For our grades 5-6 lessons we evaluate the needs, motivations and personalities of our students to decide the best course of action. Our main focus remains language comprehension over accuracy of form. Through wide reading of interesting content, the students will naturally pick up the correct grammatical form and won't need to worry about memorising obtuse rules. We supplement this with light quizzes, set as homework to address the needs to the School English Curriculum.


Students in our grade 5-6 class will spend most of the time listening to, reading and consuming mass quantities of English. This is provided in numerous flavours, such as TPR based warm-ups designed to increase working memory in English, listening to and reading conversations and stories and interacting with multimedia content.


Through a mixture of input activities, alphabet study, communicative games and fun workbook activities, the student is fully immersed in English.



Lesson Structure

Our lessons follow a three phase structure that allows our teacher to control the flow and dynamics of the class. Phase 1 has the teacher and student engaging in a TPR task designed to train working memory and listening skills. Also we add some words to our vocabulary/sentence notebook and do a quick review. Since our reviews are spaced over lessons, the students do not have to repetitively write the word in order to commit it to memory. This provides the student plenty of listening practice and the teacher can assess how much they understand.



Phase 2 is for new input, students will be introduced to a new dialogue or story. Quick activities are used to help build familiarity. Following this, the students will also practice writing.


Phase 3 is story time. We read stories with related activities using our app. Following this, the student will choose a story from the collection and read it with the teacher.





New input activities


Story time



1. High proficiency in listening and reading

2. Recognition of a wide range of vocabulary ~1000-1800 words
3. Able to read stories, comic books and written passages and understand the overall meaning
 お話、漫画、書かれた一節を読むことがき、全体  の意味を理解することができる
4. Confidently pass proficiency tests and be able to answer questions based on actual comprehension of text, not just Question-Answer pattern recognition

Upper Elementary to Junior
Upper Elementary to Junior

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Upper Elementary to Junior
Upper Elementary to Junior

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After finishing the course the students will be able to pass EIKEN 4-3 with ease. They will be extremely comfortable with English and have little to no dependency translations.


They will have very high comprehension, reading and listening skills for their age. They will be years ahead of their peers at school. Provided that our recommended homework is completed consistently, they will not have to cram for school tests and consistently score in the top percentile.



Motivation at this level is extremely important and often becomes an issue at regular eikaiwa. After kids get bored of repetitive drills and uninteresting content they begin to dislike English and as a result, spend less and less time absorbing the language. Since we address the interests, needs and goals of each student individually we find that motivation continues to grow and grow.


Our classes are small, three children maximum. This allows the teacher to tailor the content of the lesson to the students to have them fully engaged with our learning content.