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Training Course – Nakamoto Seminar

*Please note that the language used in this Training Course is Japanese.

Online Training Course “Nakamoto Seminar”☺



◎Lecturer:  Mikiko Nakamoto(Author of Learning World)
◎Participants: max. 6 persons per course
◎Time Period: April, June, August, October 2021 (All lectures will be held on Sundays, except for April 29th)

 April  June  August  October
Lecture #1   4/4 5/30 8/1 10/3
Lecture #2 4/11 6/6 8/8 10/10
Lecture #3  4/18 6/13 8/15 10/17
Lecture #4  4/25 6/20 8/22 10/24
Lecture #5  4/29(Thu) 6/27 8/29 10/31

*Seats all sold out. Thank you.


◎Lecture time: 10:00~12:30
◎Course cost:  40,000yen + tax (Lecture supplies included) *10,000yen OFF for Learning World Certified Schools
◎Course guide: Online, with Zoom


1st Lecture

Getting ready
・Goals of ESL program for children
・Teaching strategies for ESL
・Assessing your students

2nd Lecture

Becoming fluent in the English language in Japan
・Communication skills
・Teacher standards for language teachers
・Speaking activities

3rd Lecture

Encouraging students to let English “sink in”
・with Game activities
・with Songs
・with Chants

4th Lecture

From Reading/Writing to Presentation
・Teaching with picture books
・Reading development
・Writing development

5th Lecture

Teaching young learners to take initiative
・Grammar practice in ESL for kids
・Importance of talk time (Chat)
・Lesson Structure

(The Program may be subject to change)


★This seminar is a short course which can be completed within a month.
★A certificate will be issued upon course completion.
★Achievement Test on the last session of the course will not be held online.
★Absentees or other inquiries, please contact →


Read more about this seminar: APRICOT 児童英語教師養成講座 (in Japanese)

Check out Mikiko Nakamoto’s Essay page なかもとと友かな (in Japanese)

MARCH 14th: LW Skill-up Seminar “Book 4 BRIDGE”


Sun March 14th, 2021 Learning World Bk4 BRIDGE


 【TIME】: 20:00-22:00 (including Q&A session)

【Book4 BRIDGE is for】
Students who completed BOOK3, English education experience over 4 – 5 years, getting ready for Junior-high school

【Book4 BRIDGE contents】
Be verb, plural nouns, Wh- interrogative sentences, third-person singular, progressive, adjectives, prepositions, adverbs, future tense, past tense, superlative, gerund, infinitive, etc.


Seminar focus:
How to use the textbook effectively, tips to keep your students motivated, preparing for Eiken test, how to prevent a slump, etc… full of useful tips and ideas!


【Presenter】:Kierryn  Bowring (Yellow House)
Kierryn is from Australia and a resident of Japan for 20 years. He is a teacher with a great knowledge of the English-language-education system in Japan,  approximately 300 students take lessons at his school.

He has experienced teaching with all Learning World textbooks and his seminars about his teaching ideas are suitable for Japanese children and are always well received.


【Fee】(All prices includes tax)     *LW certification school price

     2,500 yen / per seminar     *1,500 yen / per seminar



*This event is eligible for “Mate Coupon”.
Contact us if you are uncertain about your Mate Coupon code :


・Zoom Meeting ID will be notified by email.
・Please set your Zoom ID with your name and prefecture. (i.e.: Tomoko, TOKYO)
・Please participate with your computer or tablet device. (No smartphones)
・Inquiries accepted by email until 10 am 2 days prior to each event at
・Please turn your camera on for this workshop


                        >>> Order here


【The workshop comes with a 30%OFF voucher 🎀

★30 % OFF All products on the e-APRICOT store! The voucher is valid until March 3rd, 2021.  

⇒⇒The voucher will be sent by email after the payment has been processed.


Have your red pen ready! Kierryn sensei will conduct you through Learning World textbooks and workbooks in these workshops. Please have your LW books presented to participate in the workshop.

    Book 3 event is over. Thank you for participating!  118 teachers joined the event.

    FEB 21  SUN Learning World Book3 Skill-up Seminar

    【Book3 seminar focus】: Learning World starters: English education experience over 4 years from other textbooks. Learning World learners: After Book 2 textbook. 9-11 years old children with English experience.

    【Book3 contents】: Review of Learning World series up toBook2, Imperative forms, singular and plural forms of nouns, adverbs, third-person plural, sentences starting with Who, exclamatory sentences, have to…, stop …ing, comparative/superlative, future tense, infinitive, past tense, past progressive, etc.


    ▼Book 2 Skill-Up Seminar live stream from the presenter Kierryn’s school YELLOW HOUSE (Jan 31 2021)

    Comparing to Book1 contents (Expressions)

    How to expand children’s creativity (Unit 3-2)

    Let’s make a FUNNY dog(Unit 4-2)

    Kierryn’s idea for courage children to talk in English

    Introducing Worksheet (Unit 5-1)

    World’s weather(Unit 7-1)

    Introducing new product HomeworkCard 



      Book 2 event is over. Thank you for participating! About 110 teachers joined the event.

      Sun January 31st, 2021 Learning World Bk2

      ▲Characters from Book2


      Book 2 workshop focus: English education experience over 4 years (4-10 years old),
      After “READY” and “BOOK1” textbook.


      Lessons with a sense of achievement to prevent a slump


      -Present progressive, adjectives, interrogative adverbs, verbs, interrogative sentences, imperative forms, weather, preposition, exclamatory sentences, etc.


      ▼ “Learning World Bk1” Skill-Up Workshop (December 6th, 2020)



        Book 1 event is over

        Sun December 6th Learning World skill-ups Book1

        【Zoom Event】20:00~22:00

        Teaching ideas using Learning World Book1(For Elementary 1 -2 grades, English education experience between 0-3 years)

        ・How to expand skills

        ・Suitable activity for each level, bridge the gap of experience

        ・The reality of “Question Time(Chit Chat)” in early elementary grades

        …and more!


        Book 1 is for building a foundation of learning the English language. Teaching with Learning World textbooks? December 6th Zoom workshop is definitely a must-do event!

        ↓Previous Skill-up seminar “WELCOME” (live from Tokyo, November 15th)

        ↓Message from Kierryn-sensei for the next event “Book 1”


        19:45~  Meet & Greet 
        Part 1 20:00~
        The Basics
        Book1 lesson basics
        Part 2 20:40~
        Teaching with using Book 1
        (Textbook, Workbook, Teaching aids, cards)
        Part 3 21:35~
        Question Time


        【Workshop recommendtions】

        ★To improve teaching skills  ★To develop each key skill classified by each textbook.   ★To see other teachers’ lessons  ★To recognize effective lesson styles by learning the English education curriculum in Japanese Elementary schools   ★To get through an unpopular UNIT




        Guidance per Activity / Cautions per age / Adjustment levels / Preventing slump etc… Fill your textbooks with crib notes


         Screen OFF mode not accepted

         The workshop consists of 5 courses: A certificate will be awarded to those who participated in all 5 sessions.


        FEB 28 2021 “ZOOM Metting for Online Lessons”

        Mariko Sunada will share her practical ideas for online lessons using Learning World! This event will be treated from Houston, Texas.


        Theme: Messages from teachers to students
        The focus of this event is what kind of messages students should receive from teachers. Refer to topics in Learning World course books, we will introduce how teachers can help students to lead online lessons, and how to keep students concentrated in online lessons.


        【DATE】 SUN FEB 28th  21:00~22:30
        【INSTRUCTOR】 Mariko Sunada from Houston, US (Tsunagaru Eigo english studio)
        【Using Materials】 Learning World Book2,3,4 *penciled-in
        【FEE】 1,000yen (tax included)
        *Please subscribe to our email magazine to apply for this event. Click here  for subscription
        【Application】2Please apply and fulfill your payment by 12pm Friday Feb 26th.

        Apply Here


        The ratio of online learning system in public schools in Japan is still as low as 5%. For private English language schools, getting used to online lessons (Zoom) is essential to keep the quality of lessons so students will be able to continue learning. Do you want to get better in teaching online? Join this event and get useful knowledge and ideas for online lessons!


        ■About Mariko Sunada

        Supervisor of「Tsunagaru Eigo english studio」since 2013. She has been using Learning World coursebooks since her school was established. After being a member of APRICOT Mate, she completed APRICOT Teachers Training Course (instructor: Mikiko Nakamoto)in 2015 and her organization became a member of Learning World registered school. With her second opportunity to work in the US, she started online lessons for Japanese students from April 2019. In her personal life she has three daughters who are High-school, Junior-high and elementary school students. Hobbies: watching movies, reading, cooking, Yoga, dancing and singing.



        [Sun Nov 8 ] Zoom Meeting

        Nov 8(SunZoom Meeting

        Online lesson ideas for Elementary school and Junior high students!



        Teaching English online:
        Mariko Sunada will share her ideas and direction for online lessons using “Learning World” textbooks!


        Practical Lessons with “Zoom” in detail

        ~What teachers should do to make students cooperate with each other. ~


        【Date】 November 8(Sun)21:00~22:30

        【Instructor】 Mariko Sunada(from Houston Texas) Tsunagaru Eigo english studio

        【Teaching Materials】 Learning World Book1, 2, 3, 4 

        【Fee】 1,000yen(tax- included)


        Apply for event


        *Email subscription required:  Please subscribe to our e-mail magazine Here


        ★Message from APRICOT

        Starting online lessons using “Learning World” textbooks?
        We look forward to your participation in this seminar!



        ▼pics from the previous Zoom Meeting (Aug 23)



        Learning World on-demand Workshop 2020

        Learning World  Workshop 2020 ON-DEMAND
        (March 16~31 )   

        Available 24 hours a day throughout the service duration!

        Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus infection, we have decided to postpone our workshop events in Nagoya and Tokyo… but On Demand service will be available as scheduled🎵 Access to our workshop right from your computer!


        <Workshop 2020 Theme>

        -To be a successful school in the long run-

        Learning from a long-serving teacher: How to teach the 4 key skills in English-language school.





        *Photos from Workshop 2020 at Osaka venue on Feb 23 2020


        ■ON-DEMAND Workshop Price :3,300yen(tax included) 


        Click here to order and pay ON-DEMAND service 
        (Application is due March 25)

        We will send you an email with URL, ID, and password once we receive your payment. *The email will be sent from March 12

        Access to the URL from a PC or other device that has an internet connection. Login with the ID and the password stated in the email. (On-demand workshop will be available from March 16. )

        Choose the program you like to watch! (5 sessions)


        Presenter: Kierryn Bowring(YELLOW HOUSE, Ishikawa/Learning World registered school)

        He has been teaching English to kids from toddlers to junior-high students using “Learning World” for about 15 years since he established his school in 2005.  Brushing up on his teaching style continuously to meet the changes in generations and trends.


        ★Special offer★
        15% OFF coupon for our online store

        ※Coupon code will be stated in the email of ON DEMAND ID & password.

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