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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.
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.
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.
Apply now, and you could soon be living and teaching in the dynamic capital city of Tokyo.
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As you might expect from a training center in the remarkable city of Tokyo, our TEFL certification course is housed in a modern, impeccably maintained building that is staffed by friendly, welcoming people whose main focus is ensuring you successfully complete the course. During your stay our staff will also do all they can to help you make the most of your time in the city. Choosing our Tokyo center will not only provide you with an internationally recognized TEFL certificate, it will also provide a life changing experience that will stay with you for many years to come.
Located close to the city’s famously efficient public transport network, our Tokyo center is perfectly placed for enjoying all the attractions that this huge city has to offer. The world famous bullet train can also whisk you away to the heart of the Japanese countryside in no time, where you can enjoy a weekend of peace and tranquility before heading back to the center to continue your training. If you are looking for a truly unique destination to gain your TEFL certificate, look no further that Tokyo.Apply Now!
During your stay with us in Tokyo we can recommend a few accommodation options that should suit most tastes and budgets. Once you have confirmed your place on the course we will send you all the information you need to make a choice and complete your booking. You are also free to make your own arrangements if you prefer. Our three main options are:
What are the course fees?Expand
Deposit: US$ 600 Balance: US$ 1,790
(For the most up-to-date currency exchange rates, please visit: www.xe.com.)
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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?Expand
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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