ETJ is a grass-roots organisation for teachers around Japan that is dependent on a lot of individual teachers putting in a little time in many different ways. In fact, it is primarily aimed at the classroom teacher who is only able or prepared to put a limited amount of time into ETJ.
ETJ was originally set up by David English House in 1999 in order to provide a general association for the busy classroom teacher, and it is still heavily subsidised by David English House. Oxford University Press is also a general sponsor and shares much of the financial burden. One of the roles of the general sponsors is to develop strategic relationships with other respected educational businesses and institutions in order to widen the range of services and benefits ETJ can provide to members, and become known to a wider range of teachers. This sponsorship also allows membership of ETJ to remain free.
Most ETJ projects are run independently by volunteers. This applies to everything from regional groups to publications. Most of these projects are set up with the encouragement of David English House, and supported until they are able to take care of themselves.
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