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.

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Highlights
  • 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

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.
Our local staff in Japan will certainly help you find accommodation during the course. You can choose between a couple of options for different budgets.
I have never worked in a private school (Eikaiwa), but I think I would be optimistic if looking to work here because of the ever-increasing growth in the English industry. I would use gaijinpot.com to search for work, and I would also try contacting big eikaiwa firms like Berlitz teach.berlitz.co.jp , COCO Juku www.cocojuku.jp , AEON www.aeonet.com , Gaba teaching-in-japan.gaba.co.jp, and ECC...

Reviews

94%
based on 65 reviews
  • Benefits 9.3
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 8
  • Facilities 8.9
  • Safety 9.3
  • Instruction 9.3
  • Support 9.5
  • Value 8.8
  • Difficulty 6.9
  • Job Assistance 8.2
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Helen
9/10

Great course in Tokyo!

being able to go and practice your lessons on real students was great, you are given the freedom to do your own thing within support but not interference. it was awesome to spend a month in Japan and get to know the people and the culture.

How can this program be improved?
the only thing i would have change would be to have more people in the class for a greater melting pot of ideas,
Yes, I recommend
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Erika
8/10

ITTT TEFL June 2015 Review

I liked the course a lot. It helped to put the struggles of an English learner into perspective. Dave and Larry care a lot about their students and provide you with all of the tools necessary to get your certification and a functional knowledge of English.

How can this program be improved?
I would like to have been able to experience teaching a larger group of students rather than simply one or two at a time.
Yes, I recommend
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Ben
10/10

TEFL TOKYO REVIEW

I had a whale of a time on this course. I'd studied at university beforehand but found many of the 'input' sessions far more involving and entertaining than those I'd experienced while at university. Both course leaders were very laid-back and approachable, and had good senses of humour too. I'll think of this course every time I hear the word 'dude' from now on.

There is a fair amount of homework involved, but unless you're an imbecile you'll likely manage it. I learned a great deal about the teaching process, and many incidental facts along the way too.

MINT COURSE PLEASE DO IT xo

Yes, I recommend
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Heather
10/10

A valuable learning experience like no other!

Thank you ITTT!

I really enjoyed my teachers on the TEFL course in Tokyo that I took in March-2015. It turned out to be well worth the value and chalk full of knowledge about the English Language that I will certainly incorporate into my future lessons! I feel much more confident in explaining the intricacies of English to my students, not matter where they are at on their journey of language acquisition.

英語先生-Heather Rochelle Williamson

Yes, I recommend
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Rachel
10/10

This course is awsome!

This course was so much fun to take! Larry and David are so informative and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend taking this course, especially if you want to teach in Japan. You will have to study though so be prepared to work!

How can this program be improved?
I really wouldn't change anything on this program
Yes, I recommend
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Raleigh
10/10

Great teachers

Larry and Dave are amazing people and great teachers! The course is held in a cozy and laid back house. The class size is typically 3-5 people. Larry owns an English school a block from the house where you teach private tutoring sessions. You also go to a high school, preschool and 2nd graders. We had varied experiences with many ages which was a huge help.

Yes, I recommend
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Chris
10/10

My Awesome Tokyo TEFL International Experience!

Dave and Larry are amazingly supportive and experienced ESL teachers whose guidance on this course on teaching English to foreign learners aided me greatly towards my future teaching career.

From day one to graduation, this intensive program continued to give us a lot of preparation with education strategies, grammar, and hands-on experience with teaching Japanese students.

The teachers are very organized and give us a lot of helpful activities to do. We're put in the shoes of our students so we can get a better mindset of how they would learn English themselves. This is very helpful when we begin preparing our lesson plans and begin to find our own students outside of the classroom.

Overall, I give this program a 10/10 because this is the kind of top notch quality in teaching that I've always wanted in a TESOL course.

How can this program be improved?
More hands-on experience with students!
Yes, I recommend
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Barret
10/10

I learned so much!

This course was very informative. I thought as a native English speaker this class would be simple. I quickly learned that I had a lot to learn. The amount of topics covered (IPA, methods, grammar, lesson plans, real practice, ect) was very educational. I especially enjoyed the grammar section. Now that I completed this course I am much more confident in my ability to teach English abroad.

Yes, I recommend
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Emily
10/10

I loved this course!

I enjoyed this course a lot. I learned a lot as well as getting lots of teaching experience with different age groups and in a lot of different classroom situations. The instructors were very helpful with helping us find TEFL jobs, even giving us example resumes and cover letters. I would take this class again in a heartbeat.

How can this program be improved?
I would make the description on the website more accurate. I enjoyed the class, but it was nothing like what the website described.
Yes, I recommend
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Nina
9/10

TEFL course Feb 2015

It was a lot of fun and I was able to learn and hopefully grow as a teacher. I look forward to becoming a teacher and hopefully everything that I have learned guides me to become the teacher I have always dreamed I would be.

How can this program be improved?
The class size
Yes, I recommend
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Hana
10/10

TEFL Tokyo 2015

My TEFL learning experience in Tokyo was the best experience I had. At first I never thought that I could ever be into teaching and being an English teacher, but through TEFL they honed me to become competitive, responsible, professional teacher that I am and will be.

TEFL Tokyo does not only teach you how to be an effective CLT, but they also give you experiences by getting you exposed from pre-school English learners up to college student learners. They expose you to the different environment that you may be put into when you become an English teacher in Japan.

I learned a lot from Dave and Larry, starting from the things that I had difficulty with when I was in high school to the things that I may use when I go out there and teach. They equipped me with the knowledge and experience that I will use throughout my career.

Larry and Dave is not just an instructor but also a friend. They may be strict at times, but it's all tough love. They care so they want you to work your butts off and be the best that you can ever be. :)

Yes, I recommend
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Ken
10/10

TEFL Is Awesome!

This program was excellent! I absolutely enjoyed this course from beginning to end, and I felt like I learned a whole lot too! Dave and Larry were quite entertaining teachers in pulling me through learning everything about what it means to be an English teacher! I feel like I totally brushed up on all of my skills that I learned up this point in order to become an excellent and professional English teacher! The whole experience felt a bit difficult and demanding, but overall, I definitely recommend it! Go ahead and take this course, and you'll surely won't be disappointed!

How can this program be improved?
Perhaps make the program start a little later at around 9AM, and make the workload slightly less demanding, but other than that it is all good.
Yes, I recommend
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Michael
10/10

TEFL course Jan 2015

this course was very good, I learnt a lot of new things,and was very challenge but rewarding. I really liked living in japan. The course was good offering a wide variety of experiences with different teaching levels.

Yes, I recommend
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Cody
10/10

Tremendous Experience

I attended the September TESOL class in Tokyo. The class was phenomenal! I feel like Dave and Larry (I broke the cycle just for you Dave!) provide you with the skills and knowledge that you need to be the best teacher that you can be. You study everything from classroom management to word classes and phoneme. You also get the opportunity to teach real students and receive feedback on your lessons. They prepare you better than I ever could have expected, and they do so in a way that is engaging, lighthearted and fun.

I know there are cheaper programs out there in more exotic locations, but if you are seriously looking for this to be your career, I would recommend taking the class in Tokyo with Dave and Larry.

Also, the neighborhood is extremely nice. It is safe at all hours of the night, the locals are more than welcoming, and the train station isn't that far away from anywhere else in Tokyo you want to visit. It is a relatively quiet neighborhood with anything that you could want or need from karaoke bars and sushi restaurants, to department stores and umbrella shops. I personally recommend the Kanamachi Style restaurant if you are looking for amazing food and great service.

Yes, I recommend
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JJ
9/10

Excelent

The course I participated in was the 4 week course in Tokyo where I studied towards the TEFL certification. The course was excellent and both the instructors were fantastic. Their willingness to transfer their knowledge and help those on the course to become fantastic teachers was second to none.

I would highly recommend taking this course with these instructors.

How can this program be improved?
More information supplied in advance of the courses overview. Even without a schedule it would be nice to know the rough areas of teaching that we would be tackling before we start.
Yes, I recommend

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