Take our 4-week TEFL/TESOL in-class course in Tokyo
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TEFL International’s center in Tokyo represents your best opportunity to experience all that Japan’s dynamic and exciting capital city has to offer. Once the course is finished, you’ll be a certified ESL teacher and we’ll help you take advantage of the wonderful employment opportunities in Japan, Asia or indeed, the rest of the world.

Thoughts of Japan conjure up images of beautiful geisha ladies, huge sumo wrestlers, colorful fresh sushi, as well as polite and welcoming locals.

Japan is where temples, mountains and other natural beauty jut up against one of the most modern urban metropolises in the entire world. The large islands of Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku combine to offer you one of the most culturally and geographically unique experiences of your life.

The job market for teachers in Japan is huge for teachers who hold our TEFL International certification. Jobs in all areas are plentiful so whether you want to work with children in a school setting or adults in a business setting, we’re prepared to help land you a position with great pay and excellent benefits.

Japan is home to many of the world’s biggest international companies and leads the way for technology, electronic and motor industries. It’s one of the biggest economies in the world so employment isn’t about finding just any job, it’s about finding the right job for you.

TEFL Tokyo

Tokyo is on the edge of Asia and the Far East and it’s the last major city before the vast Pacific Ocean begins. Tokyo combines areas of tranquility and peacefulness with areas of near-frantic pace and high-end lifestyles. Culturally speaking, you might not find a more fascinating city.

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 every other day in Japan sees the passing of another day of religious significance. This means there are plenty of opportunities to gain insight into local culture and customs where locals pay homage and find strength though strong spiritual beliefs.

Back in Tokyo, there is little crime and huge potential for fun. Conveniences of efficient shops and public transport that runs like clockwork are everywhere. People are friendly, fashionable and eager to share their culture with anyone willing to learn. The food is world-class, the streets are clean and the entertainment is second to none.

It’s impossible to become bored in Tokyo. Everyday journeys turn into adventures and you’ll always feel stimulated by Tokyo’s energy.

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The School

TEFL International’s center in Tokyo is only a 15-minute walk from JR Kanamachi and Keisei Kanamachi stations. Busses to the center from both stations are plentiful—just be sure to get off at the Mizumoto Kown Mae station.

Tokyo’s subways system supports the entire city and we have one stop located very near the school. This system can whisk you away to the world-famous Shinto Pagoda, the dazzling glamour of Gina Strip or anywhere in between.

On the weekends you can ride the famous bullet train out of Tokyo and into Japan’s quiet countryside in less than two hours. Once you feel re-energized, you can head back into where all the fun is—at TEFL International, Tokyo.


Tokyo offers plenty of accommodation options for anyone taking their TEFL International course there. Once you pay your deposit fee, our staff will help course participants arrange housing for the duration of the course.

Your Tokyo accommodation options include:

  • Guest House: US$ 520 – 1,490 per month.
  • Shared Room: US$ 481 per month. This is based on two or three trainees sharing a guest house room. Male/Female rooms divided
  • Dormitory: US$ 457 per month, based on four or more people sharing a large room. Again, male and female rooms are divided.

Course dates


  • 1 July 2024 - 26 July 2024
  • 2 September 2024 - 27 September 2024
  • 7 October 2024 - 1 November 2024
  • 4 November 2024 - 29 November 2024


  • 6 January 2025 - 31 January 2025
  • 3 February 2025 - 28 February 2025
  • 3 March 2025 - 28 March 2025
  • 31 March 2025 - 25 April 2025
  • 5 May 2025 - 30 May 2025
  • 2 June 2025 - 27 June 2025
  • 30 June 2025 - 25 July 2025
  • 1 September 2025 - 26 September 2025
  • 6 October 2025 - 31 October 2025
  • 3 November 2025 - 28 November 2025

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.


US$ 600
to be paid in advance
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
JPY 70000
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Tokyo
special price on offer from
US$ 2390
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?


    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?


    Course Residence (¥ 70,000): 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?


    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?


    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?


    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?


    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?


    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?


    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.