Seels About Us

SEELS About

A Life-Changer Social Enterprise

After a period of time in English teachers training, it becomes essentially a tradition for a student of SEELS Teachers Academy to leave her former job to work as an English teacher. As a result, social impact follows to be felt. It is like rediscovering their own home where children have found new pride in realizing that their mother is now a teacher. Indeed, it helps in alleviating their family relations better than before

While walking on the street, children would call out to her as “sensei” or teacher making her valuable and her presence honorable. Best of all, she gains pride and dignity, her role as a migrant woman defined and, holds a respectable key profession contributory in building a multicultural Japanese society.

As a result of over a decade of English teaching skills retooling, today, the social impact and success stories of the movement launched in 2006 – Uplifting the Lives, Transform the Image of Filipino Migrants in Japan.

continuously unfold. In the same spirit of social movements, the SEELS Teachers Academy is inviting all to make its social enterprise even stronger. Let there be more who reap the benefits and hold SEELS flag higher – our life-changer banner.

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    Brief Profile:

    SEEL K.K. and the Social Enterprise English Language School (SEELS) Teachers Academy

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    Length of Service:

    14 years in English teachers training and was registered as Limited Company under Tokyo, Japan Legal Affairs Bureau.

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    Number of graduates and students:

    500 + diploma holders, 150 + TESOL Certified Teachers, 100 + enrolled students yearly.

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    Rate of employment after a year of graduation:

    85%

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    Academic and Technology Partners:

    Jolly Learning UK, SCT Foundation of Switzerland, Montessori League of Asia, Global Montessori Alliance, Ateneo University – ASOG - Philippines, SEELS Vietnam, NamViet Technology - Vietnam.

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    Awards and grants:

    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Michinoku Kigyo – Cabinet Office for Tohoku Reconstruction, Akira Foundation, Toyota Foundation, Entrepreneurial Training for Innovative Community (ETIC), World in Asia (WiT), Social Venture Partner-Tokyo, Global Forum for Education and Learning (GFEL).

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    SEELS Vision:

    Advancement of people' first centered technology and English teaching access to success.

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    SEELS Mission:

    Foreign migrants social inclusion access to an end-to-end touch point from training to employment success in English language education, childcare services, and Japanese Generation Z education on digital business transformation.

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"In the course of human history men have organized into larger and larger groups, so that today all mankind is a single group. They are not conscious of this, yet it is a reality. All mankind today shares a common function. No longer are there separate groups of human beings, as was the case until just yesterday. A single interest unites them and causes them to function as a single living organism. No phenomenon can affect one human group without affecting others as a consequence. To put it a better way, the interest of any one group is the interest of all" (Montessori, 2007, p.98)

Montessori, M. (2007) Education and Peace. Amsterdam: Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company

Who’s who in SEELS Agile Teams

SEELS Teachers Academy

Introductory Course and Diploma Course

  • Rej Padua
  • Robie Lee
  • Liezl Shiori
  • Melissa Hashimoto
  • Wida Nakabachi

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Online The Asia Experience

  • Adelfa Pairez, Dean Emeritus (Japan)
  • Gerry L. Rivas (Philippines)
  • Elaine Chua (Philippines
  • Simriti Singh (India)
  • Ana Pairez (Australia)

TESOL Campus

  • Butch Booth
  • Rej Padua
  • Elle Woods

TESOL Online

  • Avic Tatlonghari
  • Pido Tatlonghari

Computer Technology

  • Dr. Erwin Brunio

Coding, Programming, Robotics

  • Daichi Hasegawa
  • Elle Woods

Builders of Own School and Support (BOSS)

Chiba Seels Montessori English Phonics School (SMEPS)

  • Cristeta Matsumoto
  • Wida Nakabachi

Gifu Seels Montessori English Phonics School (SMEPS)

  • Noemi Teves
  • Marissa Watanabe
  • Evangeline Taki
  • Miyata Ma. Erlem
  • Ramos

Aichi Seels Montessori English Phonics School (SMEPS)

  • Jennifer Mizutani

Tokyo Seels Montessori English Phonics School (SMEPS)

  • Leonida Evangelista
  • Beena Mistry
  • Rika Masaki
  • Huong Nguyen

Gunma Seels Montessori English Phonics School (SMEPS)

  • Melissa Hashimoto
  • Lorna Matsushima

SEELS-Pro

Pre-MBA English

  • Daichi Hasegawa

Montessori Masterclass

  • Shun Yoshiya

ALT Direct Hiring

  • Asuka Itoi
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