Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association

Yokkaichi English Fellows (YEF Program)

One of the highlights of the Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association is the Yokkaichi English Fellows (YEF) program. This very successful program provides an opportunity for LBUSD teachers or Cal State Long Beach graduates to serve for two years as assistant language teachers at the elementary and middle school levels in Yokkaichi, Japan.

This is an English immersion program for the students. Speaking Japanese is not required.

Selected teachers or new graduates will work at a paid position in the Yokkaichi School System for two years. A total of seven YEFs are at the school system each year and are replaced on a rotating basis so that the 2nd year YEFs may assist the new arrivals.
 

YEFNewsletter

Read the newsletters written by David Hayter and designed by Victor Nguyen, YEFs now teaching  in Yokkaichi.  In creating the inaugural issue, says David, “This is the first issue of what we hope will be many newsletters to come. Our goal is to help spread information about living and working in Yokkaichi. On behalf of myself and the current YEFs, we thank you for reading and we hope that you enjoy it!”

Click on the links to read the YEF Newsletters:
Spring 2016
Summer 2016

Welcome to Yokkaichi

Watch the video above, “Welcome to Yokkaichi”, created by Yokkaichi English Fellows in Japan. This video introduces the Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City English Fellowship Program and shows what participants can expect from their first day arriving into the city.

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YEF David Hayter with his students.

2015 YEF Christmas Card

Yokkaichi City Board of Education and 2015 YEF Assistant Teachers

APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE!
CLICK ON THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM.

IMPORTANT DATES

March 16, 2017
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earn more from a YEF alumni at the Information Meeting: 3:00 -  4:00pm, Career Development Center, BH 248

March 24, 2017
APPLICATIONS DUE to the Education Abroad Office, BH 201 no later than 4:00pm.

April 6, 2017
Interviews will be held with the committee Barrett Athletic Administration Building.
Time:  8:30am – 4:00pm.

End of May 2017
Applicant decision is made by the Yokkaichi Board of Education.

July 30, 2017
Fly to Japan

August 1, 2017
YEF Contract begins.

*** Important! ***
Please Click “Becoming a YEF”, Download and Read.

YEF APPLICATION FORM & INSTRUCTIONS

APPLICATION FORM:
1. 
Type and submit completed YEF application by the deadline. Be sure to include a recent color photo of yourself in the upper right hand corner of the first page.

2.  Attach an updated resume outlining your prior work history and skills. Please include any experience or certifications you may have relating to education. Be sure to note your knowledge of computers.

3.  Attach one letter of recommendation with your application. This letter should be from a faculty member familiar with your work in class or from an employer who has supervised you in work relevant to the duties of the position in Yokkaichi. The letter should address your character and discuss your suitability for work in Japan, and any relevant experience you have had.

4.  Attach original copies of all college level transcripts.

5.  Obtain a current police report clearance letter from a local police station.

6.  Submit a copy of the photo page in your current valid U.S. passport.

Applications and all supporting materials should be submitted no later than 4:00pm on March 24, 2017. On April 6, 2017, selected applicants will be interviewed by representatives from the Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association. These interviews will be videotaped.  The Superintendent of the Yokkaichi Board of Education will make the final decision. Successful candidates must provide a health clearance prior to  leaving  the  United  States. Applicants should not have any serious allergies or life-threatening medical conditions. More details will be given with the announcement of the results of final YEF selection.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2017 YEF APPLICATION FORM