MovEnglish
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~Move, Enjoy and Learn in English~

Do you have such trouble?

The cost of learning English is expensive
My child cannot enjoy learning English
I prefer my child to learn from foreigners
I want my child to improve the athletic ability

We will solve the trouble!

MovEnglish is a fun program to learn English while exercising. All instructors are foreigners and our program is not  expensive, so children can gain a global sense. Our organization has Japanese people with overseas experience, so please feel free to contact us.

Eligible applicants

    • Parents with children 3 to 6 years old
    • Parents who want to improve children's non-cognitive ability
    • Parents who want to improve children's global sense
    • Parents who want to improve children's athletic ability

Our Vision

We want to foster an autonomous child (= a child who can make decisions according to his/her values) and maximize the total amount of happiness in the world!

Q. Why early childhood education?

A. The human capital theory advocated by economist Gary Becker, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1992, is similar to the way an investor invests financial capital (such as money) in a financial market and gains money. Workers think that they invest their human capital (knowledge, ability, etc.) in the labor market and earn money. In other words, if you see education as economic activity, you can see it as "investment" for the future. In addition, Professor James J. Heckman, who received the Nobel Prize for Economics, demonstrated that the highest return on investment in human capital is "early child education."

Q. Why sports (exercise)?

A. Carl Cottman, director of the Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia at the University of California at Irvine, clearly demonstrates that exercise stimulates molecules that play an important role in the learning process, and proved that  movement is biologically related to cognitive functions. In other words, rather than just letting the child learn, learning with exercise brings out the child's ability.
Also, according to some research results, sports have shown to enhance non-cognitive ability, which is attracting attention as a temper to predict success, and may be considered as the best tool to enhance non-cognitive ability.

※ Non-cognitive ability means, for example, the ability to control emotions and the ability to achieve goals. While "Cognitive ability" represents, for instance, the test results and the ability to measure IQ, etc.

Q. Why English?

A. By experiencing English through games and exercise from early childhood, We believe we can support the basic strengths of children. In addition, an environment in which children themselves can choose their own life becomes important in order to maximize the total happiness of the world by fostering children who can make decisions according to their values, which is our activity philosophy. In fact, recent research has shown that the higher the degree of self-determination, the higher the level of happiness. Therefore, we will provide English education as a program to improve cognitive ability as well as non-cognitive ability so that children can have multiple options in their lives.

Timetable

10:30
Program introduction
Here, we will explain the purpose of the program to those who are participating in the event for the first time.
10:35
Self-introduction
Here, a brief self-introduction will be given in English between the participants' children.
10:55
English conversation
Here, children enjoy a conversation with each other using simple English learned through self-introduction.
11:15
break
10:55
English conversation
Here, children enjoy a conversation with each other using simple English learned through self-introduction.
11:30
Warm up
Here, in preparation for the next program, "National Flag Game", children will learn simple words and grammar in a fun way, and get used to English.
11:50
Flag game
Here children will learn the characteristics of the national flag in English and play a game that uses them to identify the country.
12:20
Look back
Here we look back at the event and review our learning.
11:50
Flag game
Here children will learn the characteristics of the national flag in English and play a game that uses them to identify the country.

Related person introduction

Tanya Gomez
MovEnglish Teacher

Job Experience: English teacher (Kindergarten)

Major: International Business & International Relations, International Development and Peace through Sport


Taisei Kurino
MovEnglish Organizer

Job Experience: Full-time lecturer (elementary school), JICA Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (Ethiopian Health and Physical Education)

Major: Health and Physical Education, International Development and Peace through Sport


Taisei Kurino
MovEnglish Organizer

Job Experience: Full-time lecturer (elementary school), JICA Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (Ethiopian Health and Physical Education)

Major: Health and Physical Education, International Development and Peace through Sport