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September 06, 2010

David English House ceases operations

DEH_logo.jpgDavid English House (DEH) ceased operations on September 1st for financial reasons. The closure of the DEH Hiroshima schools has gone very smoothly. David Paul has encouraged teachers to start their own schools or teach students privately and has been arranging for teachers to continue teaching at the many universities, high schools and elementary schools that DEH sent teachers to. This has meant that about 90% of the outside contracts and 80% of the DEH classes will continue. Students did not need to pay for classes in advance, so there are no issues with students losing money.

David English House had also been contracted to carry out the fulfillment of book orders for ELTBOOKS.com (owned by eigoTown.com, publisher of ELT News) but had made prior arrangements for the fulfillment operations to be moved to eigoTown.com's office in Tokyo. ELTBOOKS.com continues to support ETJ and David Paul has become a special advisor to the service.

David Paul will be going personally bankrupt, but will continue to lead ETJ, and the ETJ Expos starting this October will continue as normal. He has stated his intention to create a new organization to help support ETJ and teacher development in Japan.

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