• Tokyo Ninkagai childcare service / Knock Knock Preschool

Full-length English CourseRegular Course 4.5 Hours

Full-length English Course

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!

Regular Course
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.

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5 days /wk990Hours
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Age 2 ~ Nencho grade
Mon to Fri 3 days+ /wk
4.5 Hours (9:30~14:00)
Bring lunches from home or request our lunch service
Foreign teachers / Support staff
Academic Calendar 2024
Available(Consultation required)
Program Fees for 2024
Time Daily Schedule
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

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Focus Week

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.

Students' Choice

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 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.

English Time for children 0 years+

Baby English Time

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

Course Age Class MON TUE WED THU FRI
2 y.o.
2 - 3 y.o.
3 y.o.
3 - 5 y.o.
4 - 6 y.o.

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A fun after school English class for children attending kindergarten or daycare

After Kinder / 2.5 Hours

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.

  • Age 3 - Nencho grade
  • 15:30~18:00
  • 1 day+ /wk
A full day English course

Full Day / 8.5 Hours

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.

  • Age 2 - Nencho grade
  • 9:30~18:00
  • 3 days+ /wk
Baby English Time

English Time / Baby Class

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

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Knock Knock Events

After School English / Orientation

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After School English / Orientation

Date: 4/9(火)・11(木)・12(金)・16(火)・18(木)・19(金)・23(火) 

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At Knock Knock, we encourage students to come into contact with foreign cultures and languages.

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