CLAIR Launches Grant System for TEFL Certification

CLAIRYou took the surveys, your voice was heard!

Based on the January 2010 Opinion Exchange, in which National AJET reported that JETs had a high interest in obtaining TEFL certification while on the JET Programme, CLAIR has decided to award JET Programme participants partial grants towards furthering their careers in education. Below is CLAIR’s summary of the award system, which can be found on their website here.

CLAIR will be providing partial grants to selected JET participants who wish to improve their English teaching skills by obtaining online certification for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). CLAIR is now accepting applications for this grant. Please see the details below.

If you are interested, please carefully read the attached guidelines, fill in the application form and submit it to your supervisor at your contracting organisation no later than 22 July 2011.

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants
1) Current JET Programme participants whose main duties are to assist in language teaching
2) Who are scheduled for reappointment in 2011-2012

Courses
1) For certification of 100 hours or more.
2) Online.
3) Start after grant approval and be completed before mid-January.

Number of Grants
Grants of up to 15,000 Yen will be given to 100 eligible applicants upon completion of a course that meets the aforementioned criteria.
If the number of eligible applicants exceeds 100, successful applicants will be selected by CLAIR.

Application Procedures
Eligible JET Programme participants must complete the Grant Application Form (Form 1) and submit it to their supervisor at their contracting organisation.

Download the TEFL Grant Application Pack (link to zip file)

Supervisors will review application forms, complete the fields pertaining to contracting organisations and then submit application forms to CLAIR.

Application Deadline
Eligible JET Programme participants must submit their application to their contracting organisations by Friday, 22 July 2011.
* Applications submitted directly to CLAIR will not be accepted.

Notification of Selection
All applicants will be notified of the results of selection in mid-August

Inquiries
Please direct questions to your supervisor, the JETLINE (03-5213-1729, from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 until 17:45) or JETMAIL () with “TEFL Certification Grant” in the subject line.