Returnee classes

Little America has a strong interest and background in teaching returnees and bi-national children.
We believe returnee and bi-national children are special not only because they are bilingual but also because they have experienced school and life in two different societies. They are Japanese treasures because of their experiences and wisdom.

Since Japan is an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) society, there are few chances for these special children to maintain their English. Little America, in its own way, would like to help these precious students keep and improve their English through its American curriculum and lessons which cover grammar, phonics, spelling, writing, reading, vocabulary and book report presentations.

Curriculum and lessons created by Helene Uchida, principal of Little America and former English department supervisor at Brentwood Junior High School, New York.

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Principal, Helene Jarmol Uchida

Little America offers 4 levels for returnee classes:

Golden Gate: for preschoolers who attended preschool abroad or international kindergartens in Japan or whose parent(s) speaks English at home.
Primary Returnee: for children between the ages of 6-8 who attended preschool and elementary school abroad, an international kindergarten in Japan or whose parent(s) speaks English at home.
Jr Returnee: for children between the ages 6-10 who have lived abroad for a minimum of two years or whose parent(s) speaks English at home.
Sr. Returnee: for children between the ages of 10-13 who have lived abroad for a minimum of three years or whose parent(s) speaks English at home.

Schedule & Tuition

Class Levels Ozasa Daimaru Tuition
Golden Gate 17:05-18:00 Tue   ¥9,000(¥9,720)
Primary Returnee   18:00-19:00 Tue
Primary Returnee 17:00-18:00 Wed  
Jr. Returnee 18:00-19:00 Wed
Sr. Retunee 19:00-20:00 Wed
Jr. Returnee 18:00-19:00 Fri
Primary Returnee 11:00-12:00 Ozasa

Please contact Satoko Kanai for more information and to arrange for a level check before observing a class.

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