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 2019

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 Mail Order Service & receive the
Special TEMI Member Seminar Day Discount of 25%.

TEMI Seminars Yearly Schedule for 2019

January 27 10AM-1PM
1. Successful Methods/Tempo
2. Essential Materials/Formats

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February 24

10AM-11AM TEMI Online Conference
Presenter: Soshi Uchida
* TEMI Members only (Free)
March 24 10AM-1PM
3. Attaining Teacher Standards
4. Games to Activate English

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June 23

11AM-12PM TEMI Online Conference
Presenter: Soshi Uchida
* TEMI Members only (Free)
June 30
--> August 25
5. Elevating Student Standards
6. Interactive Presentations/Songs

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*August 26-30 11AM-8PM TEMI Summer In-house for Busy Teachers
September 8   (from July 7) 10AM-1PM
7. Classroom Behavior/Rules
8. Teacher & Student Goals/
Holiday Activities

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November 17

11AM-12PM TEMI Online Conference
Topic: No Japanese in English Class
Presenter: Helene Uchida
* TEMI Members only (Free)
Special Events:
January 18 TEMI 2019 Teacher of the Year Announcement
November 8 Deadline for TEMI Gratitude Journal Submissions
December 7 Deadline for TEMI 2020 Teacher of the Year Submission
December 16 TEMI Gratitude Journal sent out to TEMI members nationwide

Please contact Sakiko Kojima for support with inexpensive hotel reservations.

TEMI Seminars in other cities can be arranged by TEMI members who can
organize/gather/recruit 10 attendees in their location of choice.
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TEMI In-house seminars

We're are always open to applications for personalized TEMI In-house seminars to suit your needs.
Some schools send their new teachers to us for training. Our attendees have included novices and veterans, Japanese and non Japanese, school owners and staff.
We can make a special time schedule according to your availability and create a special program according to your specific requests.

Our TEMI In-house Seminar is from Monday to Friday, 11:30 to 8PM (30 minutes for lunch).
It includes observation and team teaching of Little America classes, reading & reviewing Little America’s teaching manual, orientation and consultation with Sohei Uchida & Helene J. Uchida, attending teachers’ meetings, Q & A sessions, games & materials explanations and viewing TEMI Seminar DVDs.
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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Sohei and Helene look forward to helping YOU.