Many people dream of opening their own English School. Well, you’re in luck. Japan makes it extremely easy to start a business. And the start up fees for opening an English School can be minimal.
My first piece of advice is to KEEP your job. Teach in your free time.
For us, that meant opening up two lessons (1 kindergarten and 1 elementary) on Thursday nights. And 2 lessons on Saturday morning.
When those 4 lessons become FULL,
Beginners are Beginners:
I am often asked by potential students, can my (for example) 2nd grade child join the lesson with his 5th grade sibling. I answer, IF they are both beginners, YES.
Why? Because beginners are beginners. It doesn’t matter if they are in 1st grade or in 6th grade. If they are NEW to English, then they will begin (like all elementary school students) on My English Book and Me 3 learning lots of vocabulary, phonics and grammar. So, YES, they can join the same b
Level Checks: What to Do:
At Dave and Amy English School, we have many returnees or students from other schools. We do a level check to decide the best lesson for them.
We check reading, writing, speaking and comprehension. It is best to begin easily and steadily challenge the child more. This allows the child to be comfortable and relaxed.
We begin by checking if the student understands