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TEFL Tokyo | TEFL Japan

Tokyo is a truly wonderful city in which to complete your TEFL training. This endlessly exciting city has welcoming and friendly people, world class bars and restaurants, a vibrant and varied nightlife and streets that constantly bustle with energy. You will also find the city has very little crime, a variety of public transport options that run like clockwork, convenience stores in the form of 24-hour shops and vending machines that cater to every imaginable need, as well as numerous cultural attractions such as museums, theatres and art galleries.

On top of these attractions, you will also find plenty of post-TEFL course opportunities for teaching English right across Japan as the job market is very healthy year round. A wide variety of employers all seek the services of a qualified EFL teacher and with the help of our lifetime job support services, your chances of finding employment in Tokyo, elsewhere in Japan or anywhere else in the world are very high.

TEFL Course in Tokyo

Our TEFL training centre in Tokyo is conveniently located only a 15-minute walk from JR Kanamachi and Keisei Kanamachi train stations. Our facilities are modern, comfortable and well equipped with all the materials and resources you will need to successfully complete the course.

Our course trainers are dedicated to providing you with personalised attention during your studies, as well as during your lesson planning and observed teaching practice. We only use local Japanese students who are keen and enthusiastic so classes are always a positive experience and provide you with valuable practice in the classroom. Accommodation prices in Tokyo do vary considerably so once you have reserved your seat on the course, we will be happy to help you select and book the accommodation option that best suits your budget and personal preference.

The course fees listed on our website are inclusive of course-related lessons, materials, teaching practice, assessments, certificates, references, lifetime job assistance and more. We have no hidden costs or extra charges so the prices you see on the site are the prices you will pay.

Getting Started

The first step in enrolling on our TEFL course in Tokyo is to complete a free application. If you are at least 18 years of age and speak English fluently, you are eligible to apply for the course. The application is brief and we will send you a prompt reply. Once approved, you will receive additional information about the course content and schedule, your accommodation options, travel arrangements, as well as payment options and more.

If you do choose to take your training in Japan, it doesn’t mean you have to stay there and teach. If you would like to move on after the course we can help you find a job nearly anywhere in the world. Apply today and you will be on your way to starting a TEFL course in the Far East.

4 weeks in-class course in Tokyo
special price on offer from
$ 2390

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!

The School

The ITTT training centre in Tokyo is conveniently located only a 15-minute walk from JR Kanamachi and Keisei Kanamachi train stations. From here you can also catch bus connections to the city centre and most other areas in and around the Tokyo region.

You will also find the city’s subway system nearby that provides transportation to every part of Tokyo. Using this fantastic network you are able to visit all the main attractions such as the glitz and glamour of the Ginza Strip, the peace and tranquillity of the world-famous Shinto Pagoda and the majestic Imperial Palace.

At the weekend why not take the world renowned Bullet Train out of the city and enjoy the beauty of the Japanese countryside. Once your spirit is refreshed you can head back to the city and continue your world class training with ITTT, Tokyo!


There are a number of accommodation options available to you during your TEFL course in Tokyo. Once you have confirmed your place on the course, our staff at the Tokyo TEFL training centre will be happy to help you arrange the most suitable accommodation for your stay with us. Alternatively, you are free to make your own arrangements if you would prefer.

Our recommended options are as follows:

  • Guest House: A single room in a local guest house from around US$ 500 to US$ 1500 per month.
  • Guest House: A shared Room in a local guest house from around US$ 500 per month, based on two or three trainees sharing a guest house room. Male and female guests are placed in separate rooms.
  • Dormitory: From around US$ 450 per month, based on four or more people sharing a large room. Once again, male and female rooms are divided.

Course dates


  • 3 June - 28 June 2024
  • 1 July - 26 July 2024
  • 12 August - 30 August 2024 (three-week course)
  • 2 September - 27 September 2024
  • 7 October - 1 November 2024
  • 4 November - 29 November 2024


  • 6 January - 31 January 2025
  • 3 February - 28 February 2025
  • 3 March - 28 March 2025
  • 31 March - 25 April 2025
  • 5 May - 30 May 2025
  • 2 June - 27 June 2025
  • 30 June - 25 July 2025
  • 11 August - 29 August 2025 (Intensive Course)
  • 1 September - 26 September 2025
  • 6 October - 31 October 2025
  • 3 November - 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.


USD 600
to be paid in advance
USD 1790
to be paid on arrival

Accommodation 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

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!

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.