Full-length English CourseRegular Course 4.5 Hours
Expand Your Child’s Interest in English While They Learn and Absorb English Naturally!
A course for children 2 years old～ Nencho. Classes are 4.5 hours long, held from 9:30 to 14:00 on weekdays. Lessons include both foreign instructors and support staff.
Students in this course are encouraged to learn and absorb English in a fun and natural way while spending 4.5 hours in an all-English environment. According to the theme set each month, students acquire new words that become a part of their vocabulary and are encouraged to communicate in their own words, furthering each child’s English communication skills.
In class, students will sing, play games, and exercise, while also learning the importance of teamwork and respecting classmates as well as class rules. Activities will touch on Japanese tradition and culture, while also incorporating international culture and customs. Through various activities, we aim to cultivate an international outlook in our students, as well as encourage them to be positive and independent. Our group activities also help to develop compassionate children that know how to cooperate with others.
- Due to our status as a Ninkagai childcare service, our courses are eligible for government aid
- Our courses encourage students to learn English in a fun and natural way!
- Recommended for parents that are considering international preschool or elementary school for their children
- Parents and students that do not speak Japanese are also welcome!
Year-Long Total English Environment
Our schools have a 44 week per year curriculum. The graph below shows the total hours of our English environment that children will participate in, based on their classes per week. For children that are non-native speakers, total time spent in an English environment is used as an indicator for fluency. It is said that learning English requires around 2,000 hours of English experience during childhood.
|09:30 - 10:00||Good Morning / Free Play|
|10:00 - 10:30||Hello Song, Circle Time|
|10:30 - 11:00||Phonics|
|11:00 - 11:15||Chitose: Drink and Bathroom|
Seijo: Phonics Worksheet
|11:15 - 11:45||Monthly Theme|
|11:45 - 12:15||Students' Choice|
|12:15 - 13:30||Lunch Time / Free Play|
|13:30 - 14:00||Ready for Goodbye / Goodbye Song|
Every other day, students will go to the park to play outside.
Our schools will designate certain weeks to be Focus Weeks, in which students will focus on a special activity or theme. Examples of our Focus Weeks include Easter and Halloween events, hygienic events such as Dental and Flu Prevention, Christmas performances, and more.
Student’s Choice lessons are developed by our teachers based on our students interests and passions, encouraging them to try the things they’ve always wanted to. We strive to give our students a voice and encourage their interests through our student centered lesson plans.
For children who are under 3 years old, or children preparing to enter our classes
For children that are under three years old, or parents that feel that it may be too early to be separated from their children, we offer English Time class for children from 0 years old at Knock Knock English as a preparation class for our preschool program.
Children in our English Time class will be encouraged to play and have fun English while with their guardians, and expand their interests towards English.
Additionally, English Time has a Knock Knock Preschool admissions system in place.
Sing, Dance, Exercise and have fun!
Our classes frequently use videos from Super Simple Learning, a company which originated from Knock Knock English, in order to help students obtain proper English pronunciation and rhythm. Super Simple Learning videos are available on YouTube, so parents may review activities from home with their children after lessons!
* Super Simple Learning split from Knock Knock English in 2009
2023 Class Availability (April 2023 - March 2024)
For class availability and program fees of the 2022 school year (before 2023 March), please contact us directly.
|2 - 3 y.o.
|2 - 3 y.o.
|3 - 5 y.o.|
|3 - 5 y.o.|
|4 - 6 y.o.|
Space available Only a few spaces left Please Contact us for information
Other courses and classes
A fun after school English class for children attending kindergarten or daycare. In this class, we aim to help our students increase their English communicative abilities.
A full day English course. This course aims to have our students using their own words and developing their ability to speak and communicate in English.
This class aims to broaden children’s interest towards English through music, dance, and play. Parents and children attend together. Setagaya Child Raising Tickets (せたがや子育て利用券) may be used.
- 0〜2 years old
- 40 mins. 1 day+ /wk