Nov 24 Seminar



Sunday November 24 (1:00 – 5:30), Tokyo



Tokyo Seminar


(Presenter: David Paul)



Materials for Teaching Japanese Students of All Ages


Effectively with a Student-Centered Approach



A seminar on David Paul’s teaching materials


with a lot of practical insights and teaching tips


+ advice on building up a school or private students




Please register in advance. 

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Location and Maps

4th floor hall, Kayanoki Hall, 3-22-9 Kuramae Taito-ku, Tokyo 

Next to Kuramae Station ( Toei Line )

Map: Click here


Attendance Certificate

Everybody who attends will be sent an ‘Attendance Certificate’ by email after the seminar.



ETJ/FETJ members – 500 yen

Non-members – 1,000 yen

Click here to join ETJ free of charge 




12:00  Doors Open 
1:00 – 2:30  Teaching Children 
New Finding Out’

A comprehensive student-centered, phonics-based course for Japanese elementary school children. Children learn listening, speaking, reading and writing in a balanced way.

Songs and Games Phonics’

A fun step-by-step phonics course for Japanese children that can be used as the phonics component of any program.

2:45 – 4:15  Teaching Junior/Senior High, College, Adults 

A student-centered course for beginners or for students who have studied for years but cannot communicate. Grammar and communication skills are fully integrated.


A course for high beginners that follows on from ‘Communicate’ and uses the same approach.

Communication Strategies’

A course for intermediate and upper intermediate classes that prepares students to break through to an advanced level. Students learn the vocabulary, patterns, collocations and skills needed to discuss a wide range of topics.

4:30 – 5:30  Building up a school or private students 

David Paul has successfully established and built up both small and large schools without starting capital. His own schools in Hiroshima taught over 100,000 students over 28 years. In this presentation, he hopes to pass on advice based on his experience.




David Paul

Born: Weymouth, UK
Education: MA, Cambridge University

David Paul started David English House in an apartment in Hiroshima in 1982. Within 15 years, there were 50 full-time teachers and staff in Hiroshima and about the same again in franchises in Thailand and Korea. David English House closed in 2010 for financial reasons, but in 28 years, the schools taught over 100,000 students in Hiroshima alone, and made a considerable contribution to the local community.

David English House became widely respected throughout East Asia for its high educational standards and for the extensive support it provided for the professional development of English language teachers, especially through teacher training and establishing and supporting distance MA programs from British universities in Japan.

Since the early 1990’s, David has written a number of best-selling books, focusing on applying constructivist, student-centered ideas to the East Asian ELT classroom. 

In 1999, David founded ETJ (English Teachers in Japan), a volunteer group for supporting the professional development of teachers. The aim was to build a supportive community for busy classroom teachers who generally didn’t join existing associations for teachers. ETJ now has about 10,000 members and is playing a key role in ELT throughout Japan. There is still a lot to do, and ETJ still has enormous potential as a concept, but there is little doubt about the impact that it has already had.

These days, David is president of Language Teaching Professionals, and spends much of his time traveling around Japan training teachers of children at a grass-roots level. His Facebook page for supporting teachers has over 400,000 fans.