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Thanks

Thank you to everyone who came to David’s presentations at the JALT conference in Tsukuba last weekend. It was great to see so many old friends as well as a lot of new faces. Please let us know if you…

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JALT Annual Conference 2017

David Barker will be presenting at the JALT Annual Conference 2017 at Tsukuba International Congress Center in Ibaraki. 1. Saturday 18th November 1.15 pm – 2.15 pm (60 min)  Room 202B How Do You “Teach” Receptive Skills? Listening and reading…

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PanSIG Okinawa

Dear BTB customers, We will not be attending PanSIG in Okinawa this year, but you can see all of our books at the englishbooks.jp booth. If you are passing, please take a look at our latest title “Get Set!”, a…

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Read to Write Compositions Second Edition

A note to all users of Read to Write Compositions: If you have ordered the book to use with a class from April, your students will have the second edition. The content of the book is the same, but the writing manual…

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JALT Annual Conference 2015

David Barker will be presenting at the JALT Annual Conference 2015 at Shizuoka Convention & Art Centre (Granship) in Shizuoka City. 1. Saturday 21st November 4.40 pm – 5.40 pm (60 min)  Room 910 What Do We “Know” About Language…

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JALT Pan SIG Presentation

David Barker will be presenting at the JALT Pan SIG Conference 2015 on Saturday 16th May from 3.30 – 4.00 pm at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies in Kobe. The title of the presentation is “What students need to…

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Second Edition of Read to Write Plus

The new version of Read to Write Plus will be available shortly. If you have ordered the book for use with your classes, the new one will be the one your students buy. The basic content of the book is…

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Thanks

Thanks to everyone who attended my presentation “What’s the best way to learn Japanese?” at Tsukuba last weekend. It was a great audience, and the topic certainly provoked a lot of very lively debate! I will be writing a blog…

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JALT Annual Conference 2014

David Barker will be presenting at the JALT Annual Conference 2014 on Saturday 22nd November at Tsukuba International Congress Center in Tsukuba, Ibaraki. What’s the Best Way to Learn Japanese? In this session, the presenter will discuss the results of…

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New Books!

We are happy to announce that Read to Write Junior will be ready for shipping by the end of this month. It took us longer than we thought, but we are very happy with the result. We hope you will…

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JALT 2013 – Thank You

Thanks to everyone who attended one or both of David’s presentations on Saturday. It was great to see so many friends and colleagues there.

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JALT 2013

David Barker will be presenting at the JALT 2013 on Saturday 26th at the Kobe Convention Centre in Hyogo. BTB Press will also have a booth in the Educational Materials Exhibition (EME) at the venue. Please drop by to see…

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Gifu Shotoku University Open Lecture

David Barker will be presenting at Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University, Hashima Campus onThursday May 23rd from 4.30~6.30. He will talk about ‘The role of cross-linguistic influence in language learning.’ Please spread the word! You can see the flyer for the…

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JALT Pan SIG Presentation

David Barker will be presenting at the JALT Pan SIG Conference on Sunday May 19th from 1.05 pm to 1.30 pm at Nanzan University in Nagoya. The title of the presentation is “Reverse engineering as a language learning strategy.” BTB…

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iPhone app for Learning English Vocabulary

Due to a technical error, the iPhone app for Learning English Vocabulary was temporarily removed from the Apple App Store. It has now been restored. We apologise for any confusion or inconvenience.

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New Books

Read to Write Email, Read to Write Compositions, and both editions of Nice to Meet You – Academic are now ready for shipping. Please use the “contact us” button at the top of the page if you would like an…

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JASAL: Student Involvement in SAC Conference

David Barker is presenting at the Student Involvement in SAC Conference on February 2nd from 10.00 am to 10.45 am at Nanzan University Kenshu Centre, Nagoya. [ Featured speaker workshop ] “How to Give a Good Presentation” Date: Saturday, February…

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JASTEC Presentation (Shizuoka)

David Barker will be presenting at the JASTEC conference on February 3rd from 1:00 pm to 2:20 pm at Tokai University Junior College. The title of the presentation is “Teaching Learners How to ‘Take’ a Lesson.” For details, please visit…

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Hiroshima JALT Mini-conference & Bookfair

David Barker will be presenting on the topic “What is ‘English Conversation’ and how do you teach it?” at the Hiroshima JALT Mini-conference on Sunday, December 16th from 1.00 to 1.45 at the Hiroshima YMCA. Please visit the Hiroshima JALT…

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