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English Information



Our goal at Nissait is to be an ideal school for children to learn & love the ability to speak & write in English.

In order to be an ideal school, we think students need two types of classes. One is a native English speaking teacher’s Conversation Class. Unless we practice the language, we are not able to use it.

Here at Nissait, we allow an engaging experience, that envelopes our students in an English speaking environment. The other class that we offer is a General English Class taught by Japanese English teachers. Students learn reading, writing, phonics, & basic grammar. Our Japanese educators are experienced & dedicated to perfecting the proper use of English, in the proper context.

We also provide events enabling students to learn about & experience the vast array of western cultures.
We plan day trips, summer school, overseas home-stay programs, & holiday events for students.

《School locations : Ikebukuro (Tokyo), Kawagoe (Saitama)》

Education Policy


At Nissait, we think the purpose of learning English is the ease of communication. By "Communication" we mean more of an ability to pursue harmony between each individual. This doesn't refer simply to learning a language, but rather the ability by which the people of the world can overcome an array of differences, such as those relating to nationality, culture & religion, in order to live peacefully together on our planet.

Therefore, our concept of teaching is "To nurture the heart of communication & to support the skills of communication." We hope children will have fun communicating with others as they expand their views & become global citizens.

1. Native Teacher's Conversation Class


Conversation classes for younger students are taught by native English speaking teachers & Japanese coordinators. These particular lessons are carried out only in English, immersing the student in a completely English environment. We focus on how to use English rather than simply studying English. 
We also motivate students to always use complete sentences, as well as a high level of attention on the student’s pronunciation. We have small class sizes, therefore each student has an opportunity to speak & is given individual attention by the teacher. The students have a fairly high level of English for their age. They also retain the information quickly with the Nissait system.
Maximum number of students in a class: Baby class 4, Under Elementary school 6, Over Kindergarten 8.

2. Japanese Coordinator System


Japanese coordinators are educational counselors, & they act as a bridge between the teachers, students & their parents. They also help young students to join in the lessons by demonstrating good answers as well as bad answers, in order to allow students to correct them during class. Shy students & students lacking confidence will be very relieved with their help.  Japanese coordinators also give lesson feedback to the parents after each lesson.

3. Japanese teachers help with Reading, Writing and Grammar


In order to improve one’s English, reading is necessary. In our General English classes, taught by the Japanese English teachers, students learn phonics, reading & writing as well as English grammar. The experienced teachers allow the students to practice phonetical drills & allow them to properly read & write. With a text book, the students translate from English to Japanese & vice versa.

4. Extra Curricular Activities


We have a variety of event programs throughout the year. The purpose of these events is to allow the students an experience with the different aspects of Western culture, to use English outside of the classroom in real situations, & to show the students’ progress to their parents. We have Easter classes, Halloween parties, day trips, summer school, overseas home-stay programs, & Christmas presentations.  Students are able to have fun learning about western culture, while also learning English through these events in addition to their regular lessons.

5. Established in 1973


Nissait was established in 1973. We have grown in size & continue to refine our curriculum.  We put thought & extreme detail in to every aspect of studies, from our choice of textbook, curriculum development, attention to students progress & our event programs.  Nissait is the ideal school for children to have fun learning English, & actually use English as a means of communication with comfort.

Regular Courses

<Toddlers> (0-3 years old)


These very young students enjoy their first steps into the world of English through singing & dancing to songs, listening & repeating flashcards, & doing other age appropriate language based activities.  They also enjoy listening & following along with storybooks in an engaging way, lead by the teacher.

<Kinder> (3-5 years old)


Young students enjoy learning English through singing, flashcard activities, & imaginative activities. Our games are very entertaining & help the students retain the information they have learned in & out of class. While we sing, the students are able to act out & dance with the song in order to fully understand it’s meaning. While reading, the students are encouraged to describe the content of the story, with help of the teacher.  Students are able to ask & answer simple questions such as their name, their age, the weather, & many other daily life questions they may encounter.

<Primary> (5-7 years old)


Students learn English through singing, flashcard activities, & role playing. Students build up vocabulary using the Picture Dictionary. Using Introduction Cards, Students practice answering very basic introduction questions about themselves & about their daily routine activities. They will learn how to hold a conversation strictly in English. The English teacher focuses on grammar, as well as pronunciation ensuring the student can be clearly understood. 

<Basic 1,2> (7-10 years old)


Students continue building their vocabulary using a picture dictionary accompanied by chants & songs.  At this stage they begin to use a textbook. The students quickly become comfortable asking & answering basic introduction questions. They can respond to the teacher quickly & naturally & they use English in full sentences. The teacher pays strict attention to grammar & pronunciation, allowing the students to be easily understood.

<General English Class taught by Japanese English teachers> (7-18 years old)


Students continue to expand their vocabulary using course textbooks & a picture dictionary. They learn to ask & answer more general introduction questions. General English Classes taught by Japanese English teachers begin at this level. Here they learn basic phonics, reading & writing skills. They also learn basic grammar.

<Basic 3,4,5> (9-12 years old)


Students write their journal every week as their homework. Students will tell about their journal in class & the teacher & the classmates ask some follow up questions about their journal.  Students at this level generally feel more comfortable listening & speaking English so classes are more focused on constructing longer, more complicated sentences.

<Intermediate> (10-18 years old)


Students continue to write their journal as their homework. They talk about their journal & discuss the theme in class. At this level, they write their journal in a lot of detail & get more comfortable expressing their ideas & opinions. The lessons are more focused on using the English they already know.  Students learn English through pattern practice, role-playing, & discussing their daily lives. They read short stories & discuss in depths the meaning of the story & answer grammatical questions involving the story. In General English Class, they learn basic grammar. One goal of this level is to pass the semi 2nd grade of the STEP test.

<Advanced> (Over 15 years old)


Students continue to develop their English by participating in class discussions, debating school matters, cultural aspects, & current events. Students continue to write their journal as their homework. They talk about their journal & discuss the theme in class. At this level they write their journal in a lot of detail & get more comfortable expressing their ideas & opinions. Throughout the semester they cover different articles from current world events. The students discuss & debate over the matters in these particular events. In the General English Class, we help students to refine their usage of English Grammar. One goal of this level is to pass the 2nd grade of the STEP test.

Other Courses

<Special Class for Returnees> (Over 5-18 years old)


This class is designed for students who lived abroad, studied English intensively at an international school, or attended an English pre-school. In order to retain their English, we provide the opportunity to keep up & brush up their English. The students are involved in writing English journals, using an insightful textbook, having topical conversations, & reiterating stories allowing them to use their creativity.

Kawagoe School

Kawagoe school

Hachijuni-bank Bldg. 5F 2-22 Shintomicyo, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama 350-0043
(In fron of Honkawagoe station)
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<From Hon-kawagoe station>
Go out the ticket gate (there’s only one) and turn to the street.
Cross the street, Ito Yokado supermarket is on the left and
Nissait is on the right in the Hachijuni Bank building on the 5th floor.
The entrance is on the far right side of the front of the building.

Ikebukuro School

Ikebukuro school

Arkland Bldg. 7F 1-15-3 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshimaku, Tokyo 170-0013
(Next to Mister Dornut)
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Go out the East Exit. You will face LABI in front of you.
Cross the busy street and walk down the smaller street so the Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Bank is on your left.
When you get to the corner, LABI should be on your left.
Continue across the street.
Go two blocks.
On the far corner you should see “mister donut”.
Nissait is in the building next to “mister donut” on the 7th floor.