Philosophy and Method
Matty's School of English was founded in 1971 and is a pioneer of Early Childhood English Education in Japan.  Our program is designed to supplement the regular school system and to help Japanese children develop basic English conversation skills.  Most Japanese students study English only to pass school entrance examinations, and little attention is paid to speaking and listening ability.  However, Matty's major emphasis is on speaking with correct intonation and pronunciation. Matty's Direct Method, which all the teachers use, also emphasizes memorization of basic sentence patterns and the use of actions. Matty 's believes it is important for Japanese children to start learning English as early as possible. Matty's students range from pre-k to high school age.  Teachers make classes enjoyable using songs, action lessons, games, visual aids and hands on activities. Usually, teachers spend time every day planning lessons and making props. Teachers make the classroom an English language and Western culture environment, where students learn customs and attitudes.