The ALT Handbook is one of the core JET Programme publications produced by CLAIR. Its purpose is to provide information for JET participants on teaching in Japan and how to adapt to their workplace.
Previously known as the Resource Materials and Teaching Handbook, the ALT Handbook and the complimentary Teaching Materials Collection are a compilation of information handed down by former and present JET participants. CLAIR has compiled these resources including teaching ideas, activity reports and more, to assist JET participants in their daily work.
Teaching Materials Collection
The Teaching Materials Collection is a compilation of teaching resources handed down by current and former JET participants. It comprises a number of teaching activities and games that have worked well for ALTs and can hopefully help you with your everyday work as an ALT in Japan.
While many Japanese people may know the word “ALT,” comparatively few are aware of the JET Programme and the fact that it places ALTs in schools all over Japan.
In order to spread awareness of the JET Programme and its near 30 years of history, the CLAIR staff have created a set of basic JET Programme Introduction Tools for use in your self-introduction. These tools can be used as is, or modified by you to match your audience (students, school staff, parents/guardians, members of the local community, etc.). The PDF files of the PowerPoint can be printed out and used as handouts.
Also, please feel free to make use of the outline of important points about the JET Programme and the list of useful English and Japanese words and phrases included here as a Word file.
Junior High School
Senior High School
CLAIR provides the CIR Handbook to all CIRs participants on the JET Programme. The CIR Handbook is designed to provide CIRs with guidance and information for day to day life in a Japanese office, and also to provide ideas and examples of projects that other CIRs have successfully done.
The CIR Handbook provides real examples of events, projects, courses, proposals and many other aspects of CIR work.
Because the information provided in the CIR Handbook is all work of current or former CIRs, or contracting organisations supervisors, it is an indispensable resource. The varied nature of CIR duties make the ideas and examples provided within even more helpful to CIRs.
Created as a guide for Sports Exchange Advisors, the SEA Handbook features techniques that SEAs can use both on and off the field.
This handbook contains useful information on the state of sports in schools, advice about coaching school sports teams and public teams, life in Japan and Japanese language study.
SEAs come from many different countries and specialise in a variety of sports, but the articles and ideas in this handbook are applicable to everyone. CLAIR hopes that SEAs make use of this handbook to prepare for their work and lives in Japan.