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

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

David Lynch

David Lynch

Before teaching, I worked as a games journalist in the U.K. writing for magazines and websites. I have been teaching since 2013. I have taught children in the U.S., Poland, Italy, and in Japan, I have taught at several high schools. I'm excited to explore English with my new students. There is so much to learn and so many exciting ways to do it. I love teaching English with technology, such as coding and Minecraft.

Qualifications: CELTA, PGCE, BA Hons Theatre & Acting, PG Dip Magazine Journalism

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

Mike Turner

Mike Turner

I have been teaching in Japan since 2011 focusing on young learners. I have worked with a range of ages and levels and can say that I truly love what I do. I have worked at private universities, junior high schools, managed international kindergartens and headed training programs to help new teachers reach their potential. I look forward to meeting all of you in the classroom and helping you to be more confident and outgoing people outside of it.

Qualifications: CertTESOL, TEFL