GSE Teacher’s Booklet (Can-Do Descriptors) for Pearson English Readers available now



All Pearson English Readers series use the new Global Scale of English (GSE).

The Global Scale of English (GSE) is the world’s first truly global English language standard which will allow you to measure progress accurately and easily.

There are free GSE Teacher’s Booklets (Can-Do Descriptors) available now for all of our readers series.

To view or download the booklets, click here.

Learn more about the Global Scale of English at www.english.com/gse.

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Pearson Webinar: Boosting Children’s learning with English Land & English Language Booster



Pearson Japan will conduct a Webinar with Andrew Lankshear, one of the authors of English Language Booster. Please see below for details.

Boosting Children’s learning with English Land & English Language Booster


Date & Time: Saturday 11th May, @10:00am (1 hour session)
Presenter: Andrew Lankshear


Webinar Outline


English Language Booster is a new material for young learners that is designed to support teachers who are using English Land 2nd edition. It provides more activities for reading, writing, phonics, vocabulary and CLIL to increase engagement and learning. In this session, Andrew Lankshear, an author of English Language Booster, will walk you through how to give your classroom lessons a boost by effectively integrating the materials within English Land and English Language Booster.




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Temporary suspension of Japanese language telephone technical support inquiries



Please note that Japanese language telephone inquiries for technical support will be suspended until further notice.

Inquiries in Japanese can be submitted by email, but in general we recommend sending inquiries in English, as the response time will be faster.

Technical Support
Telephone: 03-5050-1453 (9am – 5:30pm weekdays, except Saturdays, Sundays, bank holidays and Summer / Year-End holiday period
Email: japan@pearsonintlsupport.com

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Marvel Readers Contest Phase 2 Winner Announcement




© 2019 MARVEL
We are happy to announce the winners of the Marvel Readers Contest Phase 2 that took place from November 19, 2018 until January 31, 2019. We would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for participating!

The winners have been chosen with the help of Thomas Robb, chair of the Extensive Reading Foundation and editor of TESL-EJ, an electronic journal for language teachers.


© 2019 MARVEL

PRESENTATION CATEGORY



First Prize


Osaka City Nishi Senior High School
Student Name Grade Selected Title
Mr. Hiroki Miura 3rd Grade Marvel’s The Avengers
Mr. Yusei Hatano 3rd Grade Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War
Ms. Sakura Niimi 3rd Grade Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy





WRITING CATEGORY



First Prize


Nihon University College of Commerce


© 2019 MARVEL
Student Name Grade Selected Title
Mr. Kazuya Muto 3rd Grade Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
Mr. Sotaro Tsuruta 3rd Grade Marvel’s Thor
Mr. Yuji Maruyama 2nd Grade Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War
Mr. Yuta Nakajima 3rd Grade Marvel’s The Avengers


We will soon send out the prizes (Full Pearson Readers Library Sets) as well as comments by the jury, Thomas Robb, to all the winners.
Thanks again to everyone participating in this campaign!

Our Jury


Thomas Robb recently retired from the Faculty of Foreign Studies at Kyoto Sangyo University and now divides his time between activities for the Extensive Reading Foundation, of which he is the Chair, and editing TESL-EJ, an electronic journal for language teachers. He is the second President of JALT, and then its Executive Secretary until 1990, and has been active in many academic societies. His main focus is how to use technology to improve language learning. He is the designer of the two software apps mentioned in the article, MReader and Peereval. In 2017, he was honored with the “Milne Innovation Award” for his contributions to Extensive Reading” by the Extensive Reading Foundation.

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Out now! Impact Issues 3rd Edition finally available!



We are pleased to announce that the student books for all three levels of Impact Issues 3rd Edition have now been officially released and are in stock.

Impact Issues is a 3-level course that helps students develop presentation and discussion skills using high-interest topics. Each level has 20 units, and each unit consists of 4 pages.

To learn more about Impact Issues 3rd Edition click here.

If you haven’t ordered sample copies yet, you can order them from here.

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“Together” — Special Pearson Workshop for Teachers of Young Learners in Osaka (24 Feb) and Tokyo (3 Mar)





Pearson Japan is excited to invite you to the upcoming young learners teachers’ workshops that will be held in Tokyo and Osaka. The schedule is as followed:

Date & Time: February 24th, 2019, Sunday (Doors open at 12:30)
Venue: Osaka, At Business Center Shinsaibashi Eki-Mae

Date & Time: March 3rd, 2019, Sunday (Doors open at 12:30)
Venue: Tokyo, Nellie’s Ltd. <Tokyo Head Office>

Fees: 2,500 yen (incl. tax)


To Apply: Pre-registration required. Seats are limited – first come, first served. We recommend to register early.

Click here for details and to register

Attendants will get some extras!

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About Poptropica English Digital Resources



Please note that the Poptropica English digital resources for student books and teacher’s editions are scheduled to be moved to the Pearson English Portal.

Access codes provided until now cannot be used in the new Pearson English Portal.

Based on this change, the following components are renamed and assigned new ISBNs.

Old ISBNOld TitleLevelNew ISBNNew Title
Student Access Cards
9781292090849Student Online World Access Card19781292272535Student Pearson English Portal Access Card
9781292090955Student Online World Access Card29781292272559Student Pearson English Portal Access Card
9781292091068Student Online World Access Card39781292272573Student Pearson English Portal Access Card
9781292091174Student Online World Access Card49781292272597Student Pearson English Portal Access Card
9781292091280Student Online World Access Card59781292272610Student Pearson English Portal Access Card
9781292091396Student Online World Access Card69781292272634Student Pearson English Portal Access Card
Student Book with Access Card
9781292115351Student Book & Online World Access Card Pack19781292275512Student Book and Pearson English Portal Access Card Pack
9781292115368Student Book & Online World Access Card Pack29781292275536Student Book and Pearson English Portal Access Card Pack
9781292115375Student Book & Online World Access Card Pack39781292275550Student Book and Pearson English Portal Access Card Pack
9781292115382Student Book & Online World Access Card Pack49781292275574Student Book and Pearson English Portal Access Card Pack
9781292115399Student Book & Online World Access Card Pack59781292275598Student Book and Pearson English Portal Access Card Pack
9781292115405Student Book & Online World Access Card Pack69781292275611Student Book and Pearson English Portal Access Card Pack
Teacher’s Edition & Online World Access Card Pack
9781292121994Teacher’s Edition & Online World Access Card Pack19781292275529Teacher’s Edition and Pearson English Portal Access Card Pack
9781292122007Teacher’s Edition & Online World Access Card Pack29781292275543Teacher’s Edition and Pearson English Portal Access Card Pack
9781292122014Teacher’s Edition & Online World Access Card Pack39781292275567Teacher’s Edition and Pearson English Portal Access Card Pack
9781292122021Teacher’s Edition & Online World Access Card Pack49781292275581Teacher’s Edition and Pearson English Portal Access Card Pack
9781292122038Teacher’s Edition & Online World Access Card Pack59781292275604Teacher’s Edition and Pearson English Portal Access Card Pack
9781292122045Teacher’s Edition & Online World Access Card Pack69781292275628Teacher’s Edition and Pearson English Portal Access Card Pack


For teachers using the current Poptropica English


Thank you very much for using Poptropica English.

Based on the above change, please confirm about the following points:

  • Access to the current Poptropica English digital resource platform will be limited until December 31st, 2018.
  • Customer information including gradebooks etc. cannot be moved over to the new Pearson English Portal.
  • Please contact us via our contact us form o inquire about access codes for the new system.


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Winter Holiday Notification



Please note that our office will be closed from 31st December 2018 until 3rd January 2019 for the winter break.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Setsunan University to celebrate its Marvel Reader contest victory



Setsunan University students, who have won the first prize in the Presentation Section in phase 1 of the Marvel Reader contest, taking place between 20 July, 2018 and 30 September, 2018, expressed their delight on the university’s website in this article.

Meanwhile, phase 2 of the Marvel Reader contest will be starting soon. The contest is open for submissions from 19. November, 2018 (Monday) until 31 January, 2019 (Thursday). We invite every school to participate in the contest. To learn more about the 2nd phase, click here.

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Participate in Phase 2 of our Marvel Readers Contest from November, 19th to January, 31st!



Pearson Japan is pleased to announce that phase 2 of our Marvel Readers Contest, aiming at encouraging learners to read, is about to start soon. We will be accepting entries between 19th November and 31st January 2019. This contest is open to groups who have read Marvel Readers. All they need to do is introduce the books in their own words either in writing or in a video presentation. The winner will get a Pearson Readers Full Library Set, containing 263 titles.

Click here to find out more.

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