Winner! Apple Books Author of the Year, iBooks Author Conference, Nashville.
2020 Finalist of the Edtech Digest Leadership Award
James Rice is the author and creator of the award-winning English as a Second Language textbook series "Study It". Mr. Rice has developed digital and enhanced digital ESL textbooks for Grammar, ESL Conversation, Listening Skills, Pronunciation and Business English. Listen to his weekly podcast, The James Rice Show
At the Digital Books Author Conference in Nashville, Tennessee was awarded the 2015, Mr. Rice received iBooks Author of the Year for his work on developing interactive, multi-touch books. In addition, the Study It Series was awarded the Academic/Reference Digital Book of the Year in New York.
James Rice is also the author of several advanced English grammar resource books for ESL students and teachers.
Mr. Rice has been an ESL teacher for over 20 years travelling and teaching English as a Second Language. He has developed ESL curricula in Japan, Saudi Arabia and Canada.
He was the founder and Director of Connect School of Languages, an innovative 1:1 iPad language school in Toronto, Canada that uses enhanced digital textbooks in its classes. Mr. Rice is a strong advocate for Mobile Learning, Project-Based Learning and Flipping the Classroom. His school has spent several years developing the Study It series to work in language schools, school boards and international schools that are innovating the classroom. In addition, James launched the first-ever digital ESL Camp for junior learners in New York City.
Mr. Rice has been invited to speak a number of ESL events around the world and has authored numerous articles for magazines, blogs and newspapers about Reinventing the ESL Classroom and Mobile Learning.
Mr. Rice is also one of the stars of the successful Teacher 1999 vs Teacher 2020 YouTube series with close to 1 million views.