All Marvel and Doctor Who readers available now!

As announced earlier this year, Pearson has released new reader sets – Marvel Readers, Marvel Kids Readers and Doctor Who Readers. All of these readers have arrived in Japan now and are ready to be ordered.

For a list of all new readers released in 2018, including more details about the Marvel and Doctor Who titles, please click here.

To learn about 4 ways to use the new Doctor Who Readers in your class click here.


2019 Pearson ELT Teacher Award: Tell us your ELT story for a chance to win an all expenses paid trip to the UK or USA!

Pearson are excited to announce that the 2019 ELT Teacher Award is now open.

The competition aims to celebrate excellence in English Language Teaching.

Entrants are encouraged to submit a video within their region, detailing why they deserve to be recognized.

5 lucky winners will have the chance to attend IATEFL (UK) or TESOL (US) in 2019.

Entries are open until 4th January 2019.

Click here for more details.


Coming out soon: Impact Issues 3rd Edition

The new (3rd) edition of the popular Impact Issues series is scheduled to be released early 2019.

What’s new?

  • Focus on giving effective presentations
  • Exciting new design and updated content
  • New presentation model videos
  • Emphasis on Active learning
  • Enhanced Test Package
  • Revised Scope and Sequence
  • Mapped with the Global Scale of English (GSE)
Click here for more details, including introductory videos and series editor/author comments.


Marvel Readers Contest Winner Announcement

© 2018 MARVEL
We are happy to announce the winners of the Marvel Readers Contest that took place from 20 July, 2018 until 30 September, 2018. We would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for participating!

The winners have been chosen with the help of Marc Helgesen, professor at Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University, Sendai and one of the founders and former chairperson of the Extensive Reading Foundation. It was a tough decision as all writing and presentation submissions were excellent and well thought through. Each prize winner has been picked after a thorough evaluation of various criteria.

© 2018 MARVEL

[For Individuals]


First Prize

Ms. Erica FUKUI
Selected Title: Marvel’s The Avengers

Marc Helgesen’s Comment:
”I like the attention you are paying to the team effort and the fact they all (and we all as humans) have different strengths and skills. Maybe that is one of the most important themes from books like the Avengers.

And I am very impressed that this was written by an elementary school student. I hope you continue reading and learning English. Best wishes for great success.”

School Name/Institution Name Selected Title
Osaka University Mr. Sugure ISHIDA Marvel’s The Avengers
Mr. Masato FUKUI Marvel’s The Avengers
Fukuoka University Ms. KUMANOMIDO Marvel’s The Avengers
Fukuoka University Mr. Makoto OKUYAMA Marvel’s The Avengers
  Ms. Shiori ISHIZUKA Marvel’s The Avengers
Mr. Keigo KASUYA Marvel’s The Avengers

© 2018 MARVEL


First Prize

Ms. Yuko SAITO
Selected Title: Marvel’s Captain America

Marc Helgesen’s Comment:
”Good presentation style. The point about the culture gap, related to things like gesture, facial expressions and jokes, is important. I like the way she tied herself to Capt. America’s line, “I can do this all day.”

School Name/Institution Name Selected Title
Fukuoka University Mr. SATOH Marvel’s The Avengers
Azabu Junior High School Mr. Yusuke YOGUCHI Marvel’s The Avengers

[For Groups]

Prize Category School Name/Institution Teacher’s Name Participants Student Name Selected Title

First Prize

Presentation Misa Learning School Misa Nakayama-sensei 7 Ms. Harune Tsuge Marvel’s Captain America
Ms. Miku Koyanagi Marvel’s Captain America
Ms. Miwa Enomoto Marvel’s Thor
Mr. Koji Nagaya Marvel’s The Avengers
Ms. Sumire Nakayama Marvel’s Captain America
Ms. Sawa Matsushita Marvel’s Captain America
Mr. Yoya Oguri Marvel’s Captain America
Presentation Setsunan University Matsuda Sae-sensei 6 Mr. Kazuya Ikegami Marvel’s Thor
Mr. Shuichi Kayamoto Marvel’s The Avengers
Ms. Rinko Kishitani Marvel’s Thor
Mr. Kota Takagi Marvel’s The Avengers
Ms. Riko Fujita Marvel’s The Avengers
Ms. Riko Miyazaki Marvel’s The Avengers
Writing The Nakayama Family Takeichi-sensei 3 Mr. Hatuki Nakayama Marvel’s The Avengers
Ms. Nao Enomoto Marvel’s Thor
Mr. Yusei Suzuki Marvel’s The Avengers
Writing Kawasaki High School Affiliated Junior High School Toyama Mizuho-sensei 6 Mr. Keiji Ogawa Marvel’s The Avengers
Mr. Issa Shimomura Marvel’s The Avengers
Ms. Kanae Iwase Marvel’s The Avengers
Ms. Ririka Hatashi Marvel’s The Avengers
Ms. Nozomi Ishibashi Marvel’s The Avengers
Mr. Ryudo Iwamura Marvel’s The Avengers

We will soon send out the prizes to all the winners.
Thanks again to everyone participating in this campaign!

Watch out for another Marvel Readers related campaign which we are planning to run between the middle of November and the end of January next year! We are looking forward to your participation!

Our Jury

Marc Helgesen is an author of over 180 English language teaching articles, books and textbooks including Pearson’s popular English Firsthand series. He is a founder and former chairperson of the Extensive Reading Foundation ( He’s professor at Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University, Sendai


Pearson Japan’s 2019 ELT Catalog is now available!

The catalog showcases Pearson’s courses for 2019, featuring our new titles such as Impact Issues 3rd edition and BIG ENGLISH (2nd 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.

For Kindergarten, Elementary School and Private Language School Teachers: Upcoming Pearson Presentations

Pearson Japan will be giving presentations at the 2018 2018 English Education Solutions Seminar & Display, organized by Miyoshi, AK Books and Nellies. The seminars will be held in Tokyo (4 November), Nagoya (14 October), and Osaka (21 October). Don’t miss this chance to see our presentations and product displays! The Pearson presentations are as follows:

Presenter Title Place & Time
Akiko Seino

(PLS entrepreneur & co-author of English Land)

How to utilize textbooks and skills materials to deepen childrens’ learning 14 October (Sun)
10:10am – 10:50am,
Nagoya (Capacity: 50 guests)
Akiko Seino

(PLS entrepreneur & co-author of English Land)

How to utilize textbooks and skills materials to deepen childrens’ learning 4 November (Sun)
12:10pm – 12:50pm,
Osaka (Capacity: 80 guests)
Akiko Seino

(PLS entrepreneur & co-author of English Land)

How to utilize textbooks and skills materials to deepen childrens’ learning 4 November (Sun)
12:10pm – 12:50pm,
Tokyo (Capacity: 100 guests)

Click here to register

Click here to learn more about the event and how to register (pre-registration required; Japanese only)

Irregular customer support hours on Friday 14th September

Please be informed that our telephone lines will be closed from 11.00am to 2.00pm on Friday 14th September, 2018 due to our internal training. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Telephone lines operating hours on Friday, September 14th:
9.00am ~ 11.00am & 2.00pm ~ 5.30pm


Summer Holiday Notification

Please note that our office will be closed from 13th August 2018 until 17th August 2018 for the summer break.

We apologize for the inconvenience.


Regarding the 28th July Tokyo Seminar

Please note that the schedule for the 28th July seminar in Tokyo has changed due to the typhoon. The new schedule is as followed:

12:30- Doors open
13:00-14:00 Tono sensei
14:10-15:10 Tatsumi sensei, Patrizia sensei
15:10-16:10 John sensei, Matt sensei

Further schedule changes may be required depending on the the weather condition.

If you are planning to join the seminar, please be careful on your way to come to the venue.