Interac Japan FAQs – Their Salary, Application Process & More
Interested in becoming an ALT with Interac Japan? Here’s everything you need to know about Interac, from how to apply to the basic requirements for an Interac job.
Who are Interac Japan?
Founded in 1972, Interac is the largest private provider of ALTs (Assistant Language Teachers) to Japanese public schools. ALTs with Interac works in elementary, junior high, and senior high schools throughout Japan.
Interac’s mission is:
“Through providing “whole person” educational services that enrich the hearts, minds, and lives of people of all ages, we will achieve a more meaningful society. By promoting a deeper understanding of the world’s languages, cultures, and learning, we will contribute to more harmonious and closely knit relations among all people.”
Interac is one of the largest non-government employers of foreign nationals in Japan, employing nearly 3,500 staff in Japan across a network of 13 offices. Around 3,200 of these employees are non-Japanese.
Interac began as a provider of corporate educational services but from the mid-nineties began providing ALTs and education-related services to Japanese local governments.
Quick Facts about Interac
What does an Interac ALT do?
- Plan, produce, and deliver engaging language lessons based on the national MEXT curriculum, using approved textbooks, worksheets, and other materials.
- Communicate in English with students both inside and outside of the classroom.
- Provide valuable cultural insight into other cultures as a cultural ambassador.
- Participate in extracurricular activities as directed by Interac.
- Participate in ongoing training sessions and meetings, and other local activities.
What do I need to work for Interac in Japan?
As well as having the mental aptitude and a desire for the challenge of living and working overseas, to be eligible to become an Interac ALT, you must:
- Be a native-level speaker of English
- Have received an education conducted in English for at least 12 years
- Have at least a bachelor’s degree in any subject from an accredited university
- Be a team-player that is professional, flexible, cheerful, and energetic
- Be under 60 years of age
While not required, it helps your chances if you:
- Hold a driver’s license
- Have teaching experience
- Have a teaching qualification, e.g., CELTA, DELTA, and TEFL
- Have studied a second language at school or university
- Can speak some basic Japanese
Initial Money Requirements
For recruits arriving from overseas, you will need to have approximately 500,000 yen available to you in accessible cash (i.e. not credit card!) so you can cover costs associated with setting up your apartment and sustain yourself until the first payday.
For Domestic Applicants
If you currently reside in Japan you must hold a valid residence/visa status that allows you to live and work in Japan and possess a valid resident card or Certificate of Alien Registration (“gaijin card”) in addition to the base requirements. The main status of residence required to be an Interac ALT is Instructor, however you can also work if you hold a Permanent Resident, Spouse or Child of a Japanese National, Spouse or Child of a Permanent Resident, Special Permanent Resident, and Long Term Resident status.
Interac Salary & Conditions – what can I expect?
Interac offer a gross annual salary of approximately ￥2.4 – ￥2.7 million per year.
You will work at Interac for a contract of one-year
Weekdays between 8:00am and 5:00pm.
Holidays and Leave
Obon (summer), New Year’s holidays, national holidays, and paid leave.
Visa sponsorship available (Applicants must meet all Immigration requirements)
Initial training and regular on-going training provided.
Commuting expenses reimbursed.
Enrollment in Japanese insurance system.
Opportunities for promotion exist at Interac.
How do I interview for an Interac job?
You can apply for Interac jobs in Japan through Link Japan Careers. We can give you advice about the Interac application process, and help you have a successful Interac interview.
Interac Japan Address & Contact Details
Interac has 13 locations in Japan, including in Tokyo, Fukuoka and Sapporo.
Interac Head Office Address
Ginza Six 12F, 6-10-1 Ginza,
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
銀座6-10-1 GINZA SIX 12階
Interac Phone Number
Your FAQs about Interac Japan answered
For Philippine nationals, the ability to recruit is limited by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) regulations for Filipino Overseas Workers (FOW). If you are a FOW, you will need to contact Interac’s POEA agent in the Philippines.