Junior High School Grades

1st Grade

Goals

  • Master letters and phonics.
  • Master the ability to give a self-introduction.
  • Master the basics necessary for narrating in present and past tenses at the sentence level.
Topic Example
Self-introductions
  • Hello. Good morning.
  • I'm Ann Green.
Numbers
  • 1-100.
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, ...
Alphabet
  • ABCs.
Phonics
  • か is "k ... a".
  • A says a, a, apple.
Pronouns
  • I, you, he, she, it.
Adjectives
  • Easy, hard.
Plural
  • No noses, 1 nose, 2 noses.
Conjunctions
  • And, or.
Personal pronouns
  • My, your.
Conjugation
  • I am sleepy. You are fast.
Present positive
  • I am Mike. I play baseball.
Demonstrative pronouns
  • This, that.
Present interrogative
  • Am I? Do I?
Present negative
  • I am not. I don't play.
Affinitive
  • I like cars.
Question words
  • Who, what, when, where, why, how.
Invitations
  • Let's go. Let's play a game.
Imperative
  • Look! Stop!
Conjugation
  • He plays baseball. She reads books.
Present progressive
  • I am running. He is fishing.
Personal pronouns
  • Me, him, her.
Where
  • Where's my ticket? It's on the desk.
Possessive pronouns
  • Mine, yours, hers.
Can
  • I can run. You can cook.
Past tense
  • I ate a burger. He sat on the chair.

2nd Grade

Goals:

  • Master the ability to construct basic English sentences.
  • Widen knowledge of English vocabulary and grammar.
  • Master most modes and aspects of English grammar.
Topic Example
Past tense I was eating.
Look You look beautiful.
Future tense I am going to eat dinner.
Infinitive I read books to relax after work
Infinitive I want to eat natto.
Obligation

You must help your other. I have to cook breakfast.

Future tense I will study tomorrow.
Past tense Could you help me?
Conditional

When it is rainy, I carry an umbrella. If you like apples, try this apple pie.

Expressing an Opinion I think that
Qualifications I often watch TV because it's interesting.
There is/are There are two mountains over there.
Gerunds I started laughing.
Comparing
  • America is bigger than Japan.
  • Japan is not as big as America.
  • The Matrix is more enjoyable than Casablanca.
  • Softball is less interesting than volleyball.
Comparing
  • Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain in the world.
  • Mt. Fuji is the most spectacular mountain in Japan.
Comparing Tomatoes are as red as blood.

3rd Grade

Goals:

  • Widen the ability to construct basic English sentences.
  • Widen knowledge of English vocabulary and grammar.
  • Widen knoweldge of the modes and aspects of English grammar.
Topic Example
Passive voice The food was eaten.
Perfect tense I have eaten.
Have to
  • I have (a lot of food) to eat.
  • I have to eat (a lot of food).
  • I have (a meeting) to go to.
  • I have to go to (a meeting).
What to how to where to
  • I don't know how to use chopsticks properly.
  • I don't know where I am.
  • I don't know why I am eating Natto.
... for me ... It is interesting for me to sing enka.
Passive Subject Modifiers This is a beer made by monks.
Gerund Subject Modifiers The monks making beer are happy.
Relative pronouns
  • The man who says nothing is wise.
  • That is the bag that I gave you.
Debating skills
  • I think we should go to Tokyo to Disney Sea.
  • I agree with you, but in my opinion, Disney Land is more interesting than Disney Sea.
  • Ok, well, you can go to Disney Land by yourself. Lets go to Disney Sea!

See also

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