Notice of Office Relocation

Pearson Japan is pleased to announce that effective 1 April 2021, we will move to a new location in Kanda-Nishikicho.

For more details, please refer to the official announcement.

Official announcement

New Address:
11F, KANDA SQUARE, 2-2-1 Kanda-Nishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0054

Telephone: The following phone numbers will be available from March 31, 2021.

• 03-4540-0380 (Main)
• 03-4540-0381 (Versant Customer Support)
• 03-4477-4892 (Technical Support) *No change.


Important note for our Longman Academic Writing Series users

We have now released a digitally enhanced version of Longman Academic Writing, with new digital and updated components, to improve the learning experience for students, and to make it easier to teach remotely.

Old version: Student Book with Essential Online Resources
New version: Student Book with MyEnglishLab & app

* The contents of the books remain the same.

Click here to learn more.


Please join us for a series of webinars on critical thinking presented by Christina Cavage

Critical Thinking webinars

Please join us for a series of webinars on critical thinking presented by Christina Cavage.

In this series Christina will explore critical thinking, discuss how to teach it, how to assess it, and how to use it to build academic skills.

* All the webinars will be recorded and made available on this page.

Webinar details

Wednesday 20 January 2021 11 pm – 12 am JST
(2:00 pm – 3:00 pm GMT)
Build success beyond the classroom:
An introduction to critical thinking
Wednesday 3 February 2021 11 pm – 12 am JST
(2:00 pm – 3:00 pm GMT)
Build success beyond the classroom:
How to teach critical thinking
Wednesday 17 February 2021 11 pm – 12 am JST
(2:00 pm – 3:00 pm GMT)
EAP and critical thinking:
Wednesday 3 March 2021 11 pm – 12 am JST
(2:00 pm – 3:00 pm GMT)
EAP and critical thinking:
Build readiness for academic rigor

About the speaker: Christina Cavage

Christina Cavage is the Curriculum and Assessment Manager at UCF Global, at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, US. She has previously held the roles of dean, ESL director, coordinator and professor. She received her Master’s in TESOL from West Virginia University, and completed a one-year fellowship at Princeton University, where she researched blended learning and English language learners. She has trained numerous teachers all over the world in using digital technologies to enhance and extend learning. She has authored over a dozen ELT textbooks, including University Success. Christina has presented at conferences including TESOL, National Education Computing Conference, and the League for Innovation.


Winter holidays

Due to the year-end and New Year holidays, we are closing from December 29 until January 3.

We apologize for the inconvenience.


Pearson Webinar: How to teach with Impact Issues

Pearson Japan will conduct a Webinar with Junko Yamanaka, one of the authors of Impact Issues. Please see below for details.

How to teach with Impact Issues

Date & Time: 13th December(Sun) 14:30 – 15:50 (80 minutes)
Presenter: Junko Yamanaka
Registration fee: Free of charge

Webinar Outline

Impact Issues is a flexible textbook. It can be used for speaking, reading, listening, writing or discussion classes. It is also student-friendly and teacher-friendly. Most importantly, students are able to enjoy real communication as they get engaged in the activities to go with each hot topic in the textbook.

I have co-authored this series and have enjoyed using it in class for many years. Recently I have been using the 3rd edition, which is empowered and with more online support. Actually, this support helped me greatly when I had to teach solely online last semester!

Basically, it is rather easy to teach with this textbook, because the topics themselves are interesting, and the exercises can be smoothly followed. However, with some hints, you can make your class even more interesting, enjoyable and effective. I hope to share with you some strategies and procedures I have used in my classes so that it will be useful for both current users and teachers who are interested in using it in the future. I hope to also include how I managed the online (on- demand) class quite successfully using the resources that are provided for students and teachers.


Pearson at JALT 2020

Pearson will be giving presentations at JALT 2020 online.

This year, we will also be conducting Talk to Pearson sessions (via Zoom) after each presentation. Please join and talk to our speakers and consultants!

Please see more details in the link below.

Read more


Join us from 10-19 November 2020 for a new series of Pearson English webinars

Choose from six topics and more than 30 sessions from specialist speakers.

Our topics: We’ve created a programme based on feedback from thousands of educators from around the world who responded to our Global Teacher Survey.

Each day focuses on one of the key topics they highlighted:

10th November (Tue) From 5pm Japan time (8am UTC) Addressing lost learning Learn more
11th November (Wed) From 5pm Japan time (8am UTC) Supporting blended and online learning Learn more
12th November (Thu) From 5pm Japan time (8am UTC) Using digital platforms and tools Learn more
17th November (Tue) From 6pm Japan time (9am UTC) Assessment Learn more
18th November (Wed) From 5pm Japan time (8am UTC) Mental health and wellbeing Learn more
19th November (Thu) From 5pm Japan time (8am UTC) Building confidence Learn more

Our specialists: Each webinar is hosted by an expert. Speakers such as Dr. Ken Beatty, Damian Williams, Iwonna Dubicka, Rachael Roberts, Sue Kay and Vaughan Jones will bring you practical, up-to-date advice, guidance and techniques to support your teaching, and fresh ideas for now and the future.

Each participant will receive a personalised certificate of attendance once the session has finished

Click the link below to learn more and register!

Details & Registration


ELT titles price update

Please be informed that prices for some of our ELT titles will change, effective November 1st, 2020.

For more information, please refer to our new ELT price list below.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the change and hope for your understanding.

New ELT Price List November 2020