Eight Reasons Why Someone Should Apply for Our English Communication Intensive


We don't care about your TOEIC score.

We care about improving your communication skills.


We don't use textbooks.

We prepare you for real-life situations by using texts, videos, and topics that English speakers read, watch, and talk about.


We believe the best measure of your improvement is how comfortable, confident, and capable you feel.

We give you homework so you can prepare for class, not so we can grade you on it.


We believe that you can't learn to swim just by reading a book about swimming.

We believe that you can't learn to speak English by simply attending classes. You need to immerse yourself in English, participate actively in class, and work hard to develop the right skills.


We don't use dictionaries in class.

We challenge you to use the skills you have to make the best of what you already know. You can build your vocabulary in your own time, so we use class time to provide you with opportunities to develop your communication skills through face-to-face interactions.


Life is not scripted, and neither are our conversation classes.

We will teach you to speak improvisational English, not in a "repeat after me" or "one pattern" fashion.


We believe you learn best when you are enjoying yourself.

We will offer fun activities and conversation topics to keep you interested and motivated.


We want you to aim for progress, not perfection.

We want you to push yourself, step outside your comfort zone, and learn through trial and error.

Meet Your Instructors

Heather Dobbin
Dean of Programs

Heather is an English teacher and academic program developer. She has taught in both South Korea and Japan for eight years combined. Her main interests are supporting Japan to become a more active member of the global community through English education, facilitating intercultural communication, learning Japanese, and reading fiction. Her academic background includes psychology, social work, and English literature.

Melanie Taylor
Director of English Curriculum

Melanie is a freelance Japanese-English translator, interpreter, and language instructor. She enjoys facilitating communication and interesting projects, which are often connected to education and performing arts. Born & raised in New Zealand, Melanie worked in Japan for thirteen years. She also has a Masters degree in Interpreting and Translation Studies.

Student Testimonials


Manabu - Hardware Engineer in Ibaraki


Masa - IT Company Director in Fukuoka


Akira - IT Product Manager in Tokyo


Kaz - System Engineer in Tokyo

コードクリサリス英語コミュニケーション集中コースの授業は、土日8時間×4週間連続で集中してスピーキング、発音、リーディング、ライティングを総合的に実施します。英語でのアウトプットをしなければならないため、日本に居ながら外国の環境に置かれた状況になるため、最初は戸惑うかもしれませんがその分英語力が飛躍的に上がります。 義務教育である程度英語の読み書きは出来るが、英語で話すことに抵抗があるという方には特におすすめのコースです。

Michiko - Advertising Manager in Miyazaki


Hiroaki - Software Engineer in Tokyo

ECI Curriculum Overview

Learn English in an agile way! This curriculum is an approximation, and adjustments will be made based on our students.

Week 1


Develop a growth mindset

Craft SMART goals

Successful networking

1-on-1 lesson

Week 2

Build a personal narrative

Confidently exchange opinions in a group setting

Active listening & balanced conversation

Peer Hangout

Week 3

Make an impact in group discussions

Deliver constructive feedback

First Presentation

1-on-1 lesson

Week 4

Strategies for tackling complex tasks

Debate in abstract situations

Contribute positively to your team

Peer Hangout

Week 5

Express motivations and feelings

Explore abstract ideas

Second Presentation

1-on-1 lesson

Week 6

Technical explanation strategies

Respectfully debate controversial topics

Collaborate to achieve team goals

Peer Hangout

Week 7

Extract meaning from written texts

Build an engaging stage presence

Improvisational speaking

1-on-1 lesson

Week 8

Secret activity

Final Presentations

Peer Hangout

Upcoming Course Schedule

Price - Early Bird: ¥150,000 | Regular: ¥175,000

  • Moto-Azabu (near Roppongi Hills), Minato Ward, Tokyo
  • 8 weeks; approx. 72 hours of class time
Class Times
  • Saturdays: 9:00 – 18:00
  • 4 x 50 minute personal online video lesson
Course DatesEarly Bird DeadlineFinal Deadline
March 5 – April 27, 2019February 16, 2019March 2, 2019
April 30 – June 22, 2019April 2, 2019April 26, 2019
July 2 – August 24, 2019June 8, 2019June 28, 2019

Further course dates will be added as available.

Make a real change in your English ability, communication skills, and confidence.

Test scores don’t reflect communication ability and we believe it’s never too late to improve your English skills.

Through activities based on a variety of topics, students learn to thrive communicating in English in realistic scenarios such as:

  • Discussions (pair, group)
  • One-on-one video conference meetings
  • Presenting in front of people (improvised talks, prepared presentations)
  • Interacting with authentic English-language materials (TED talks, music, and current news articles)
  • Team debates
  • Exchanging feedback and advice, self evaluation

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