Our Mission

What is TEMI?

 TEMI is Teaching English Methods Institute, a community of teachers, administrators and organizations involved with teaching English in Japan from preschool to adults. It is an NPO teacher-support network and an idea pool that has officially served the English teaching community of Japan since 1996.

News Flash!

Upcoming Seminar Info for 2020

YOU are cordially invited
to attend our
TEMI Fukuoka Seminars
Attending TEMI Fukuoka Seminar benefits include chances to:
* Tour Little America School/ view classroom set-ups/take pictures
* See Little America students in action/take pictures
* Interview students after observing their class
* Browse through Little America Book Store products first hand/ ask
questions /receive consultation/see bargains
* Place orders directly with our Little America Book Store & receive the
Special TEMI Member Seminar Day Discount of 25%.(valid for one week following the seminar)

TEMI Seminars Yearly Schedule for 2020

2020 TEMI Seminar System for Busy Teachers!

We have adjusted our TEMI Seminars to cater especially to teachers teaching a certain English level category, namely:

Elementary School
Jr. High and High School

Due to the Corona virus, we have transitioned to ONLINE seminars so you can join us from the comfort of your home or school.
We have rescheduled the seminars to start with the Elementary School seminar in July. Instead of morning and afternoon seminars in one day, we will have them in two consecutive weeks. Each seminar will be from 9AM-12PM. The first week will focus on methods, and the second on how to use specific materials for that specific level. The methods seminar will include observing a Little America class in action.

Revised TEMI 2020 Seminar Schedule is as follows:

January 26
TEMI Preschool Seminar
Teaching Preschoolers (Morning)
Preschool Materials That Work! (Afternoon)
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July 5 / July 12:

July 5    TEMI Online Elementary School Seminar: Methods
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July 12  TEMI Online Elementary School Seminar : Materials
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Aug 2 / Aug 9
Aug 2 TEMI Online Jr. High & High School Seminar: Methods
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Aug 9 TEMI Online Jr. High & High School Seminar: Materials
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Sept 27 / Oct 4

Sept 27 TEMI Online Adult Seminar: Methods
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Oct 4    TEMI Online Adult Seminar: Materials
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COST: Each TEMI half-day Seminar is 5,000 yen (4,500 yen for TEMI Members)
Registration for two seminars of the same category is 9,500 yen (8,500 yen for TEMI Members)
ALL participants receive a Booklet and a TEMI Teaching Certificate (Plus a TEMI lapel pin for first time attendees)

****Special TEMI Seminars available upon request*****
Aug. 24-28: TEMI SUMMER In-house(Customized according to teacher needs/requests)
One, two, three-day seminars and full week seminars are also available.
Fee: 20,000yen per day (TEMI members: 18,000yen)
Hours: 8 hours per day (including lunch)
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Individualized TEMI Customized In-house is 20,000 yen a day (11AM-7PM). (Any workday of the year)
January 20 TEMI Teacher of the Year Announcement
February 2 TEMI Online Conference for TEMI Members Only
February 11 Special TEMI Package Seminar in Chiba
June 28 TEMI Online Conference for TEMI Members Only
August 24-28 TEMI Summer In-house for Busy Teachers
October 11 TEMI Online Seminar for TEMI Members Only
November 8 Deadline for TEMI Gratitude Journal Submission
December 7 Deadline for TEMI Teacher of the Year Submission
December 18 TEMI Gratitude Journal sent to TEMI teachers nationwide