About the Program
International Career English Program
Westgate Corporation, founded in 1983, plays a major role in university education in Japan. Students are able to enhance their English communication skills, while taking part in a rewarding cultural exchange that broadens their perspectives on the world. Our International Career English Program prepares Japanese university students for on-the-job success. The university program features two main types of courses: extracurricular and accredited.
In extracurricular courses, instructors teach small classes five days a week in an intensive course that the university students have selected and paid for in addition to regular classes. Curriculum, including textbooks and daily lesson plans, is provided by Westgate. Instructors are required to follow the curriculum, yet are encouraged to be creative in their lesson planning. The focus is on improving oral communication skills.
|Starting||Ending||Contract Length||Spring Term||late April/early May||late July||3 months|
|Fall Term||mid-/late September||late December||3 months|
In accredited courses, instructors teach credit-bearing classes. Most are mandatory for the students, although elective classes are taught on some campuses. Details such as class size, lesson length and the textbooks vary from campus to campus. In most accredited classes, though the emphasis is on oral communication, some courses may include reading and writing practice. We also provide an English teacher education program for students studying to become teachers
|Starting||Ending||Contract Length||Spring Term||late March/early April||late July||3-5 months|
|Fall Term||early/mid- September||late December/late January||3-5 months|
* Some positions ending in early August (spring term) or early February (fall term) may be available.
- University graduate with a bachelor's and/or more advanced degree and one of the following:
- EFL/ESL classroom teaching experience along with EFL/ESL teaching certificate and/or elementary/primary/secondary teaching credentials/qualifications
- 1000+ hours of actual EFL/ESL classroom teaching experience in lieu of teaching certificate or credentials/qualifications
* Non-EFL/ESL teaching experience may be considered.