Steven Herder – EFL Teacher in Japan

This website is where I keep essays from my Masters in TEFL /TESL (2009, with Distinction, University of Birmingham), my evolving teaching philosophy, a summary of my current research interests, and random blogging thoughts as they arise from my classroom experiences.

Herder Head ShotSince 2010, I have been an assistant professor in the Department of International Studies at Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts with an excellent team of colleagues from Japan, the UK, USA, and Canada. Our students are very motivated, fun and interesting young women preparing to study abroad for a full year during their 4-year degree in our program.

In the fall of 2010, a group of international collaborators, supported by hundreds of teachers worldwide, began developing the International Teacher Development Institute (iTDI), a global
initiative for teachers by teachers dedicated to offering practical, affordable and excellent online teacher development, believing that ALL teachers deserve the same opportunities to improve.

Since 2012, iTDi has trained thousands of teachers in over 100 countries through iTDi Global Webinars, iTDi Advanced Skills Courses, the iTDi Blog and our two popular online courses: English for Teachers (EFT) and Teacher Development (TD). We offer online trainings, face-to-face trainings, and blended learning solutions for Ministries of Education (MOEs), Corporate clients, and individual teachers.


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