English for Japanese Language Teaching

Our English for Japanese Language Teaching course is a special course for Japanese language teachers. It will help you prepare for the practical situations you may come across as a teacher, such as a job interview or talking to other teachers in a school. On this course, you will have the chance to learn and practise phrases and expressions through various task-based activities. You will also have a chance to learn the teaching terminology necessary to talk about teaching methods. There will be plenty of opportunities for discussion and expressing your opinion on various teaching issues.

Needs Analysis

・ Discovering what your students want from their course.

  • - Phrases and expressions for finding out students’ needs.

・ Assessing your students’ needs and learning styles.
・ Ways of asking students what they want to study.

Getting settled in a new school

・ Arriving in a new school

  • - Greeting students.
  • - Greeting other members of staff.
  • - Finding out about the school you are working in.
  • - Setting up the classroom.
  • - Describing seating plans and types of furniture.

・ Communicating with other staff

  • - Making everyday conversation.
  • - Asking for help.
  • - Asking for favours.
  • - Asking for advice.

Explaining the Language and Culture of Japan in English

・ Explaining grammar in English.

  • - Phrases for explaining grammar.
  • - Describing Japanese writing and pronunciation.
  • - Expressions to compare and contrast English and Japanese grammar.
  • - Characteristics of Japanese grammar.

・ Developing cultural awareness

  • - Describing Japanese customs.
  • - Comparing English and Japanese festivals.
  • - Phrases to give students background information on popular festivals.
  • - Planning a Japanese festival at a school.

Essential Skills for Language Teachers

・ Teaching skills for listening, speaking, reading and writing
・ Useful & practical classroom English

  • - Setting up exercises/games/activities for language skills.
  • - Explaining exercises/games/activities for language skills.
  • - Monitoring exercises/games/activities for language skills.
  • - Encouraging students to participate more actively.
  • - Writing instructions on handouts.

Managing and Encouraging Learners

・ Controlling the class

  • - Dividing the class into groups.
  • - Starting pair work, group work or individual work.
  • - Setting up communication activities and games.

・ Classroom management

  • - Controlling the class noise level.
  • - Dealing with interruptions during the lesson.
  • - Giving instructions.

・ Feedback & assessment

  • - Ways of checking meaning.
  • - Phrases and expressions for praising students.
  • - Ways of prompting students to correct their own errors.
  • - Ways of giving gentle correction.
  • - Writing reports.

Job applications and Interviews

・ Phrases to use on cover letters and CVs.
・ Practising interviews.
・ Describing key skills.
・ Talking about work experience.

Key Information

Lessons per week
1)1 lesson/3 hours
09:00am - 12:15pm(includes 15-minute break)
2)5 lessons/7.5 hours
Monday - Friday
09:00am - 10:30pm
Class size
Average 10(Max 16)
Course fee
※There is no course book for the EJLT course. There is no charge for course handouts.
Minimum age

Terms and Conditions
The Minimum age for enrolment on IELTS and Cambridge exam courses is 18 years of age. The Minimum age for enrolment on EJLT courses is 20 years of age. Course fees include enrolment on the participant’s selected course, class handouts, graduation certificates and participation in IIEL’s Language Exchange programme. The fees do not include accommodation, course books, public examination fees, outings or transportation to and from school. In the unlikely event that IIEL is obliged to cancel a course, all fees will be refunded.

Course dates

①9 Oct to 11 Dec 2020 <online course>
②22 Jan to 26 Mar 2021 <online course>
Once weekly on Fridays
GMT 9:00am - 12:15pm
(Break 10:30-10:45)

①2 Aug to 27 Aug 2021 <online course>
Monday- Friday
GMT 9:00am - 10:30am

Other information

Public holidays

Students should note that all IIEL campuses are closed on public holidays and that no claims against LLC shall accrue in their favour as a result.. Please note that the school will also be closed during the Christmas and New Year period.
January 1, April 10, April 13, May 8, May 25, August 31, December 25, December 26, December 28.
January 1, April 2, April 5, May 3, May 31, August 30, December 25, December 26, December 27, December 28.