Zoe Ward, a WKU senior from Frankfort, Ky., was not long ago awarded acceptance into the Japan Trade and Teaching (JET) System. The JET program is a aggressive employment opportunity that lets young industry experts to operate as Assistant Language Lecturers in colleges through Japan. It is a very competitive program that selects only the very best candidates to depict America in this situation. By this software, Zoe, who is a Spanish and Biology double major at WKU, will have the option to perform alongside indigenous Japanese speakers and teach pupils in Japan how to speak English.
Zoe discovered about the JET Application via her Japanese 201 course in the slide 2022 semester, and she made a decision to go after this interesting opportunity. She is thankful for the Present day Languages Office and Mr. Paul Collins for generating her knowledgeable of this opportunity, encouraging her to pursue her plans, and making ready her for potential success.
Presently, Zoe does not know specifically in which she will be positioned in Japan or in what environment she will operate. Irrespective of the place she is positioned, she will be working as an assistant language trainer assisting indigenous Japanese English lecturers to instruct English. The JET System values indigenous English speakers’ views in the course of action of understanding English, and Zoe is enthusiastic for this possibility to reside overseas and make improvements to her foreign language capabilities.
Zoe will depart from the United States in July, and she will devote an overall educational yr overseas in Japan. At the conclusion of the 12 months, she will have the chance to renew her agreement, but she designs to return to the United States to finish graduate school. She hopes to turn into an ornithologist right after completing graduate school.
We are really very pleased of Zoe and all that she has attained. Acceptance into the JET system is a prestigious honor, and we know she well excel in this function.