Teacher training is taking off in Japan with LTTC Japan running a variety of courses for teachers at the Lexis Japan campus in Kobe. Currently running the only full-time Cambridge CELTA courses in Japan, LTTC Japan are set to run their next Cambridge CELTA course Kobe in June 2017.
The Cambridge CELTA is the gold standard in English language teaching qualifications due to its consistent and thorough training and external moderation from Cambridge. The CELTA is the qualification of choice amongst employers because they know exactly what they are getting when they hire a CELTA qualified teacher.
But while CELTA is the world’s most recognised English language teaching qualification, not everyone has the time to be able to take 4 weeks to get qualified, so LTTC Japan has opened its doors to high school teachers with a new and innovative program from Cambridge English.
The Certificate in English Language Teaching – Secondary, or CELT-S, is a blended learning program designed to improve the English teaching knowledge and skills of practicing secondary school teachers. The course is aimed specifically at those teaching students aged 11-19 and is structured in such a way that teachers can take the course while still working full-time. The course involves 120 hours of study including online learning, face to face input sessions and assessed teaching practice. Successful completion of the program will gain participants an internationally recognized certificate from Cambridge English.
Interest in the CELT-S program is booming with over 30 secondary school teachers already enrolled in the program. “We have had a lot of interest in the course and one of the big Secondary Schools in the area has jumped on board, funding their teachers to do the course” says Lexis English Marketing Manager Kiyo Ono. “CELT-S is a game changer for English teachers in Japan”, states Lexis English Managing Director Ian Pratt. “With English becoming compulsory in Japanese education from 2020, teachers are realising that they need to find a way to cope with the challenge and position themselves to get the best jobs.”
One thing is certain, English language teaching in Japan is becoming a quality driven industry and recognized qualifications stand to become the norm for teacher in the country.
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