Intensive Programs

Winter Intensive Applications

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Who we are.

The OYIS Intensive Program has a cross-disciplinary focused approach, throughout the course each day. Our intensive program is a stand-alone week-long program of fun, theme-based curriculum to engage the children collaboratively with their peers. This particular approach lends itself to an enjoyable atmosphere with less of an emphasis on the academic elements of learning.

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4

Yearly intensives

35

Fluent English-speaking staff

305

Annual External Students

3

Campus Locations

Where does your child fit?

A sample schedule.

Welcome / Greetings / Weather / Numeracy /Theme Language / Movement / Games

Stretching & Warm up / Activity / Cool Down

Science / Technology / Engineering / Experiments / Maths / POEs / Art Exploration

Theme Related - Math / Phonics / Sentence Structure / Reading / Writing

Lunch

Creativity / Imagination / Experimentation / FMS Development

Theme Related - Math / Phonics

Theme Related -Children’s Book/s

prepare for dismissal

Sample student work.

As part of STEM Week within the Winter Intensive Program in December 2020, our students planned out and created their own Stop Motion animations. They did an amazing job and we are really proud of their efforts! Check out their fantastic videos here.

Special activities.

Excursions

During the year we hold one Excursion as part of the intensive programs. Having the children participate in an excursion where they have the opportunity to learn English enables them to be able to use the language they have developed and practiced over the course of the year. 

Testimonals

Our son went to YMCA for the first time for their last Intensive [the Spring Intensive in 2021] and the staff warmly welcomed him. The staff understood his feelings and personality well and as a result, were able to respond to his anxieties and desires.

The Curriculum

The Themes of the Spring Intensive were Fairy Tales and Insects. He made crafts and did activities related to dragons, crowns, magic wands, and insects every day and was able to explain happily and proudly what each of his creations were. From what he produced, I felt the curriculum focused on a number of different types of skills. I felt that the staff must have thought about so many different things when they created the curriculum.

Also, having looked at a number of programs and schools, no other program has the inclusion of an excursion using the school bus. My son emptied his lunch box and slept soundly every night. He had so much fun! I was very happy to see his happy sleeping face each night.

I was also impressed by the staff's attention to detail. For example, changing his dirty clothes and shoes. Although, it's a trivial matter, it is the sort of thing that is important to parents. I felt they were watching the child with great care to notice it. I also felt I could leave my son with no worries.

In addition, after the first week, my son's English proficiency improved surprisingly. I was very surprised, "In just four days?" "Where did you remember such a phrase?" I wasn't the only one to notice the change either. Even his grandparents were delighted to notice his growth in English. After the second week, his proportion of speaking English at home increased dramatically.

The OYIS Spring Intensive had a consistently wonderful curriculum that helped children develop their English proficiency, artistic skills, overall general knowledge, and their communication skills. All the Teachers and Assistants are professionals and the school is full of warm and friendly staff.

The Takahashi Family

Intensive Parents

We decided on the OYIS Intensive Program and their Saturday Program to help support our son in being a person with an international perspective, to give him a range of choices in his life, and increase the chance of a range of experiences in the future. Since he started with the OYIS External Programs, his English pronunciation has been improving, he has become to be able to speak in longer sentences, and is now more able to communicate in either English or Japanese depending on the situation. My son enjoys not only the lesson based on the workbooks but also the more active part of the day where he is learning such as Art & Craft, Music, and P.E.
We have seen the development, not only in his language output but also his general demeanor and spirit as he now shows more of a positive attitude and tries to be more kind with caring to people around him every day - which amazes us. We appreciate the warmth, kindness, and support of his teachers who are always friendly and gentle.

The Ito Family

Intensive & Saturday Parents

Intensive news.

Corona Virus

April 2021 – COVID-19 Letter

We wanted to email you regarding concerns in the community involving the steady increase of COVID 19 cases in Osaka and the growing discussion surrounding the potential ‘4th Wave’. IN keeping with this, we wanted to take the opportunity to inform you of the precautionary measures we continue to implement to ensure the safety of the students whilst they are in our care.

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Corona Virus

November COVID-19 Updates

Fortunately, our school community has remained safe throughout this time. Even so, the increase in cases is a
significant cause for concern. Over the past weeks, we have observed a trend of growing case numbers across the
city. As numbers rise, the risk to our community and the need to be vigilant increases. We hope you can continue to
support us as we work to keep our school community safe.

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Gallery.

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PreSchool

Ages 3-4 years

Providing a variety of fun, engaging learning opportunities in an immersive English environment, children will participate in Phonics and pre-Phonics activities, games, singing, dancing, Art & Craft, Story Time, and Outside play. Taught in English by one of our experienced teachers, the students are encouraged and given the language to communicate in English. In addition, children will have a separate P.E. block and IT block to develop GMS and technology skills.

Preparation time unpack your bag / Activity Time – coloring, FMS, Free Play

Singing, Dancing, Games, Vocabulary, Numeracy,
GMS development
Introduce new letter & sound / digital support materials / introduce new related vocab
Fruit Break / Toilet Time

Learning technology

Numeracy / FMS / Topic Focus / Literacy

Playground play

FMS development / Scissor Skills / Theme Based

Numeracy / FMS / Topic Focus / Literacy

Toilet / Discussion / Story Time

Kindergarten

Ages 4-6years

For students aged 4 to 6 years old with a focus on fun and engagement in an English immersive environment, students will participate in a range of activities including singing, dancing, theme activities, art and craft, story time, basic social and life skill development and Phonics. The students also have the opportunity to participate in P.E. and IT lessons that have been specifically tailored to the age group.

Numeracy / FMS / Topic Focus / Literacy

Numeracy / FMS / Topic Focus / Literacy

GMS development

Fruit break / Toilet Time / Transition

Activities that are related to the Theme or seasonal content that help develop and support the learning that area

FMS development / Scissor Skills / Theme Based

Playground time

Learning Technology

Activities that are related to the Theme or seasonal content that help develop and support the learning that area

Toilet / Discusion / Story Time

Grade 1 & 2

Ages 6-7 years

Designed for students who are in their first two years of Elementary school the curriculum focuses on the literacy skills (reading, writing, speaking) of the students through providing them with an immersive English environment within which they can grow and develop their skills through ongoing practice and study. They are also given the opportunity to participate in weekly IT and P.E. lessons.

Preparation time unpack your bag / Activity Time – coloring, FMS, Free Play

New vocabulary introduction, Sight Words focus, Theme language, conversation-based learning

Raz Kids / Typing Tutorials / BrainPop / Numeracy Games

Focus on specific content within the week’s designated workbook pages, also included the pre-teaching of content

Fruit Snack / Break Time

GMS development
Theme Based / Art & Craft / Science

Playground Time

Applying learnt content to written work
Graded reader / Group and/or Independent Reading
Homework check / reflection / new content

Grade 3 & 4

Ages 8-9 years

Students at this level are exposed to an immersive English environment where they can study grammar, literacy and spoken English in fun, engaging lessons with the friends. They have weekly IT and P.E. lessons that are geared towards their age group’s GMS developmental needs.

Preparation time unpack your bag / Activity Time – coloring, FMS, Free Play

New vocabulary introduction, Sight Words focus, Theme language, conversation-based learning

Theme Based / Art & Craft / Science

Focus on specific content within the week’s designated workbook pages, also included the pre-teaching of content

Fruit break / Tiolet
Raz Kids / Typing Tutorials / BrainPop / Numeracy Games
Applying learnt content to written work

Playground time

Eating lunch

GMS development
Graded reader / Group and/or Independent Reading
Homework check / reflection / new content

Grade 5 & 6

Ages 10-11 years

At the oldest grade levels, the students not only participate in weekly IT and P.E. lessons and they too also learn within an immersive English environment where one of our experienced Saturday teachers supports their literacy and spoken English skill development. Through more thorough focus on sentence creation and basic structure, teachers are able to focus on more specifics with each child, fine tuning not only their spoken but also their written English.

Preparation time unpack your bag / Activity Time – coloring, FMS, Free Play

New vocabulary introduction, Sight Words focus, Theme language, conversation-based learning

Focus on specific content within the week’s designated workbook pages, also included the pre-teaching of content

Applying learnt content to written work

Fruit Snack / Break Time

Raz Kids / Typing Tutorials / BrainPop / Numeracy Games

Playground time

Eating lunch

Graded reader / Group and/or Independent Reading
GMS development
Homework check / reflection / new content