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English education at Keimei Gakuen

English education at Keimei Gakuen

 

English education at Keimei Gakuen gives students the opportunity to learn with both native English speaking teachers and Japanese teachers of English.  Students and teachers from all over the world gather in dedicated English classrooms to focus on reading, writing, and discussing world literature and current events.  We strive to create an academic environment that is equivalent to English courses in Western educational systems.  Students with different backgrounds are taught by teachers with different backgrounds.  Keimei Gakuen is a place to feel comfortable, expresses yourself, learn, and grow.  We at Keimei Gakuen believe that English is something not only to learn, but to use; a useful tool that will open up doors of opportunity at home and abroad.

Courses provided by our English department help students transition smoothly from elementary to junior high, to senior high, to the future.  Small class sizes with individual nurturing and attention provide students with a minimum of 5 hours of English education per week.  Our curriculum is derived from the core curriculums of the UK, the United States, Australia, and Canada.  We study a diverse range of texts in British and American English.  Each year students read increasingly complex and rewarding novels, short stories, non-fiction, plays, and poetry.  Our six-year English program introduces students to authors and styles of writing to learn from and emulate as they enrich their own effective use of language.

Students take this newfound knowledge and with the close help of teachers and peers, work on presenting it in different forms, such as:  Discussion, presentation, debate, persuasive writing, descriptive writing, creative writing, essays, and speeches.  Through these activities, our students continue their development as individual learners and future members of this global society.

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Media Studies students design a new website for the school

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Focusing on current events as a way to understand the world around them

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One of our international English teachers explains the workings of a webpage

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Students hear a lecture on digital advertising

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Enjoying a lesson in Media Studies

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Senior high school students dig through Shakespeare as their teacher looks on

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Working on Shakespeare together is a challenging and rewarding experience

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A high school student gives a presentation on a book that changed her life

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Students have the opportunity to teach and learn from each other

 


Junior High School English Syllabus for International Students

【Yearly Schedule】

 

Term 1

Term 2

           Term3

J1

Honor /

Regular

Novel

Term Project

Debate

Poetry

Term Project

Speeches

Term Project

J2

Honor

Novel & Short Stories

Term Project

Debate

Persuasive Writing

Biography

Term Project

Speeches

Poetry

Term Project

Regular

Novel & Poetry

Term Project

Debate / Drama

Fiction & Short Stories

Biography & Personal Essays

Term Project

Speeches

Folktales & Myths

Graphic Novels & Comics

Term Project

J3

Honor

Writing Activities

Novel  Drama

Term Project

Debate  /Poetry

Term project

Fiction /Short Stories

Speeches

Folktales and Myths

Biography  Term Project

Regular

Novel-Science Fiction

Film/Persuasive Writing/ Debate

Persuasive Writing/ Debate

Writing to inform

Short Stories  Term Project

Speeches

Poetry

Drama: Shakespeare

Term Project

 


 

High School English Syllabus for International Students

【Yearly Schedule】

 

Term 1

Term 2

           Term3

S1

ComⅠ

Honor

Novel

Poetry

Term Project

Debate

Drama

Fiction &Short Stories

Term Project

Speeches

Folktales & Myths

Graphic Novels & Comics

Term Project

Regular

Novel

Short Stories

Term Project

Debate / Persuasive Writing

Non-fiction Writing  Term Project

Speeches

Drama   Creative Writing

Term Project

S1 Exp Ⅰ

H/R

文型

文の種類 時制

助動詞  受動態

不定詞  動名詞

分詞 分詞構文

関係詞 接続詞 句と節

文の転換 比較 仮定法

話法 否定表現

特別な表現 品詞

総合問題

S2

Com Ⅱ

Honor

Novel & Short Stories

Fiction

Term Project

Debate

Persuasive Writing

Research Writing

Term Project

Speeches

Drama: Shakespeare

Term Project

Regular

Novel & Poetry

Term Project

Debate / Drama

Fiction & Short Stories

Biography & Personal Essays

Term Project

Speeches

Folktales & Myths

Graphic Novels & Comics

Term Project

S3

ComⅢ

Honor

Drama

Essay Writing

Term Project

Novel

Essay Writing

Term Project

X

Regular

Novel

Current Events

Term Project

Novel

Essay Writing

Term Project

X

S2

Media Studies

Reg/Hon

News

Print Media

Term Project

Film/TV

Term Project

Music

Current Media Environment

Term Project

S3

Media

II

Reg/Hon

Media Production

Term Project

Media Production

Term Project

X