Alterra Education provides learning and support programs throughout Japan for individuals, corporations and academic organizations as well as education industry consultancy services for professional development and business optimization. Get better.

We are passionate about making things better. Based in Kobe/Osaka and working globally, Alterra is committed to bringing value to our clients by identifying the gap between where they are and where they need to be.  Our expertise includes all aspects of learning design; the delivery, the curriculum and the assessment. Contact us to get...better.


Eric Altman


Originally from Canada, Eric has lived in Japan for over 20 years and has extensive experience as a teacher, teacher-trainer, and manager responsible for all aspects of human resources for one of Japan’s leading providers of global business communication training programs. In addition to being a key trainer and advisor for many major multi-national companies, Eric also has experience with global marketing of study abroad programs, professional  development of teachers, language assessment and curriculum creation.


Cambridge Assessment

Extended Assignment

Language Development

for Teachers

Train the Trainer

Cambridge Assessment

Certification Course

TEFL Certification

University of Toronto

120-Hour Certification

Training Certification

Association for Talent Development


Train the Trainer Course

Partners & Affiliations

English Language Testing Society

Founding Member

Collaboration for staffing solutions

English Language Testing Society

Founding Member

Association of Language Testers in Europe

Individual Affiliate

Cambridge Assessment English

  • CELTA Centre Manager

  • Invigilator

  • Speaking Examiner

ELT Publishing Professionals

Registered Member

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