tslei wrote:Hmmm.. this link http://ajet.net/outstanding-educators-p ... ticipants/ says that newly accepted JETs can apply, whereas this link http://www.jetprogramme.org/e/news/tefl.html states the eligibility criteria is for the applicant to be 'Be scheduled for reappointment in 2012-2013'
Both links are for different things.
The first link is a discount on the TEFL course offered to all JET participants by ITTT. You can find more info about ITTT at their website http://www.teflonline.net/. Seems that all you need is a JET number, so you can apply for it now if you think it'll be useful.
The second link is a grant given to current JETs who are recontracting and planning to do an online TEFL course. That probably means you can sign up for it next year if you recontract.
The best scenario would be to get the grant for next year to take the ITTT course to save money! lol
I have a couple of textbooks and some notes from my CELTA course, so if anyone wants to take a look at them, I can bring them for a meetup or something.