Kobe CELTA Certification Japan

English Teacher Training Kobe

About the Teacher Training Centre in Kobe, Japan

The ESL teacher training centre in Kobe is located in the UFJ Motomachi building, adjacent to the iconic Daimaru Department Store.  It's a brand new, purpose built school, equipped with everything CELTA trainees need.

The school offer student services, to help trainees with everything from finding accommodation to booking cultural and travel experiences.

The centre also boasts a fully equipped library, free WiFi, and an iPad borrowing library.



Find a TEFL Job Post CELTA

As a StudyCELTA trainee, you will be able to sign up for free to our TEFL jobs website www.teflwork.com. TEFLwork is a platform only for qualified English teachers and will allow you to find work both at home and abroad with your newly gained CELTA certificate.

Accommodation 2019 in Kobe, Japan

The teacher training centre can help accepted candidates find somewhere to stay for the duration of the course. For those who want a cultural immersion into everyday Japanese life, a homestay with a local family can be arranged.

Student Dormitory - DK House

The DK Student House has 3 floors of small, studio style accommodation, shared kitchen space, shared bathrooms, theatre and lounge.  WiFi is available throughout, and there is a separate ‘women’s floor’.

The area around DK House is very attractive to international students, with supermarkets, bars, restaurants and cafes all within 5 minute's walk.  The JR Rokko transport hub is about 10 minutes stroll away, while Shinzaike Station, which is a direct link to Motomachi, is about 5 minutes from DK.

DK House is 13 minutes travel time to the Kobe Teacher Training centre on the subway, or around 20 minutes by bike.


The Japan teaching training centre offers high-quality homestay accommodation within an easy commuting time of the school.  Homestay accommodation includes breakfast and dinner each day.

Homestays provide a private, fully furnished room for students.  Families are happy to welcome students into their homes and are keen to share Japanese culture with them.

Host families are carefully selected and regularly inspected to ensure that the quality of the accommodation experience if a highlight of your stay in Kobe.

Kobe and Surroundings

Kobe is a satellite city of nearby Osaka, wedged between the sea and stunning Rokko mountain range. Known as the 'heart' of TEFL and ESL in Japan, it's the perfect place to launch your English teaching career.

The city has a long history of trade - the port was first used in the 8th century to import goods from China. Since then, it's become the gateway to the rest of the country, and is easily accessible from Kyoto and Nara. It is connected to the rest of the country by the super-speed bullet train.

The area features ancient temples, endless wilderness with hiking trails and hot springs, and the modern central restaurant and nightlife districts that Japan is famous for.

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