Opinions and Experiences of Parents / Guardians
[Afterschool: Grade 4] From Yuina's parents (July 2023)
She enrolled in the first class of CGK Preschool and is currently attending CGK Afterschool while attending a public elementary school.
The inquisitiveness, curiosity, and rational leadership qualities that she has developed at CGK from an early age cannot be contained within the confines of a Japanese elementary school education, and she plans to transfer to CGK Elementary School next year.
Since I myself do not understand English at all, I have made it a rule to have a solid Japanese environment at home and an English environment at CGK, which has allowed her to be incredibly bilingual.
Thanks to CGK's policy of encouraging her to enjoy everything she does and not let her curiosity get in the way, she is able to discover things every day and her insatiable appetite seems to know no bounds.
Just as she looks forward to attending CGK, I am very much looking forward to her growth.
Thank you very much.
[Afterschool: Grade 4] From Eito's parents (June 2023)
We moved when he started elementary school, so he went to a different bilingual preschool before and started attending CGK afterschool after we moved.
At the start, we were a little worried about whether he would be able to keep up with the high level of English at CGK, but all the time spent at CGK is filled with fascinating activities and projects that allow the students to actively and independently take the lead, and the teachers are very attentive and supportive of their development. He immediately loved his time at CGK, and our worries were replaced by peace of mind. At the same time, on days when his elementary school finished early or on vacations, he is always asking for extended care so that he could go to CGK as soon as possible, even if it was just for a minute or a second.
Because he is constantly exposed to a live English environment, he seems to see English and Japanese as the same "means of communicating language," and is able to read and write books and diaries in either English or Japanese without any resistance. In addition, we are particularly impressed that the library and diary have been prepared in such a way that the students can enjoy learning English on their own at home, and that they are able to make time to engage in English naturally even when they are at home.
The environment in which he could always use English as a familiar language while in Japan would not have been possible without CGK Afterschool, so the fact that he was able to attend CGK from Afterschool is an irreplaceable treasure for my son.
[Afterschool: Grade 1] From K.T.'s parents (June 2023)
We wanted to maintain our son's English and communication skills he had gained at CGK Preschool, and also because of his strong desire to join CGK Afterschool, we decided for him to join CGK Afterschool.
He now attends three times a week, and while maintaining the English skills he learned in CGK Preschool, each day of the week has a different PBL theme, and he is learning not only English, but also nature, animals, countries, making YouTube videos about things the children are interested in, etc., from an interesting point of view, which is very different from other elementary schools in Japan. They are enjoying themselves in a completely different and fresh environment.
He will continue to enjoy learning from the school, CGK. Thank you very much.
[Afterschool: Grade 1] From Hakuba's parents (July 2023)
The CGK Afterschool program offers content-rich project (PBL) themes such as geography, animation, body composition, etc., which our son enjoy very much.
Also, he is able to strengthen his English reading skills at the reading corner and improve his speaking skills through communication with teachers and presentations. In addition, students can play active games and sports at the sports corner. Even though it is an afterschool program, they are able to spend time with enrichment like at school.
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