Oak English Academy (Kashiwa City, Chiba)

Oak English Academy website http://www.oak-english.com/index.html (ESL page)
Address: Murasakiya Bldg. 1F, 3-5-13 Kashiwa, Kashiwa City, Chiba 277-0005 Phone: 04-7167-5521 Fax: 04-7167-2066

The purpose of OEA American Preschool is to educate our students to become very well rounded individuals.  Oak English Academy (OEA) was founded in 1991. Its basic academic goal is not only to educate our students in English but to use English in the process of learning. The school aims to have its students learn the importance as well as the pleasure of learning. To achieve this, the school lessons are not just about learning English. The students are taught manners, how to communicate among themselves as well as with adults. The school believes that these aspects are very important to prepare the students for learning English. In the process of reaching their goals each student also learns the importance of trying their best and the pleasure of accomplishing a task. This is a very practical learning method that helps our students to learn naturally and it also can be used in other subjects.

The school strives to reach the following goals:

  • Produce an atomosphere that will enhance leaning.
  • Apply positive reinforcement so children will have confidence and good self image.
  • Promote the understanding of internationalization by having children understand and appreciate ethnical and cultural differences.
  • Develop confidence in children so they learn to welcome new challenges rather than fear it.
  • Promote creativity through various learning centers and teach children to use their imaginations to the fullest.
  • Develop in each student mastery skills in learning and communication.
  • Teach the child the importance of learning as well as making the child look forward to attending school.
  • Teach the child through daily tasks to be responsible and independent.
  • Develop a level of competency in English for each student.

6 thoughts on “Oak English Academy (Kashiwa City, Chiba)”

  1. This is the most unprofessional ran school in Japan. There is not one American teacher working here. Besides being too expensive ( 1,000,000 yen a year ) They charge additionally for any little activity or event. There is no out door place for our kids to play. So the children are very stressful we they return home. Lastly the faulty English that is taught is far from native…So I would think twice before I sent my child there…

    1. The two proprietor-headteachers are Japanese-Americans lived most of their lives in Hawaii before setting up in Japan. I believe they are dual nationals (or secret ones on account of Japanese gov not allowing dual natinality), this accounts also for their attachment to Hawaii for summer programs. I do not agree with the negative comments here, although depending on your own child’s needs and educational philosophy, this school may not be for you. Bear in mind there are many different educational philosophies, some like Montessori value structure, order and discipline for learning. This school’s approach, at least when I sent my son there many years ago, is based on old-school one-room schoolhouse like those seen in Avonlea/Little House on the Prairies books, dramas. The discipline and structure was excellent for ADDH-like son who could not be made to do seat-work or circle time in any other school he attended at the time. They do a full array of activities and produce kids who write beautifully with proper lettering skills. It is a mixed classroom, or at least it used to be, and so you get kids at all different levels, which may be why you get the impression that some kids’ English are less than perfect. Moreover, like most schools like these that cater to mostly all-Japanese families, their combination of drill and intensive practice, as well as narration approaches actually do work, yet at the kids’ pace learning does work. Though some may not agree on their strictness and rules, that is not a reason to rubbish the school’s name. Sometimes schools like this produce the kind of service some parents are actually looking for.

  2. The owner of this school owns other places and over charge the families to pay for other properties. Also she “Bullies” families into sending there children to Hawaii with her every year. Over 200,000 yen per child for a week. Where does the money go? How much can One child eat? If ten children go that’s 2,000,000 yen. 80% goes in her pocket..This is a shame. But the families all complain in private. But are afraid to speak up, in fear of their child being asked to leave..Which has happened numerous times before..This school needs to be investigated..Talk to parents in private before joining..

  3. Good afternoon!
    I want to ask if you Still hiring or had a vacant position as a teacher in your school? I’m willing to apply for this position!
    I am willing to send my resume if you needed.
    Thank you very much!

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