All of our passionate and dedicated teachers meet the highest international standards with formal qualifications and extensive experience in teaching English to children.

Our minimum requirements for teachers are:

  • education to degree level or equivalent qualification
  • a certificate level qualification in teaching English as a foreign language such as Cambridge University CELTA or Trinity College London CertTESOL
  • at least two years’ teaching experience
  • high proficiency in the use of the English language


Teachers of Young Learners

Nick Weston (Young Learner Coordinator)

I help to develop and deliver the range of Young Learner courses we offer and I’m very excited to get a chance to meet some new students and learn together using Primary Plus! I have been teaching English since 2010, and have experience teaching at Japanese elementary schools, junior high schools and private group and one-to-one lessons with learners aged from three to twelve. 

Qualifications: MA TESOL, DipTESOL, CELTA, and Cambridge TKT: Young Learners

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Alex Buckley

I have been teaching English since 2011. I have worked with adults, teenagers and children in the UAE, Vietnam, and Japan. Most of my experience with young learners has been with elementary school students, and I’m also currently teaching at a private elementary school for the British Council. I appreciate children’s enthusiasm and their curiosity about the world. Let’s try our best to improve our English!    

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Psychology, CELTA, International House CYLT

Emma Violet

Emma Violet

I have been teaching English to children since 2012 in different countries, including Russia and Thailand. I have experience of teaching all ages from kindergarten to young adults. I love to travel, and I am enjoying living in Japan and eating some delicious Japanese food. I find teaching younger students very fun and like to see them improve in ability and confidence. 

Qualifications: DELTA, CELTA and CELTA YL including an Undergraduate in English Literature and a Masters degree in Publishing

Ben Maynard

Ben Maynard

I started teaching conversational English about 18 years ago. I have since worked as a high school Japanese teacher in Australia, a high school English teacher in Japan and most recently, a university lecturer. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, gardening, computer games and karaoke. I love both teaching and learning languages and enjoy sharing the beautiful and fascinating English language with young learners.

Qualifications: BA, Grad Dip Ed (Secondary), MA Applied Linguistics & TESOL

*The teachers may be subject to change.
*The teachers will be announced on the first day of the lesson.