David Paul Opens Teacher Training Academy
by Kevin R Burns
David Paul Opens Teacher Training Academy in Tokyo, Japan in February, 2012.
Before opening his teacher training academy in Tokyo, 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. His books include: 'Teaching English to Children in Asia' (Pearson). 'New Finding Out' (Macmillan). 'Communicate' (Compass), .Motivate' (Compass)
'Communication Strategies' (Cengage)Paul relates:
"The academy will offer two programs, a 'TESOL Certificate' and a 'TESOL Certificate (Young Learners)'. There will be monthly workshops on Sundays for each program.
Though opening businesses of any kind in Japan at this time can be quite risky, Paul has had this dream for a long time.
"I have been hoping to have an academy of this kind for some years, and the dream will finally come true. It is quite risky, and I'm very anxious for it to be a success. I think the ELT world in Japan really needs this kind of teacher training support."
I have used some of David Paul`s well researched and tested textbooks including the "Finding Out" series and "Communicate." Finding Out, in my opinion, is hands down the best textbook to teach children in Japan. I often start with it to get students reading then either continue with this series, or go onto a series like "English Land" after the kids can read well.The full information about David Paul`s Teacher Training Academy in Tokyo, can be accessed through the following links:General informationTESOL CertificateTESOL Certificate (Young Learners)More Helpful Links for Teaching & Living in JapanJapan Living`s HomepageYou can also read articles about living in Japan here:target="blank">Methods in Teaching EnglishLego JapanAdvice on how to study English (for Japanese)ケビンズ英会話スークルKevin`s English Schools, the Canadian schools in Japan!We have two schools in Minamiashigara, Kanagawa.