The ALT Wiki is a site for ALT's created by ALT's.

Mission Statement:

To build an accessible source of information that helpful and educational to potential or current (assistant) language teachers, and others undertaking the "Live and Work in Japan" experience.


People helping people - it's powerful stuff.

We want to help you with information that can help make your experience in Japan easier and better. And we know a few of you will also want to help others, and if that's you, please sign up!

How can I help?

ALT Wiki is for ALT's, by ALT's. If you have a few things you want to write about and share with lots of other ALT's who read this Wiki, just sign up and get writing!

If you decide you'd like to contribute, you can help us in these ways.

  • Add content
    • Write an article
    • Add your own original images
    • Become an editor and add to or correct articles
  • Promote with links and word of mouth - invite your friends
  • And any other way you can think

Get Paid for Writing

If you'd like to get paid for your contributions to ALT Wiki, we are now offering payment via PayPal for your writing.

Writing we want:

And anything else that might be of interest to anyone living/working in Japan, especially ALT's. Whenever possible, including your own photos is requested.

We will pay:

  • $4 per article for your first 5 articles.
    This is the evaluation period. You should submit articles one at a time. If your writing makes the cut, we will request additional articles.
  • $10 per article thereafter.
    If your writing is really looking good, we'll continue to request additional articles and increase the rate.

To get started, please sign up, submit an article for feedback.

To submit an article: once signed in, click "Write a new article" under "Logged in" in the main menu.

To ensure your submission is reviewed in a timely manner, send Sam a message at:


Guest Posts

We also welcome guest posts that link back to your website or blog. All guest writing should be relevant to this site's audience. Here's an example of a guest post.

About ALT Wiki

The goal of this site is to share and find any helpful, insightful or inspiring information that can help people teaching English in Japan.

The spirit of this site is to be collaborative and open.