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Sunrise Kids International School

Sunrise Kids International School Yokohama

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Eiken level 4 at age5!!

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Students registered at Sunrise Kids have passed Eiken level 3 at age 5! Students registered at Sunrise Kids have passed Eiken level 3 at age 5!

Afterschool Student Nanami Passes Eiken Pre-Second Grade! Congratulations!

Passes Eiken Pre-Second Grade
About Nanami(Graduated from Sunrise March 2017)
Joined after school from April
Listening Test? Perfect!
Writing Test? Okay!

October 2016-Passed Eiken 5th Grade
February 2017-Passed 4th and 5th Grade
July 2017=Passed Pre-2!

We are happy to announce that Nanami, one of our after school students, passed the pre 2nd grade Eiken test!

Pre-2 is a test meant for junior high school students and high school students. That means there are a lot of long passages to read, filled with many different and difficult words! That combined with lots of listening and an interview it makes for a pretty tough test. Thankfully with a lot of studying and some help from the Sunrise teachers, she was able to do it!
Her parents spend lots of time overseas. Nanami’s English skill will be a great help when it comes to making friends from all over the world!
Congratulations Nanami!!

About Sunrise's methods

About Sunrise's methods About Sunrise's methods
Classes are taught by both a native speaker and a Japanese lecturer. It is the class organized by a team teaching of native lecturer and Japanese.
It is the class organized by a team teaching of native lecturer and Japanese.

English is handled by the native, whereas manners, discipline, and toilet training are mainly handled by our Japanese staff. Our goal is to have an international balance between the two teachers.

We don't have students learn words off flash cards or do basic greetings. Even if students memorize the words, being unable to use them in actual communication is pointless. We believe that its important for children have an interest in English. If they do, they will want to learn by themselves

Sunrise's education is all English
Sunrise's education is all English
Sunrise's education is all English

Students are learning English all day long, even while playing and eating.
Sometimes students fight with their friends, and even in those situations the teachers will ask them in English why they had the fight and what they can do to make up.

For Japanese kids, living the English lifestyle involves their brains being full 7 every day. Since they learn the words naturally in their life, they "live" the words.

Special lessons such as exam preparation are not necessary as the English they'll learn in our regular program will be enough to take the Eiken Jr. test.

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Eiken pass & exam results

Admission plans

2-year-olds
Genuine plenty of time to touch in English
Admission: Full time
Five days a week course
Listening

It's the first time children are away from mommy.

They'll learn the basic rules of life. They'll learn meanings through hearing and repetition. This is the best and most important time where hearing English can have a real impact.

Approx. Eiken Jr. ability: BRONZE

3-year-olds
ABC Conversation of your friends in English
Young class
Speaking
Kids are now used to the school life and love playing with their friends.

Around this age, they can almost fully understand the native instructors and are able to say what they want to say. If they say something in Japanese, they'll be asked "What did you say?" all while being encouraged do it in English.

Approx. Eiken Jr. ability: SILVER
Globe

4-year-olds, 5-year-olds
You will learn the fun of reading, writing English You will learn the fun of reading, writing English
Junior & Senior class
Literacy

Children really start to take an interest in reading and writing, so around this time, we really begin to focus on literacy. Through phonics, they'll start to put words together and be able to read a book. Everyday, they write letters to their friends and learn what fun it is to write. Outdoor activities are also important, so we do exercises on mats and with the vaulting horse to help get the kids in shape.

Approx. Eiken Jr. ability for 4-year-olds: GOLD

5-year-olds should be able to pass level 5, which is junior high school level

About Ayumu-kun (Joined: March, 2013)

Passed Eiken level 3
Ayumu-kunA 5-year-old student at Sunrise's Yokohama school (4th year)
He is able to speak naturally and was able to pass Eiken level 3 from learning English in his everyday life.

Ayumu-kun is always smiling and gets along with everyone so he's a popular person in the class.
He also has a shy side, but he can say what's on his mind just fine. He got interested in English after hearing the sounds of the alphabet for the first time and has been studying ever since. He loves reading picture books and has recently shown an interest in animals and sea creatures. He loves playing and studying with his friends.

Age
English skills
Growth record
Age 2

March 2013 (1 year admission)
Eiken Jr.: BRONZE exam
Correct answers: 97%

Ayumu had never been in an all-English environment, but he was able to understand and say a lot of simple words quickly. He also was able to say the alphabet and simple phrases like: "What shall we do?".

I wonder if English is difficult? Na teacher-friendly or? It was a lot anxiety. I wonder if English is difficult? Na teacher-friendly or? It was a lot anxiety.
First a little uneasy Ayumu-kun in English. Everyone together teacher nor your friends. Anything's challenge!

Ayumu is a very friendly, caring, and popular kid.
He loved story time and was able to read very simple story books all by himself. He also started toilet training and outgrew the diaper. He was a little timid to try new things at first, but with encouragement he started trying them with no problem.

First a little uneasy Ayumu-kun in English. Everyone together teacher nor your friends. Anything's challenge!
Age 3

October 2013 (1½ years admission)
Eiken Jr.: SILVER exam
Correct answers: 88%

He was now able to read simple words and read smoothly. He was also able to not only repeat, but more clearly state his opinion and what he thought things were.

I do funny I English picture books. I want to read more various picture book? I do funny I English picture books. I want to read more various picture book?

He was able to do more things by himself, such as eating with chopsticks. He also got more involved with his friends and the play dynamics were more boy-like. His younger sister was also born around that time and the family bonds became stronger.

It has been firmly ish brother. Also it became a good English. It has been firmly ish brother. Also it became a good English.
Age 4

October 2014 (2½ years admission)
Eiken Jr.: GOLD exam
Correct answers: 92%

He became able to have a conversation with teachers almost only in English.
He also started to like reading longer stories and was able to understand words he didn't know by using phonics.

I do not difficult I English. It is fun to talk with teachers and friends and the English! I do not difficult I English. It is fun to talk with teachers and friends and the English!

He started to not only play with his friends, but even started to look after helping out kinds younger than him.
He also started playing soccer and playing with blocks.
He became able to write well using a pencil and was even able to cut with scissors neatly.

Look care also of the younger child, I have become a good role model. Let's do anything! Look care also of the younger child, I have become a good role model. Let's do anything!
Age 5

October 2015 (3½ years admission)
Passed Eiken level 5 (low junior high school level)
Passed Eiken level 4 (mid-junior high school level)


January 2016 (3 years, 9 months admission)
Passed Eiken level 3 (high junior high school level)

Though the English test was a little nervous, more if you pass I thought I want to be well. Though the English test was a little nervous, more if you pass I thought I want to be well.

Around this time, he spoke openly in front of a large group.
He also started doing other activities during sports days, such as gymnastics and he also got interested in the piano.

Is also visible boy seems lively face, it will be very dependable. It is challenging to various things. Is also visible boy seems lively face, it will be very dependable. It is challenging to various things.
Ayumu-kun of the guardian of the message
A message from Ayumu-kun's parents

He wasn't even nervous when taking the Eiken and demonstrated an enormous amount of effort.
We are really pleased with the results of Sunrise and their teaching methods.

About Erisa-chan (Joined: April, 2013)

Eiken Grade 4 pass
Erisa-chanA 5-year-old student at Sunrise's Yokohama school (3rd year)
She was able to pass Eiken level 4 from learning English at Sunrise.

Erisa-chan is always bright, cheerful, and loves to play with friends. She has a lot of friends at Sunrise! She really likes playing make believe as well as dancing and especially singing. When she hears a song she likes, she can memorize it. Such learning speed seems to surprise even the native instructors!

Age
English skills
Growth record
Age 3

October, 2013 and (6 months admission)
Eiken Jr. : BRONZE exam
Correct answers: 88%

She was able to repeat the instructor's speech with no problem and never gave up trying to say longer sentences. She liked to play imagination games with her friends.

I also Sunrise Kids from Today! Also I'm looking forward to making friends English. I also Sunrise Kids from Today! Also I'm looking forward to making friends English.

She loved talking about the things she learned both at home and at Sunrise and was happy to come to school everyday. She always tried hard to get the parts that she didn't know and was able to take in and understand a lot of things. She was very good at drawing pictures on her own, too.

I enjoyed the Halloween together. Anything Let's doing fun!! I enjoyed the Halloween together. Anything Let's doing fun!!
Age 4

June, 2014 (1 year, 2 months admission)
Eiken Jr. : SILVER exam
Correct answers: 92%

She was able to do a lot of things in English and use words that she heard from her teacher by herself.

I'm glad to be able to chat in English! I want more full story. I'm glad to be able to chat in English! I want more full story.

She became interested in several different activities and, as the class leader, was very positive about everything. She really liked jump rope and became an example for many of her friends. She also got into doing ballet.

English also is well, I have the challenge of various things in cooperation with actively friends. English also is well, I have the challenge of various things in cooperation with actively friends.
Age 5

May, 2015 and (2 years admission)
Eiken Jr.: GOLD exam
Correct answers: 96%


October, 2015 (2? years admission)
Passed Eiken level 5 (low junior high school level)

January, 2016 (3 years, 9 months admission)
Passed Eiken level 4 (mid-junior high school level)
She remembered many songs after only hearing them once and became able to read a lot of short sentences without any problems.

Every day very fun! English also want to become more and more well Na ~! Every day very fun! English also want to become more and more well Na ~!

During an event, she was the narrator and was able to speak very well in front of a lot of people. She also got better at doing physical exercises and was able to learn how to dance faster than anyone else on sports days.

Narrator also we were able to good! I will not swell more and more interested in new things. Narrator also we were able to good! I will not swell more and more interested in new things.
Message from Erisa-chan's parents

The Eiken level 5 was her first time taking a test at such a large place. After the test, she had a doubtful look on her face and said "I was nervous and my hands were shaking. I don't think I did well." Despite that, once the results came back, she did way better than expected. She got a perfect score on listening, reading, and writing. I don't think she would have been able to do that from studying at home. She was able to do that because Sunrise. I think it's good that she has gained such self-confidence, motivation and willingness to try.

Thank you for that, Sunrise teachers!

Eiken Jr. and Eiken results

※Eiken Jr. is not a test where students pass or fail, but more of a test to help kids to grow. Listed below are scores our students obtain.

BRONZE BRONZE First year: Our students take the bronze test with an accuracy of 80% or more
SILVER SILVER   Second year: Our students take the silver test with an accuracy of 80% or more
GOLD GOLD      Third year: Our students take the gold test with an accuracy of 80% or more
Eiken Grade 5 Fourth year: Our students take Eiken level 5 and pass (the test level is early junior high school)
The Eiken Jr.

About the Eiken Jr. Around 100,000 elementary students per yer year take this exam. The exam can be taken in either paper or online format. There are three grading levels. The exam focuses on listening and a pass/fail score is not given, but rather a percentage of correct answers.

BRONZE BRONZE
A test for children that have some experience with words (Estimated age: 7)
  1. 1.Be familiar with English sounds and rhythm
  2. 2.Be able to listen to and understand rudimentary phrases and simple expressions that are necessary in communication
SILVER SILVER
Awarded to kids scoring 80% (Target Age: 9)
  1. 1.Be familar with hearing simple words and expressions used in daily life and be able to respond to them
  2. 2.Listen to simple conversations and sentences, and be able to understand what they say
  3. 3.Develop a higher understanding of words and sounds
GOLD GOLD
Awarded to kids scoring more than 80% (Target age: 10)
  1. 1.Understand the language on a level of everyday life and be able to ask questions and give answers relating to them
  2. 2.Listen to and understand key points in longer conversations
  3. 3.Develop an even higher understanding of words and sounds
And Eiken is

About Eiken Eiken has 7 different levels of difficulty. After mastering each level, students can progress to the next level (which starts at 5 and decreases)
As one becomes able to use more English, they'll be able to take on the more difficult levels, like pre-2 and 2 and eventually the toughest of them all: pre-1 and 1.

One can start at any level appropriate to his or her ability. By taking the students will be more aware of their English ability. As one progresses through study, they'll be able to do even more in society.

Admissions preferential treatment and unit certification
Admissions preferential treatment and unit certification Admissions preferential treatment and unit certification

Eiken is not only for learning English, but it can also help decrease school tuition and admission fees (sometimes even making students exempt) for English courses. Schools offer many benefits and various kinds of preferential treatment.

Admissions preferential treatment and unit certification
Eiken preferential target high schools where preferential treatment is received(Below is only part of them)
<Public>
  • Yokohama International High School
  • Odawara High School
  • Ebina High School
<Private>
  • Kamakura Gakuen High School
  • Tokogakuen High School
  • Sagami Women's University High School
  • Nihon University Fujisawa High School
  • Chuo University Yokohama High School
  • Hosei University Girls High School
  • Toingakuen High School
  • Yamate Gakuin High School

Including national junior high schools, senior high schools, technical colleges, colleges, and universities, there are a total of 1741schools

※Only published school (There are also a number of high schools in addition to the above)


Estimated Eiken class Estimated Eiken class

Year 2.3 million people who exam.
2.3 million people take the exam every year

Eiken is intended for people of all ages, from children to adults. It's one of the largest English proficiency tests in Japan. It measures the four schools, including speaking, to determine one's English proficiency and to help them achieve their dreams and goals, ranging from daily conversation to business English.

Eiken total number of applicants

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