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TEFL TESOL Courses in Tokyo

tefl/tesol Tokyo

Situated at the far eastern edge of Asia, Japan’s capital is the last major city ahead of the Pacific Ocean. Tokyo is a huge Metropolis which is famous for its international commerce and fast paced lifestyle, however, the city also has many areas of peace and serenity which provide a unique balance and contrast. If you choose this fascinating city as the location for your TEFL/tesol course you are sure to enjoy many experiences that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Visitors to Tokyo will find the city to be unlike any other in the world, with countless examples of its unique culture to be found everywhere you go. Crime rates are very low and all forms of public transport work on time. Vending machines and 24-hour shops provide a service around the clock, catering to a vast array of requirements. The local people are also extremely welcoming, the food is excellent, the nightlife is lively and the streets are clean, in fact, everything about Tokyo exudes class, what more could you ask for.

It is hard to imagine that you will ever become bored or stuck for something to do in this culturally diverse city. Simple, everyday activities such as catching a train, jumping on the metro or taking a stroll can often turn into a unique and amazing experience.

TEFL/TESOL Tokyo – Cost of Living

Tokyo is regarded by many as one of the world’s most expensive cities. This can be true in some cases; however, a large number of everyday items are still affordable.

You can find meals priced at US$ 4-6 in izakaya bars and noodle houses where large quantities of food is served. You can also find affordable entertainment with a ticket for a traditional sumo wrestling match costing the same as a couple of drinks.

When looking at the whole experience of Tokyo and Japan, the lifestyle, the people, the culture, as well as the employment opportunities once you have completed your course, you can see how attractive the prospect of studying for your TEFL/TESOL certification in Japan really is.

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The School

Located in the Shibuya district, 15 minutes from Shibuya Station, is an English language school which is home to our TEFL/TESOL course in Tokyo.

The course is presented in a modern building with well-equipped classrooms, an extensive resource centre, free internet and all the equipment and materials required for you to successfully complete you course.

There are two computers available within the school for e-mail and planning lessons, as well as a combination of small and large classrooms. The Shibuya district of Tokyo, where our school is based, is a popular area for shopping and entertainment. It is also a short walk away from the Harajuku and Omotesando districts which are also popular. Shibuya is situated near to the Meiji shrine and Yoyogi Park.

You will see many neon signs on the intersection outside the station; these have become an iconic image of Shibuya. This intersection experiences a large number of pedestrians such as shoppers and city workers all needing to use the crossing to get to their destination.


We have several accommodation options available for our TEFL/TESOL course in Tokyo, however, you are free to make your own arrangements if you prefer.

Option 1:

At a cost per night of 4,725 yen for a single, 6,825 yen for a double or 7,875 yen for a twin room, you can experience sleeping on a traditional Japanese futon in a local guesthouse (ryokan). Meals are not included.

Option 2:

If you are on a tighter budget then a hotel maybe the option for you. Prices are as follows and are inclusive of tax.

  • 3,350 yen for a single room for one night
  • 3,150 yen for a discounted single room (staying more than three consecutive nights)
  • 87,900 yen for a single room for a month
  • 4,800 yen for a twin room for one night
  • 4,600 yen for a discounted twin room (staying more than three consecutive nights)
  • 132,000 yen for a twin room for a month

Option 3:

A youth hostel style hotel is a basic option at a low cost. Prices are as follows and are inclusive of tax.

  • 2,940 yen per person for an eight-person room
  • 8,295 yen daily charge for a two-person room
  • 12,600 yen daily charge for a four-person room
  • 17,640 yen daily charge for a six-person room
  • 23,520 yen daily charge for an eight-person room

Option 4:

A Youth Hostel. Members of the IYHA can stay at the Tokyo Sumidagawa Youth Hostel. To find information on rates please contact the hostel directly.

Course dates


  • 3 June 2024 - 28 June
  • 1 July 2024 - 26 July
  • 2 September 2024 - 27 September
  • 7 October 2024 - 1 November
  • 4 November 2024 - 29 November


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


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.

If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for in cash 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
$ 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 (¥ 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?


    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.