Muna English Philosophy
We put all of our effort to teach real practical English which will be needed for the incoming age!
Our preparation for Japan’s upcoming English education overhaul
One of the main changes to the English education system in 2020, lead by the Ministry of Education, is the change of the system to the University entrance exam. TOEFL and TEAP scores will be used to check not only reading and listening skills (input skills), but also speaking and writing skills (output skills).
EIKEN has already started having speaking tests from grade 5 and writing tests from grade 3. This means that for the incoming age, the important thing is not just to memorize words and grammar (input), but to use their minds to be able to form opinions and communicate these through their mouths verbally as well as their hands in writing (output).
Muna English provides lessons which focus on: ① having your own opinion and ② outputting it through effective communication.
The meaning of “Beyond the Classroom Learning”
① Beyond country borders
Muna provides not only English lessons itself but also lessons about cultural differences. We want to encourage many students to go overseas beyond the Muna English classroom.
② Beyond the textbook
We believe that practical English is key to learning the language, and so we go beyond what any textbook can teach. The Muna curriculum has secret tips which help students to speak English naturally as a communication tool through songs and games.
③ Beyond studying time
Muna has a system which supports students to use English at home. Beyond the lesson time, students can continue to develop their English skills at home which is practical for real life situations.
Real Caring Teachers
At Muna English, we love people. We put all of our effort because we truly believe and really want all of our students to be able to effectively learn English.
Depending on the student, people have their own strengths and weaknesses. If one person is stronger at reading and writing, while another is stronger at listening and speaking, then who is to say which person has “better English”?
English is a language, and language is a tool for communication. We understand that everybody learns how to use this tool in different ways, at different paces, and through different techniques. We will find what works best for each of our students in order to help them to learn the language and to focus on all 4 skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.