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TESOL Certifications in Tokyo | Japan

Our TESOL location in japan is in the stunning metropolis of Tokyo, the last of its kind before the Pacific Ocean. Standing on the edge of the Orient, Tokyo is rightly considered to be one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

The lights, colors and sounds that Tokyo is known for are only a part of what makes this city so fascinating. Away from the frantic, busy main streets is a different world full of tranquil backstreets reminiscent of Japan’s traditional past. Behind the tall commercial buildings are wooden houses displaying expertly clipped bonsai trees. The high-tech department stores and arcades hide ancient temples and shrines. A remarkable array of vending machines and stores can serve you 24 hours a day and it seems that not a night passes with a festival being visible in the streets. The local people are very observant of the passing seasons and are regular visitors to their local shrines or temples. The centre of Tokyo hides the mysterious Imperial palace. The home to the emperor is a direct link to the past, in a city celebrating the future.

For countless reasons, Tokyo is an example of a true modern utopia. The people are obsessed with trends, and fashion, originality and bricolage are of utmost importance. You will still however see the Japanese obsession with Western culture, particular in the sub-cultures of the 20th century. Everybody wants to be seen in the hippest clubs and trendiest restaurants and you will soon see why modern day Tokyo is known for its style.

Be prepared for an all out assault on your senses, as Tokyo is literally buzzing 24 hours a day. You will be able to buy things you would never imagining needing or wanting in shops and vending machines and you will struggle to keep your eyes still with the array of sights and lights all around you. Simply walking around Tokyo can be considered an adventure.

One thing that may pleasantly surprise our tesol course students is how inexpensive Tokyo can be. For every high-class ryotei (where geisha serve minimalist Japanese cuisine), or high-class French restaurant, is a host of cheap and cheerful izakaya bars and noodle bars. You can also be a spectator at a traditional Japanese sumo tournament or Kabuki play for the same as what you would pay for a few drinks at a bar.

Another example of how inexpensive Tokyo can be is the fact that a lot of the city’s attractions are free to experience. You can wander around the area of Harajuka, where the youth of Tokyo gather in vast numbers to show of their latest fashions. Those of you who want to experience the history, tranquility and ancient culture of Tokyo can visit the Buddhist temple of Senso-ji, or walk the tranquil grounds of Menji-jingu the city’s oldest Shinto shrine. The fish market of Tsukiji will fascinate you, as will the flashing lights and neon-clad buildings of the Shinjuku district.

You may want to take the opportunity to visit the rest of Japan before or after your TESOL course. As the nation’s capital, Tokyo is the main transport hub. You can reach Honsho to the north or Kyushu to the south via the fast and efficient Shinkansen (bullet trains). Or travel to the countless other fascinating sports on this mysterious collection of islands by plane, bus or ferry.

Tokyo has a contrasting climate. In the height of summer, temperatures can reach fairly warm, while the winter time can bring freezing temperatures and frequent rain and snow showers. October and November are the autumn months, a great time to see the spectacular colors of the autumn leaves. The famous falling cherry blossoms fall in April and this is perhaps the most picturesque time to visit Tokyo. Between June and September the rainy season hits, along with occasional typhoons. It is not a bad idea to carry an umbrella during these months. With the many wonders to see and experience in Tokyo, it is the ideal location for your TESOL course.

4 weeks in-class course in Tokyo
special price on offer from
$ 2390

Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!

The School

Our TESOL training facility in Tokyo is well located only a 15-minute walk from Keisei Kanamachi and JR Kanamachi stations. There are also reliable bus services from the north and south sides of the stations which go to other interesting parts of Tokyo.

You can also quickly travel to other parts of Tokyo such as the glamorous lights of the Ginza strip or tranquility of the world renowned Shinto Pagoda. The easiest way is via the subway and the Tokyo station is very close by.

The famous bullet train will take you into the quiet countryside. It will seem like you are traveling to another world after the frantic pace of Tokyo, but it is actually less than 2 hours away. When you are suitably refreshed you can quickly return to the action of Tokyo!

Accommodation

There are numerous accommodation options available for the duration of your stay at the TESOL course in Tokyo. We will happily help you arrange your housing, although you are free to make your own arrangements if you would prefer.

Some of your available options include:

  • Guest house - Prices are between 42,00-120,000 yen per month.
  • Shared Room – This is depending on two or three students sharing one room in a guest house (male and female rooms divided). Price is around 39,000 yen.
  • Dormitory – This is based on 4 and above people sharing one large room (make and female rooms divided). Price is around 37,000 yen for the month.

Course dates

2019

  • 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
Â¥ 56000
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Tokyo
special price on offer from
$ 2390

Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!


Frequently Asked Questions

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  • 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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