Pearson Japan’s 2020 ELT Catalog is now available!

The catalog showcases Pearson’s courses for 2020, featuring our new titles such as SuperKids 3rd edition and AZAR Fundamentals of English Grammar (5th Edition) as well as the new event calendar.

You can order print copies of the catalog via the enquiry form here.

You can also download a PDF version of the entire catalog. Click here to find out more.


To be released soon: Bestselling Kids Course SuperKids 3rd Edition

SUPERKIDS 3rd Edition, the new edition of the widely acclaimed SUPERKIDS series for elementary school, is coming soon! 

Students learn with the lively young characters to build a strong foundation in English through their fun adventures. 

For more details, click here.


Important Notice about the Pearson English Reader “Billy Elliot”

Thank you very much for using our products.

In spring 2019, the cover for “Billy Elliot”, a title in our Pearson English Readers series, has been renewed. However, some copies of the new version in circulation miss the title on the spine of the book. We apologize for the mistake. Until now, we were able to replace faulty copies with the old version of the book, but as stocks of this have now been depleted, we are not able to replace the title any longer. The re-print will include the title of the book on the spine, but until the re-print is available, we can only continue delivering copies without the title on the spine. We apologize for the inconvenience.

As for the book title and the ISBN, nothing has changed.

Pearson English Readers Billy Elliot

Book Only: 9781405881760
Book + MP3-CD: 9781447925378


Pearson English free resources student and teacher access method has changed

Thank you very much for using Pearson products.

We would like to notify that the free student and teacher resources are no longer available from Those resources are now only accessible via the Pearson English Portal.

You will still be able to access these resources for free, however you will need to create an account in the Pearson English Portal first and then follow the instructions to activate these resources.

How to access the resources

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Affected Titles

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Summer Holiday Notification

Please note that our office will be closed from 12th August 2019 until 16th August 2019 for the summer break.

We apologize for the inconvenience.


[Important News] MyEnglishLab & eText Access to Change from July, 23rd

Please note that the way to access MyEnglishLab/Essential Online Resources and eText is changing from 23 July, 2019.

After the change, you will be logged in and registered through the Pearson English Portal page.

* You will still be able to access all of your MyEnglishLab/eText course content and assignments using your existing credentials.

* You can log in to Pearson English Portal with the same user name and password that you used in the MyEnglishLab login page. If you forgot your password, click the “Forgot your password” link to reset your password.

* In the first time you access from Pearson English Portal, educators will be asked to add Institution name. If your institution is not on the list, please select “Other”.

How to access from July 23rd

MyEnglishLab/Essential Online Resources Current users
For Teachers For Students
eText users
For Teachers For Students
MyEnglishLab/Essential Online Resources New users
For Teachers For Students
How to reset password
For Teachers & Students

Click the button below to watch a short video about how to access after July 23rd, 2019

How to Access (Video)

Facebook Group for English Firsthand Users Launched

The English Firsthand Teachers’ Facebook group has now been launched.

In this community, useful information for the classroom is shared at least once a week and you can also see exclusive livestreams from the authors only for this community.

Whether you are already using English Firsthand or are new to it, join the English Firsthand Teachers’ Community!

In this community, teachers will be able to…

✓ Exchange teaching ideas
✓ Ask questions about English Firsthand
✓ Get free resources for the classroom

Join the Community

3 easy steps to join

  1. Go to Alternatively, search the group “English Firsthand Teachers’ Community“ on Facebook.
  2. Click “+ Join Group”
  3. Answer 3 simple questions

After answering the questions, you will be able to join the group after the group admin approved your request.


[Expert Insight] Top 5 tips for successfully teaching extensive reading to Secondary to college students

We’ve published a new Expert Insights article about extensive reading for English teaching professionals.

This blog article is written by Atsuko Takase, board member of ERF (Extensive Reading Foundation) and JERA (Japan Extensive Reading Association).

“In this article, I’m going to share my top 5 tips for teaching extensive reading based on my 25 years of teaching extensive reading to learners of various age groups in schools and over 40 years of private lessons in Japan.”

Click here to read the article.


Pearson Trade News June 2019

Following the release of the new Pearson Readers catalog
we have now gathered all related information in our Pearson Japan Trade News <2019 June> newsletter.

Please see below for a list of downloadable material:

  1. Pearson Japan Trade News 2019 June: Download (PDF)
  2. Display contest flyer: Download (PDF)
  3. Pearson Readers Contest flyer: Download (PDF)
  4. Pearson Teachers Conference Flyer (Tokyo): Download (PDF)
  5. Pearson Teachers Conference Flyer (Osaka): Download (PDF)
  6. 2019-2020 Readers Catalog Complete Title List: Download (Excel)
  7. 2019 Library Set List: Download (Excel)


“Visualizing The Outcomes of English Language Learning” — Pearson Teachers Conference in Tokyo (27 July) and Osaka (28 July)

Pearson Japan is excited to invite you to the upcoming Pearson Teachers Conference that will be held in Tokyo and Osaka. The schedule is as followed:

Date & Time: July 27th, 2019, Saturday (Start 1pm, doors open at 12:30)
Venue: Tokyo, Chuo University Surugadai Memorial Hall

Date & Time: July 28th, 2019, Sunday (Start 1pm, doors open at 12:30)
Venue: Osaka, Osaka Kyoiku University Tennōji Campus Chūōkan

Fees: Free

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

Click here for details and to register