At-Home Video Program



  At Home Program – using workshop videos


   How to register for a workshop

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   Video workshops are made available ten times a year


2020/21 workshop schedule: See further down this page.

From late 2020, teachers around Japan will be able to take the TESOL (Young Learners) Program at home by watching videos and submitting tasks that involve answering questions about the videos. Teachers who are attending workshops in Tokyo, Nagoya and Kyoto will also be able to watch videos instead of attending individual workshops. 


You can watch the videos at any time that is convenient for you. They will be gradually uploaded to YouTube at:


1. Register for the At Home program


2. You will be sent files and a link to videos when they are  available. 


3. Watch the video on your computer, iPad or phone and do the task outlined in the files you will be sent. Please note that the ‘At Home’ option is only available for the ‘Full Certificate’, ‘Applied Certificate’ and ‘Advanced Certifcate. not the ‘Attendance Certificate’


4. Submit the task and pay by credit card.


   Certificates offered


For each program, there are three kinds of certificates:

  • Full Certificate

  • Applied Certificate

  • Advanced Certificate

Click here for more information on each of these certificates

All certificates and reports are sent as e-mail attachments once every four months unless you need a certificate urgently for a job application.



 Fees can only be paid by credit card or PayPal.


For submitting tasks for one workshop. This fee includes the fee for the assignment.
¥ 4,000 (ETJ and FETJ members)
¥ 5,000 (Non-members )
It is free to join ETJ – click here to join


For submitting an audio or video for the applied certificate accompanied by a report:
¥ 2,000





   Workshop schedule


 How children learnDavid Paul


 Child-centered learningDavid Paul


 Teaching phonicsDavid Paul


 Phonics activitiesDavid Paul


 Teaching listening and speakingDavid Paul


 Teaching writingDavid Paul


 Using games effectivelyDavid Paul


 Activities for children’s classesDavid Paul


 Reading and StorytellingDavid Paul


 Using songs effectivelyDavid Paul


 Memory and retentionDavid Paul


 Deeper learningDavid Paul


 Being an effective teacherDavid Paul


 Lesson planningDavid Paul


 The learning environmentDavid Paul


 Classroom managementDavid Paul


 Using technologyDavid Paul



The  brain and learningDavid Paul


 Teaching young teensDavid Paul


 Activities and projectsDavid Paul


Storytelling for young learners




David Paul

Founded David English House in an apartment in Hiroshima in 1982 and built it up to become one of the most respected schools in East Asia. He is also the founder of ETJ (English Teachers in Japan). David has spent a lot of time travelling around East Asia training teachers and helping both private schools and ministries of education to introduce more student-centered programs. He has also been a guest speaker at many conferences throughout the region. However, these days, when he is not teaching, he focuses almost entirely on training and supporting teachers at a grass-roots level.

His books include:
‘Teaching English to Children in Asia’ (Pearson)
‘New Finding Out’ (Macmillan)
‘Communicate’ (Compass)
‘Motivate’ (Compass)
‘Communication Strategies’ (Cengage)




 YL1: How children learn
Trainer: David Paul
A comparison of different theories and the implications of these theories for classroom practice. Teachers will look at the assumptions behind the methods we use.


YL2: Child-centered learning
Trainer: David Paul
What is child-centered learning and how can we incorporate child-centered methods in our classes? Teachers will compare teacher-centered and child-centered methods.


YL3: Teaching phonics
Trainer: David Paul
What is the role of phonics and how can we teach it effectively? This session will also contrast phonics with other approaches to teaching reading and writing and look at the role of each approach.


YL4: Phonics activities
Trainer: David Paul
Teachers will look at a range of activities for teaching phonics.


 YL5: Teaching listening and communication
Trainer: David Paul
How can we develop children’s listening and communication ability? The ability to communicate includes a variety of elements. This session will look at how these can be scaffolded over a period of time.


YL6: Teaching writing
Trainer: David Paul
Writing is the most difficult of the four skills, but mastering writing greatly improves the children’s ability to internalize language. This session will look at how to teach writing in an effective way.


YL7: Teaching games and songs effectively
Trainer: David Paul
How can we use games and songs to maximise learning? Games and songs are used as extras by some teachers and just to have fun by others. How can we make them the central part of the learning process?


YL8: Activities for children’s classes
Trainer: David Paul
Teachers will discuss and practice a range of activities. Teachers will also discuss their own and others’ activities.