When I entered the room on the first day of the Osaka TEMI Seminar, the first thing that caught my eye was a bell.
It triggered recall and was a flashback to the past.

Then I remembered!

How innocent I was back then! The woman standing in front of me, Helene, she was the one who changed my life!
I opened a school ten years ago because Helene sensei said I could do it!

Back then I knew nothing and had nothing. But within my grasp was an obscure image of ME teaching English.
Fortunately, around that time, I joined a TEMI seminar (which was called LATEM then). It made all the difference.

I learned a lot like everyone who joined. However, to be honest, I didn’t and don’t follow TEMI teaching method as she prescribed it. This doesn’t mean I didn’t like it. I just created my own school and its curriculum in the image I imagined. My school does not teach “eikaiwa”. Instead our concept is “Experiences in English”.
At this recent Osaka seminar, to my amazement, I realized a lot of TEMI spirit permeates through our school.
Till the day I joined the TEMI seminar for the second time, I actually had not realized that TEMI spirit is everywhere in my school. The students are our guests. We don’t have to be entertainers. We don’t explain; we just do!

There are so many seminars available these days, but the TEMI seminar is the only seminar which encourages you to be a real teacher. Therefore I have no hesitation in recommending TEMI. It may change your life like it changed mine.

Hisano Ito
ESL College President