The KUMON English ProgrammeWith the KUMON English programme, children develop a love of reading in English and a high level of reading comprehension. They also strengthen their listening skills, acquire good pronunciation and learn to spell correctly.
Unlike conventional English tutoring, children can start learning English from age two onwards. As with learning their native language, the children hear the spoken language (from an audio device), repeat what they hear and recognise accompanying illustrations. In this way they naturally learn to understand what they are hearing.
From there we move on to learning to read and write. Children gain a deeper understanding of the sentence structures before they learn the grammar. At the more advanced programme levels, the focus is then on reading more sophisticated original texts. Unlike conventional English tutoring, our goal is for your child to enjoy reading these texts, even if their level is higher than the subject matter currently taught at school. This widens their horizon and develops the joy of reading.
We offer a test, free of charge, to determine the optimal level for your child to join our programme. Whether you are interested in early learning or English tutoring: step by step your child can develop English skills at their own pace, far beyond the school material and private English lessons.
What’s covered in the KUMON English Programme
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How does KUMON work?
KUMON students complete daily KUMON study at home and attend their study centre twice a week. The time taken to complete a day’s work may be around 30 minutes per subject, although this study time can vary.
When visiting the study centre, students complete their day’s worksheets and are observed and guided by the Instructor and a team of Assistants. Time spent at the study centre allows the Instructor to support your child in their studies and ensure that they are progressing well. Whilst at the study centre, students hand in work that has been completed and marked at home, as well as collecting work for the following days until their next study centre visit.
30 minutes at KUMON
Arrive at Your Local Kumon Centre
Students come once or twice a week to ensure the Instructor can develop their self-learning and academic skills
Collect folder and hand in homework
Homework involves daily study completed and marked prior to arrival
Completion of worksheets
Students complete work that the Instructor has set to develop their skills and ensure they are progressing
Receive Instructor guidance when necessary
Instructors observe students and instruct when necessary
Marking and self-correction of worksheets
Assistants mark work and students do corrections immediately to aid learning
Achieve perfect score and home time
It is important to us that each student leaves with a sense of achievement motivated for the next challenge