English Language Instructors

Margaret Howell

Originally from the United States, Margaret Howell lived and taught English in three different countries before coming to Japan in 2015. She has taught in the US, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, and Japan, working with students from 5-year-old kindergarteners up to 75-year-old retirees and everyone in between: schoolchildren, university students, graduate students, factory workers, call-center employees, administrators, and even high-level executives. She has a passion for languages and culture, and has designed and facilitated intercultural trainings for universities in the US and in Ukraine. Margaret has a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics, a Master’s in Intercultural Communication, and a TESOL certificate.

Justin Foster Sutherland

Originally from South Africa, Justin Foster-Sutherland has been teaching English in Japan since 2007. He has taught at three local schools in Okinawa, including Kaiho high school where he taught Cross Cultural Understanding and an introduction to academic writing. He has taught junior high school students, Congolese refugees and even some retired folk. He has a masters in Education and his research focus is on vocabulary in English for Academic Purposes. He also graduated from WITS university in South Africa (the same university as Nelson Mandela) with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. He also holds a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) and follows Cambridge English Teaching methodologies and practices.