ALT Agorà is the first national professional development event for ALTs (Assistant Language Teachers) looking to improve their skills.
ALT Agorà is a collective of ALTs coming from different backgrounds gathering together every month to exchange experiences, learn from each other and build a professional network.
The Ancient Agorà of Athens was the primary meeting ground for Athenians, where members of democracy congregated affairs of the state, where business was conducted, a place to hang out, and watch performers and listen to famous philosophers.
Whether you are on the JET program, directly hired in schools or working for a dispatch company, the goal of this initiative is to provide ALL ALTs in Japan the chance of a monthly session where to engage with other colleagues around the country and exchange ideas on specific topics.
Each month’s agorà will involve:
- a special guest will join us to share important insights that can help you better understand how important your job is in the classroom (10min session);
- Topic specific breakout rooms where to ask for help or share your experiences (40min session).
In 50 minutes you will have both the chance of hearing something new from experts and discuss topics of interest with other ALT colleagues based on the preferences expressed in each month’s event registration form.