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Adult English conversation lessons in Yokohama

Private English lessons in Yokohama

PRIVATE ONE TO ONE ENGLISH LESSONS THAT FOCUS ON YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS

We offer online or private face to face English lessons that are based around your personal goals and are customized to your personal needs. You can choose the course and the location of the lesson that suits you – feel free to take a lesson in the comfort of your own home, café, our location or at work via Skype.

Please look at the range of courses and lesson plans below, but feel free to contact us if you cannot see a course that suits your personal needs. We will gladly create and send you a personalized plan that fits your needs.

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

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

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Kindergarten English lessons

Are you looking to increase your child’s chance of success in the future?

We have a wide range of educational materials for children. We will utilize songs, picture books, and alphabet practice for English development for children under 6 years old.

We also accept mother or father lessons for children under the age of 6. By doing lessons together, you will be able to support your child’s education at home.

Goal

The goal is to engage with children from an early age, exposing them to English and motivating them to learn in a spontaneous way.

At our location

  • 1 Lesson¥ 3,000 (Excluding Tax)

  • 1 Lesson ¥ 3,300 (Including Tax)

Lesson at Step Up LC

  • ¥ 11,000 (Excluding Tax)

  • ¥12,100 (Including Tax)

Monthly price at your location

  • ¥ 16,500 (Ex Tax)

  • ¥18,150 (Inc Tax)

Lessons outside our centre

  • 1 Lesson¥ 4,500 (Excluding Tax)

  • 1 Lesson¥ 4,950 (Including Tax)

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Elementary English lesson

Are you looking to increase your child’s chance of success in the future?

The lessons for elementary school students are not only for beginners, but we also use textbooks to teach children how to have general conversation whilst mastering the basic English skills.

Since the English level of elementary school children will change considerably depending on the individual experience, we will consider together the experience and the lesson method suitable for each individual child.

First Steps! (Level 1)

Goal

  • Recognize simple words in English

  • Answer very simple questions about themselves

  • Write short answers to basic questions.

 

Step forward! (Level 2)

Goal

  • Understand basic instructions in English

  • Fill out a simple information and respond to questions about themselves.

  • Answer questions and write down simple facts (such as what they hear or read in a children’s story).

Step up! (Level 3)

Goal

  • Ask and answer questions about yourself and others.

  • Explain the differences between two different situations.

  • Write or tell a short story in English.

 

Step up the gear! (Level 4)

Goal

  • Ask and answer questions about yourself and others.

  • Understand announcements and instructions when people speak slowly and clearly.

 

Step on it! (Level 5)

Goal

  • Express your likes and dislikes, and discuss them with others.

  • Understand spoken and written announcements and instructions.

  • Write a personal letter.

Step up one's game! (Level 6)

Goal

  • Write short reports and emails.

  • Explain an idea or have a detailed discussion in English.

  • Understand general English on TV and in newspapers.

At our location

  • 1 Lesson¥ 3,000 (Excluding Tax)

  • 1 Lesson ¥ 3,300 (Including Tax)

Lesson at Step Up LC

  • ¥ 11,000 (Excluding Tax)

  • ¥12,100 (Including Tax)

Monthly price at your location

  • ¥ 16,500 (Ex Tax)

  • ¥18,150 (Inc Tax)

Lessons outside our centre

  • 1 Lesson¥ 4,500 (Excluding Tax)

  • 1 Lesson¥ 4,950 (Including Tax)

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Junior and high school English lessons

Are you looking to increase your teenager’s chance of success in the future?

We offer one on one special classes for children over the age of 12 years old; these classes follow the “More” series that helps improve all key areas of learning English.

“More” is a four level course from Cambridge University Press. This series is bursting with materials such as dedicating reading, culture, grammar, vocabulary, skills, and cross-curricular learning sections. Students will be given online registration to access a variety of learning tools via “More” secure internet learning website; this is a great way for students to ensure success in learning English in my lessons and at home.

Building blocks! Level 1

Goal

  • Speak more confidently.

  • Communicate more accurately.

  • Understand school subjects in English.

  • Use English more effectively within school and everyday life.

  • Improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

Moving forward! Level 2

Goal

  • Be more confident when you speak English.

  • Be able to ask questions and participate in conversations. 

  • Be able to use English more effectively in school.

  • Be able to correct your own mistakes.

Flyer! Level 3

Goal

  • Have improved your listening skills. 

  • Be more confident when you use English.

  • Be able to ask questions and participate in conversations. 

  • Be able to use English more effectively in a range of situations.

  • Understand different culture and customs.

Flying high! Level 4

Goal

  • Speak confidently.

  • Communicate accurately.

  • Understand the news and media.

  • Use English more effectively for part-time work or university.

  • Deal with everyday situations like meeting people.

  • Have developed your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

At our location

  • 1 Lesson¥ 3,000 (Excluding Tax)

  • 1 Lesson ¥ 3,300 (Including Tax)

Lesson at Step Up LC

  • ¥ 11,000 (Excluding Tax)

  • ¥12,100 (Including Tax)

Monthly price at your location

  • ¥ 16,500 (Ex Tax)

  • ¥18,150 (Inc Tax)

Lessons outside our centre

  • 1 Lesson¥ 4,500 (Excluding Tax)

  • 1 Lesson¥ 4,950 (Including Tax)

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Let’s just talk! Free flowing conversation lessons

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

These One on one free flowing conversation lessons are designed to help 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. I 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.

Each lesson is personal to the Student. I will personally adapt your lesson to your priorities, needs and desires with the aim of encouraging students to speak freely and also practice your listening skills too.

At our location

  • 1 Lesson¥ 3,000 (Excluding Tax)

  • 1 Lesson ¥ 3,300 (Including Tax)

Lesson at Step Up LC

  • ¥ 11,000 (Excluding Tax)

  • ¥12,100 (Including Tax)

Monthly price at your location

  • ¥ 16,500 (Ex Tax)

  • ¥18,150 (Inc Tax)

Lessons outside our centre

  • 1 Lesson¥ 4,500 (Excluding Tax)

  • 1 Lesson¥ 4,950 (Including Tax)

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Adult one on one conversation lessons

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 travelling abroad?

One on one general 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 will be given the chance to study, question, discuss and to practice free conversation under my guidance, your personal teacher.

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

  • Grammar PDF presentations.

  • Section PDF word lists.

First steps!

CEFR Level: A1

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

Step forwards!

CEFR Level: A1 - A2

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

Step up!

CEFR Level: B1

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

Step on it!

CEFR Level: B1

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

Step up one's game!

CEFR Level: B2

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

High Flyer!

CEFR Level: C1

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

At our location

  • 1 Lesson¥ 3,000 (Excluding Tax)

  • 1 Lesson ¥ 3,300 (Including Tax)

Lesson at Step Up LC

  • ¥ 11,000 (Excluding Tax)

  • ¥12,100 (Including Tax)

Monthly price at your location

  • ¥ 16,500 (Ex Tax)

  • ¥18,150 (Inc Tax)

Lessons outside our centre

  • 1 Lesson¥ 4,500 (Excluding Tax)

  • 1 Lesson¥ 4,950 (Including Tax)

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One on one business English lessons

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

In today's life it is getting more important to prove that you can 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.

Therefore, we offer private Business English lessons that are geared towards improving your English abilities. These lessons are designed to follow the all-new, five-level International Express Third Edition. It has been especially designed for adult professionals who need English for real life and work.

This series focuses on the key areas below.

  • Ideal blend of business and general English, with a strong communicative focus

  • Syllabus with global lifestyle topics, specifically designed to get adult professional learners talking

  • Stunning video accompanies every unit, which can be watched in your own personal time.

Game Plan - Beginner Level

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.”

Get Down to Business - Elementary Level

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.”

The Big Picture - Elementary Level

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.”

Ahead of the Pack- Intermediate Level

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.

Go the Extra Mile - Upper-Intermediate Level

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.

At our location

  • 1 Lesson¥ 3,000 (Excluding Tax)

  • 1 Lesson ¥ 3,300 (Including Tax)

At Step Up Learning Centre

  • ¥ 11,000 (Excluding Tax)

  • ¥12,100 (Including Tax)

Monthly price at your location

  • ¥ 16,500 (Ex Tax)

  • ¥18,150 (Inc Tax)

Lessons outside our centre

  • 1 Lesson¥ 4,500 (Excluding Tax)

  • 1 Lesson¥ 4,950 (Including Tax)

Achievements

Students personal success.

TOEIC Test 

Passed - 820

Kazutoshi

TOEIC Test 

Passed - 800

Kazutoshi S

TOEIC Test

Passed - 860

Mika

IELTS Test

Passed - 5.5

Shugo

TOEIC Test

Passed - 695

Shugo

EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency.

Passed - Grade 2.

Age - 17

Shunka

GTEC English Test

Passed - Grade A2.2

Age - 17

Shunka

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