Returnees committed to developing their English while at the same time catching up with Japanese and math, must learn to use their time wisely. Regular homework, a study schedule, a study log, and consistent encouragement from KA teachers, help students to learn positive habits that will help to organize their lives.
To achieve academic success, students must learn to overcome self-doubt, frustration, and fatigue. To this end, KA helps students set and achieve goals that become incrementally more challenging week by week, so that our students learn to believe in themselves and their ability to learn and succeed.
Intellectual Curiosity and Critical Thinking:
We encourage our students to follow the news, to learn about the world and its history, and to think deeply about literature and human motivations. Success with reading, writing, speaking, and listening, requires a substrate of general knowledge as well as a logical mind. Our program and energetic teachers instill in our students an enthusiasm for learning that helps them to become knowledgeable and curious about people and the world we live in.
Friendships, Support, and Motivation:
It’s important for students to know why English is so vital to their lives. Having English-speaking friends and the support of caring teachers at KA help to remind children that English is more than an academic subject. KA Events such as our Christmas Party, Spring Event, and our Movie Nights are great opportunities for students to interact in English so they keep their interest in English alive.
Productive English Skills:
KA encourages our students to write, write, and write. Our essay-writing program is simply the best in Japan, if not the world. Students at KA are also encouraged to speak in English not only in class, but also in our lounge and library and at all KA functions.
It’s simple—students who read manage to improve their English while living in Japan. That’s why KA has regular reading assignments, book reports, and a library stocked with thousands of popular books for children and teenagers.
KA teaches our students to take tests intelligently, using a variety of common techniques as well as a few techniques invented right here at KA.