What is 365 English Lessons?

Ross Harrison

My name is Ross Harrison, and I am an English teacher, living in Japan.

I was born in the United Kingdom, but I have lived in Tokyo for the last 12 years.  I enjoy teaching English in classrooms and businesses, and now I want to teach you.

I study Japanese, and find it difficult. I know what it is like to try to speak a second language. Follow my blog, and I will tell you all about my Japanese study.

Before I became an English teacher I was a professional musician in London. I play trumpet and was a trumpet teacher before I came to Japan. I still play trumpet, but not as often as I would like. However, I plan to start a music school one day!



What is 365 English Lessons?

This website was started because I know how hard it is to learn a language.

I have tried to study Japanese ever since I started living in Japan, and although I have lived here for over 12 years now, I still find it difficult…!

Everyone knows that the most important part of learning a language is the vocabulary.

A good vocabulary makes it easier to communicate exactly what you are thinking and feeling.  If you have good vocabulary, but poor grammar, you can communicate quite well.  However, if you have great grammar, but poor vocabulary, you cannot communicate very well.  In short, vocabulary is VERY important!

In fact, it has been proven that there is a connection between vocabulary and salary.  People with the best vocabulary also earn the most money.  Why is this?  Well, business is all about effective communication, and the most effective communicators are able to sell their ideas to business partners and clients much more easily than others.  The more ideas you sell, the more money you can make.

Unfortunately, vocabulary is also one of the hardest parts of learning a new language… But the only way to do it is to do a little bit every day, 365 days a year!

Even if you only learn one new word every day, you will learn 365 new words a year.  If you learn 5 new words, that number increases to 1,825 new words in one year!

That’s a lot of new words!  This will be a big improvement on how well you communicate!

365 English Lessons what I need to help me with my Japanese!

Learning English Online

Everybody is busy! Everybody has work or school. Going to a school to learn English is very difficult these days.

The internet makes it possible to learn English from anywhere and at anytime. More importantly, learning anything online is often cheaper than going to a school.

You can see many different kinds of courses and lessons, and choose which ones you want to study.  This is better than having a stranger tell you what you need to learn.

Learning English Online means that you have more control over what you learn, when you learn it and how you learn!

All you need is a computer, or a smartphone with internet access, and you can study anytime anywhere.  You can study on the train, in your lunch break, in the elevator – even in the bathroom!!


It started out as just a vocabulary course, but now it has much more!

Courses include:

  • Vocabulary
  • Business Expressions
  • Business English for beginners
  • Advanced business conversation, including meetings, and negotiations. (coming soon)
  • Idioms and Phrases (coming soon)

Everyday, I am making new lessons, and uploading them to the website.  This list of courses will grow as time progresses.




Business people need to be able to read and write English everyday. However, they may find it difficult to find the right words or phrases to use in the right situations.

High School Students need to learn lots of words and phrases in order pass university entrance examinations or take the TOEFL/IELTS courses to study abroad.

University Students need to prepare for life in an international company. They need to express themselves confidently and fluently right from the start of their employment.

By studying here a little everyday, 365 English Lessons can help them all!


Lessons (not all) contain audio, video and quizzes.

Lessons are made to be completed in about 10 – 15 minutes.

  • Watch the videos and listen to the audio as many times as you need.
  • Take the quizzes to practice what you have learned.
  • Share their ideas about what you have learned.

About 365 English Lessons

As a student of Japanese, I find it difficult to learn and remember Japanese vocabulary and all the different forms – noun, verb, adjective, adverb – and know when to use them. I designed 365 English lessons as the kind of vocabulary course I would like to help me study Japanese.

After each lesson you should be able to use the new words or phrases right away, correctly, every time!

Why Use 365 English Lessons

  • Learn anytime, anywhere
  • Repeat the lessons as many times as you need
  • Talk to, and learn from other students
  • Improve your TOEIC, IELTS and TOEFL scores!

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