The Kumon English Programme

Our English programme aims to foster a love of reading and learning in every child. Students range from age two to older children, building skills from reading and word recognition to advanced level comprehension with the ability to critique complex passages of text. Vocabulary, grammatical precision, memorisation skills and the ability to compose answers are gradually accumulated through different genres of text, familiarising students with both fiction and non-fiction, expanding their knowledge of the world and introducing them to new areas of interest.

Our Instructors support students to be able to read thoroughly, extract key information from the content and express an opinion on what they have read in a compelling way. The Kumon English Programme is not tied to any curriculum but complements learning across all subjects at school, giving students the freedom to become advanced, independent and enthusiastic learners, as well as thoughtful individuals.

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The Kumon English Programme helps early learners to understand the connection between spoken words and their written form, whilst building their concentration span. Students develop focus whilst studying with interest, working through their colourful worksheets with an early learner assistant.

As the student begins to recognise and read words, their Instructor will ensure that their worksheets not only increasingly challenge them but they will also continue to develop their concentration. Early learner study with Kumon is fun and engaging, allowing your child to develop their focus through a positive experience of learning from a young age.


The Kumon English Programme will enable your child to develop their confidence through learning key foundations in English with colourful and engaging worksheets working alongside an early learner Assistant. By giving work at just the right level for your child, combined with clear guidance from their Instructor, the programme helps to ensure a positive learning experience for your child, giving them the skills to succeed in their study. Our aim is to help your child to experience a sense of achievement every time they complete the worksheets.

Kumon study is individualised, meaning that each student works at exactly the right level for them, so that every student develops their confidence in current work before moving on.


From the very beginning of the Kumon English Programme we develop a child's approach to study so they can learn with enjoyment and success. Following the instruction and the intention of the worksheets, the child learns how to connect sounds to written words, and then begins to write those sounds with confidence, developing their ability to read, and their study skills.

Studying with Kumon builds great foundations for successful future learning, helping to ensure that your child's initial learning experiences are positive and that they have the invaluable skills that they need to progress.


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The Kumon English Programme develops high reading ability and writing skills in students, ensuring that they have the necessary foundations in place to help them progress. We will establish what level of the Kumon programme your child should start work at to give them the opportunity to strengthen foundations and build confidence before progressing on to more challenging levels.

Students will establish confidence in their ability and develop their study skills and enjoyment of learning, as well as solid reading and writing foundations, which will give them the belief that they can go further than ever before.


The Kumon English Programme engages children with reading through individualised study set at just the right level. Students are introduced to many different genres of text to build their interest in different areas. Creating this positive experience of learning helps to inspire students and appreciate the possibilities that reading offers them.

Students work through the different levels of the English programme building the skills necessary to read thoroughly, understand and critique what they have read, establishing their own interpretations and learning how to express those impressions concisely and correctly.


The Kumon English Programme allows students to work at the best level for their ability, without being limited by age or school grade. Our Instructors give them the tools to develop at a pace and level that matches their potential through exposure to a range of exciting literary works and topics. Through worksheet study your child will build the skills necessary to read thoroughly, understand and critique what they have read, establish their own interpretations and learn how to express those impressions concisely and correctly.

The English programme aims to engage learners in a way that builds confidence, progresses them to the maximum whilst building a love of reading and a love of learning along the way.


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The Kumon English Programme focusses on developing students' ability to read at a high level and critique what they read effectively. Through a worksheet-based study programme and Instructor support, they build both the skills they need to achieve this, as well as a positive work ethic. Daily study reinforces the benefits that come with regular learning such as carefully reading not only the passages but also the instructions and examples, before they start writing.

Our English programme uses a variety of different texts and literary extracts to engage older students with learning whilst interesting them in a wide variety of topics and styles of writing.


The Kumon English Programme enables students to develop reading and writing skills to a high level according to their ability, regardless of age. Our programme is not tied to any particular curriculum and allows students to progress beyond school grade level, building advanced reading and writing techniques through our worksheet-based study programme.

We will improve their memorisation skills, build their vocabulary and improve their comprehension skills, therefore improving their ability to compose answers.

With use of passages from a wide variety of different topics and genres of literature, students are engaged and inspired to develop interest and understanding of different themes and areas of interest.


The Kumon English Programme enables its students to read and critique text at a high level through their own ability. Through worksheet-based study along with Instructor support, students not only learn to read with understanding and write with precision and purpose, but they also develop the skills to self-learn. Students are encouraged by their Instructor to try to find solutions for themselves using the examples and passages given. In empowering them to work out answers for themselves they develop independence and the ability to drive their own learning.

Using a variety of texts and literary extracts, our English programme engages students with different topics and styles of writing.


30 minutes at Kumon

Step 1

1. Arrive at your local Kumon centre
Students come once or twice a week to allow the Instructor to observe and develop their self-learning skills

Step 2

2. Collect folder and hand in homework
Homework involves daily study completed and marked prior to arrival

Step 3

3. Completion of worksheets
Students complete work that the Instructor has set to develop their skills and ensure they are progressing

Step 4

4. Receive Instructor guidance when necessary
Instructors observe students and instruct when necessary

Step 5

5. Marking and self-correction of worksheets
Assistants mark work and students do corrections immediately to aid learning

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6. Achieve perfect score and home time
It is important to us that each student leaves with a sense of achievement, motivated for the next challenge