Apr 27


We’ve had many fun classes drawing furniture and people in different rooms of houses. This time, some of our students drew maps, blueprints, or just pictures of their houses. Then we added some people to the houses. Some students got creative and added cute animals instead!

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Apr 20


How much do you know about your family? Recently we had some of our students make a simple family tree. The leaves and branches of your family tree are your parents, grandparents, great grandparents and cousins. The root of your family tree is you!

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Apr 13

年に数回季節に合ったクラフトをします。今年の春はhttps://bokoco.com/にあるAwesome DIY for Kids 2という本から木の作品を取り上げました。色々な色の紙を共有することで「Do you want blue?」などの教室で役に立つ簡単な英語を使ういい機会になりました。

We do a fun seasonal craft a few times a year. This spring’s craft was paper trees, an idea we got from the book Awesome DIY for Kids 2 on https://bokoco.com/. Sharing paper strips for the leaves was a good chance to use simple classroom English like “Do you want blue?”

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Apr 06


One of the first themes we tried was shopping. It’s great for roleplays! You can get a toy cash register and money, but you can also just use any toys you happen to have to stock your students’ shop. Students can also draw things to buy and sell on paper or on the whiteboard, or use flashcards. Most kids enjoy pretending to run a shop, so all we have to do is add English!

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Mar 30


Drawing and playing with animals is fun and creative, but there are lots of other ways we can learn using the zoo. In one activity, students chose a sheet with a paragraph about an animal. Then they used books to find the information to fill in the missing words. Children’s books about animals are great for this activity, but some picture dictionaries also contain enough information to find these basic animal facts. Some students wanted to find out more about their animals and looked them up online!

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Mar 16


One of the first monthly themes we introduced was “zoo”! Most kids find animals very interesting, and there are lots of fun and challenging activities we can do with animals. In some classes, we played with toy animals and made our own zoos in the classroom. Some classes drew their own zoos on paper. Making enclosures and drawing cute animals exercises our creativity! And making our own zoo is just the beginning!

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Mar 11


We have added a new feature to our Modern English kids classes: portfolios. Does your child have a purple folder like this? Take a look inside. You can see small projects we have completed recently. We make many different things to put in the portfolios, letting kids practice creativity, critical thinking, research and other skills. The portfolio activities follow a theme that changes every month!

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Mar 03


On March 6 we will hold information sessions for kids and parents at our Korien and Onohara schools. It’s a free trial lesson event for kids in kindergarten or elementary school who are interested in starting lessons this April! Let us answer all your questions about our courses, and watch your kids enjoy a fun trial lesson, all for free!





At Korien, free trials for kids will be on the third floor at these times:

Kindergarten kids: 10:00~11:30

Elementary kids (grade 1-3): 12:30~14:00

Elementary kids (grade 4-6): 14:00~15:30

電話(0120-545-109)メール([email protected]ウェブサイトでご予約を受け付けます!

Sign up by calling us at 0120-545-109, emailing [email protected] or using our web contact form!

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Feb 16

“I thought they would stay in New York forever, but they up and moved to California.” 「もう一生ニューヨークに住むだろうと思っていたら、急にカリフォルニアに引っ越してしまった。」

“I didn’t even know he had a girlfriend, and then he up and got married.” 「彼にガールフレンドがいるとさえ知らなかったのに急に結婚したんだよね。」

インフォーマルに喋る時、動詞の前に「up and」をつけることがあります。これは「急に」というように行動が急で予想外だったと言いたい時に使います。

Sometimes, in informal speech, people add “up and” before a verb to show that the action was sudden and unexpected.

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