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Our innovative method

 

Can we learn English just by being around foreign people? No way! To learn English effectively, you need quality teachers and a dynamic learning system.

At Chimneys English School, we provide an English immersion experience where we not only learn English, but we learn in English. We use our own innovative teaching method. We are continuously developing new and original teaching materials. Also, with our unique, English environment and learning system, you can see the results.

STEP1

LEARN

Teaching Professionals

 

We are very selective of our teachers. Our professional English teaching staff are chosen for their great personalities, their teaching skills and experience, their enthusiasm for education, and most importantly for their love of children!

Our instructors teach "living" English. We make learning fun and natural with lessons and activities appropriate for our students’ age and interests. We adapt our classes and activities wherever possible to accommodate the varied learning styles of our students and instill our students with the confidence and sense of self-worth needed to grow and succeed in today’s globalized world.

Additionally, each class has 3 class teachers; 2 English class teachers as well as a licensed English speaking Japanese teacher that work as a team, allowing us to implement our unique learning method.  

The Best Teaching Balance for the Best Learning Experience

 

With three teachers in each classroom, we are able to focus more on individual students and provide better and more appropriate care and attention for each learner. Activities are better demonstrated, and focus can be given to smaller groups or individuals when it fits the students’ levels and needs. To best suit the learning environment for each activity, class sizes are often split between the teachers for the best quality learning experience. Additionally, we regularly conduct small group communication classes of two to four students at a time with the purpose of providing our students with greater confidence and more opportunities to use their voice and express themselves.

Original Teaching Materials and Motivation

 

We have created original learning materials to help our students improve their reading, grammar use, and to build their English vocabulary.

We not only regularly test these skills within our system, but we also host the Eiken Jr tests, a popular motivational tool for many of our students. We also provide support for and host the Eiken test for our older and graduated students. It is not uncommon for some of our graduating class to attempt and pass the 3rd grade of the Eiken test. A few preschool students have even challenged the pre-2nd grade.

Making Learning Fun

 

‘Let’s have fun!!’ is a phrase you often hear in our learning environment where language comes alive and becomes more meaningful by experiencing what we learn. You can hear the fun sounding out of every classroom.

Our varied, international staff help to expose our students to many different cultures and provides for many cross cultural sharing and learning opportunities.  Our students’ multicultural experience gives them a more open, accepting view of our world.

STEP2

ABSORB

Great Learning Starts with Great Teachers

 

Children model themselves on the people around them. Our teachers not only model great language and communication skills, but take the time and effort to really get to know their students and care for them. By learning, laughing and crying together, they build a bond of trust and learn to build real, meaningful relationships. That is where you can find the true heart of Chimneys.

Individual Support

 

A diverse and comprehensive approach to language learning. We focus on all four of the main language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing in a progressive and natural way. These skills are connected and to learn them effectively they need to be balanced and learnt in the right order. Every term, our teachers conduct individual assessments of our students and share information about each child’s progress with parents through report cards.

Assessments are followed up with appropriate support throughout the day in the classroom, or with one on one time, and even during outside play time.

A positive learning experience where self-expression is encouraged and supported.

Support at Home

 

For best results, it is important to have support and encouragement at home as well as at school. Therefore we strongly encourage parental involvement in your child’s development and are continuously working to find ways to support our families.

English letter

 

Every month our teachers send home an English letter in which we provide information about what your child is learning as well as hints or activities that you can use at home. 

Monthly English songs

 

Every month we select several songs and nursery rhymes used to teach the children at school. We make these songs and lyrics accessible to our families as well.

Homework

 

On most weekends, children take home homework to do together with their family and allow our parents to check their children’s progress and get involved with the learning process. 

Monthly Recommended Picture Book

 

Every month, we introduce books that we read in class.

Everyday English Phrases

 

With our parents, we have developed a list of English phrases that you can use with your child at home. 

Family English

 

We hold information meetings for our families to develop the relationship between school and home. 

Mother’s English Café

 

We regularly host events for our parents, including and English Café where parents can learn about different aspects of learning English as well as share ideas and connect with other parents.

STEP3

APPLY

Putting Learning into Practice

 

As part of our learning in  our English immersion environment  at Chimney’s English School we are fortunate to have a large playground and garden area where children not only play, but have an opportunity to use the language that they have learnt in the classroom and apply it to real-life situations.

We further encourage children to apply themselves in other ways. For example, we regularly have some students who qualify for and sometimes place in a national speech contest in Kyoto. 

Cornerplay

 

Most days, we conduct a focused play time where students choose what kind of activity they would like to do, called Cornerplay. This is a time when students learn by playing and can reinforce the language learnt in the classroom. The teachers not only guide and supervise the play, but provide English support and focus outside of lesson time. Weather permitting this takes place in our large outdoor playground and garden.

School Events

 

Our multicultural environment is enhanced by the many cultural sharing and international focused events that we hold.  From chances to experience Japanese culture in English, such as rice cake making and the star festival, to celebrating foreign festivals like Halloween and Christmas.

Phonics

 

As part of our reading readiness program, we introduce students to the rules of phonics during English lessons. This helps them to decode written language and make reading an easier skill to master. Each class has their own objectives, and by the time they graduate, our students have been introduced to the skills needed to start reading on their own.

Original Materials, Reading Check Sheet

 

Once students have mastered some of the basic reading skills and have started to show an interest in letters, we start them on a special early reading program. These reading check sheets use a combination of phonics rules and sight reading practice to boost reading levels. These materials have proved effective for helping our students to prepare for both the Eiken Jr and Eiken English proficiency tests. By applying the phonics rules that they’ve learned, they are better able to read the questions, to build vocabulary, and to boost grammar ability. This in turn helps them to pass the examination.  

Story Reading

 

Regularly throughout the week, each class conducts a story reading time. Younger students become familiar with stories and books, while older learners develop their own reading skills and progress at their own pace. After becoming familiar with the stories, students then take the books home to share with their families.

While learning basic phonics rules, we introduce our students to appropriate level picture books and encourage them to progress in their ability at their own pace.

Christmas Presentation

 

English play and singing performance.

One of the greatest growing experiences, for language and otherwise, for our students each year is the annual Christmas presentation. Each class performs a stage play in English and sings a song or two on stage for family and friends. The students not only grow by learning their own role, but also by having to work together with their friends and teachers to complete the production. 

Speech Contest

 

Each year we encourage and coach several of our students to participate in a national English Speech contest. We regularly have several students a year who qualify and even place in their categories.

Examination

 

We provide support and advice for our families challenging these tests. As well, we act as a test site for our students and graduates who want to take these tests to further motivate their English learning.

Other Events

 

  • International festival: Every year each class chooses a different country to learn about and shares that countries culture with their parents and other classes during our international festival.

  • Cultural parties: Among others, we often hold events for Halloween, the star festival, rice cake making, sports day, family picnics, etc.

  • Fieldtrips: With field trips to places like the zoo and aquarium, or exploring a workplace environment like a fire station or bakery, we provide our students a well-rounded learning experience. 

 

確実に効率よく学ぶ 

チムニーズ独自のレッスンメソッド

外国人と一緒にいれば英語を学べるか・・・いいえそうではありません。

確実に効率よく学ぶためには講師の質、また学習のシステムが重要です。

チムニーズには独自の教え方、独自の教材、独自の環境、独自の英語学習システムがあります。

結果に結びつく環境、システムで確実に効率よく英語を習得しながら自信や自尊心を育て、

グローバルな社会に通用する子ども達が育っています。

STEP1

LEARN 学ぼう

プロフェッショナルな講師

チムニーズの英語講師は人柄、資質、熱心さ、経験 そして何よりも子どもが大好きなこと!を基準に選ばれています。講師たちは子どもたちの興味のある題材を取り上げ、「生きた英語」を教えています。また各クラス2名の外国人講師が担任に付きグループプロジェクトを進めて学習していきます。

場面に合った人数編成

活動はクラスで、4~5名の少人数グループで、そして一対一の個人でと学習内容に合わせて対応していきますので、一人ひとりが講師からしっかりと指導を受けられます。 

3人の講師が常にクラスにいることで一人ひとりと向き合いより質の良い英語の環境を作り上げています。また英語に特化したクラスでは通常のクラスとは別にコミュニケーションクラスを設けております。そこでは2~4人の少人数でより英語に対する自信を持てる授業を行っています。

 

 

オリジナル教材による指導

幼児が英語を学習するためのチムニーズオリジナル教材を使用しReading, Grammar, Vocabularyの力を養い、英検、児童英検にチャレンジしていきます。中には準2級合格を果たし卒園する園児さんもいらっしゃいます。多くの子が3級に合格しています。

 

楽しいレッスン

‘Let's have fun!!’を合言葉に自然豊かな環境をフルに満喫しながら体験を通した生きた英語を習得していきます。語学は生きるための道具!教室から跳び出して楽しく学びましょう。

またチムニーズでは様々な文化を持った外国人が共に担任として子ども達と生活している為、英語と共にそれぞれの国の文化や習慣を体験できる環境があります。子ども達は多方面から物事を見たり考えたりする力を養っていきます。

STEP2

ABSORB 吸収しよう

まずは先生からおそわろう

正確な文法と発音で自然な表現を使って自分の言いたいことを表現できるようになれば、自身がどんどんついてきます。いつも子ども達に寄り添い、ともに笑い、ともに泣く、心から信頼できる先生たちとの日常がチムニーズにはあります。

個々にあったサポート

語学力を磨くにはReading, Speaking, Hearing, Writingの4つのスキルが必要です。子ども達にはタームごとの学習チェックシートをご家庭にお渡しし、個人の習得別学習のサポートを致します。また、個人の習熟度を評価表にてお知らせしています。それに加え、英語での外遊びや個人レッスンを保育後にご希望の方は行っております。延長保育をお申込みのお子様にも特別英語クラスを行っております。

家庭学習サポート

ご家庭での英語環境や学習をサポートいたします。

 

英語レター  

毎月発行 家庭での英語取り組みのヒント等を提供いたします。

 

月刊英語歌 

毎月園で使われる英語歌を貸出しいたします。

 

ホームワーク 

毎週末家庭学習用に宿題をお渡しいたします。お子様の現状をご一緒に確認していただけます。

 

月刊絵本

毎月園で読む絵本の紹介をいたします。

 

日常英語フレーズ集 

ご家庭で使われる英語フレーズ集

 

ファミリーイングリッシュ 

定期的に園で保護者の方へのご家庭での英語活動等を紹介する講演会をおこないます。

 

マザーズイングリッシュカフェ 

定期的に保護者のための英会話レッスンを行っています。

 

 

 

 

園の中だけではなく園外での子ども達の英語サポートも積極的に行っていきます。

より良い結果を求めるためには、園での学びのほかにもご自宅でのお子様へのサポートがより不可欠となります。私達はそのためにお子様と一緒にして頂く毎週のホームワーク、英語レター、ホームヒントなどお家でできる英語遊びなどをご紹介しております。また園で使用される歌や歌詞は毎月クラスで貸出を行っております。

また保護者の皆様に対しても英語に関するイベントを行っており、特に定期的に行われるイングリッシュカフェでは子ども達がどのように英語を学んでいるか、また意見の交換をしたりなど保護者間で親しく英語を身につけて頂いております。

 

 

STEP3

APPLY 応用しよう

英語環境の提供

学んだ英語は実生活で活用することで身につくもの。チムニーズでは様々な場面、環境を提供し子どもたちの話したい!コミュニケーションをとりたい!の気持ちを高めていきます。

コーナープレイ

田んぼ、畑、実のなる木々たち。他には無い自然いっぱいの環境の中で活動しながら生きた英語を使っていきます。

 

園行事

海外の季節行事だけでなく、日本の行事も体験しながら豊かな四季を通して生活にあった英語を使っていきます。

 

リーディングチェックシート(オリジナル教材)

英語の読みを始める前には子ども達は英語の読みルールのフォニックスを学んで行きます。そうする事によって文字認識をしたり、簡単にステップを踏みながら読み始めることが出来る様になります。それぞれのクラスにこのフォニックスの目標があり、卒園するころには自ら読める力を備わっています。

 

リーディングチェックシート(オリジナル教材)

フォニックスで身につけた読む力でチムニーズオリジナルテキストを読み進めながら単語力、文法力を身につけ英検合格への力をつけていきます。

 

ストリーリーディング

フォニックスで身につけた読む力で年齢にあった絵本を読みながら表現力を身につけていきます

 

 

クリスマスプレゼンテーション

年に一度英語劇を行います。 英語での表現スキルやコミュニケーション力を養います。

 

スピーチコンテスト

英語でのプレゼンテーション能力を養います。

 

英検Jr・英検 

児童英検・英検受援のサポートをおこないます。

 

 

その他

インターナショナルフェスティバル

フィールドトリップ

ハロウィン、七夕、もちつき、運動会

それにくわえ、各クラスで好きな国を選んで発表を行うインターナショナルフェスティバルというものもあります。また、クラスで学んだ英語を実際に経験することができるフィールドトリップもあります。

 

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