Online teaching tips for Pearson’s leading titles

We have prepared tips for teaching online with the following Pearson’s leading titles in the Support for ELT teachers moving courses online page. We hope these tips are helpful. Below is a list of articles describing how to use courses online, listed by course.
  • English Firsthand 5th edition: Click here
  • Impact Issues 3rd edition: Click here
  • Side by Side Extra: Click here
  • Contemporary Topics: Click here


Summer Holiday Notification

Please note that our office will be closed from 10th August 2020 until 14th August 2020 for the summer break.

We apologize for the inconvenience.


Pearson English Kids Readers -Disney series- To Be Discontinued After December 2020

Please note that the Pearson English Kids Readers Disney series will be discontinued at the end of December, 2020.

Pearson English Kids Readers: Disney series
• Series to expire on: December 30th, 2020

• Books to be expired:Pearson English Kids Readers –Disney– 36 titles

* Audio and the Teachers Notes of the Disney series will be removed from the website too. Please download them before December 30th, 2020.

Titles to expire:

1Finding Nemo9781408288535
1Peter Pan9781408288528
1Sleeping Beauty9781408288511
1Winnie the Pooh9781408288542
2The Jungle Book9781408288566
2The Little Mermaid9781408288177
2Monsters Inc9781408288580
2Snow White9781408288559
2Toy Story 19781408288597
3101 Dalmations9781408287316
3Beauty and the Beast9781408288627
3A Bug’s Life9781408287330
3Lady and the Tramp9781408288603
3Toy Story 29781408288634
4The Aristocats9781408288658
4Chicken Little9781408288665
4The Incredibles9781408288689
4The Lion King9781408286975
4Robin Hood9781408288641
4Toy Story 39781408288672
5Alice in Wonderland9781408287378
5The Hunchback of Notre Dame9781408288702
6Atlantis:The Lost Empire9781408288184
6Lilo + Stitch9781408288771

Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconveniences it may cause.


Getting results for teachers: Assessment Summer Sessions

Dear valued teacher,

Join us for this free webinar series that explores the many ways teachers can make a difference in their students’ lives with Pearson English proficiency assessments.

Click to register for the session(s) that you’re interested in. All sessions will be recorded and available on this website in case you are not able to make it to a scheduled time.

Role of assessment in today’s digital learning journey with Nick Laul
30th June, 11am UK time 30th June, 7pm Japan time

How to…help learners chart their own course towards English proficiency with Bill Bonk
7th July, 3pm UK time 7th July, 11pm Japan time

Getting to know…Versant English Placement Test + Remote Monitoring with Andrew Khan
14th July, 3pm UK time 14th July, 11pm Japan time

How to…use the Global Scale of English: an end-to-end solution to support teaching and assessment with Mike Mayor
21th July, 11am UK time 21th July, 7pm Japan time

Getting to know…the new Pearson English Level and Benchmark Tests with Darren Nicholls
28th July, 11am UK time 28th July, 7pm Japan time

How to… use digital assessment to direct and refine the teaching
of young learners
with Jenny Liontou
4th August, 11am UK time 4th August, 7pm Japan time

Getting to know…English Benchmark Young Learners with Darren Nicholls
11th August, 11am UK time 11th August, 7pm Japan time

How to…help your students meet their potential in their PTE General exam with Joanne Sale
18th August, 5pm UK time 19th August, 1am Japan time

Getting to know…PTE General, and why a certificate still matters with Jane Bledsoe
25th August, 5pm UK time 26th August, 1am Japan time

How to…help your students prepare for the PTE Academic test using the Teacher Preparation Pathway with Melanie Drake
1st September, 11am UK time 1st September, 7pm Japan time

A look to the future: AI’s place in education and language assessment with David Booth
8th September, 3pm UK time 8th September, 11pm Japan time

Find out more and register here >

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Important information about Azar Essential Online Resources (EOR)

Dear valued teachers,

Thank you very much for using Azar-Hagen Grammar Series.

We have begun retiring the Essential Online Resources(EOR) that accompany the Azar-Hagen Grammar Series. Please read this message carefully to see how these changes will affect you and your students.

* These changes do not affect the Azar MyEnglishLab.

Affected titles
  • Basic English Grammar 4th Edition
  • Understanding and Using English Grammar 5th Edition
Title Series Component
9780134660165 Basic English Grammar 4th Edition Split Edition Student Book A with Essential Online Resources
9780134660172 Basic English Grammar 4th Edition Split Edition Student Book B with Essential Online Resources
9780134661162 Basic English Grammar 4th Edition Student Book with Essential Online Resources
9780134268873 Understanding and Using English Grammar (5th Edition) Split Edition Student Book A with Essential Online Resources
9780134275239 Understanding and Using English Grammar (5th Edition) Split Edition Student Book B with Essential Online Resources
9780134275253 Understanding and Using English Grammar (5th Edition) Student Book with Essential Online Resources

Current Essential Online Resources users

(Students • teachers)
Current users of the Essential Online Resources for the Azar-Hagen Grammar Series will retain access until it expires. However, in addition, they will also have access to the Azar-Hagen Grammar Series Pearson Practice English App with the username and password that they use to log in Essential Online Resources.

To access the Pearson Practice English App, download it from the app store and then register with your existing login credentials. Please visit this page to learn more about the Pearson Practice English App.

Student’s account

Teacher’s account

New users

After the EOR retire dates, you cannot access the Essential Online Resources(EOR).

Instead of EOR, you can use the Pearson Practice English app (both teachers and students) and Pearson English Portal (only teachers).

EOR retire dates
  • Basic English Grammar, 4th Edition (EOR retire date September 1st 2020)
  • Understanding and Using English Grammar 5th Edition (EOR already retired)
Students can access to the resources with “Pearson Practice English app”. If you would like to know the contents of the app, please read “What can be accessed from the app and Pearson English Portal” below.

How to access Pearson Practice English App

Students will need to register online at and use their EOR access codes. They can then download the app and log in with the same username and password to access the app resources. They can see how to use the app in this link.

In addition to the Pearson Practice English app, teachers can access to teachers resources with Pearson English Portal.

* The access codes in the books are for students. Pearson hands over instructor access code upon adoption of the textbook. Contact us at for more information.

What you can access from the app and the Pearson English Portal

  • Pearson Practice English App (for students and teachers): Audio, video, tests(The test contents have changed a little from EOR. Please have a look at this sheet for more details.)
  • Pearson English Portal (for teachers only): Teachers resources

Functions you cannot use with the app and Pearson English Portal

  • Course creation
  • Assignment of course tasks
  • Hide answer key of tests from students view
  • Some tests (click here for details)

Recommended alternative titles

If you would like to create a course and assign tasks or check the students learning progress, we recommend you use Student Book with MyEnglishLab.

Basic English Grammar 4th Edition

ISBN Title Component
9780134661155 Basic English Grammar 4th Edition Student Book with MyLab Access

Understanding and Using English Grammar 5th Edition

ISBN Title Component
9780134275260 Understanding and Using English Grammar 5th Edition Student Book with MyLab Access


Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page to find more information about this change.

Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.


COVID-19: Tips and resources for online teaching

The spread of the COVID-19 is a once in a generation event that has impacted us all in some way. In our individual confidence, or our work, and sadly, people’s health. To contain the threat schools and institutions are looking at distance and online teaching. In order to support ELT teachers moving courses online, we have created a web page to introduce tips and resources for online teaching.

Find out more


Important notice about Golden Week

Please note that our office will be closed during the bank holidays of Golden Week

30 April (Thu) – 1 May (Fri): Regular business hours
4 May (Mon) – 6 May (Wed): Office closed (bank holidays)

For tipps and resources about conducting lessons online, please visit here.


Resources for teachers holding online classes due to the spread of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus disease)

Holding online classes due to temporary closures and class postponement brought about by the spread of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus disease) has become necessary for many educational institutions.

We are aware that there are many teachers who are unable to hold their classes as usual. As such, please be aware that the Pearson English global website contains blogs and author videos with tips on how to carry out online lessons, as well as an online course for English language teachers that is free for 60 days.

Please send any inquiries about the material you are using to your sales rep or go to, clearly specifying your name, the name of your school, your teaching materials, and the details of your inquiry. Also, for teachers using English Firsthand 5th Edition and Impact Issues 3rd Edition, we have prepared the first few units in PDF which you can obtain by following the same procedure.

* Due to the situation caused by the aforementioned virus, a timely response might be affected. Thank you for your understanding.


English Land & English Language Booster Special Starter Pack Levels 1-3 Available Now!

Starting this week, English Land & English Language Booster Special Starter Packs Level 1-3 are available for sale.

The starter packs include the following components for the corresponding levels:
  • English Land Student Book
  • English Land Activity Book
  • English Language Booster
The regular price for these items (4,080 yen, before tax) will be reduced to 3,000 yen before tax. This offer is valid until March 31st, 2021.

For a list of starter packs, click here


Important Notice concerning Logistics and Overseas Warehouses

As a result of measures taken against the spread of COVID-19 in the US, the UK, and various European countries, we are currently expecting delays in shipping items to Japan, handling of goods and goods inspection. We are taking every step necessary to handle the situation, but we ask for your understanding that delivery of some of our products can take longer than usual. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.