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Trinity CertTESOL Course in Tokyo

Internationally recognised, prestigious TESOL certification course, for better teaching prospects, and continued professional development.

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Get TEFL certified, to teach English

Earn the prestigious Trinity CertTESOL certificate, recognised and accepted by ESL employers in Japan, and abroad.

Our Trinity TESOL course (accepted under JET program) is equivalent to Cambridge CELTA, that will equip you with the basic skills and knowledge required to be an English language teacher. It also gives an introduction to the theory and practical aspects of ELT, along with an insight into the challenges and role of the teacher.

Start teaching English right after the course.

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Teacher Training Programs

We offer Trinity CertTESOL Qualification, and Online TESOL Certificate courses, the essential requirement for a successful teaching career.

Trinity CertTESOL Course
Initial TEFL Qualification


Internationally recognised, professional teaching qualification, for new and experienced teachers, equivalent to the Cambridge CELTA.

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Online TESOL Course
Recognised TEFL Certificate

Online TESOL

Learn and master essential teaching skills at your own pace with our comprehensive, self-study TESOL courses, created by experienced trainers.

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Trinity College London

A Level 5 TEFL Qualification

The CertTESOL is listed as a Level 5 qualification appearing on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) laid out by the UK’s governing body for academic and professional qualifications, Ofqual, giving you an edge over others.

Course Features

CertTESOL Benefits

We offer an encouraging learning environment where teacher/learner interaction is encouraged, and use an innovative approach to teaching through team-work amongst trainees.

Internationally Recognised

CertTESOL is accepted and recognised worldwide by public/private schools, language instituitions, and other international organisations.

Highly Practical & Hands-on

Consists of both theory and practicals, with emphasis on hands-on classroom experience through various techniques, and classroom activities.

Better Job Prospects

CertTESOL will lead to greater and better job opportunities in Japan under JET and abroad - in well-established schools, and organisations having good reputations.

Experienced Tutors

All our tutors hold a minimum of a level 7 PGD in teaching offering great support. They have over a decade of experience teaching and training TEFL graduates.

High Success Rate

A 98% pass-rate make this course relatively a low-risk undertaking, while more than 92% of the teacher trainees pass the course receiving an A or B.

Teach & Travel Japan

One of the best way to travel around Japan, is to earn a TEFL certification, start teaching, and explore Japan while learning new culture and meeting new people.


Quotes from our CertTESOL teacher trainees

This is what most of our trainees say about us, and our courses.

The course was challenging although with practice, reflection & support things become clearer. Now I have very different perspectives on teaching & a new outlook. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve their lessons, career prospects and move forward in their education.

Nathan Evans

Course: DipTESOL

The course was the best decision I have made so far. It provides future & existing teachers a chance to learn & refine their teaching skills especially for those who want a career in EFL. I personally recommend the course if you take teaching seriously.

Shaun Low

Course: CertTESOL

I took the 6-month part-time course. Although not always easy, there was always great support from the tutors. I learnt a lot on the course and enjoyed it all, especially teaching groups, 1-1 & the unknown language. It made me a better teacher.

Mikiko Ando

Course: CertTESOL (Part-time)

How to Apply?

Getting Started With 3 Simple Steps

Submit Application

Express your interest by contacting us, and we'll send you the application/pre-interview task to be submitted.

Attend Interview

Attend an interview to get your queries answered by our tutors, while we discuss your pre-interview answers.

Confirm & Start

Confirm your place to receive the pre-course materials and start the course to kickstart your teaching career.

CertTESOL Teachers Japan

About Us: Shane Training Center

Shane Training Center (STC) has been providing English language teaching and training since 1977. STC has been providing the CertTESOL since 2006, and the TCL Diploma TESOL since 2009. It is the only Trinity accredited centre in Japan, dedicated to promoting and fostering teacher development. Our goal is to provide focused training to ensure teachers are the best they can be and for continued professional development.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. English does not have to be your first language, but you must be able to demonstrate a high level of English language skills in speaking, reading and writing.

No. Our CertTESOL course is suitable and designed for both new and experienced teachers.

While there isn't 'guaranteed' job placement, there is a career-session on the course where we discuss how to write the CV, the interview process, with advice on how to be successful. We also provide information on teaching opportunities around the world, and guide you through the same, providing references if required.

For all intents and purposes the terms mean the same, with TESOL being more common. There is a slight technical difference, since TESOL refers to all learners whose first language is not English whereas TEFL refers to "foreign" learners. Potentially, therefore, a TESOL course encompasses more than a more narrowly defined TEFL course. (TEFL = Teaching English as a Foreign Language / TESOL = Teaching English as a Second or Other Language).

1. Japanese Public School System through JET as ALT (Assitant Language Teacher).
2. Private Language Institutes/Academies (Eikaiwas)
3. International Schools and Universities
4. Online Classes or Private Lessons to Japanese Students
5. To work in local government offices (under JET program) as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs).

You don't need to have any formal qualification to take this course. However, since most of them take this course with an intent to teach, you must have sufficient educational qualifications to gain entry to primary or higher education.

Our TESOL/TEFL courses are taken by a "mixture" of people - such as, recent graduates who want to travel overseas, those who are looking for a career switch, moving overseas with their spouse, and people who want to teach after their retirement.

Not really. We expect that you have a high standard of both spoken and written English, while having some basic knowledge of grammatical terminologies. You will however be given an introduction to language awareness before and on the course to get a further hold on grammar.

The nature of the course demands that you should be prepared to work extremely hard, be mentally/emotionally fit. Above all, you should want to - and feel you have the potential to - teach! You should have the confidence and personal presence to stand up in front of a group and run a lesson. Read eligibility & requirements here.

There isn't much diffdrence between both these international TEFL certificates. Most importantly, both Cambridge CELTA and the Trinity Certificate are monitored by external moderators that visit at least once a course. These external moderators set these two certificate courses apart from all others and are the reason why these are the two TESOL certification programs that are internationally recognised, and by the British Council.

Both TESOL programs prepare you to teach children and adults (one-to-one classes as well as groups), and both have more than 120+ hours of study time. As for the course content, there is a great deal of similarity, particularly on aspects of methodology and resources for teaching. The only difference is in the approach and style of delivery.

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