Benchan Eikaiwa is a small school in downtown Kumamoto, Japan. Kumamoto is a medium-sized city in the Southwest of Japan in the Kyushu region. The population is around 700,000 and most aspects of daily life and leisure are conveniently available. The city is a short (1 hour) train ride from Fukuoka.

The school holds classes for both children and adults. Both sections of the school use syllabi and textbooks to make class management, preparation, and assessment easier to managely consistently, both lesson to less as well as teacher to teacher. Our main goals are to support our students in their goals using English. Students come to use for all sorts of reasons, but we try to keep in mind why they need English and to support them in reaching that goal through English!

Like many English schools, our schedule is afternoon and evening heavy, with many classes also taking place on Saturday. As such, we tend to start work at 11:30 or 12:30 on the weekdays, finishing at 9:30. On Saturday, we start at 9:30 and finish at 6:30. There are also periodic events, such as dinners, movie nights, etc.

We always try to maintain a positive and friendly learning atmosphere for the students.

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