Lesson Information

 
 
English Coversation (Adults)
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For people who want to study English for general use, such as traveling, interacting with foreigners, at your workplace, or just for fun!

Shining Star English offers classes for adults of all ages and levels. After an initial trial lesson / consultation, we will help you decide the best course to fit your needs.

*Lessons are typically one hour in length (55 minutes teaching time, 5 minutes for greetings and farewells.)  For private and semi-private students, different lengths can be arranged.  Contact us for more information.

PRIVATE

-One teacher, one student

-Online lessons available

-Fixed or flexible schedule

-Fully customizable (length, content, materials, etc.)

-Can be held at our school or another location (ie. your home or office)

¥4500/class

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SEMI - PRIVATE

-For two students who want to take lessons together without other students joining (couples, friends, coworkers, etc.)

-Online lessons available

-Fixed or flexible schedule

-Fully customizable (length, content, materials, etc.)

¥3500/STUDENT/class

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-Can be held at our school or another location (ie. your home or office)

GROUP

-Groups of up to six students 

-Fixed day and time weekly

-Students will be grouped according to ability (i.e. Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced)

¥2200/STUDENT/class

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Shining Star Kids
 

Mommy (or Daddy) and ME - age 2-3 years

 

- English basics (letters, numbers, colors, shapes, etc) taught using songs, games, picture books and most of all, fun!

 

- A parent or guardian will be expected to attend and participate in the class with the child

 

- Classes are 40 minutes in length

 

-Lessons will be held in our bright, spacious kids room.

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PRIVATE

 -One teacher, one student,   one parent/caretaker.

 -Fixed or flexible schedule

¥4000 / class

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GROUP

-Up to four parent / child  pairs studying together

¥2000 / STUDENT /class

 -Fixed schedule (same     day / time each week)

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 -Fixed or flexible schedule

SEMI-PRIVATE

-For two children/parent pairs who want to take lessons together, without other students joining (ex. friends, classmates, coworkers, etc.) 

¥3000 / STUDENT /class

 Fixed or flexible schedule

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Kinder - age 3-6 years

- With a focus on fun, lessons incorporate songs, games, and chants to teach easy to understand English for kids.

- Classes are 45 minutes in length.

-Lessons will include elements of writing and phonics.

-Lessons will be held in our bright, spacious kids room.

  (it may be possible to hold the lessons at your home. Please contact us for       more information.)

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PRIVATE

 -One teacher, one student

 -Fixed or flexible schedule

-Online available

¥4000 / class

more...

SEMI-PRIVATE

- For two children who want to take lessons together, without other students joining (ex. siblings, friends, classmates, etc.) 

¥3000 / STUDENT /class

 Fixed or flexible schedule

 

 - Online available

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GROUP

- Up to six kids studying together

¥2000 / STUDENT /class

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 - Fixed schedule (same day / time each week)

 

Kids - age 6-12 years (Elementary School)

- With a focus on fun, lessons incorporate songs, games, chants and dialogs to teach easy to understand English for kids

-Classes will be grouped by age, with a maximum two year age difference

- Lessons are typically one hour in length (55 minutes teaching time, 5 minutes for greetings and farewells.)  For private and semi-private students, different lengths can be arranged.  Contact us for more information

-Lessons will include elements of writing and phonics

 

-Lessons can be held in our bright, spacious kids room, or at your home (contact us for more details) 

-Online lessons are available

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PRIVATE

 - One teacher, one student

¥4500 / class

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- Fully customizable (test prep, school help, speech contest, travel prep, etc.)

- Fixed or flexible schedule

- Online available

SEMI-PRIVATE

-For two children who want to take lessons together, without other students joining (ex. siblings, friends, classmates, etc.) 

¥3500 / STUDENT /class

 Fixed or flexible schedule

 

 - Online available

-Fully customizable (test prep, school help, speech contest, travel prep, etc.)

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GROUP

 -Up to six kids studying together

¥2200 / STUDENT /class

 -Fixed schedule (same     day / time each week)

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Junior 1 - age 12-15 (Junior High School)

- Lessons are typically one hour in length (55 minutes teaching time, 5 minutes for greetings and farewells.)  For private and semi-private students, different lengths can be arranged.  Contact us for more information

 

- Lessons will focus on four core skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

- Tabletop style lessons, in our kids' room or regular classrooms

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PRIVATE

 - One teacher, one student

¥4500 / class

more...

- Fully customizable (test prep, school help, speech contest, travel prep, etc.)

- Fixed or flexible schedule

- Online available

SEMI-PRIVATE

-For two children who want to take lessons together, without other students joining (ex. siblings, friends, classmates, etc.) 

¥3500 / STUDENT /class

 Fixed or flexible schedule

 

 - Online available

-Fully customizable (test prep, school help, speech contest, travel prep, etc.)

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GROUP

 -Up to six kids studying together

¥2200 / STUDENT /class

 -Fixed schedule (same     day / time each week)

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Junior 2 - age 15-18 (High School)

- Lessons are typically one hour in length (55 minutes teaching time, 5 minutes for greetings and farewells.)  For private and semi-private students, different lengths can be arranged.  Contact us for more information

 

- Lessons will focus on four core skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

- Tabletop style lessons, in our kids' room or regular classrooms

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PRIVATE

 - One teacher, one student

¥4500 / class

more...

- Fully customizable (test prep, school help, speech contest, travel prep, etc.)

- Fixed or flexible schedule

- Online available

SEMI-PRIVATE

-For two children who want to take lessons together, without other students joining (ex. siblings, friends, classmates, etc.) 

¥3500 / STUDENT /class

 Fixed or flexible schedule

 

 - Online available

-Fully customizable (test prep, school help, speech contest, travel prep, etc.)

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GROUP

 -Up to six kids studying together

¥2200 / STUDENT /class

 -Fixed schedule (same     day / time each week)

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Schools / Institutions / Companies

Looking for a teacher for your school or to teach business English to your staff? We can provide a professional instructor on a dispatch basis to meet your needs! Our instructors have experience in kindergartens, at post secondary educational institutions and at corporations, including some of Japan's leading companies.

-Private or group lessons available
-Lessons can be taught at your location 

-Fees for dispatch lessons will be determined following a consultation. Please contact us for more information.

 
English for Hospitality Professionals

Since the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen, Kanazawa has become a popular tourist destination, with visitors from North America, Australia, Europe, Asia and elsewhere flocking here to enjoy the culture, scenery and food. One of the challenges for businesses who wish to take advantage of this increase is the language barrier, and with English being the default international language for travellers, being able to conduct your business in it is a serious advantage. Travellers frequently mention in reviews on popular websites like Tripadvisor, Facebook, Yelp and others if a shop has English speaking staff and signage, and those that do generally receive higher ratings.

We at Shining Star English can help you to become one of these businesses by providing English training and consultation services. We can provide customized training for your staff, translations and corrections of signage and other documents, and even help you to set up an English web presence, which can be crucial these days.

For Restaurants
  • Staff training - Fully customizable to your needs, including table service, making recommendations, explaining menu items and more.

    • Short term and long term options available.

    • Private and group training available.

    • “English Spoken Here” and “English menu available” signage available upon successful completion of training.

  • Menus - Full translation available.

    • ​Already have an English menu? We can proofread it for you so you don't end up on someone's “funny English” blog!

  • Signage - Full translation or proofreading of all restaurant signage.

    • ​Recommendations for any useful / helpful signs you don't already have.

Lessons can be held at your location or at our school.

 
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PRIVATE

 - One teacher, one student

¥4500 / hr

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- Fully customizable 

- Online available

- Fixed or flexible schedule

SEMI-PRIVATE

-For two people who want to take lessons together, without other students joining (ex. coworkers, friends,  etc.) 

¥3500 / STUDENT /hr

 Fixed or flexible schedule

 

 - Online available

-Fully customizable 

more...

GROUP

 -Three or more people studying together

3-5 p- ¥2500/p/h

6+ p - ¥2000/p/h

more...

-Fully customizable 

- Fixed or flexible schedule

For Hotels
  • Staff training - Fully customizable to your needs, including front desk / concierge services, making recommendations, giving directions, describing room types and more.
    • Short term and long term options available.

    • Private and group training available.

    • “English Spoken Here” signage available upon successful completion of training.

  • Signage - Full translation or proofreading of all lobby and room signage.

    • ​Recommendations for any useful / helpful signs you don't already have.

    • Already have English signs? We can proofread them for you so you don't end up on someone's “funny English” blog!

Lessons can be held at your location or at our school.

 
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PRIVATE

 - One teacher, one student

¥4500 / hr

more...

- Fully customizable 

- Online available

- Fixed or flexible schedule

SEMI-PRIVATE

-For two people who want to take lessons together, without other students joining (ex. coworkers, friends,  etc.) 

¥3500 / STUDENT /hr

 Fixed or flexible schedule

 

 - Online available

-Fully customizable 

more...

GROUP

 -Three or more people studying together

3-5 p- ¥2500/p/h

6+ p - ¥2000/p/h

more...

-Fully customizable 

- Fixed or flexible schedule

 

For Retail
  • Staff training - Fully customizable to your needs, including assisting customers, explaining pricing, making recommendations, taking payments and more.
    • Short term and long term options available.

    • Private and group training available.

    • “English Spoken Here” signage available upon successful completion of training.

  • Signage - Full translation or proofreading of all shop signage.

    • ​Recommendations for any useful / helpful signs you don't already have.

    • Already have English signs? We can proofread them for you so you don't end up on someone's “funny English” blog!

Lessons can be held at your location or at our school.

2017-09-04 SSE school pictures-13.jpg

PRIVATE

 - One teacher, one student

¥4500 / hr

more...

- Fully customizable 

- Online available

- Fixed or flexible schedule

SEMI-PRIVATE

-For two people who want to take lessons together, without other students joining (ex. coworkers, friends,  etc.) 

¥3500 / STUDENT /hr

 Fixed or flexible schedule

 

 - Online available

-Fully customizable 

more...

GROUP

 -Three or more people studying together

3-5 p- ¥2500/p/h

6+ p - ¥2000/p/h

more...

-Fully customizable 

- Fixed or flexible schedule

 
Test Preparation

We can help you or your child prepare for an upcoming English proficiency test. Our instructors have experience with all the major tests offered in Japan (EIKEN, TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, etc.). 

Our students have achieved very high levels of success on examinations in the past. We can evaluate your needs and design a course that will guide you to your goal.

PRIVATE

 - One teacher, one student

¥4500 / hr

more...

- Fully customizable 

- Online available

- Fixed or flexible schedule

SEMI-PRIVATE

-For two people who want to take lessons together, without other students joining (ex. coworkers, friends,  etc.) 

¥3500 / STUDENT /hr

 Fixed or flexible schedule

 

 - Online available

-Fully customizable 

more...

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