About our company
Little America, Inc. is an English education company located in Fukuoka, Japan. The company, which was started in 1979 by Sohei and Helene Jarmol Uchida, is a vital force in the field of English education in Japan.
How did we begin?
Little America began in 1979 in Helene Jarmol Uchida's husband's judo dojo where she taught English on tatami mats to three elementary school children. As word spread, more and more students came until there was no space to teach all of them. Classes increased; teachers and staff were hired and trained; buildings were rented, and word even spread outside of Fukuoka. With the strong belief that Japanese need to experience English rather than study it, Little America expanded into Little America Mail Order Service and NPO TEMI (an English teacher training organization). Little America is now a vital force in the emerging English education field nationwide. Today, the company takes pride in its reputation as an innovator and pioneer in the industry.
Divisions of Little America
Little America, Inc. consists of
Little America English Schools, Little America Mail Order Service, and TEMI, an English teacher training organization which supports novice and veteran English teachers of all levels. We take pride in helping teachers nationwide.
Little America English Schools
Little America English Schools, located in Fukuoka, serve the Japanese community by teaching English to students from preschool to university and adults.
TEMI (Teaching English Methods Institute)
To better serve the English teaching community, TEMI was established as an NPO. Please click the link below to go to the NPO TEMI homepage.