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Adult English lessons at Step Up Learning Centre

Do you wish to revise your English, learn business English or start to practice your general English conversation skills to feel more at ease when speaking the language or traveling abroad? What ever the reason, we are here to help!

All our English classes are based on the communicative approach. This means there is a strong focus on speaking and listening skills, as well as reading, writing, pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary.

Because the classes are learner-cantered, you are given the opportunity to practice everything related to the English language with students of the same level.

 

The courses we offer now are as follows. In addition, if you feel that the following course is not suitable for you, we will propose a lesson content that suits you, so please feel free to contact us.

One time registration fee 10,000 円 (tax excluded)

One time registration fee 11,000 円 (tax excluded)

Happy Office Talk

Step Up one's game & High flyer!
Let’s just talk! Free flowing conversation lessons - New

Do you want to improve your English speaking ability and build your confidence? 

These small group free flowing conversation lessons are designed to help the more advanced students build their personal confidence in speaking English and are a good way to increase your vocabulary too. Every lesson is structured to ensure that you will benefit from talking about one interesting social topic of your choice, which will be decided before the lesson starts.

This special technique will help you think quickly, speak fluently and with confidence. We create and cover a variety of social speaking situations. From personal to business English, from work related topics, at home or when travelling. This system will help you improve your English ability.

Capacity

4 - 6 people

Monthly Price

¥6,400 (tax excluded)

¥7,040 (Inc' tax)

Location

Level

Step Up Learning Centre

Upper-Intermediate to Adcance

Students and Teacher in Classroom

First steps!
English conversation lessons in Yokohama- New

Do you wish to revise your English, or start to practice your general English conversation skills to feel more at ease when speaking the language or traveling abroad?

Small group English conversation lessons are deigned to follow the leading series “New Headway” British English, from Oxford University Press. This ensures that your lessons are enriched with both topical and entertaining English facts that can be used in your daily life. As well as ensuring that there is a clear focus on grammar, and real world speaking skills that is used in Everyday English. In your general conversation lesson you’ll be given the chance to study, question, discuss and to practice free conversation under my guidance, your personal teacher.

With this service I will also forward you the following documents to support your learning outside of our lessons.

CEFR LEVEL: A1

I have no or little previous knowledge of the language. I would like to.

LISTENING

Identify familiar words & very basic phrases concerning myself, friends, family, & surroundings when people speak slowly & clearly.

READING

Point out familiar names, words & simple sentences, such as on posters, notes or in catalogues.

SPEAKING

Ask & answer simple questions. Interact in a simple way with repetition & slow speech. Use simple phrases & sentences to describe familiar people.

WRITING

Write a short, simple email & fill in forms with personal details.

Capacity

  • 4 - 6 people

Monthly Price

  • ¥6,400 (tax excluded)

  • ¥7,040 (Inc' tax)

Location

Level

  • Step Up Learning Centre

  • Begineer
College Students in Classroom

Step forwards!
English conversation lessons in Yokohama- New

Do you wish to revise your English, or start to practice your general English conversation skills to feel more at ease when speaking the language or traveling abroad?

Small group English conversation lessons are deigned to follow the leading series “New Headway” British English, from Oxford University Press. This ensures that your lessons are enriched with both topical and entertaining English facts that can be used in your daily life. As well as ensuring that there is a clear focus on grammar, and real world speaking skills that is used in Everyday English. In your general conversation lesson you’ll be given the chance to study, question, discuss and to practice free conversation under my guidance, your personal teacher.

With this service I will also forward you the following documents to support your learning outside of our lessons.

CEFR LEVEL: A2

I have achieved most of the goals of A1. I would like to.

LISTENING

Understand phrases & the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance. Catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages & announcements.

READING

Read very short, simple texts & find specific information in everyday material such as menus, advertisements, & short personal letters.

SPEAKING

Communicate in routine tasks & social interactions. Use a series of phrases & sentences to describe family, educational background & present work.

WRITING

Write short notes, messages & personal letters relating to immediate needs.

Capacity

  • 4 - 6 people

Monthly Price

  • ¥6,400 (tax excluded)

  • ¥7,040 (Inc' tax)

Location

Level

  • Step Up Learning Centre

  • Elementary
Chatting Over Coffee

Step up!
English conversation lessons in Yokohama- New

Do you wish to revise your English, or start to practice your general English conversation skills to feel more at ease when speaking the language or traveling abroad?

Small group English conversation lessons are deigned to follow the leading series “New Headway” British English, from Oxford University Press. This ensures that your lessons are enriched with both topical and entertaining English facts that can be used in your daily life. As well as ensuring that there is a clear focus on grammar, and real world speaking skills that is used in Everyday English. In your general conversation lesson you’ll be given the chance to study, question, discuss and to practice free conversation under my guidance, your personal teacher.

With this service I will also forward you the following documents to support your learning outside of our lessons.

CEFR LEVEL: B1

I have achieved most of the goals of A2. I would like to.

LISTENING

Understand the main points of clear speech, & the main point in radio or TV programs on current events, or topics of personal or professional interest.

READING

Understand texts with high frequency, everyday, or job related language. Understand the description of events, feelings & wishes in personal letters.

SPEAKING

Handle travel situations, enter unprepared into conversation on familiar topics, & connect phrases, give reasons & opinions, & describe plots of books or films.

WRITING

Write simple texts on familiar or personal topics, such as letters describing personal experiences and impressions.

Capacity

  • 4 - 6 people

Monthly Price

  • ¥6,400 (tax excluded)

  • ¥7,040 (Inc' tax)

Location

Level

  • Step Up Learning Centre

  • Pre-Intermediate

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Step on it!
English conversation lessons in Yokohama- New

Do you wish to revise your English, or start to practice your general English conversation skills to feel more at ease when speaking the language or traveling abroad?

Small group English conversation lessons are deigned to follow the leading series “New Headway” British English, from Oxford University Press. This ensures that your lessons are enriched with both topical and entertaining English facts that can be used in your daily life. As well as ensuring that there is a clear focus on grammar, and real world speaking skills that is used in Everyday English. In your general conversation lesson you’ll be given the chance to study, question, discuss and to practice free conversation under my guidance, your personal teacher.

With this service I will also forward you the following documents to support your learning outside of our lessons.

CEFR LEVEL: B1+

I have achieved most of the goals of A2. I would like to.

LISTENING

Understand the main points of clear speech, & the main point in radio or TV programs on current events, or topics of personal or professional interest.

READING

Understand texts with high frequency, everyday, or job related language. Understand the description of events, feelings & wishes in personal letters.

SPEAKING

Handle travel situations, enter unprepared into conversation on familiar topics, & connect phrases, give reasons & opinions, & describe plots of books or films.

WRITING

Write simple texts on familiar or personal topics, such as letters describing personal experiences and impressions.

Capacity

  • 4 - 6 people

Monthly Price

  • ¥6,400 (tax excluded)

  • ¥7,040 (Inc' tax)

Location

Level

  • Step Up Learning Centre

  • Intermediate

Team Talk

Step up one's game!
English conversation lessons in Yokohama- New

Do you wish to revise your English, or start to practice your general English conversation skills to feel more at ease when speaking the language or traveling abroad?

Small group English conversation lessons are deigned to follow the leading series “New Headway” British English, from Oxford University Press. This ensures that your lessons are enriched with both topical and entertaining English facts that can be used in your daily life. As well as ensuring that there is a clear focus on grammar, and real world speaking skills that is used in Everyday English. In your general conversation lesson you’ll be given the chance to study, question, discuss and to practice free conversation under my guidance, your personal teacher.

With this service I will also forward you the following documents to support your learning outside of our lessons.

CEFR LEVEL: B2

I have achieved most of the goals of B1. I would like to.

LISTENING

Understand extended speech & lectures & follow even complex lines of argument. Understand most TV news & current affairs programs.

READING

Read articles & reports about contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints. Understand contemporary literary prose.

SPEAKING

Interact with fluency & spontaneity & explain a viewpoint & advantages & disadvantages of various options. Take an active part in discussions.

WRITING

Write on a wide range of subjects, essay of support or against a topic, as well as personal letters highlighting the personal significance of events.

Capacity

  • 4 - 6 people

Monthly Price

  • ¥6,400 (tax excluded)

  • ¥7,040 (Inc' tax)

Location

Level

  • Step Up Learning Centre

  • Upper - Intermediate

Professor with Students

High flyer!
English conversation lessons in Yokohama- New

Do you wish to revise your English, or start to practice your general English conversation skills to feel more at ease when speaking the language or traveling abroad?

Small group English conversation lessons are deigned to follow the leading series “New Headway” British English, from Oxford University Press. This ensures that your lessons are enriched with both topical and entertaining English facts that can be used in your daily life. As well as ensuring that there is a clear focus on grammar, and real world speaking skills that is used in Everyday English. In your general conversation lesson you’ll be given the chance to study, question, discuss and to practice free conversation under my guidance, your personal teacher.

With this service I will also forward you the following documents to support your learning outside of our lessons.

CEFR LEVEL: C1

I have achieved most of the goals of B2. I would like to.

LISTENING

Understand extended speech even when it is not clearly structured & when relationships are only implied & not signaled explicitly. Follow television programs & films without too much effort.

READING

Understand long & complex factual & literary texts, appreciating distinctions of style. Understand specialized articles & longer technical instructions.

SPEAKING

Use language flexibly & effectively for social & professional purposes. Present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects, integrating sub-themes.

WRITING

Write about complex subjects in a letter, an essay or a report, underlining what I consider to be the salient issues. Select style appropriate to the reader in mind.

Capacity

4 - 6 people

Monthly price

¥6,400 (tax excluded)

¥7,040 (Inc' tax)

Location

Level

Step Up Learning Centre

To be decided

Meeting Room Business

Game plan!
Business English lessons in Yokohama - New

Are you looking for English language training that truly meets the particular needs of international business professionals?

In today's life it’s getting more important to prove that you are able to communicate in English at a high level. English has and will always be an important tool in the business world with multinational companies and globalization.

Work skills

We cover topics such as telephoning, emailing, and looking after visitors – helping learners develop the skills they need to excel in the workplace.

Vocabulary for work

 

This level helps learners develop a broad range of vocabulary for use in social and professional contexts. It includes language such as prefixes, suffixes, collocations and opposites, in addition to helpful notes on pronunciation.

Goal

  • Introductions. Example: A. Hi. I’m Mark Oakden. B: Pleased to meet you. Mark. I’m Aiko Suzuki.

  • Writing basic emails, scheduling, and planning. “Is 11.00 a.m. convenient for you?”

  • Give and take a message on the phone and say where someone is. Can I take a message? Could you ask him to call me? He's in a meeting.”

  • Talk about currencies of different countries, money, and how much things cost.

  • Greet a visitor, ask questions about their journey, and offer them a drink. “How was your flight? Would you like a drink?”

  • Write an email to introduce good and bad news and ask for opinions. “The good news is the design is great.”

Capacity

  • 4 - 6 people

Monthly Price

  • ¥6,400 (tax excluded)

  • ¥7,040 (Inc' tax)

Location

Level

  • Step Up Learning Centre

  • Beginner

Business Office Meeting

Get down to business!
Business English lessons in Yokohama - New

Are you looking for English language training that truly meets the particular needs of international business professionals?

In today's life it’s getting more important to prove that you are able to communicate in English at a high level. English has and will always be an important tool in the business world with multinational companies and globalization.

This course is for students that have completed the above courses, or is able to complete the above tasks without any issues.

Goal

  • Introduce themselves. Example: “I'm Mark Oakden. I'm the owner of Step-Up Learning centre in the Yokohama.”

  • Ask to speak to someone on the phone, try to connect with someone. Example: “A. Could I speak to John Walls, please? B. Hold the line, please. I'll connect you.”

  • Write an email to confirm a schedule. Example: “I am writing to confirm the schedule for your visit to Tokyo next week.”

  • Describe graphs and charts in a presentation. Example: “In quarter 3, profits went up to $450,000.”

  • Describe figures. Example: “We increased our market share by 4.6%.”

  • Deal with complaints. Example: “Would you like another one or do you want a refund?”

  • Check in, board, and go through customs.

  • Asking for direction. Example “A. Is this the way to the cinema? B. At the end of the road, turn right.”

Capacity

  • 4 - 6 peope

Monthly Price

  • ¥6,400 (tax excluded)

  • ¥7,040 (Inc' tax)

Location

Level

  • Step Up Learning Centre

  • Elementary

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The big picture!
Business English lessons in Yokohama - New

Are you looking for English language training that truly meets the particular needs of international business professionals?

In today's life it’s getting more important to prove that you are able to communicate in English at a high level. English has and will always be an important tool in the business world with multinational companies and globalization.

This course is for students that have completed the above courses, or is able to complete the above tasks without any issues.

Goal

  • Talk about work. Example: “I'm responsible for the marketing section.”

  • Write an email to arrange a follow-up meeting. Example: “I'm writing about the sales conference. Please find our brochure attached.”

  • Start and end a phone call. Example: “Could I speak to Mark Oakden, please? I'll be in touch again soon. Bye”

  • Use phrases for different stages of a meeting. Example: “Shall we make a start? The last item for today is …”

  • Use basic staging and signposting in presentations. Example: “Today, I'm going to talk about …”

  • Write emails to describe problems and suggest solutions. Example: “I am writing regarding the conference at the Park Hyatt. We have corrected the colouring and have attached the corrected file.”

Capacity

  • 4 - 6 people

Monthly Price

  • ¥6,400 (tax excluded)

  • ¥7,040 (Inc' tax)

Location

Level

  • Step Up Learning Centre

  • Pre-Intermediate

Business Brainstorming

Ahead of the pack!
Business English lessons in Yokohama - New

Are you looking for English language training that truly meets the particular needs of international business professionals?

In today's life it’s getting more important to prove that you are able to communicate in English at a high level. English has and will always be an important tool in the business world with multinational companies and globalization.

This course is for students that have completed the above courses, or is able to complete the above tasks without any issues.

Goal

  • Social networking, write a professional profile. Example: “I have more than ten years' experience with social media.”

  • Chair a team meeting. Example: “The first item on the agenda is … Could you be a bit more specific?”

  • Write an email confirming an arrangement. Example: “I'd like to confirm that I'll be arriving late afternoon your time.”

  • Use visual aids in a presentation. Example: “This graph shows our visitor numbers in the past five years.”

  • Make and receive phone calls deal with bad mobile reception. Example: “I'm afraid she's on another call. Your phone's cutting out.”

  • Structure a short presentation.

  • Write an email applying for a job. Example: “I am writing in response to your advertisement for a marketing director.”

  • Use techniques to improve time management.

  • Answer typical job interview questions. Example: “What do you think are your key skills? Why do you want this job?”

  • Lead and participate in teleconferences and video conferences.

Capacity

  • 4- 6 people

Monthly Price

  • ¥6,400 (tax excluded)

  • ¥7,040 (Inc' tax)

Location

Level

  • Step Up Learning Centre

  • Intermediate

Business Meeting

Go the extra mile!
Business English lessons in Yokohama - New

Are you looking for English language training that truly meets the particular needs of international business professionals?

In today's life it’s getting more important to prove that you are able to communicate in English at a high level. English has and will always be an important tool in the business world with multinational companies and globalization.

This course is for students that have completed the above courses, or is able to complete the above tasks without any issues.

Goal

  • Use conversational strategies to keep a conversation going. Example: “Really? That's interesting. What about you, have you …?”

  • Write a report. Example: “This report describes … Firstly …, Secondly …, Thirdly …,”

  • Give dynamic presentations. Example: “Here you can see a shot I took … I love how the colours merge ‒ the yellow, white, and grey.”

  • Write an assertive email. Example: “I'd like to talk this through … I appreciate that ...”

  • Describe graphs. Example: “Unemployment has fallen gradually. There has been a slight fall in …”

  • Chair an effective meeting. Example: “Could you start us off with the first item? Do you have any thoughts on this, Will?”

  • Use SMART criteria to set objectives.

Capacity

4 - 6 people

Monthly Price

¥6,400 (tax excluded)

¥7,040 (Inc' tax)

Location

Level

Step Up Learning Centre

To be decided

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Dispatch English lessons in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Dispatch English lesson fee's per person

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¥ 9,170 (monthly fee) (tax excluded)

¥ 10,087 (monthly fee) (tax included)

Group English lessons

 

One time registration fee 10,000 円 (tax excluded)

One time registration fee 11,000 円 (tax excluded)

¥ 2,500 (per lesson) (tax excluded)

¥ 2,750 (per lesson) (tax included)

Minimum of two people required

Flexible monthly group lessons

One time registration fee 10,000 円 (tax excluded)

One time registration fee 11,000 円 (tax excluded)