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About the Author

* Originally from New Jersey, Jon Berman earned his MA in English linguistics from Arizona State University.
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* After instructing in Korea, Jon moved to Japan, where he has been teaching full time in universities since 1996.
* In late 1994 he created Jon's ESL Website, later renamedTokyoJon.
* In 2005 Jon created Aesop's English, which was later placed online to show how an ESL text in interactive format could succeed on the Web.
* By 2005-2006 Jon had become increasingly frustrated with so many dull, uninspiring, low-quality ESL texts and began to create his own class lessons from scratch.
* Jon's lessons evolved into Life Topics now an online opportunity for English teachers around the globe. Enjoy!