Tyler Sister City: Yachiyo, Japan
Yachiyo Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) Program
The University of Texas at Tyler collaborates with Tyler Sister Cities to alert graduates about an amazing English language teaching opportunity in Tyler's Sister City of Yachiyo, Japan. The employer for the position is the Yachiyo Education Board and therefore the program is organized and run by the city leadership of Yachiyo, Japan. Neither Tyler Sister Cities nor the University of Texas at Tyler are involved in establishing the employment criteria or making decisions about the hiring of their teachers; rather we assist the City of Yachiyo by taking the time to meet with prospective teachers to explain (in English) all the details associated with the teaching opportunity. In addition, we assist applicants by providing them with information about the opportunity and also forward completed application materials to Japan. Tyler Sister Cities covers the cost to send application materials to the Board of Education in the City of Yachiyo.
The Yachiyo City Assistant Language Teacher program is open only to female college graduates (since teaching includes working in girl's schools). Yachiyo City places a priority on graduates with degrees in education, English, Asian studies or other relevant areas. ALT's teach English to students at various grade levels and schools throughout Yachiyo, Japan. Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) receive:
- Paid Vacation Time;
- A Subsidized Apartment;
- Round-trip Airfare to Japan; and
- A Bicycle for Local Transportation.
Past ALTs have successfully extended their yearlong contracts for up to four (4) years in order to continue teaching and experiencing the culture of Yachiyo and the surrounding area. UT Tyler's Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) offers internship opportunities for potential teachers interested in gaining more experience working with English language learners prior to applying and also provides access to Japanese language programs in the IELI language lab as well.
To obtain application forms, please contact ALT-SisterCity@uttyler.edu.