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Unlock multiple paths to your teaching future with TESOL Pathways

by May 20, 2024




Unlock a multitude of exciting teaching pathways worldwide with TESOL Pathways. Whether it is teaching at a public/private school, online, in your community, in or out of Japan, the TESOL Pathways 120-hour certification course prepares you for success. 

Our course is designed by expert instructors who bring a wealth of experience, skills, and knowledge to ensure that we develop globally competitive teachers. The program is an amalgamation of our instructors' collective experiences tailored to the Japanese educational landscape. 

While our primary focus is on Japan, the course fully prepares teachers to be globally competitive educators. This means you will be absolutely ready to take on teaching roles anywhere in the world. You will benefit from topnotch instruction, making your learning journey both comprehensive and relevant. Whether you aim to teach in public or private schools, English conversation schools, or even pursue advanced studies, in Japan or other countries, our certification provides a solid foundation. 

At the end of the course, our instructors will make sure that you will gain practical skills to effectively engage and inspire your students, no matter what their proficiency levels are. You will get the skills and confidence you need to excel in the classroom and beyond borders. 

So what are you waiting for? Choose your way wisely. Choose a foundation that will give you ticket to a world of opportunities. Register now. Classes start in October, 2024 in the scenic city of Hamamatsu. 


Chart your course to teaching excellence with TESOL PATHWAYS!

by April 20, 2024


FETJ-Global is excited to announce the launching of the highly anticipated 120-hour certification course, the TESOL PATHWAYS. This is our way of helping everyone make the first step to a fulfilling career in teaching English. 

The first session is set in October, 2024 and will run for two and a half months, in the scenic city of Hamamatsu. With lessons primarily scheduled on Sundays starting from 9AM, TESOL Pathways accommodates the busy schedules of working professionals and anyone who is willing to get into English teaching.  Additionally, this course has been designed to be implemented with a blend of online and face-to-face sessions, providing participants with practical insights, skills, and knowledge to excel in the field. 

Online lessons will be held via Zoom while specifics of the venue for in-person sessions will be sent to participants at least a week before the dates of the lectures or workshops. 

Participants can expect a wide range of topics essential for effective English language teaching which will be taught by competent, seasoned, and TESOL-certified lecturers. The course offers a unique hands-on learning opportunities and collaboration. As part of their practicum, participants will be required to teach in an actual classroom and online learning setting. 

Registration is now open. There is a limit to the number of participants that will be accepted to ensure quality of teaching and learning. The course fee is ¥75,000. Participants are required to make a minimum payment of 50% of the course fees, with full payment due before the practicum.

Join us on this exciting and rewarding journey towards becoming a certified TESOL educator and  unlock doors to global opportunities. So what are you waiting for? REGISTER now!

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Education and entertainment converges in FETJG Masquerade Expo 2023

by December 16, 2023

On December 10, 2023, the FETJ-global celebrated its annual expo in the vibrant city of Saitama. Organized through the collaborative efforts of 5 chapters (Saitama, Chiba 1, Chiba 2, Central Tokyo and Kanagawa), the FETJ-Global Masquerade Expo 2023 brought together about 100 educators and enthusiasts from across Japan for a day of enchantment, enlightenment, and entertainment.

A pivotal moment during the expo is the induction of the new executive committee officers. Marife Carpio, having served two consecutive terms as president, passed the baton of leadership with a symbolic key of responsibility to Ellie Fujimoto.

Participants from various chapters came in their masquerade attires and showcased their talents through a medley of presentations and performances - from songs to dances and speech choirs, proving once again that FETJ-Global has a tremendous pool of talents and skills.

The expo also served as a platform for professional development. There were poster presentations, each offering valuable insights and innovative teaching techniques tailored for English teachers and learners in Japan. These were inspired by the theme of masquerade and masks, containing lesson plans and teaching materials designed to enrich classroom experiences and engage students on a deeper level.

Awards were given to the most captivating expo outfit, to the most enthralling performance, and the most informative poster presentation. Additionally, Founder's Pride awardees were celebrated for having successfully landed a teaching post after attending the organization’s seminars/trainings. lauded for their unwavering dedication and pioneering spirit, embodying the core values of the FETJ community.

The festivities extended beyond the stage and presentations, with raffle draws and games adding an extra layer of excitement and camaraderie to the event. Characteristic of expos in the past, the event aimed to serve as a beacon of inspiration, igniting a passion for learning and collaboration, embodying the core values of the FETJG community.

 

 




FETJG making waves in Summer 2023

by September 03, 2023

The summer months of July and August have been abuzz with activity for the Filipino English Teachers in Japan - Global. With a flurry of events spanning across different chapters, the organization has been making a significant impact in the field of language education and cultural exchange. Let's take a closer look at the remarkable events that have unfolded.

1. Osaka Chapter: Teaching Guidelines Seminar (July 16-17)
The Osaka Chapter kicked off the summer wave with a Teaching Guidelines Seminar on July 16-17. This seminar was a platform for educators to come together and discover the essentials of teaching English tailored specifically to meet the unique needs of Japanese students. The event was a venue to gain insights and practical strategies to: create engaging and interactive lessons, adapt teaching methods for diverse learning styles, and foster student engagement. Attendees had the opportunity to network and learn from one another, strengthening the teaching community in the region.
2. Hamamatsu Chapter: Connecting Cultures through Language and Storytelling
The Hamamatsu Chapter of the Filipino English Teachers in Japan - Global organization took center stage with a series of captivating events aimed at promoting cultural diversity and language exchange.
a. Oyako Book Making / Storytelling at Fukuroi International Friendship Association (FIFA) (Aug 5)
On August 5, a special event brought families and language enthusiasts together for an Oyako (parent-child) book making and storytelling session hosted by the Hamamatsu Chapter. The event was held in collaboration with the Fukuroi International Friendship Association (FIFA). It was a delightful occasion where participants experienced the joy of creating books and sharing stories in a multicultural setting, fostering connections that transcended linguistic and cultural barriers.
b. Manabiya’s Language Cafe / Booth (Aug 20)
As part of the Manabiya-sponsored Global Awareness program, the Hamamatsu Chapter geared up for another exciting event today, August 20. The Language Cafe / Booth event aimed to immerse participants in a rich tapestry of languages from around the world. With seven booths representing Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Brazil, Germany, and the Philippines (both Filipino and Waray languages), participants had the opportunity to explore, engage, and learn from presenters who are passionate about sharing their languages and cultures. This event is a testament to the organization's commitment to promoting global awareness and cultural appreciation.
c. Advanced Teacher Training (ATT) (Aug 26-27)
The Hamamatsu Chapter hosted the Advanced Teacher Training (ATT) on August 26-27. This intensive training program aimed to equip educators with advanced teaching techniques, innovative pedagogies, and strategies to enhance their classroom effectiveness. With a focus on continuous professional development, the ATT event reflects the organization's dedication to empowering teachers and elevating the quality of English education.
3. Nagano Chapter: Teaching Techniques (Aug 26)
The Nagano Chapter contributed to the summer of learning with a Teaching Techniques event on August 26. This event delved into innovative teaching methodologies, equipping educators with a diverse toolkit of techniques to engage, motivate, and facilitate effective learning experiences for their students.
4. Nagoya Chapter: Grammar Overview (Aug 27)
The Nagoya Chapter joined the summer wave with a Grammar Overview workshop on August 27. This event provided educators with a comprehensive overview of English grammar concepts to enhance their understanding of essential grammar concepts, improve writing and empower students with confidence in English. The Nagoya Chapter's commitment to enhancing pedagogical skills ensures that educators are well-equipped to inspire their students' language learning journey.
In the midst of a bustling summer schedule, the Filipino English Teachers in Japan - Global continued to create ripples of positive change in language education and cross-cultural understanding. With events that inspire, educate, and connect, the organization reaffirms its commitment to excellence in teaching and fostering a global community of learners and educators. As we move on towards the last quarter of the year, FETJ-Global remains poised to make even greater waves of impact in the field of language education.




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2023 Annual Expo held in Japan's cultural capital, Kyoto

by December 12, 2022

The 2022 FETJ-Global Annual Expo was held on December 10 in Kyoto, the country's cultural capital and a major tourist destination. The overarching idea of this year’s Expo is TV game shows. Participating chapters brought to the event hall the fun, wit, and competitiveness we usually witness in TV game shows such as Family Feud, Wheel of Fortune, Game ka na ba?, Jeopardy, etc. Chapters were encouraged to design a game (original or based on a TV game show) with educational value. Members could find inspiration in these games to make their lessons more fun and interactive.

The tagline for the event was “We are all in it to win it!” “It” refers to our chosen field/profession. We are all aware of the many challenges Filipino English teachers in Japan face. Each of us has been faced with some sort of struggle at some point. Perhaps, even at present, many of us are still making sense of this path that we chose. But no matter what they are, FETJ-Global will do its utmost best to provide support not only in terms of professional development but also in achieving a good work-life balance and empowering everyone to meet the challenges head on. “We’re all in it to win it!” reinforces our desire to move mountains in achieving our goals.

During the event, awards were given to those who have successfully started their teaching career after attending FETJG seminars/workshops (Founder’s Pride Award), to outstanding members, to outstanding chapter presidents, and to outstanding chapters. About 150 members and guests from various communities attended the event. [full-width]








 

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