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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/EnglishFirsthand/. 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


Pearson Readers Contest to start July 1st

Pearson Japan is pleased to announce a reading contest to encourage learners to read, accepting entries between 1st July and 10th October. The contest is open to teachers with at least 3 students. Students introduce one out of a selection of 50 readers in their own words either in writing or in a video presentation. There are prizes for winners and runner-ups, both teachers and students.

Click here to find out more.


Pearson Japan’s 2019-20 readers catalog is now available!

The catalog showcases Pearson’s readers for 2019-20, including Pearson English Kids Readers, Pearson English Active Readers, Pearson English Readers and Pearson English Story Readers. The catalog also includes detailed information about the upcoming Readers Contest.

Click here to order print copies of the catalog or download the PDF version of the catalog from here.

English Land Teacher’s Value Set Sale Finished

The sale of the English Land 2nd Edition Teacher’s Value Set, consisting of the Student Book、Activity Book, Teacher’s Guide and Flashcards, has ended today, on May 31, 2019 (Friday).

We will continue to sell all components separately.

Click here for more information about English Land 2nd Edition.


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.