TEFL Certification in Japan
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TEFL Courses in Tokyo | Japan

Our tefl training center in Tokyo represents the best opportunity to experience all that Japan’s dynamic and exciting capital city has to offer. Once the course is finished, graduates will become certified esl teachers and we’ll help each and every one of them take advantage of the wonderful employment opportunities in Japan, Asia or the rest of the world.

Thoughts of Japan conjure up images of huge sumo wrestlers, beautiful geishas, colorful fresh sushi, as well as welcoming locals. This island nation is where temples, mountains and other natural wonders jut up against the most modern urban metropolis on the planet. The large islands of Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku combine to offer you one of the most geographically and culturally unique experiences of one’s life.

The job market for teachers in Japan is great for those who hold tefl certification. Jobs in most areas are plentiful so whether you want to work with adults in a business setting, or with children in a school setting, we’re prepared to help graduates find a position with great pay and excellent benefits.

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Look beyond the borders of Tokyo and you’ll discover a world of calm, where temples, shrines, wooden houses and bonsai trees represent Japan’s patience and charm.

It seems like nearly every day in Japan sees the passing of another day of religious significance. The result of this means there are plenty of opportunities to gain insight into local customs and cultures where locals pay homage and find strength though strong spiritual beliefs.

In Tokyo, there is very little crime and a huge potential for fun. Conveniences of efficient shops and public transport that runs like clockwork are everywhere. Many Japanese nationals are friendly, fashionable and eager to share their culture with those who are willing to learn. The food is excellent, the streets are spotless and the entertainment is out of this world.

Lifetime Job Support

In addition to certifying trainees as tefl teachers, we also offer worldwide lifetime job support so we can help course graduates find teaching work in japan or anywhere else there is demand for qualified efl teachers.

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apply now, and you could soon be living and teaching in the dynamic capital city of Tokyo.

The page links below will direct you to helpful information about accommodation, course fees, starting dates and more. We encourage you to read over those pages and contact us with any further questions you may have. If we’re online, please feel free to open up a chat line and we’ll answer your questions immediately.

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The School

Our TEFL training center in Tokyo is everything one would expect from a course held in the heart of Japan. It’s modern, impeccably maintained, yet has a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

The facility is located only a 15-minute walk from JR Kanamachi and Keisei Kanamachi stations. Tokyo’s subway system supports the entire city and we have one stop located very near the school. This system can whisk you away to the world-famous Shinto Pagoda, the dazzling glamour of Ginza Strip or anywhere in between.

With the help of our experienced training staff, you’ll deliver lessons to real EFL students who do not speak English as their native language. Students are enthusiastic and provide a supportive environment in which to learn the skills needed to become an effective teacher. In addition to the trainers and students, our office staff are helpful, diligent and will make every effort to help you throughout your training.

On the weekends you can ride the famous bullet train out of Tokyo and into Japan’s quiet countryside in less than two hours. Once you’ve recharged your batteries, you can head back into where all the fun is—at your TEFL training center of course.

If you have any questions concerning our center in Tokyo, please feel free to chat with us online by opening a chat line. If we are not available, please contact us.

Accommodation

The TEFL certification course in Tokyo offers several types of accommodation for course trainees:

  • Guest House (US$ 520 – 1,490) – very much like a hostel setting and great for those looking to mingle with fellow travelers.
  • Shared Room (US$ 481) – this is based on two or three trainees sharing a guest house room.*
  • Dormitory (US$ 457) – based on four or more people sharing a large room.*

* All prices quoted above are for the duration of the course. Once you confirm your place on the course by completing your deposit payment, our staff will help you reserve your accommodation.

If you have any questions concerning accommodation, please feel free to chat with us online by opening a chat line. If we are not available, please contact us.

Course dates

2019

  • 29 July 2019 - 16 August
  • 2 September 2019 - 27 September
  • 30 September 2019 - 25 October
  • 28 October 2019 - 22 November

2020

  • 6 January 2020 - 31 January
  • 3 February 2020 - 28 February
  • 2 March 2020 - 27 March
  • 30 March 2020 - 24 April
  • 4 May 2020 - 29 April
  • 1 June 2020 - 26 June
  • 29 June 2020 - 24 July
  • 3 August 2020 - 21 August
  • 7 September 2020 - 2 October
  • 5 October 2020 - 30 October
  • 2 November 2020 - 27 November

Course fees

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.

 

Deposit
US$ 600
to be paid in advance
+
Balance
US$ 1790
to be paid on arrival

Accomodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.

Single room
¥ 56000
(to be paid on arrival)
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?

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    Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.

    Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Tokyo itself.

    The balance of course fees is payable on the first day via credit card, or two weeks in advance via bank transfer. Please note that cash payments are not accepted.

    Course fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation, accreditation fees and lifetime job assistance.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    Course Residence (¥ 56,000): Private rooms are available in the training center residence located just minutes from the school. Additional nights can be added at the rate of ¥ 3,000 per night.

    A variety of hostels and hotels are also available, although prices for these options do vary considerably.

  • What travel documents will I need for Japan?

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    All visitors to Japan are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date.

    Passport holders from the UK, the US, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand wishing to enter Japan are generally granted a ‘Landing Permission’ at any airport in Japan.

    * As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise everyone to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip.

  • What is the course schedule?

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    There are input sessions every morning from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. when trainees learn classroom management, grammar, language and culture and other practical aspects of the course. Lunch is from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. From 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. trainees prepare their lessons and then teach them to Japanese students. These lessons are followed by immediate feedback from the instructors. You will not be teaching every afternoon, we aim to provide six to eight hours of observed teaching practice over the four-week course. In addition to these hours, there is also time that must be spent preparing materials and completing various assignments.

    During the course, you will have the experience of being a learner of an unknown language using the same techniques as you will use to teach English. This is so trainees get to experience the problems that students will face from their perspective. We advise against taking any additional language classes during the course as the program is very intensive and you simply won't have the time!

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?

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    We use local Japanese students for the trainees’ teaching practice. Japanese students are very keen and enthusiastic and classes are a very positive experience. You will receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.

  • Who usually attends the course?

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    On average we have around five to twelve trainees enrolled on each course, although this number does vary throughout the year. Most of the participants are American, British, Canadian or Australian, although we do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the language.

  • Is there a dress code?

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    For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there are no specific dress requirements. We simply ask that you are mindful of your peers and respectful of the fact that you are a visitor in another country.

  • What should I bring for course studies?

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    Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.




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