What skills do you focus on in the course?

Instructors provide tailored advice to each student.

We don’t use textbooks or handouts in class. Instead, we use real-life situations to help you acquire and actually use new expressions and grammar structures.

We give you the skills you need to thrive in an all-English environment, particularly in the IT industry. Presentations, active listening, and group discussion strategies are the highlight of this course.

This program is for:


People who want to communicate proactively with English-speaking team members or managers.


People who need to give impressive presentations to English speaking clients.


Coding beginners who are interested in a career related to software engineering or programming and want to learn the lingo that goes along with it.

Non-engineers who are interested in tech are also welcome!

Meet Your Instructor

Heather Dobbin

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.


The following curriculum is in an approximation of what we will cover in the three-week course. At Code Chrysalis we operate all of our programs in an Agile manner and we reserve the right to make adjustments to the curriculum as we see fit to improve outcomes for a particular group of students.

Week 1


Intro to pair programming

Vocabulary for software engineers

Grabbing meaning from long texts

Lightning Talk

Week 2

Stand ups and Retros

Agile communication


Explanation strategies

Lightning Talk

Week 3

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Pair-based tasks

Building a personal narrative

Lightning Talk


Upcoming Course Schedule

Price - ¥100,000 + tax

  • Moto-Azabu (near Roppongi Hills), Minato Ward, Tokyo
  • 3 weeks
Class Days
  • Monday ・ Wednesday ・Friday
Class Times
  • 19:00- 22:00
Upcoming DatesApplication Deadline
July 1 - July 19June 28
July 29 - August 16July 26

Further course dates will be added as available.

Code Chrysalis Special Package Deal

Price - ¥230,000 + tax
Interested in our Intro to Programming course, but not quite ready to study exclusively in English? Sign up for both!
  • Bundle price: 230,000 JPY
  • Benefits: Five, one-hour private video lessons to be used during the Intro to Programming course to provide additional language support.
  • Curious? Take a Look at Our Class!