Osaka YMCA
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External Programs

Intensive Programs

Spring Intensive Applications

All New OYIS Intensive 2022 Summer Program


OYIS is happy to announce will be running our Intensive Program over 3 weeks this summer! Focusing on the topics of Art, Books & Authors, and Superheroes, the immersive English environment is a great choice for your child this summer. Daily activities include Art & Craft, Literacy time, Inquiry-Based learning, PE lessons, and Discussion time.
Applications open 10 am, on June 1st.

Intensive Programs
Intensives
OYIS Nakatsu Campus

Summer Intensive Program – Week 1 (Art)

Join us for this year’s Intensives for 3 weeks in Summer. Week 1 focuses on Art.

Intensive Programs
Intensives
OYIS Nakatsu Campus

Summer Intensive Program – Week 2 (Books and Authors)

Join us for this year’s Intensives for 3 weeks in Summer. Week 2 focuses on Books

Intensive Programs
Intensives
OYIS Nakatsu Campus

Summer Intensive Program – Week 3 (Superheroes)

Join us for this year’s Intensives for 2 weeks in Summer. Week 3 focuses on Superheroes.

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.

Did you know?

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

The Takahashi Family

Intensive Parent

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 Ito Family

Saturday & Intensive Parent

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.

Intensive news.

Curriculum Element

Physical Education

PE is a 30-minute block that takes place for each group of students each week either in the gym or outside. Our PE teacher (Ms. Hall) works hard to ensure the students get a range of different activities each week that develop and strengthen their Gross Motor Skills (GMS).

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Curriculum Element

Student Engagement

Engagement can be explained generally as the interest and attention levels of the students in the class. Participation levels, how they interact with the material, how they access it, and the passion they show for it as they are taught in class. It also can more generally refer to the motivation that the students feel for school and education.

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Curriculum Element

Curriculum Elements – Journal

Journaling as a skill for students helps children express themselves, and supports their ability to organize their ideas and thoughts in a structured and more clear way. Journals reflect the students’ ideas, opinions and interests.

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Curriculum Element

Curriculum Elements – Phonics

Phonics refers to the sounds each of the letters individually [for example ‘a’] in the alphabet make, and the sounds letter combinations [for example the ‘tion’ in station, ‘ch’ in chair and ‘ai’ in rain] make.

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Gallery.

Preschool

Ages 3-4 years.

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.

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

Lunch time.

Playground play.

FMS development / Scissor Skills / Theme Based

Numeracy / FMS / Topic Focus / Literacy

Toilet / Discussion / Story Time

Kindergarten

Ages 4-6 years.

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.

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

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

Lunch time.

Playground play.

Technology learning time.

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

Toilet / Discussion / Story Time