Why work for Borderlink?
Since we began in 2000, we have helped to make hundreds of
people’s dreams of coming to Japan a reality. You may be drawn to Japan out of a desire to see traditional temples or
the bustle of the city. With the support of the Borderlink staff and the warm
welcome of those at your school, you will form everlasting memories that
change your view of the world.
Inspire students and be changed in the process.
The minute you walk into your new school, you are greeted
with smiles from students and staff.
The students whisper in curiosity about where you are from, wanting
very much to know more about you.
You have the opportunity to inspire Japanese students to travel and
learn, and while you are trying to motivate them, you find yourself
inspired by them.
Once you have lived and worked in Japan, you will never look at
the world in the same way.
Meet people from around the globe.
If you have never lived away from your home country before,
Japan is a great place to start. Two out of one hundred people
in Japan are foreigners, and many of the comforts of
your home-country can be found here.
As you get adjusted to your new life, you will get the opportunity to
form friendships with not only Japanese people, but also ALTs from
other English-speaking countries.
As you probably already know, Japanese people have the reputation
of being incredibly welcoming and kind. “Omoiyari,” or having
regard for the thoughts and feelings of others, is one of
the cornerstones of Japanese culture.
Get help in moving and in day to day living.
We are here to help your adjustment to Japan
be a smooth one. From the start, we work very
closely with a realtor to help you find a residence,
and at our training sessions, provide you with
a detailed manual.
You will also be able to get help from peers,
experienced ALTs called Area Managers who
check in with you periodically and help you with
any on-going problems.
In the event of an emergency, our HR staff is
available 24 hours a day.
Grow as a teacher.
Borderlink provides several days of training for newly hired ALTs,
as well as additional training days set occasionally throughout
Training covers Japanese school culture, teaching techniques,
activities for the classroom, Japanese manners, Japanese language,
immigration issues, and health care.
At periodic ALT meetings, ALTs have the opportunity to speak to
other ALTs in their area, and get new ideas for their lessons, Share
teaching methods and / or discuss current teaching trends.
Here at Borderlink, we want you to enhance your teaching skill and
have meaningful experiences during your time at the schools.