Trinity CertTESOL Course in Tokyo

Famed as the most populous city in the world and one of the largest job markets for teachers with TEFL qualifications, Tokyo is a great destination to study for a CELTA or CertTESOL and experience a unique culture, overwhelming attraction spots, and the world's most delicious sushi.

TEFL Certification in Tokyo, Japan

Not just the most populous city, Tokyo is also the largest metropolitan city in the world. The city is synonymous with high tech development making it a hub for fascinating electronics, video games and animes. The streets of Tokyo are decorated with vibrant, colorful lights and beautiful stores, and the overwhelming attraction spots mean you are more likely to get lost admiring the beauty of the city. Tokyo is full of adventures for CELTA or CertTESOL trainees and a remarkable destination to get fulfilling TEFL jobs after your course.

Our teacher training center in Tokyo offer trainees full time and part-time TEFL certification courses, which serves as a concrete foundation or boost for an English teaching career anywhere in the world. Our hands-on practical teaching gives trainees the required confidence and competence either you are a teacher with no experience or an experienced teacher in need of a professional qualification for opportunities.

An overview of our TEFL courses includes lessons on the general principles of teaching English as a foreign language, classroom techniques, lesson planning, and different learning and teaching styles. By the end of the course, you will have a better chance at professional development as a qualified English teacher through the adaptation of resources and materials as learning tools, real-life practice teaching, and evaluation of your strengths and weaknesses to become a better teacher.

Tokyo Course Highlights - A Quick Glance

  • A minimum of 120 contact hours at our center, with additional hours spent outside class for self-study: background reading, lesson planning and assignment writing.
  • Trainees are involved in lesson planning, language analysis, observation of peers and experienced teachers, reflection on their teaching practice and feedback from trainers.
  • 6 hours of assessed teaching practice along with peer observation.
  • 6 hours of observation of live lessons taught by experienced ELT professionals.
  • On-going job support, suitable assistance and continous professional development services.

Tokyo Course Dates

Due to the on-going pandemic (COVID-19), most of the courses are now ONLINE!
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Note that, an Online CertTESOL holds the same value as the face to face course, and is equally recognized by ESL employers worldwide.

Tokyo Course Details

Entry Requirements

  • You should be 20 years old by the commencement date of the course. (Trainees can be accepted over 18 at the center’s discretion.)
  • While the course itself does not require you to have a degree, you should have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into primary or higher education.
  • Possess a strong command, awareness of English language with equal skills over verbal and written English - ideally at C2 level on the Common European Framework.
  • Non-native speakers require an English Proficiency level of IELTS 7-8.

Course Syllabus

Some of the main units of learning are:

  • Unit 1: Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
  • Unit 2: Language analysis and awareness
  • Unit 3: Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Unit 4: Planning and resources
  • Unit 5: Developing teaching skills and professionalism


You will be continually assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are:

  • Teaching Practice
  • Written Assignments
  • Language Awareness

CertTESOL trainees will be continually assessed throughout the course via teaching practice, written assignments and the language awareness tasks. Trainees will always be kept informed of their progress during the course, and an external assessor, appointed by Trinity College London, moderates each course.

Teaching Practice, Observation

Teaching practice is an integral part of the course where trainees work in groups to plan, observe and give feedback to each other.

  • Six hours of assessed teaching practice with real students in real classes.
  • Detailed oral and written feedback of your teaching practice.
  • Observation of both peer and qualified ELT teachers for six hours.

CertTESOL Training Center in Tokyo

Our teacher training center in Tokyo operates with the sole aim of providing professional training and guidance delivered by experienced and qualified teacher trainers, possessing a qualifications equal or higher to Cambridge CELTA or DELTA.

Chiyoda-ku TESOL Center: Our Chiyoda-ku institute is located at Uchiyama Bldg. 7F, 2-12-5 Uchikanda Chiyoda-ku, offering the Trinity CertTESOL, which is equivalent to Cambridge CELTA, within an important commercial center in the city. The institute has over four decades of history, providing quality English language education with a wealth of experience that helps TEFL trainees achieve their professional goals.

We provide our TESOL candidates with the necessary materials and resources to allow enough focus on how to teach rather than what to teach. Taking your teacher training course at Chiyoda-ku is stress-free as we help with settling down from getting your visa to accommodation.

Job Support and Placement: Tokyo, Japan

At our TESOL training center, we find contentment in our trainees' success during and after their training with us. To achieve this, we offer maximum support for job search and placement.

You have access to various support services, including career seminars and lectures involving practical experience on job searching procedures, CV writing, and interview tips.

We have many of our alumni thriving well in the global job market not only in the English teaching career but also in the HR, administration, management consultancy, media coordination in and many other fields in Tokyo and across the world.

Why Choose CertTESOL in Tokyo?

Tokyo is one of the best destinations for TEFL qualified teachers in the whole of Asia for several reasons. First, it is the largest urban agglomeration and biggest metropolitan city in the world. This makes it home to numerous international business centers and companies enough for any qualified professional (including ESL teachers) to get the best work experience. Secondly, it is also one of the highest paying and top job markets in Asia for ESL teachers.

TEFL graduates in Tokyo can find opportunities to teach business or conversational English to children in schools or adults/staff in companies. There are also opportunities in government-sponsored programs, such as the JET program, which is very popular. There are private language academies and international schools. You may also find opportunities to teach students privately.

ESL jobs in Tokyo usually come with benefits and a reasonable salary that allows teachers to live comfortably and save despite its high cost of living. More importantly, unlike many other big cities, Tokyo is safe to live in, and the people are friendly.

Things to do in Tokyo, Japan while taking a CELTA or CertTESOL

Tokyo, the colorful capital city of Japan, boasts of numerous attractions that TEFL candidates can explore while studying. For trainees to get the best Japanese experience in Tokyo, it is advisable to arrive in the city a few days before your classes begin or stay behind after the course to take in some of the fantastic spots.

The identity of Tokyo cannot be attached to a particular site, but some areas provide more to see than others. The famous Akihabara is one of these spots. It is the center of all things anime, electronics, games and manga. Akihabara looks magnificent at night with sparkling lights, and you won't be able to resist shopping too. Tokyo is also home to the most spiritual site in the world, known as the Sensoji Temple. This temple receives millions of visitors yearly. You can sit outside the temple grounds to enjoy a traditional snack or visit the Shinto and Asakusa Shrines close by.

For a classic Tokyo experience, visit the Tsukiji Fish Market, the busiest of its kind in the world. The market receives traders as early as 5 am and is a sight to behold with the crowd of sellers and visitors. Other places to visit in Tokyo include the Harajuku, the Ueno and Yoyogi Parks and the Meguro River, where you can admire the beauty of Cherry blossoms across the city.

Before your stay in Tokyo ends, do not forget to try the Tokyo sushi - one of the best sushi in the world. If you do not want to spend a lot at big restaurants, then try sushi at the cheaper spots called kaitenzushi or nearby sushi stalls. You can also try the fukagawa meshi, rice meal made with broth and clams, or the oil noodles called Abura soba.

Begin your CELTA or CertTESOL course in Tokyo to obtain a globally recognized teaching qualification while you enjoy the culturally vibrant city, friendly populace, and explore different teaching opportunities.

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