English Physical Education Project
ROAD TO THE WORLD
We make a way in the world!!
Highly qualified international sports development!
Takayuki Fujimura, a representative of the current IGS Academy, has worked as a nursery teacher and physical education teacher at U.S. school facilities and international schools. Taking advantage of the international education he has cultivated over the years, he started a program to teach physical education in English called "English Physical Education Project" in order to foster "communication skills", "self-improvement" and "ability to choose" which are thought to be insufficient for Japanese children. This project was also intended to provide "an opportunity" to go abroad using the "English" language as a tool.
In 2018, Takayuki received voices from many local governments and companies, and as part of the "Tokyo Olympics 2020 Children's Development Program" we started PR activities for "English Physical Education Project" in public gymnasiums and school facilities.
What is Physical Education Project ?
Personal development to play an active role in the world
Improves the athletic ability of the “body”
Bring out the "individuality" to help self-confidence to develop
Learn "English communication" to fight in the world
Acquire the "ability to choose" in life
「IGS Method」x 「English」
IG method was developed based on the national standard of physical education curriculum approved by "SHAPE AMERICA (National Sports Sports Foundation)".
We will build a way of physical education and teach "body", "individuality" and "ability to choose" through various athletic competitions that even beginners can enjoy. This is an original international sports education program aimed at academics.
IGS method standard
" HISPEC ''
Health : Improvement of "exercise ability"
Individuality : Knowing the "body"
Self-Esteem : Increase "self-affirmation"
Personality : Understanding each other with "individuality"
English Language : Learn "English Communication"
Choice of ability : Acquire "ability to choose"
With "Fun" and "Enjoyment" as our motto
A high quality environment where you can learn English
All lessons are conducted in an English environment.
In addition to simply moving, the coach will give students opportunities to "think" in a quiz format.
Thee exercise time will follow while outputting what they learned.
At first, we will give guidance using simple "English words", and as students get used to it, we will start explaining in "sentences".
What IGS Is Aiming For
Unleashing children's potential through English physical education at IGS Academy
We provide an environment where children can acquire "individuality," "confidence," and "ability to choose" at an early stage.
Furthermore, we take pride in our role to provide "triggers" to attract interest overseas in an English environment.
From there, we aim to produce many children who can compete overseas.
We believe that in the near future, IGS Academy will have students who can play an active role in the international community.
Long-term education method based on Western education
"Individuality" "Self-affirmation" "Ability to choose"
Most of the time, coaches do not conduct a competitive program for students that requires ranking. We will teach each students to praise others instead of comparing themselves to others. We have adopted a Western training system that gives students various opportunities and turn their strengths into "love". In addition, through teaching techniques, we will provide students time and choices to think on their own without the adults giving answers in order to develop their ability to solve problems.
IGS Original Physical Education Program
"Improvement of basic motor skills" "Challenging spirit"
We will carry out a wide variety of physical education activities conducted at overseas schools according to the theme. It also includes a program that incorporates a game format that allows you to enjoy exercising. Through physical education, while mainly developing "basic motor skills", students will learn the importance of friends and the spirit of challenge, and aim to improve the sense of accomplishment, self-expression, judgment skills, etc. in various events.
Learn English while having fun exercising
In most cases, coaches do not teach English skills such as reading and writing. Instead, students are given time to think about what was asked in a quiz format. Students can then remember English by moving your body outputting the answers through voice. We focus on eliminating "English allergies", and as students get used to English, listening skill will grow and they will eventually be able to communicate in English.
Explain what we will do in the lesson in English
Perform whole body exercises and brain training using your legs and arms
Theme-based training will be provided. While following various themes such as "agility" and "ball handling", we also provide training that includes familiar ball games and skipping rope elements.
During the games, what you did in the training will be done in a teamwork format.
Review / Q & A
At the end, we will answer questions in English to review the lesson content.
10 Action Guidelines
These 10 articles are the action guidelines that our staff cherishes.
In addition to communicating these to children in words, they are actions that they experience through lessons.
Let's work hard!
Speak In Your Own Words
Don't be shy and speak openly!
Let's challenge what we can't do!
Show what you are good at!
Failure Is A Step Towards Success
Don't be afraid to make mistakes!
Let's work hard!
Feel the importance of your friends!
Feel the Change
Experience overcoming what you couldn't do!
Return to Basics
Let's take care of the basics!
Let's connect what we have experienced to confidence!
In early childhood education, we believe that the first priority is to provide an environment for various experiences.
If you are obsessed with one thing, it will be difficult for you to choose the best way for you in your future life in society. It is no exaggeration to say that if you have the ability to make choices, you can take a wide variety of actions when you enter society.
English physical education is not a training program that trains athletes.
Through various exercise programs, we will teach children with the hope that they will learn the "body" for living and that they will play an active role overseas with a communication tool called English.
The most important thing is to make it a fun lesson and we will try to praise
We will try to create a lesson atmosphere where children can feel "fun" as there is an old saying in Japan: "someday, playing will become something". However, we will try to teach that doing their best is the "real fun" rather than just playing. We will keep in mind that the lessons that are well structured even in a fun atmosphere.
Give time to set up "thoughts" and value free "speaking"
We will adopt a teaching method based on Western education unique to IGS Academy and actively accept free remarks. Instead of repeatedly returning "NO" and negative words to the words to what students say, we will try to use words that are returned with "advice and encouragement". However, violent words are excluded.
You can choose what you "do" and "don't do"
We think it is not an education to when students are forced to do things. You will "dislike" what is happening at that time.
We would like you to warmly supervise us over students to get used to the atmosphere and challenge at their own timing.
While respecting the character of the child and giving it a free atmosphere, we will try to create a good atmosphere while being conscious of strictness where needed, such as presenting clear rules and sometimes giving strict guidance if there is some actions violate the rules.
"Points to give strict guidance" Abuse by words to others, obstruction during lessons, if you do not follow the rules in the facility
Q: Which outfit should I wear to participate?
A: As long as it is easy to move, there is no set format. However, please remove the items with metal fittings.
Q: Why are you taking lessons barefoot?
A: The main reasons are to allow the toes to move freely, to grow the arch, and to activate the brain by stimulating the soles of the feet.
Q: Do you have what you need?
A: Water bottle, change of clothes (optional), towel * Available for purchase
Q: Is it possible to tour?
A: Due to space limitations, tours are usually not possible. However, we will set up a tour day once every two months. For tours, the maximum number of people who can participate in the tour per family is one. In addition, private language interferes with lessons and concentration on children, so please be kind to us.
Q: Both parents and children can't speak English, is that okay?
A: No problem at all.
Most of the time, instructions will be given in English during the lesson, but please be assured that we will follow up in Japanese until they get used to it for first-time students. Please be assured that all procedures and handouts are written in Japanese, and the staff will basically speak in Japanese with their parents.
Q: My child is very shy about people and places, can I participate?
A: No problem at all.
Every child starts by getting used to the environment little by little. Also, if you try to force your children to participate from the beginning and dislike exercise and English, it won't work. As you gradually become accustomed to the facilities and coaches while observing the lessons, your child will naturally be able to participate enthusiastically. Please be assured that the coaches will take care of your child's personality and other factors.
Q: How is hygiene management done?
A: The staff carefully cleans and disinfects every day.
Facilities such as courts and tour spaces are cleaned daily to maintain a clean and comfortable space, and the equipment used during lessons is also sterilized daily. We also ask all visitors to cooperate in disinfecting their hands and wearing masks (depending on the situation).
Voice of Parents
Please see the messages received from the parents of the students who actually joined the academy.
My son, who started to show interests in English, participated in the classroom hoping that he could learn English while playing while moving his body.
The coach will teach and repeat according to my son's understanding. To be honest, my son still only makes basic remarks about the lessons, but he has a fun time every time since he moves his body a lot like a game.
I think he is able to cultivate an attitude of taking on challenges without being ashamed of errors and mistakes.
Originally my son loved to move his body, and when I was told that he wanted to learn how to use his body, I learned that there was an English physical education class, and he had the opportunity to experience it.
At the beginning, he was not accustomed to various activities, he did not understand the teacher's questions in English very much, he was embarrassed, he could not feel the attitude to actively work, and he was worried whether he could continue. However, it's been 3 months since he started learning.
When I saw the lesson during the parent tour, I was surprised and impressed by the growth of my three-month-old son. First of all, I felt the improvement in his motor skills and his change in attitude to actively challenge the first training.
He couldn't do it before, and he often gave up, but he changed his attitude to try while saying "I can do it!".
While exercising and having fun, he felt that English was also fun, and he no longer felt that he was not good at it. Even if he made a mistake, it makes me smile to see my son talking with my teacher in English every day to convey his feelings.
Both Taka-sensei and Hugo-sensei look closely at the children and praise and extend their good points, so he seem to love them.
I think that English physical education, which allows you to acquire movements that can be used in various sports, rather than just moving your body, will have a positive effect on your son's growth process.
Elementary basic course
The reason he started was when I was told about the program at the Ohta Gymnasium, but my son, who is shy, said "I wanna do it!" on his own.
Since coach Taka and coach Hugo are speaking in English, you can see how they are listening intensively. Also, if you don't understand, they will tell children in Japanese, and he's having a good time with laughter.
I can see that coaches are thinking about different menu every time in order to let students use their whole body.
Elementary basic course
I like the ticket system because I can use holidays effectively.
The lessons seemed to have a sense of accomplishment for the children themselves to concentrate on using the whole body in a short time rather than the physical education class in Japan.
Lessons begin with movements that are easy for children to follow, and instructions are very thorough. Above all, children are kept showered in English, so it seems that the language is naturally through body, not from the head. He hasn't done much
lessons yet so I'm looking forward to the future.
Elementary basic course
My child used to go to other English classes, but when I was thinking about how to manage the time, I started to think that this academy might work because they have the ticket system.
He can move his body while learning English, and that's already two birds with one stone, and the content of the lesson changes little by little each time, so the words that are used in the lesson and the content of the conversation also change, so he is taking lessons and he seems very happy.
It's been about 3 months since he started, so I think his conversation skills will grow start to grow later, but it seems that he can hear the words that are spoken in the key points.
IGS Social Contribution
English physical education is also active outside the Kanto prefecture in collaboration with each company as an infrastructure for international education.
With the support of local governments, we are also expanding business trip event activities at public school facilities.
In addition, at charity events, children will donate clothing that they no longer need.
Extracurricular activities at international schools, nursery schools and kindergartens
Educational institution event activities
Event activities at each public school and after school children's facility
Japan Committee for UNICEF and World Gift Charity Event Activities