Written by: Zhafira Aqyla
To overcome this issue, the city halls of each region usually seek a native interpreter to sit in the class with the children once a week until they fully adapt to the Japanese language. The interpreter’s job is to make sure the children can understand instructions given in the classrooms, such as taking notes or cutting down papers.
This can be a perfect part-time opportunity for you especially if you are good at speaking Japanese. In addition to interpreting for students in the classroom, you may also be asked to interpret in the parent-teacher meetings for parents who do not speak Japanese well. Especially for Muslim families, you will often be asked to inform the teachers about students’ necessity to pray in the afternoon or the need to fast during Ramadhan.
Since interpreting service is an extremely important job, the salary can range from 2,000 yen per hour to 5,000 yen per day. For comparison, a waitressing job usually pays around 1000 yen per hour.
To apply for this job, reach out to your local city hall and tell them you are eligible for the service. This way, even if they do not need you at the moment, they will make sure to reach out to you once the service comes in need.
Check your local city hall now and we hope this helps!