Welcome to our Professional Training Certificate in Teaching English to Japanese Learners! Ignite your passion for education and empower your students to excel with our groundbreaking program.

Delve into vital topics in our carefully designed curriculum. Core courses include Effective Language Teaching, Task-Based Language Teaching. Create engaging lesson plans, foster a dynamic learning environment, and assess student progress with precision. Master the unique challenges of teaching English to Japanese learners, understanding their cultural and linguistic nuances.

Customize your educational journey with a diverse selection of elective courses. Choose from Teaching Young Learners, Advanced General English Course, and more. Become a versatile educator prepared to inspire learners of all ages and proficiency levels.

Learn from accomplished instructors who are experts in teaching English to Japanese learners. Engage with fellow educators in our interactive and collaborative learning environment, fostering lasting connections.

Upon completion, receive a prestigious Professional Training Certificate in Teaching English to Japanese Learners. Enhance career prospects and showcase dedication to professional growth and mastery of teaching English.

Elevate your career and make a profound impact on the lives of Japanese learners. Enroll today to unleash your full potential as an English educator!

Who is this program designed for?

Our Professional Training Certificate in Teaching English to Japanese Learners is designed to cater to a diverse range of individuals who are passionate about education and committed to making a difference in the lives of their students. This program is ideal for:

  • Aspiring English teachers: Individuals looking to begin their careers in teaching English to Japanese learners will benefit from the comprehensive curriculum, gaining the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the field.
  • Current English teachers: Professionals already working as English teachers who are seeking to enhance their skills, stay current with the latest teaching methodologies, and specialize in teaching Japanese learners.
  • Language school instructors: Educators employed at language schools who want to expand their expertise in teaching English to Japanese learners and increase their value to their employers.
  • Freelance English tutors: Independent English tutors who want to specialize in teaching Japanese learners, improve their teaching strategies, and increase their credibility with a recognized professional certificate.
  • Career changers: Professionals from other industries who are considering a shift into teaching English as a second language, specifically to Japanese learners, can build a strong foundation and acquire the necessary skills to excel in their new career path.
  • Educators in related fields: Teachers of other subjects who want to gain a deeper understanding of the unique challenges and techniques involved in teaching English to Japanese learners in order to support their students more effectively.
  • Individuals interested in cultural exchange: Those who are passionate about fostering cross-cultural understanding and communication, and who want to make a positive impact by teaching English to Japanese learners.

Our program is designed to be accessible and engaging for individuals with varying levels of experience and backgrounds. With a diverse selection of elective courses and a comprehensive core curriculum, participants can tailor their learning experience to suit their unique needs and goals.


12.6 CEUs (equivalent to 126 contact hours)

Core Courses: 8.4 CEUs

Effective Language Teaching (TEJL-1) 

Task-Based Language Teaching (TEJL-6) 

Elective Courses: 4.2 CEUs

Teaching Vocabulary And Reading (TEJL-3) 

Language Course Design And Assessment (TEJL-4) 

Teaching Young Learners (TEJL-8) 

Note: One CEU is the equivalent of 10 contact hours.

Package Price (Savings ¥27,999)

Certification Path Package (CPP)

Option for Core Course Requirements: one price for 8.4 CEUs


Ready to take advantage of a super discount? Just fill out the CPP form!

This program calls for the successful completion of 13.2 required units of designated course work with a “Pass" or better.

Understanding Your Course Grades

In Continuing Education, we believe in recognizing the hard work and dedication of our students. Therefore, we have established a grading system that takes into account both your attendance and your performance in course work/assignments. Here's how it works:

Our grading system is divided into two components: Attendance and Course Work/Assignments. Each of these components is graded separately, and the final grade is determined by the combination of these two grades. Here is the breakdown:

Pass With Distinction: This is the highest recognition we offer for course completion. If you achieve a grade of 90% or higher in both attendance and assignments, you will receive a "Pass With Distinction". This grade is a testament to your exceptional commitment to the course and your outstanding academic performance.

Pass: A "Pass" grade is awarded to students who achieve a grade between 70% and 89% in either attendance or assignments. This grade reflects a solid commitment to the course and a commendable level of academic achievement.

No Pass: If a student's grade is less than 70% in either attendance or assignments, they will receive a "No Pass" grade. This indicates that the student may need to revisit the course material or improve their attendance for a better understanding and performance. For core courses, students who receive a "No Pass" should re-register for the course. For electives, students have the option to choose other courses.

Course content is frequently revised to ensure that the program is up-to-date with the latest industry standards. For this reason, the course requirements must be completed within the same three-year period.

Certification Path Package (CPP) Eligibility*: To take advantage of this discounted pricing, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Register for a Professional Training Certificate.
  2. Pay the full CPP price in advance.
  3. Not have completed any of the courses included in the package within the last 3 years. This ensures that students benefit from the most current course content and contribute to a cohesive learning experience within the program.

*CPPs may not be combined with any other discounts or offers.

Note: For the Certificate in Intermediate English Language Proficiency, High-Intermediate English Language Proficiency, and Advanced English Language Proficiency, only courses listed in the Elective Courses section are eligible for the CPP. While other courses not listed may be applied as an elective towards the completion of a Professional Training Certificate (PTC), they are not eligible for inclusion in the CPP.

Contact us

  • Location: 1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 154-0004 (Access)
  • Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 11:30 to 19:00, Saturdays: 8:30 to 15:00
  • Tel: 0120-86-1026 (Information Center / Toll Free), 03-5441-9864 (Direct)
  • E-mail: contedinfo@tuj.temple.edu
  • Contact Form

(Closed on Mondays, Sundays, and Japanese Holidays)