When I started J-Kaiwa in 2003 I had one concept in mind. I was frustrated as to why most Japanese students studied English for 6 years at school and yet still couldn’t speak or comprehend English. I was disappointed to see that students often found English difficult and boring at High school!!! I wanted to start a school which would change this attitude. A school at which students could actually have fun as they were learning…..yes, that’s right a new concept that the Japanese Education department was neglecting….its ok to have fun and learn at the same time!!….in fact it`s not only ok, but it`s necessary!!! If students aren’t enjoying what they are learning then chances are they won`t be taking it all in, and they won`t want to continue. There is no magic to learning English and you certainly don’t need to be a genius to be able to understand English…..improvement comes with practice, patience, perseverance, persistence, hard work, and effort, ….so …..what`s the secret? …the secret is, it`s important for both teachers and parents to understand the way children think. What makes them tick! What makes them laugh? What do they respond to? The reason why a child will want to start studying English will inevitably be a different one to that of the parent!!

It is necessary for teachers to realise that each student`s personality is different, as are there learning progression…..some students may be good at writing and yet lack the confidence to speak. Other students may not like writing and yet have a flare for speaking and listening. Each child is different however the basic formula stays the same/…..effort from a student followed by praise!!!! there is no big secret, but there are a few important things that you as parents should understand about the learning process and also what you can do to assist in making your child`s English journey a more enjoyable and rewarding experience.

I love teaching English to children. I love watching them laugh and seeing smiles on their faces, and there is nothing more satisfying than watching them progress. I feel this way, as do all of the teachers who teach at J-Kaiwa.









J-Kaiwa英語教室 代表

​Jamie Hubbard

J-Kaiwa concept