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月島校・勝どき校 Tsukishima & Kachidoki Contact Hours(月〜土)03-6204-2106 English speaking staff available

中央区で20年以上の実績 英会話/インターナショナルプリスクール

Rivercity English School

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Tsukishima & Kachidoki
03-6204-2106

English speaking staff available
Contact hours(Mon〜Sat)
10:00〜16:00

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of common questions
you may have regarding our programs.

  • Q

    What does Preschool mean?

    A

    Preschool in Japan is a facility that keeps young children in an English environment before entering kindergarten.
    There are different types of preschools, such as a kindergarten influenced school where one’s child can attend 5 days a week and/or a lesson-type of a school where one’s child can attend one or more lessons within a week. Our preschool offer classes that correspond to the developmental stage, such as Preschool for 2-3-year-old children and Advanced Preschool for 4-5-year-old children.
  • Q

    My child has never been separated from me before, will he/she be okay?

    A

    It is a matter of time, as hard as it may be to leave a child who’s screaming and crying for you, it’s important to have confidence that the caregiver can handle it. Of course, every child is different, but most children get used to it during the our 3 -set-trial lesson before formally entering.
    Tips: Reassure your child that you’ll be back, and explain when you’ll return using concepts kids will understand (such as after lunch or after the park). Give your full attention when you say goodbye, and when you say you’re leaving, mean it; coming back will only make things worse.
    Please keep in mind, this is a phase and it will pass. Your child will start to get accustomed to the daily flow and schedule, and will be able to join the others and teachers with circle time, dancing, singing and playing games.
  • Q

    How many times a week should my child attend?

    A

    If you wish for your child to fully acquire English at a young age, we recommend three times a week. At our school we
    introduce the importance of phonics that is not often taught at Japanese schools.
    Children are positive, enthusiastic and energetic. They make friends easily and are walking, talking sponges, ready to learn and absorb all that the world will throw at them. Not only do we teach English, we also teach young children to learn about how to engage with friends and every day manners. With fun activities, dances and songs that correspond to children’s developmental stages, we will help your children grow into
    splendid little human beings as well as improving their English skills.
  • Q

    Will my child get confused learning two languages?

    A

    There is this huge misconception that bilingual kids get confused learning two languages at once. Children who are learning more than one language at once are taking in double the vocabulary. Sometimes if they don’t have what they need in one language, they compensate by using the other.
    It is important to note that allowing the brain to hear English sounds at a young age will benefit them in learning and picking up English faster. As children start to get older, it’s harder for the brain to hear new sounds that differ from their native language. It doesn’t mean that older children can’t learn a foreign language; I t just means they learn differently, or it may not be as easy.
    Children can quickly learn to distinguish between different languages. They will divide Japanese and English time depending who they are with. Most children understand that English school means only English, and being at home is only Japanese. Some parents worry that since their child attends an English-speaking school that they won’t be able to communicate in Japanese. However, there is no need to worry, living and growing up in Japan, your child will still grow up to speak Japanese natively.
  • Q

    Since this is an English School, do parents
    need to know how to communicate in English?

    A

    There are Japanese and foreign staff at the school who can speak Japanese.Emails and important information will be
    written in both Japanese and English. After joining, you will have access to our homepage where you can watch our videos in English at home with your child.
    Some parents do not have confidence to help their child with their English studies at home; however, please make a little time for an English environment at home, where you can enjoy watching English videos with your child. There are many different ways to create an English environment at home. Some options are listening to English music, watching TV, or reading a colorful English picture book at bookstore. We recommend that you encourage your child that learning a new language is fun!
  • Q

    How long will it take to master English?

    A

    It takes a lot of hard work and patience to perfect reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. It’s incredibly hard to define how long it takes to ”master” the English Language;
    however, we strive to help your children find confidence when speaking in their second language.
    How our program works: Preschool is where you will be first introduced to phonics and the alphabet. We will encourage creating communication skills by singing, repeating and role-play. Children will start to recognize the sound and shape of the alphabet letters and from there will be able to learn how to connect the letters to form words.
    For kindergarten / elementary school students we start to read simple books to practice memorizing English site-words as well as simple words. We encourage reading so that it helps build vocabulary and confidence.
    As your child learns comprehensive English ability through repeated exercises from various angles like this, by the time they are primary school students, they will be able to tackle slightly more difficult English levels. Before they start studying literacy and grammar at their Japanese junior high school, they would have already got accustomed to English, with reading, speaking, and listening skills that they have learned at a young age.

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