Implement mixed method (quantitative and qualitive) research to provide key insights on learning design.

Learning Programs

Provide ideal combinations of live and online interaction, multimedia, text input, interaction, and assessment to fit learners’ needs.

Teacher Training

Guide teachers in planning and self-assessment of learning goals through live and online sessions.


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“It’s been great working with Mike over the years. He’s one of the special people in the publishing field. Mike was the first person to introduce top-quality international style textbooks in Asia that were actually culturally appropriate.”

Curtis Kelly, Author, Basics in Writing
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“Working with Mike Rost is an excellent creative experience. He is able to combine years of expertise in the ELT industry with innovative ideas to produce educational resources that bring the best benefit to learners of all ages and stages.”

Kayo Taguchi, Pearson, ELT Portfolio Manager, Asia
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“Collaborating with Mike has been one of the highlights of my professional career. Besides his encyclopedic knowledge of listening in language learning, Mike was superb at facilitating, editing and developing our project. During our collaboration, he became a good friend and a sounding board for other projects. I cannot recommend him highly enough as a project manager and series editor.”

JJ Amaworo Wilson, Author of Speakout, Active Listening, and the novel Damnificados
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“I know Michael as a creative author, innovative thinker, careful editor and outstanding language learning scholar who has always brought a lot of discerning ideas to the language acquisition field. Michael’s textbooks, professional books, presentations, multimedia products have supported the learning and teaching of thousands of students and teachers around the world.”

Sherry Preiss, Chief of Teaching and Learning Lab, KIPP Foundation
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“Michael Rost makes me feel like I’m valued and important member in a collaborative process. He gives clear direction and is always thinking of the language learner who would be listening to the ESL product. Michael’s professionalism and kindness go hand in hand and it’s what makes working with him a joy. Thank you, Michael, for making work enjoyable and a breeze.”

Sara Matsui-Colby, Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
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“I have worked with Mike in multiple roles — as author, teacher, trainer, marketer, and video scriptwriter and editor. He is pleasant, professional and responsive- and always goes the extra mile. From training primary teachers in India to advising online teachers in China — I know I can count on Mike when I call — to be there and to engage — as he does so effectively.”

Pam Fishman, Pearson English & Global Schools Product Manager

“Not only has Mike been a key success factor for our publications regionally, he is a great professional to obtain advice on English language learning. Leading learners to their objectives can take many routes. There are regional influences that impact these routes, and Mike has always taken into consideration our local needs. He evaluates input with great precision to innovatively support the development of courses compatible within the region to motivate our learners and support our teachers. I think that is one of the key elements for the success of courses supported by Mike.”

Toshinori Iwamoto, Country Manager, Pearson Japan K.K.
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“One of the things that’s great about Mike is when you start working on a project with him, he asks, “What’s something we can do with this project that’s never been done before?” So the process of working with Mike not only makes the products better, it creates a better language teaching profession.”

Marc Helgesen, Author, English Firsthand Series
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“Mike brings out the best in everyone around him. His curiosity and expertise are kept in delicate balance by his openness to others. It’s fitting that Mike is an expert in — among many other things — listening. He taught me that deep understanding comes from the ability to truly listen. More than anyone I know, Mike understands the transformative power of language learning.”

Joseph Shaules, Director, Intercultural Institute, Tokyo
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“Mike has inspired a whole generation of teachers and writers through his research on listening and oral communication.”

Charles Browne, Author, Impact Series
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“Dr. Rost has been a wonderful mentor for me. Throughout the entire process of writing an academic book about listening and shadowing, Dr. Rost has given me professional and articulate advice about ways to attract more potential readers, based on his wide ranging experiences. What I really admire about Dr. Rost is that even though he is super famous, he has always been friendly and quite helpful to someone like me!”

Yo Hamada, Former doctoral student, Temple University
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“Working with Mike has been a major highlight of my career. Mike has given great advice to me as an author and introduced me to a bunch of talented people to build wonderful collaborations.”

Kevin McClure, Content Director, EF International
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“Mike’s great skill was his ability to give guidance but also a free rein to his writers. I was especially grateful for the detailed comments he gave on specific activities – not just pointing out problems with them but suggesting how they might be overcome. Michael, of course, was always more than editor. He was a friend to his writers.”

Rod Ellis, Author, The Study of Second Language Acquisition