate a successful working relationship between JET Programme sponsors and participants.

The Japan Association of Language Teaching (JALT) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the improvement of language teaching and learning both within Japan and internationally.  JALT has nearly 3,000 members, with 35 chapters and 26 special interest groups.  Omiya JALT is a JALT Chapter.