Increase Your Japanese Student Enrollment

GTEC is a quickly growing English proficiency exam for Japanese students applying to college, both in Japan and abroad. By accepting GTEC as another option to prove English proficiency, you can immediately strengthen your institution’s relationship with Japan.

  • Gain access to thousands of Japanese students

  • Make your institution more attractive by providing the most accessible and affordable proficiency option for Japanese students

  • Enjoy country-wide promotion of your institution by Benesse, one of the largest education companies in Japan

Some of our Partners


  • The GTEC was created by Benesse Corp., one of the largest private education companies in Japan. Benesse partners with 90% of high schools in Japan and is the parent company of ELS Educational Services.  

  • GTEC was designed as a college entrance exam and modeled after Benesse’s highly successful GTEC for Students, one of the most widely-taken English proficiency exams in Japan.Over 1,000,000 tests were given in 2018.  

  • All four skills (listening, reading, writing, speaking) are tested in either a computer-adaptive format or paper and tablet-based format measuring abilities to perform both academic and social tasks required for success in an English-speaking academic setting.  

  • In addition to having test centers in every prefecture, GTEC is also administered at more than 2,000 (40%) of high schools in Japan. That number is expected to increase to over 80% by the end of 2019.

  • Concordance studies show consistent correlations with both TOEFL iBT and IELTS. Extensive field testing has been conducted at U.S. ELS centers with students from over 50 countries.


School Promotion


U.S. schools accepting GTEC get special access to Japanese high school students through Benesse channels, including:

  • 10,000+ high school teachers attending Benesse university/college entrance examinations and future course seminars held across all prefectures.

  • 4,500+ Japanese high school clients, equaling 90% of the market.

  • 100+ school sales representatives visiting secondary schools and universities every day to promote Benesse products.

  • Placement on Manavision, Benesse’s website for Japanese high school students, specializing in university/college information. It is one of the largest web sites for high school students in the country.

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Morrisa Higer is in charge of GTEC expansion in the U.S. Prior to joining Versation, Morrisa worked at ELS Educational Services as an ESL instructor for five years, then as an academic director for another two. She has a masters in TESOL and has lived in Asia, giving her a unique understanding of this growing market.




Join the other U.S. schools accepting GTEC and open your doors to more, better prepared, Japanese students by filling out this quick form. Or, contact us today to learn more about GTEC and how it will help you boost enrollment. 

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Learn more about Benesse and the GTEC, including sample questions, by visiting their web site here.