Course Overview

This course is designed to provide a broad liberal arts curriculum for advanced junior high school students with a near-native level grasp of the English language.
Students will be taught how to read difficult works after being shown how to read for academic purposes, present their ideas by giving a speech, think through difficult ideas through poetry and short stories, do their own research and present their own ideas in English by giving a presentation. A key component to this class is building critical thinking skills and the ability to form connections between texts and the students’ prior knowledge and experience. At the end of the term students will have the opportunity to work on a self-guided research project supported by the instructor.
This is not a test preparation course, but this course will provide solid grounding for long-term study overseas.

School hours 3 hours per week
Next Course LA500, LA510, LA511, SA500
Available Site ShibuyaJiyugaoka
School hours
3 hours per week
Next Course
LA500, LA510, LA511, SA500
Available Site
ShibuyaJiyugaoka

From Instructor

Steve Heintz

MA International Policy Development MA English, Public School Certified – State of New York, Business School Teacher Certificate, Teaching English as a Foreign Language with Online Specialization Certificate

Hello everyone, my goal is to provide students with a range of skills that are needed in order to work in and improve a global and multinational information society. Education should contribute to the students’ values and at the same time help them to be active citizens and to be able to think critically. My ultimate goal is to spark a pursuit of knowledge in the student, so that they keep on learning as they grow into whoever they choose to be. We can also do this with a smile and have an enjoyable class.

Liberal Arts Courses