PAGE programs are mainly intended for UTokyo faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students. We offer an online course named “UTokyo English Academia” and workshops that help them design and improve their classes when teaching in English.

What is PAGE?


In today’s global society, people involved in higher education come from multicultural and multinational background. In Japan, there is an increasing number of researchers and students who do not speak Japanese—universities need to offer more and better opportunities for students to study in English, which is used as a lingua franca.

We have therefore established the Professional and Global Educators’ Community (“PAGE”) as a way of supporting faculty members who play key roles in a global society and graduate students who aim to become instructors in the future. PAGE is mainly intended for UTokyo faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students. We develop and run an online course and workshops to help them design and improve their classes when teaching in English. The outcomes of these programs are released as well.

  • Intended for: UTokyo faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students who aim to teach at university in the future
  • Online courses
  • Workshops
  • Enhance your career through our programs on improving your classes.
  • Expertise in teaching in English helps you engage in educational and research activities at a university overseas.
  • Programs and information are provided in response to the increasing demand for teaching in English.

PAGE Programs

We offer an online course “UTokyo English Academia” which you can study at any time, as well as seminars and workshops.

Online course: UTokyo English Academia

Learn academic English in your spare time!

English Academia (EA) 1 and EA2 focus on English for academic communication, including how to interact with others in seminars and academic conferences, and how to deliver classes.

EA3 and EA4 welcome Dr. Nicola Galloway from the University of Edinburgh as an instructor. You can familiarize yourself with the definition of English medium instruction (EMI: teaching academic subjects in English), background on the increasing provision of EMI, issues related to EMI, the global use of English today as a lingua franca, and the relevance of this for EMI.

Those who satisfy the completion requirements will receive a certificate.
* Please note that the EA’s e-learning service and the issue of the certificate will be terminated on February 28th, 2021.

To date, over 25,000 people have registered for this course, and it is used and appreciated by many UTokyo graduate students and faculty members.

English Academia

English Academia is perfect for:

  • Graduate students who are not confident in using English
  • Graduate students who would like to participate in the global academic exchange
  • Graduate students and faculty members who would like to improve their teaching skills in English

What you can learn through videos, quizzes, and discussions:

  • Basic knowledge necessary for academic communication in laboratories, academic conferences, and classes
  • Practical and advanced English expressions necessary for presentations, debates, e-mailing, phone calls, and succeeding in job interviews
  • The background, benefits, and issues related to the need to teach academic subjects in English


We hold workshops on how to bridge the gap between knowledge and practice of teaching in English.

In addition to workshops conducted by PAGE staff, we have also invited experts from within Japan and overseas to hold workshops and seminars.

Examples of past workshops and seminars:

Class Management: How to Solve Problems in Teaching; Teaching in English: Polishing Your Skills; Workshop on English for Academics: Lectures and Presentations Essentials; Workshop on International Communication in Educational Activities; Teaching Effectively in English, etc.

English Academia

  • Intended for: UTokyo graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty members
  • Multiple workshops for different target groups: for people who are not confident in using English, for people who have just started teaching in English, for people who are already holding classes in English, etc.
  • Participants are encouraged to engage in discussions and making presentations.
  • Participants can network with people from diverse fields.
  • Workshops in FY2020 are scheduled to be held online.

Upcoming workshops

There are no workshops scheduled.

Click the following link for more details of the past workshops.

Past workshops (reports)

Digital teaching materials

In FY2015, we developed a series of video clips featuring group discussions in classes.

These video clips illustrate troubles that instructors are likely to encounter when students engage in group discussions and offer some solutions to them.

We hope these materials could be helpful to you.