2020 is winding down, and it's time to start thinking about the future. As the world begins to reopen and travel overseas becomes easier, teaching abroad is a viable and enriching path to follow. Becoming an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) is not just a great way to get started in Japan; it also offers something not every career path can: stability. There will always be a need for teachers in the world of public education, and ALTs play a vital role in the Japanese school curriculum. You can become an essential part of school life for the next generation, and we here at Borderlink, Inc. make it our business to help those who dream of pursuing this path.
● Opportunities for All!
If you're living overseas, we're ready to make your journey to Japan a simple and smooth one- and it's a journey that starts today! We have already begun recruiting for positions starting from spring 2021, and strongly encourage you to apply now! The window of opportunity will be closing before the end of this year, so get the ball rolling and get work lined up for the next one!
If you're already in Japan and looking to stay here from the spring, this opportunity is open to you as well, and we encourage you to apply early to secure work for the coming months. This includes current teachers looking for a change of scenery, and students currently in Japan expecting to graduate by March 2021. Even as you focus on your studies, you can get started on your post-graduate career in Japan!
And if you're in Japan holding a valid working visa and looking for work starting before Spring 2021, we have some positions in the Kansai region that are open right now! Please don't hesitate to let us know when applying to this advertisement if you are able to start before Spring 2021!
● Pre-Arrival Support for those Overseas
After passing the interview stage, successful candidates are given continuing direction and assistance- not just during the visa application process, but with everything from pre-departure specifics to advice on general life in Japan.
And this support continues over the months of preparation, so even if your first day stepping into school seems far away now, our team will help you feel like you're already on the road there.
● Who Are We Looking For?
In addition to the requirements stated at the top of this ad, successful applicants should have strong verbal and written communication skills, be in good health, and be an excellent team player. Japanese isn't required but is highly desired by many schools, so knowledge of the language or a willingness to learn is encouraged. The ability to drive in Japan is also highly sought-after and widens your range of possibilities.
● Benefits and Help with Accommodations
For those joining us from overseas, we offer extra support with arranging housing to make the process of getting settled in as streamlined as possible! Finding and renting an apartment can be one of the biggest hurdles when living abroad, but with many years of experience, we are able to make the process as simple and reasonable for you as can be! We also offer help with setting up a bank account, hassle-free visa support, and round-the-clock assistance so you can live and work comfortably!
Other benefits of being an ALT with Borderlink include year-round training (including orientation/initial training), access to teaching materials and our library of educational resources (worksheets, flashcards, etc.), free monthly consultation from veteran ALTs, a yearly calendar to help manage your schedule, paid holidays (as stipulated by the contract), possibility of contract renewal and/or advancement in the company based on performance and skills.
● Why be an ALT?
ALTs work regular school hours (usually between 8 AM to 5 PM) and enjoy free evenings, weekends and national holidays, plus school vacation periods. Overtime work is rare and you can enjoy a work-life balance that lets you grow professionally, while also having the time to explore and enjoy Japan and its culture. And when it comes to the job, if you're willing to learn and are open to new experiences, we can and want to help you! The schools and students we work with want the best, and we'll make sure you are the best!
● Apply Today!
Does this sound like the opportunity you've been seeking? Then what are you waiting for? Get on the road towards an exciting new future! Take that first step and apply today! Thank you for your interest in Borderlink. Let's believe in your possibility together, and make that dream a reality.
*Please note that as we receive a high number of applicants, only those who pass the initial screening will be contacted for an interview.
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