Kanda University of International Studies
TESOL is an exciting discipline at the intersection of diverse academic fields from linguistics and psychology to sociology and education. Our MA in TESOL goes beyond just learning about these areas. Student-teachers apply cutting-edge research to real classrooms empowering themselves and their learners.
Online and In-person Course Delivery Options
In response to the diverse needs of working teachers, we provide a choice-based course delivery system. Students can choose to take a mix of in-person and online courses, or they can take all of their courses online. This means the entire MA program may be completed from any region in Japan.
Located in the Center of Tokyo
For those taking in-person courses, our campus is conveniently located just a few minutes from Kanda Station in Tokyo’s city center.
Classes Held on Weekends
To meet the needs of busy in-service teachers, all course sessions are held on Saturdays and Sundays.
Credit-based Tuition Payment System
Tuition fees are paid according to the number of credits taken each semester. This provides maximum flexibility to manage your learning. You can choose to reduce your courseload or take a semester off and not have to pay for a set number of credits each term. This system applies only to the MA, not the Certificate Program.
Practical Focus on the Classroom
Through presentations, micro-teachings, and a variety of other course assignments, student-teachers will have the opportunity to creatively apply the latest theory and research to actual classrooms.
Collaborative Learning Community
We strive to foster a positive and supportive learning environment where students can collaborate with peers to work toward shared goals.
Students in our program come from diverse backgrounds from around the world. We believe our diversity is a strength of our learning community.
Graduates of our program have advanced their careers in various ways from taking on greater leadership roles in their schools to teaching in new contexts such as universities. Students are also encouraged to expand their network outside of our program by participating in conferences and other professional activities.
The MA TESOL Program cultivates the professional expertise and practical teaching abilities of in-service English teachers. The program requires 37 credits for graduation. Students can complete their studies at their own pace in a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 6 years. A credit-based tuition system is used, so students only need to pay for the credits they choose to take each semester.Learn More
The Certificate in TESOL is a one-year program focusing on developing practical skills and abilities for English language teachers.Learn More
All classes are conducted in English.
In-person classes are held at a satellite campus–just a 2-minute walk from JR Kanda Station’s West Exit in the center of Tokyo. The campus is accessible via three different train lines. Students can also make use of facilities at the main campus in Chiba, including the university library and SALC.