ITTT TEFL Course in Japan

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ITTT’s in-class TEFL course in Tokyo puts you right in the heart of this vibrant and fascinating country. This thoroughly modern city provides top class shopping, dining and entertainment alongside a unique culture and history. Our four-week TEFL course will equip you with the skills you’ll need to teach effective and interesting English lessons. Our dedicated trainers are with you every step of the way as you complete your training; from instruction on the finer points of English grammar to help with your lesson planning. Our lifetime job placement assistance and internationally recognized teaching certificate will help you find work whether you decide to stay in Tokyo or move on to somewhere new after graduation.

  • Internationally Accredited TEFL/TESOL Certificate
  • Life-long Job Assistance For Teaching Positions around the World
  • Teaching Practice with local English Students under Supervision of Professional Teacher Trainers
  • University-based Curriculum

Questions & Answers

It really depends on who you are teaching and where. TEFL/TESOL courses provide teaching methods and resources for teaching English to speakers of other languages. A BA Education will be a requirement if you are teaching English in an English speaking country.

Hi Steve, you can apply for the jobs that you want after completing one of our courses. Our admin staff will assist you to find a range of employers, recruiters, and schools.

Hi Bryan, the only language required in the classroom is English.

The EFL market in Japan is very competitive, especially in larger cities. Since your major isn't English, it might be hard to find a position without a TEFL certificate. Also keep in mind that teachers with a TEFL receive higher salaries and also have access to jobs at more renowned schools.


9.45 Rating
based on 66 reviews
  • Benefits 9.3
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 8
  • Facilities 8.9
  • Safety 9.3
  • Instruction 9.4
  • Support 9.6
  • Value 8.9
  • Academic Rigor 7.1
  • Job Assistance 8.3
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Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent program and instructors

I highly recommend the TEFL Tokyo program. The instructors (Laurence and Dave) are amazing and full of passion for what they do. The course exceeded my expectations, and I am so happy I decided to complete the program in Tokyo. Native English speakers should not assume the program is easy - because it's not. The 4-week program is full of practical content and teaching opportunities, so be ready to immerse yourself in a new way of learning how to teach English. The school is located in a wonderful part of Tokyo, and there are so many things to do within a 30-minute train ride. I really enjoyed every second of the program and would not change a thing. If you're willing to put in the work, you won't be disappointed. Learn from some of the best instructors, and enjoy teaching English to local
children and adults.

Response from ITTT TEFL

Thanks for the great review of the in-class course in Tokyo Debra!

Please make sure to take advantage of the free course that is available with your purchase and remember to contact us at any time in the future if you need any assistance.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Best Experience of My Life

Now I know the title sounds a bit extreme, but it is the absolute truth. This course was a real eye-opener and has probably changed my life for the better. Before taking this course, I taught English in the good ol' USA for three years. I loved my job, but I always wanted to branch out and do something on a global scale. Ever since I was a child, I have long been fascinated with Japanese culture and language, so last summer I took it upon myself to finally journey to Tokyo and get my TESOL Certificate. The education I received was top notch, and both of the instructors are equally hilarious, learned, and passionate about what they do. You could probably get your TESOL another way, but then you would miss out on all that Larry and Dave bring to the table. They really bring the course to life for their students, and encourage them to fully immerse themselves in the community. I even got to teach in a Japanese grade school and a college! As a matter of fact, I'm going back this summer to help out on the course, so if you have any questions, just email me at I'll be happy to answer any questions you have!

What would you improve about this program?
It was perfect
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Yes, I recommend this program

Friendly and casual

The atmosphere of the course was friendly and relaxed and over the month I learned many subtleties about teaching and the English language that I hadn't previously thought of. The practical sessions were great and definitely helped to show me what teaching is like and whether I would want to teach in the future. I now feel far more confident in my desire to teach in the future and this course has been a great help in that regard.

What would you improve about this program?
There could be fewer workshop sessions in which we worked on several things that needed to be done but could have been homework instead.
Yes, I recommend this program

Stephenson Bryan Review

A Very good experience. A perfect balance between theoretical and practical courses. Dynamic and very interesting courses delivered by very attentive teachers. You are really trained to become a teacher. An assistance is provided at all times if you need help during the program. With your certification you will be able to teach, travel, live and work abroad with an international TEFL certificate.
Thank you very much for this wonderful experience.

What would you improve about this program?
Start the courses at 9 am :) ^^
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Month

The class overall is great and worth the investment. There are many scheduled times in the course where you practice teaching English, from a Kindergarten (1x), university (1x), and adults (4x). The teaching experiences are very enlightening and helpful to "get your feet wet".

Atmosphere was positive and Dave + Larry (the current instructors) are very experienced. Be ready to do some homework now and then for the class.

What would you improve about this program?
The final test could be altered a little bit. I would say more teaching experiences, but that would be very difficult due to so much crammed into the four weeks already.
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Yes, I recommend this program

A great support system

I couldn't imagine taking a TESOL course anywhere else. Larry and Dave made this month go by quick and painlessly. Not to mention for only a months worth of instruction, I feel I have a solid foundation for teaching under my belt. Larry and Dave were a constant pillar of support, helping with anything from the course, to getting adjusted to Japanese culture to finding employment after the course. They helped refine the English skills I had already possessed into approaches better suited for teaching English as a foreign language. We were even given the opportunity to have practicum experience. We taught at a preschool, a woman's university, as well as one on one and group lessons (some of us). Overall, it was a great experience. If you're considering taking a TEFL course abroad, you can't go wrong with the Tokyo course. If you take it seriously, and take advantage of all the resources provided you'll get a lot out of it.

What would you improve about this program?
More pre-course instruction.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent Course!

A fantastic course! The course is intense, and involves a lot of work, but it's completely worth it!
The hands-on teaching experiences are some of the best parts of the class. You will be able to use the concepts and principles that you learn and apply them in real world teaching environments.

The instructors are excellent too. Larry and Dave truly care about their students' success. They go out of their way to help you learn and understand what you need to know. They truly make sure that you are equiped for teaching English as a second language.

Top notch course ! Top notch instructors! Great experience!

Yes, I recommend this program

No regrets

By far the best course that I have ever taken my entire life! Instructors were very funny, helpful, and enthusiastic about what they do. Lots of materials available for student usage and reference. Plenty of opportunities for students to develop their creative skills and become their own unique teacher through lessons with students of different ages and backgrounds. Just be ready for the challenge because it will be intense! But everything will be worth it in the end with the friends that you will make, the lessons that you will learn (and plan!), and the amount of delicious Japanese food and drinks you will consume during lunch!