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(From The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily Yomiuri)
Overall quality of ALTs declines despite increased demand
The quality of assistant language teachers (ALT) introduced by the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program to municipalities for their public primary, middle and high schools has declined, despite a growing demand for such teachers, according to sources close to JET.
A lack of interest in the JET program as a means of finding jobs among English-speaking countries, including the United States, has resulted in a low number of applications for the job, a factor believed to be behind the falling quality of ALTs.
The Foreign …