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Academic English Programme

A customized pathway for ambitious students to accelerate academic English ability. Find out how your child can become fluent and understand academic English.

What is the ESOL programme?

ESOL stands for English for Speakers of Other Languages. Students at CGA are able to take ESOL classes that are customized for ambitious students to accelerate academic English ability more quickly than traditional English classes taught in Japan. The course content has been structured to combine practical everyday English with Academic English that will improve students’ performance in an English-speaking classroom.

We have part-time and full-time options. If you would like to prepare for international curriculums such as IB, IGCSE, and the A levels, or considering studying abroad in the future, it is necessary to develop a strong understanding for academic English early!


Who is this program for?

All students must complete a Pearson Versant English Placement Test as part of their application. Students' scores on Versant will determine their eligibility for the program as well as their level placement if accepted.

  • Age: mature 11-15-year-old students looking to improve their English before entering an IGCSE or Pre-IGCSE course.
  • English ability: We offer three different levels in this program:
    • A2 (Elementary) is for those with a score of 34-45
    • B1 (Intermediate) is for those with a score of 46-56
    • B2 (Upper Intermediate) is for those with a score of 57-67
  • Students who want to enroll in CGA International GCSE courses or take other international curriculums.
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When does the programme start?

The ESOL program runs throughout the academic year. Students are allowed to join ESOL classes anytime throughout the academic year as long as their English level test places them appropriately into one of our available classes.

Each level meets for three hours per week with the teacher in a live classroom setting. Additionally, students are expected to complete three hours of homework per week.


Enquire about CGA's ESOL program now!

Please complete the form below to download our ESOL program guidebook! In the meantime, check your email for further useful information about ESOL and CGA.

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