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APRICOT digital website opens in spring 2023.

APRICOT digital website opens in spring 2023.


Apricot Publishing plans to open a digital website for use in spring 2023.

The data will be converted into various types of Teaching Materials, the main teaching materials published by Apricot Publishing, and the content will be provided that can be used in a variety of lesson formats.


【TOP screen image】

*Some of the TOP screens may change.

There are four TOP boxes. You can get what you need!


■BOX1■ Teacher’s items needed for teaching the Learning World series: cards, instruction manuals, color teaching tools digital data (PDF/jpg) for Information Gap activities can be ‘downloaded and imported to your own computer’ (membership/pay by each item) Free Download items such as pictures from the WELCOME to Learning World picture cards (PINK/ YELLOW/ BLUE), characters from all books, Listening Test audio and answer packs, workbook answers, etc., which have not been available until now. Various free downloads are also available.



■BOX2■  A variety of APRICOT supplementary materials are sequentially converted into data. Please feel free to make use of picture book workbooks, character sheet data, etc. in your lessons.


■BOX3■ Apricot Publishing-sponsored events, courses, and videos can be viewed, and in spring 2023, the online version of ‘Teaching English to Children from a Practitioner, Commentary Revised Online’ by Mikiko Nakamoto, Apricot Publishing’s lead author, will be available on this digital site.


■BOX4■ Feel free to download Copiable sheets, seasonal prints, and limited-time items to add a little more to your lessons or home English.


For Learning World student materials, go to [MY bookshelf].

What’s ‘MY Bookshelf’?

Quick! Poof! I can get the paper or audio I need out in no time!

☑ Go to MY Bookshelf to browse student items from all Learning World volumes.

☑ All the texts and workbooks in the series can be viewed and flipped through as much as you like.

☑ You can quickly show the texts you have already studied or plan to use next year across all volumes, which makes reviewing easier.

☑   Audio embedded in the text is Teacher’s Audio, including listening tests. Audio speed change OK.






★A wide range of free downloads are available.



★Other items are being prepared to be offered ONLY on the digital website.


The website is currently being prepared for items to be made available to members only. Please wait a little longer for the site to open!💦

The official announcement of the digital website will be made in February 2023 via the newsletter and official LINE.

Summer Festa 2022

School Holiday is coming! Let’s get ready for SUMMER FESTA!



SUMMER FESTA ★2022 Dates confirmed!

JULY:  SUN 31 

AUGUST: THU 4th /  SUN 7th / SUN 21st 

●START 1 pm ● 3-hour event



★Fun event for Elementary school & junior high school students with 3 years+ of English experience.



Print poster



4 dates to choose from! Join FESTA online from your school!

You can participate in this event from your school! Gather your students, make a team and meet other teams(schools) all over Japan!


☑Quiz battle with other schools🔥

☑School vs School games!

Break time

☑Communication experience ~Connect to the World ~ 

☑Exclusive presents and prizes♪

☑MVP Award📛 & Raffles♪ 


Don’t be shy! This is a team event, your classmates and your teacher will be with you!




【Application opens 10th of July

12,000yen per school  slot(1 team / 6-15 people) 


*The event price is set per slot/team. The more people in your team, the cheaper the cost per person.

*We recommend your team to be the same or similar numbers as your usual class size.

*To use this opportunity more effectively for your students’ experience, keep your team as close to your regular class members, including the teacher. 

Last year we had a lot of schools participate in our FESTA per their class in different slots / dates. (1-12 people per team, depending on school size)

*Please note that you will need a PC/Laptop/Tablet per team. (If you are applying for 2 slots on the same date, you will need 2 computers)



【Changes and cancellation】

・Date changes can be accepted until  7 days before the FESTA starts.

  ➡ email: 

・50% Cancellation fee applies from  3 days before the FESTA starts. 

 FESTA 31 JULY  ➡Cancellation fee applies from 28th July

 FESTA 4th AUG  ➡Cancellation fee applies from 1st August.

 FESTA 7th AUG  ➡Cancellation fee applies from 4th August.

 FESTA  21st AUG ➡Cancellation fee applies from 18th August.



SAT  9th JULY 20:00 ~ 21:00



*reservation required *free of charge


【FESTA 10%OFF Voucher】🎁✨

Participate in this FESTA info session and get a 10% discount on your event application! 12,000yen ➡️ 10,800yen


【20% OFF for 2022 LW Certified Schools &  FESTA 2021 participants】

12,000yen ➡ 9,600yen

*Coupon code will be sent to eligible schools on 9th July.


🌸Info Session is key to enjoying FESTA 120%!🌸


■Info session is a good place to communicate with other school teachers.

■Get to know about the FESTA event and the English level needed to enjoy each program.

■Get as much info as you need to be more confident to bring your students to FESTA!

■FESTA Event coordinator Mayumi Nakamura (canvas, Nagano/Learning World certified school/ APRICOT event instructor) will introduce you to the FESTA!



★Not using the Learning World series at your school?  You are more than WELCOME!💛

SUMMER FESTA is a great opportunity for your students to make more friends in the English learning community!

★INFO SESSION with the event coordinator is a one-time-only event. (July 9th)  



・Please use the application form above to apply for this Info Session.

・If you miss participating due to personal reasons, you will be eligible to access the Info Session footage.


FESTA inquiry:



★FESTA can be your Summer Break Event!
★Non-APRICOT-Textbook-Users are welcome!
★You have Elementary & Junior-high students with 3 years+ of English learning experience? Join us and let us introduce you to our summer event!


SAT 9th JULY 20:00 ~ 21:00

*ZOOM EVENT *Application required *Free of charge *Footage will be available later if you miss participating due to unavoidable reasons.


Application Form



■Get to know the teachers who are considering participating in SUMMER FESTA.

■Great opportunity to build up teachers’ community.

■Please note that FESTA is an event for elementary school & junior-high-school students.

■Event program, needed English level, reviews from last year will be introduced.


School Holiday is coming! Join our SUMMER FESTA! 

FESTA Coordinator, Mayumi Nakamura,  (canvas, Nagano /  Learning World certified School /APRICOT official event coordinator) will be there to welcome you to our fun event!


SUMMER FESTA is an online team event!
Make a team in your school and play games, quiz battles, etc with other teams(schools) all over Japan! After the fun, exciting time, take a break (SNACK TIME) and connect to the world! (CHALLENGE TIME) ! Real communication experience with people all over the world!  FESTA 2021 report



Participate in SUMMER FESTA INFO SESSION and GET 10% OFF on FESTA Application 
★✨12,000yen /team ➡️ 10,800yen /team

*Coupon code will be sent to you on July 9th.


【20% OFF for 2022 Learning World Certified Schools & FESTA 2021 Participants.】

12,000yen /team ➡ 9,600yen

*Coupon Code will be sent to Mate LINE


Application Form


➡➡FESTA Inquiry:

2022 Spring Learning World WORKSHOP will be held on four dates!

2022 SPRING “Learning World” WORKSHOP

March 6th, 13th, 27th & April 3rd

*This event has ended. Thank you for participating!


【SCHEDULE】4 sessions

1st Session March 6th(SUN)Lessons for -4years old lesson(WELCOME PINK) *This event has ended 


2nd session March 13th(SUN)Lessons for 4-5 years old(WELCOME YELLOW)*This event has ended.


3rd session  March 27th (SUN)Lessons for 5-6 years old(WELCOME BLUE)*This event has ended.


4th session April 3rd(SUN)低学年クラス向けレッスン(BOOK1)*This event has ended.


– Practical information to teach English using the “Learning World” coursebook. 


– YES, Japanese CAN speak English – this is our goal!


– The teaching guidance from Mikiko Nakamoto, the author of the Learning World series.




At these workshops, we will share the teaching guidance of  Mikiko Nakamoto Sensei’s ways. What she re-learned about teaching English in Japan after she had reset herself from teaching in her way or following the ways of what major schools usually offer. Rethink and re-learn about ESL from a practical view, find out what Mikiko realized over the years after she started teaching with her new training methods.

All the contents in this workshop are practical, with no flowery language!

✅Using Learning World coursebook in elementary or higher classes.     

✅Learning World teaching methods

✅Considering the Learning World series as your new textbook.   

✅Opening a new Eikaiwa school

✅How other schools and teachers are dealing with students and parents.





◆Program (subject to change)

20:45 Meet & Greet
*We will welcome you to the workshop room 15 minutes before the actual workshop starts!
1 21:00~
PROGRAM 1:  Teaching in real lessons

How we should set a routine for a 12 months course at the beginning of the school year.

Unit 1  will be introduced in detail.

 2 21:45~
PROGRAM 2:  Instructors who lead students to use English by themselves.

How do you make children feel like they want to speak in English?

The keys to satisfying students, parents, and also teachers.

 3 22:30~

Share your experience, ideas, questions, whys… solve them with other instructors!

・Class items for teaching English in Japan besides the Learning World coursebook.

・How do you communicate with parents, how much do parents want to know about your plans? etc.


Apply for this Workshop


【Workshop Instructor】Shinobu Yoshida(Mommy&Me)

Established an Eikaiwa school in Seto city, Aichi and she has been teaching English for over 26 years. She founded Learning World 7 years ago and got influenced by the series focus and ideas.  She completed the APRICOT Training Course in 2015. With her knowledge of psychology, she continues to learn and improve students’ and parents’ satisfaction by acknowledging their self-affirmation. Her school became a Learning World Certified School in 2020 by an offer from APRICOT Publishing.  This workshop will be her 3rd time as a presenter of  APRICOT events.


【DATES】全4回  *各回ごとにお申込OK 全4回ご参加の場合は割引きあり

1st session  SUN March 6th  3-4 years old class(Learning World WELCOME PINK)

2nd session  SUN  March 13th   4-5 years old class(Learning World WELCOME YELLOW)

3rd session   SUN March 27th    5-6 years old class (Learning World WELCOME BLUE)

4th session    SUN  April 3rd    Elementary school (1-3 grade) (Learning World BOOK1)


【TIME】  21:00~23:00 ※All these workshops will be on Zoom

* Zoom ID will be sent to your email two days prior to the event. (Friday)
* Please attend the workshop from your pc or tablet (Smartphones are not recommended)



■Fees:1,980yen (including tax) per session

■Discount for all of the 4 sessions  6,600yen (including tax) SAVE 1,320yen

  *Event footage will be also available (3-day access)

*Please note that some scenes of the footage may be edited due to privacy control.


APRICOT Mate and Learning World Certified Schools

This event is eligible for Mate Coupon! (Please check your coupon on Mate LINE)

Members price:1,320yen per event or   4,400yen for 4 sessions

※Please use your Mate Coupon Code on the payment page.


Welcome to the Learning World series! Here are your samples!

★Thank you for being interested in the Learning World coursebook!

For teachers who have not used the Learning World series in the past, we are offering a sample set (set of 4 books)! (Limited number)

※Please fill『Request for the sample set』in the message form when you apply for the event.


【Sample set will be sent after March 3rd.】

・If you are applying for the 1st session (March 6th), please apply for the event and place your payment by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, March 1st. (February 28th for Convenient Store payment (Convini-Kessai)

・Please note that if your payment was placed after March 2nd, the sample textbooks will be sent after the workshop.


Already have the Learning World textbooks?

Please get your textbooks ready for the workshop!


◎Join the workshop and get your 20% Discount Coupon for our online store!


【20%OFF Coupon can be used as many times as you like!

The coupon is available until Friday, April 22, 2022 

Your coupon will be sent to your email address within 3 days after your payment is placed. Once you receive your coupon, all products at e-APRICOT store will be 20% off until April 22.

★The coupon is eligible for products only (Workshop / event fees are excluded from the discount)


Apply For this event



More about Learning World Series

2021 Learning World Practical Workshop: Nov 14, Nov 28, Dec 12

English Language Education has been growing fast in Japan.


Useful information for teachers will be introduced at our learning World Practical Workshop.


★2nd session (November 28th) has ended.

★1st session (November 14th) has ended.


Next and last session (December 12th):


✅Baby & Toddler Classes – Start early and continue learning


✅School Policy – Hints from popular schools


✅Education using Learning World 



SUN, December 12th  10:00~12:00 

Total 4 years in Baby & toddler classes before starting learning English with the WELCOME PINK textbook.

Baby Class(How to get ready for the following year with the WELCOME to Learning World PINK textbook)

Some footage from actual lessons will be introduced at this event!

Great opportunity to collect useful information for Baby Classes, clear up your concerns about toddler classes, and how to teach the WELCOME textbook to children.  

10:00~12:00 ~How to invite learning English and to continue learning~

1.【Baby  classes (C1)】 by Shinobu Yoshida
2.【Kinder-garten classes】by Yumi Higuchi
・How to open a baby class~WELCOME to Learning World PINK
・Baby Class Know-how
・Important points in toddler classes

★Discussion Time


・Achievement Target in each level

・Hints for giving homework

・How learning early can affect later education (at the Elementary level)

Mommy&Me School teachers will share their school policy!

*The event video will be sent to teachers who were not able to attend the event on the day. 


Yumi Higuchi (Mommy&Me)
Completed the APRICOT Training Course in 2015 with the other event presenter Shinobu Yoshida. She has been teaching English to toddlers, kindergarten, and elementary school students at Mommy & Me. She is a most trusted teacher and also an important partner to the school owner Shinobu.


Shinobu Yoshida (Mommy&Me)
Established an Eikaiwa school in 2013 with 3 students and now her school has over 100 students. She founded Learning World 7 years ago and got influenced by the series focus and ideas.  She completed the APRICOT Training Course in 2015. With her knowledge of psychology, she continues to learn and improve students’ and parents’ satisfaction by acknowledging their self-affirmation. Her school became a Learning World Certified School in 2020.

【The following textbooks will be introduced in this event 】


【Focus】WELCOME to Learning World PINK tells about the daily life of a 3-4 year old child.  The daily scenes include get up in the morning, have breakfast, go to a playground, go out with mother, put the toys away, go to a supermarket with mother, take a bath, put on pajamas, and go to bed. Each unit has Arts & Crafts material (in the Student Book), using TPR to reinforce language.


【Age】Preschool children who have finished WELCOME to Learning World PINK / children from 4 to 7 years old who are studying English for the first time.

【Focus】Greetings, Numbers, Family, Colors, Body Parts, Alphabet, Animals, Food, Playground, & TPR.


【Age】 4-7 years old who have finished WELCOME to Learning World PINK and/or YELLOW

【Focus】BLUE is the same level as YELLOW! It covers similar topics but with a slightly different language and vocabulary. A great text to slowly expand children’s language ability and build their confidence. Like YELLOW, BLUE uses fun songs, chants and dialogues with wonderful picture spreads to stimulate children’s interest.


【Cost】2,530JPY (tac included) *500yen off for Learning World Certified School (Please use the voucher which was sent to Mate LINE)

【Capacity】60 people  *Pre-booking essential

【Event style】Zoom

* Zoom ID will be sent to you by email 2 days before the event.
*Please join the event with your pc or tablet (Smartphones are not suitable for this event)



■2nd Session ■ November 28th   This event has ended. Thank you for participating!


How are you using the “Achievement Target”?


10:00~12:00 ~Successful class organization~
・Achievement Targets
・Class Organization
・Satisfying parents and children
★Discussion Time


The personal knowledge of a 25-year-experience of teaching English from baby to adult classes in Japan will be shared!


Shinobu Yoshida (Mommy & Me)
Established an Eikaiwa school in 2013 with 3 students and now her school has over 100 students. She founded Learning World 7 years ago and got influenced by the series focus and ideas.  She completed the APRICOT Training Course in 2015. With her knowledge of psychology, she continues to learn and improve students’ and parents’ satisfaction by acknowledging their self-affirmation. Her school became a Learning World Certified School in 2020.

1st Session■  November 14th   This event has ended. Thank you for participating!

20:30~21:30 【WORKSHOP #1】
Be flexible! How to use textbooks at different levels.
Class activities using textbooks – lesson demonstration /  questions / ideas

・Textbook:LW Book2BRIDGE
・Presentor : Yuko Sekiya
★Discussion Time
21:30~22:30 【WORKSHOP #2】
“Can-do Mindset” and “Communication Activity” 
~with lesson video footage~
・Textbook:Learning World Book3
・Presentor:Mariko Sunada
★Discussion Time


*Discussion time will be set separately in a smaller group at this workshop.

*Useful information for Online lessons will be also introduced.

Yuko Sekiya (E.E.Kids!!)
Teaches English from toddlers to Junior-high school students at her school “E.E.Kids!!”. She completed the APRICOT Training Course in 2015 where she met Mariko Sunada and they have been good partners in the business ever since. eekids english studio (

Mariko Sunada (english studio)
has been teaching English at English Studio, Kanagawa. Since she moved to Texas in April 2019, she has been teaching online lessons. She completed the APRICOT Training Course in 2015. She hosted 4 Zoom Meeting events through APRICOT Publishing which was all well received. This will be her 5th event as a presenter.

english studio
educators’ studio
★YukoMari Radio

【Fee】 2,530yen (tax included)  *500yen OFF for Learning World certified Schools (Coupon code will be sent through Mate LINE)

【capacity】60 people  *reservation required.

・Zoom ID will be sent to your email two days prior to the event date at the latest.
・Please join the event from your tablet or computer device with a microphone.
・Please set your Zoom profile with your full name.
・During the presentation your camera can be off.



★The following textbooks will be introduced in this event★

【Level】Students who have finished Learning World Book 1 and/or READY.  Elementary grade 3-4

【Focus】Learning World Book 2 follows the same structure as Book 1, with great activities to get students thinking and talking on their own. At this level, students are expected to start writing simple sentences. It covers some new topics, including shapes, school subjects, rooms, vegetables, buildings, prepositions, opposites, sports, ordinal numbers, job titles, etc.

【Level】Students who have completed Learning World Book 2, and for students who have had 4-5 years of English education.

【Focus】Learning World 3 follows the same unit structure as Books 1 & 2, but the content is written to reflect the needs of upper elementary students and help them as they are becoming more aware of the world around them. At this level, students are expected to be able to begin writing short paragraphs. Introduces past and future tenses.

【Level】 Elementary school students who have finished Learning World 3 and junior high students

【Focus】 Gain an in-depth understanding of and confidence to use English structures. Japanese junior high-schools: 1st & 2nd grade level

All the four presenters of this workshop completed the APRICOT Training Course (Nakamoto seminar) in 2015


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