Target Has Classes for Children of All Ages and
Needs From the Early Years Through High
|The most important element of teaching English to your child is to make it
fun. Providing an environment so that children will develop a real interest in
English is very important. Without the child’s personal DESIRE, it is nearly
impossible to learn English. Coming to English class once a week is not
enough. Therefore, it is essential for your child to want to do some English
studies everyday because they enjoy doing it.
Second, without the constant exposure to the language, it is unrealistic to
think your child will learn to speak English immediately. In fact, it will take
years of continuous DEDICATION. Learning to speak English is a long-term
commitment. A child’s brain is a wonderful thing; it can absorb language
quickly like a sponge. Unfortunately, the child’s brain will not retain the
language without continuous reinforcement. If your child stops their studies,
they will forget almost everything they have learned in less than a year’s
time. You will have wasted the time and resources you have invested
teaching your child English.
The sounds required to speak English are different than in Japanese. It is
easy for children to learn to produce the sounds necessary for correct
pronunciation when they are young. In the first stage, it is important to
emphasis correct PRONUNCIATION. This must be done at home in
addition to the class. No Katakana English.
Creating a useful VOCABULARY base is also very important. Without
vocabulary, language is not possible. In the beginning, we want to give your
child a large mixture of high frequency vocabulary words. This will form a
good foundation they can build on in later years.
READING AND WRITING are essential elements in any second language.
Building these skills will give your child the ability to study independently.
As your child perfects reading and writing, their oral communication skills
will also improve.
We also want to give your child the basic grasp of English GRAMMAR. We
want to teach them how English works so they can begin to understand and
think in English. Later, when they reach Jr. High and High School age, they
will have the necessary building blocks to comprehend and begin actively
use the ENGLISH language.
|Target's Original Materials for Kids
Student practice Self-Speeches in every lesson
|Target's “Self-Speech Card” is used in all Elementary School Level classes. The "Self-
Speech Card" was designed to help students develop the skills necessary to speak in
English. By learning to talk about themselves and other people, students can naturally develop
an understanding of the language and use of basic grammar.
|Target English Center