Free apartment TEFL Japan

Get the best TESOL certification for Japan. Study online with OnTESOL and complete a separate 20-hour Practicum at home or in Japan to gain valuable teaching experience. The Practicum is not required to teach English in Japan, but it provides classroom experience and confidence. Start your TESOL certification course today with OnTESOL!

Your lesson planning skills will be tested on your first job interview because English teachers in Japan are required to write professional lesson plans for every class.

OnTESOL will prepare you for the TESOL job that you want in Japan. All our TESOL / TEFL courses will teach you how to create professional lesson plans using accredited course material, presented in a convenient online format. All courses include access to an experienced tutor, who will answer your questions and correct your work while also adding excellent feedback. 

“I am glad I discovered OnTESOL. For many months, I searched the internet looking for a reputable school to complete my TESOL training. After reviewing the website and course syllabus as well as numerous testimonials from other students, I decided to take their TESOL certification course. I was very pleased with the course. I think they have a well planned curriculum. The resources that were provided were excellent”.

Lydia Sorenson


Save $199 when you add the TEYL specialist to the TESOL certification program! OnTESOL recommends the 120-hour TESOL certification course with TEYL package because most entry-level jobs in Japan involve teaching English at elementary and primary schools. This course will provide you with everything that you need to start your career in Japan and it is recognized worldwide, so you can use the TESOL certificate to continue your career in another country. This course is academically equivalent to CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL (See course syllabus)

This advanced 250-hour TESOL Diploma program is perfect for experienced teachers and/or those who hold a degree in Education, Linguistics, or a related field. Our 250-hour TESOL Diploma is very popular with experienced teachers applying for a university job in Japan, those who need advanced certification in order to obtain a pay rise, and those who are returning to Canada and are required to obtain TESL Canada accreditation in order to teach English in Canada.

Compare our course syllabus with CELTA’s to find why our 250-hour TESOL Diploma program offers the most comprehensive training in grammar, methodology, and phonology in the world.


The Practicum is not required for most jobs in Japan, but it is recommended because this module, with supervised teaching practice, makes you a better ESL teacher.
OnTESOL graduates must complete the Practicum with adult students and have a qualified supervising teacher in the classroom for the whole duration of the Practicum. Click here for information on costs and requirements.


Our accredited TESOL programs will give you the skills and knowledge you need.