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June 19, 2013

Japan | Tests | Qualifications

TOEFL score to be requirement for teaching hopefuls

Teaching-English-in-JapanJapanese newspaper The Mainichi recently reported on a planned new English language test score requirement for university students hoping to become elementary school teachers.

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is set to require college students studying to become elementary school teachers to obtain a specified score in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to graduate, an LDP lawmaker has told the Mainichi Shimbun.

An English-language course was introduced as a once-a-week foreign language activity for fifth- and sixth-grade students in the 2011 school year, but the course remains unofficial, and students are not graded on it.

Read the full story from The Mainichi.

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June 06, 2013

Teacher Development | Qualifications | Primary Level | Pre-school

OUP to launch Teachers' Academy in Japan

Teaching-English-in-Japan"Oxford University Press recently announced the upcoming launch of the Oxford Teachers' Academy in Japan, starting with a first course about "Principles of Teaching Young Learners" to be held from July 13-15 in the OUP office in Tokyo. The course will cover such diverse topics as "How children learn," "Classroom management," and "Using songs and chants." It is open to all English teachers, though participants require an English level of intermediate (TOEIC 600/ CEFR B1) or above.

Oxford Teachers’ Academy provides short courses, endorsed by and created in collaboration with the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, with lasting benefits to teachers. Courses contain 18 hours of content delivered over 3 days (from 09:00-17:00) to groups of 20-35 teachers. Participants who successfully complete the programme and provide evidence of learning will receive a certificate issued by OUP and endorsed by the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education.

Oxford Teachers’ Academy has run courses in over 30 countries, making a difference through education and learning to thousands of teachers and students.

Read more about the course and instructors.

Register now for the course.

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