Dave and Amy Dave and Amy are authors, game creators, teachers and teacher trainers.
They are the authors of My English Book and Me (Kindergarten 1 and 2,
Elementary 1 to 4).
They make games and flashcards to accompany all texts (under the Dave and
Amy Games Logo).
They are owners of and teachers at Dave and Amy English School in Saitama,
They are members of Language Teaching Professionals and regularly train
teachers throughout Japan.
Dave is from England. Amy is from America. They have lived in Japan since
Greg Crawford Greg Crawford is a director of Fun Kids English, a publishing group for Young Learners English language teaching materials. He is also the author of Fun Phonics Readers, a series of children’s graded phonics readers, co-creator of Fun Kids Songs, a 3 CD set of children's English language songs for Young Learners and a contributing songwriter for David Paul's phonics textbook for elementary students, Song and Games Phonics. Greg also creates English language learning videos for Young Learners for the Fun Kids English YouTube channel.
He is a teacher trainer and regularly trains teachers throughout Japan. Greg is also a member of Language Teaching Professionals.
He is the principal and owner of Aire English School and has 20 years experience in both teaching and school management.
Greg’s professional interests include teaching Young Learners, developing and promoting reading for children, phonics and the effective use of songs in the classroom.
David Paul David Paul is an author and teacher trainer. He is originally from Weymouth, UK, studied at Cambridge, and lives in Hiroshima, Japan. His books include New Finding Out, Songs and Games Phonics, Communicate, Motivate, Communication Strategies, Teaching English to Children in Asia, Discover English, Discover The World, Discover the Universe. He is a strong advocate of applying constructivist psychology in the classroom.
Susan Holden Susan Holden has a long and varied experience as a teacher, teacher trainer,
editor of a teachers’ magazine (MET), publisher and author of various international
readers, methodology titles and textbooks. All these have fed into the content
and design of the book “Teaching English Today” , as has the time spent
working on projects in, above all, Central and Eastern as well as several in Mexico
and Brazil. She was originally trained to teach English and drama in the UK
education system. She is now based in Scotland where she runs a small publishing
and material development company.
Tyler Stiene Series illustrator, Tyler Stiene graduated with a bachelor’s degree in illustration and a minor in drawing from the Maine College of Art before moving abroad to teach English. During his time as an English teacher, he traveled and taught in a diverse variety of countries, including South Korea, Ethiopia, Singapore, and the U.S. Tyler holds a master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from SIT Graduate Institute. He lives in Binghamton, New York.
Tana Reiff Tana Reiff holds a B.S. degree in elementary education and a master’s in secondary English with a concentration in applied linguistics. She has taught adult basic education, ESL, and college-level linguistics, and worked in multimedia communications for the Pennsylvania Department of Education. She is the author of dozens of hi-lo books for readers of all ages.
David and Peggy Kehe David and Peggy Kehe have taught ESL for over 40 years. In the 1970s they spent two years teaching EFL as Peace Corps Volunteers in Niger, West Africa. After that, they taught for a year on Lesbos Island, Greece, for twelve years in colleges in Japan, and for a number of years in colleges in the United States: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Western Washington University and Whatcom Community College. They both have MA degrees in Teaching ESL from The School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont and have co-authored eight textbooks with Pro Lingua Associates.
Currently, Peggy is retired, and David is Faculty Emeritus at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington. His blog for ESL teachers can be found at https://CommonSense-ESL.com.
Brian Cullen Dr. Brian Cullen originally trained and worked as an engineer and this background has helped greatly in the development of Humanity and Technology. He is a professor at Nagoya Institute of Technology in central Japan. His research interests include English for Specific Purposes, Creativity, Positive Psychology, and the use of music in the classroom. Other interests include guitar, flute, walking, and tai chi.
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