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Online TESOL Briefing Session

The Director of Studies of INTESOL Japan will hold a briefing session on TESOL, a qualification for teaching English to students whose English is not their mother tongue. (TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) The session is 30 minutes in length and is limited to up to 10 participants.

  • Attendees are welcome to participate in any discussions if they wish

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The briefing session will be delivered by Rocco Nigro, our Director of Studies. Rocco has more than 23 years of experience in the English Language Teaching (ELT) field as a teacher, teacher trainer, assessor and manager. His experience has been gained in Australia, Japan and China in addition to work he has done with online delivery.

Rocco is a strong believer of maximising student participation in the classroom through the use of communicative approaches, so students have a much more rewarding and productive time with their teacher and fellow classmates.


“At the briefing session, I will explain some of the merits of acquiring TESOL qualifications, some of the content of the programs to acquire TESOL skills in distance-learning education. Admission is free, so please feel free to join us. Please book a place via e-mail.”

[1] merits of acquiring TESOL qualifications
[2] content of the programs to acquire TESOL skills in distance-learning education

Who is the briefing session suitable for?

The briefing session is aimed at teachers who are teaching in middle and high schools who are looking at ways of motivating their students more during their lessons. It is also helpful for those who are teaching children or adults in private language schools where there are high student expectations regarding the improvement of communicative skills.

Informal briefing session

  • Date & Time: Wednesday, 24th April 21:00 – 21:30JT
  • Place: Skype (ID: intesoljapan)
  • Lecturer: Rocco Nigro – Director of Studies
  • Form: Normal seminar
  • Participation fee: Admission free

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English qualifications that are accepted around the world.

Since INTESOL Japan was founded in April 2011 as a branch of INTESOL Worldwide based in the UK, we have enrolled nearly 600 students so far. INTESOL is a specialized institution of TESOL education with a history of over 25 years and has sent many excellent graduates into the teaching world so far.

INTESOL has developed a unique program to acquire TESOL via distance-learning education in 150 hours or 180 hours, and INTESOL Japan provides Japanese English language teachers and foreign English language teachers living in Japan with these programs.

In the 150 hour course, basic skills such as English grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, basic principles of education, class administration, etc. are also provided. In addition to these basic skills, the 180 hour course includes three advanced skills: (1) English for life (2) Business English (3) Teaching Young Learners. A UK Qualification Level 4 equivalent certificate is issued to graduates of both courses.

Terms and conditions

To be eligible for the Certificate in TESOL course, an English language proficiency of IELTS Academic 6.0 / IELTS General 6.5 / TOEFL iBT 74 / Cambridge FCE Grade A, CAE Grade C or EIKEN Grade 1 is required. For those who do not possess this type of certification, INTESOL Japan can conduct a level check test for free. You can take the level check test at home, with English composition (250 words) and English reading comprehension. Please contact us for details.

This is a guide for our distance-learning course to acquire TESOL in 150 hours, a qualification for English teachers which is accepted around the world. You can study at your own pace at home.

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