Juke Lab Preparatory School
[Okayama Prefecture] 28.6% to 42.3% of people did not feel that their children’s English conversation school had a clear effect. 30.0% to 52.3% of people did not feel any clear effect on English classes at school or cram school.
Approximately 80% of people expressed interest in the “Cambridge program where you can acquire real English skills (four English skills)”.
Juke Labo Online International School JOI conducted a survey on the effectiveness of English conversation schools and cram schools among 220 men and women in Okayama Prefecture whose children attend or have attended English conversation schools or English cram schools.
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Survey overview: [Okayama Prefecture] Survey on the effectiveness of English conversation schools and English cram schools
Survey period: 2023/08/17-2023/08/24
Survey method: Internet survey
Valid responses: 220 men and women in Okayama Prefecture who answered in a preliminary survey that their child attends (has attended) an English conversation school or English cram school.
■28.6% to 42.3% of people do not feel a clear effect on improving their English speaking ability
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-Ability to speak English-
Slightly increased: 35.9%
Not much growth: 8.6%
No growth at all: 6.4%
Don’t know: 7.7%
-Ability to write English-
Slightly increased: 42.7%
Not much growth: 9.1%
No growth at all: 5.5%
Don’t know: 5.9%
-Ability to read English-
Slightly increased: 38.2%
Not much growth: 7.7%
No growth at all: 4.5%
Don’t know: 5.5%
-Ability to listen to English-
Slightly increased: 42.7%
Not much growth: 5.0%
No growth at all: 4.1%
Don’t know: 5.5%
When asked in Q1, “What happened to your child’s English skills as a result of attending an English conversation school or cram school?”, the answer was “In Okayama Prefecture, you did not feel that your child’s English skills had clearly improved as a result of attending an English conversation school or cram school.” I found out that there are a certain number of people who feel this way. Specifically, 14.1% to 23.2% of people felt that they had “improved” in their English speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills, while on the other hand, those who felt that they had “improved not much” or “didn’t improve at all” The total number of respondents was 9.1% to 15.0%. In particular, for “English speaking ability” and “English writing ability,” the total percentage of respondents who said “I did not improve much” and “I did not improve at all” was 15.0% and 14.5%, respectively. In addition, when including those who answered “neutral” regarding each skill, the percentage ranged from 28.6% to 42.3%, indicating that there are a certain number of people who do not feel any clear effects.
■30.0% to 52.3% of people do not feel that English classes at school or cram school are effective.
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– Improve your English speaking ability (speak with native pronunciation) – Strongly agree: 11.4%
Somewhat agree: 37.3%
I don’t really think so: 20.9%
Strongly disagree: 5.9%
-Improve your English writing skills-
Strongly agree: 16.8%
Somewhat agree: 50.9%
Not so much: 4.5%
Strongly disagree: 2.7%
-Improve your English reading ability-
Strongly agree: 20.9%
Somewhat agree: 49.1%
I don’t think so: 5.0%
Strongly disagree: 2.7%
-Improve your English listening skills-
Strongly agree: 21.8%
Somewhat agree: 42.3%
I don’t think so: 7.7%
Strongly disagree: 3.2%
– Improve your English skills for entrance exams –
Strongly agree: 19.5%
Somewhat agree: 43.2%
I don’t think so: 7.3%
Strongly disagree: 5.0%
-English preparation tailored to each individual’s level-
Strongly agree: 13.6%
Somewhat agree: 34.1%
I don’t think so: 10.5%
Strongly disagree: 6.4%
-Teacher’s English level is high-
Strongly agree: 16.4%
Somewhat agree: 32.7%
I don’t really think so: 12.7%
Strongly disagree: 4.5%
When we asked the question in Q2, “Please tell us your impression of English classes at schools and cram schools.”, we found that many people in Okayama Prefecture do not feel that classes at schools and English cram schools are fully effective. For each item, less than 22% answered “I strongly agree,” and only 11.4% answered “I can improve my English speaking ability (I can speak with native pronunciation).” In addition, only a limited number of people felt that “English measures can be tailored to each individual’s level” and “Teacher’s English level is high”, with only 13.6% and 16.4% of respondents saying “Strongly agree”, respectively. These results suggest that there may be challenges in providing instruction tailored to the level of English classes and individual students. Furthermore, the percentage of people who answered “Neither”, “I don’t really agree”, or “I don’t agree at all” ranged from 30.0% to 52.3% for each item, meaning those who did not have a clear effect or a good impression. It can be confirmed that there are many
■The top two areas of interest in the Cambridge program are
international standard English proficiency training and individualized support.
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Program aimed at developing international standard English proficiency: 74 Classes taught by native teachers based on the Cambridge program: 32 Class composition according to students’ English proficiency level: 71 4 times a week with a native instructor + 1 time a week personal training with a Japanese trainer: 44
Possibility of obtaining an overseas degree (IGCSE, A-Level): 20 Fully online classes: 33
What can be used for home school and after school: 32
What can be taken as an international school: 24
None apply: 24
Don’t know: 51
When asked in Q3, “Which of the following services are you interested in regarding the Cambridge program where you can acquire real English skills (4 English skills)? (Multiple answers possible)”, Okayama Prefecture The most popular option was “programs aimed at developing international standard English proficiency,” with 74 people. Next, 71 people were interested in “organizing classes according to students’ English proficiency level,” and 44 people were interested in “4 times a week with a native instructor and once a week personal training with a Japanese trainer.” On the other hand, there were slightly fewer people who were interested in “being able to enroll at an international school” and “being able to obtain an overseas degree (IGCSE, A-Level)” with 24 and 20 respondents respectively. did. These results indicate that many people place importance on developing practical English skills and providing instruction tailored to individual needs.
■Approximately 80% of people answered that they would like to attend or are interested in attending a school that combines the
characteristics of Q3.
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Want to take the course: 5.5%
I would like to take the course if the price is lower: 37.9% Interested: 31.7%
Not very interested: 15.2%
Not interested at all: 2.8%
Don’t know: 6.9%
When asked in Q4, “If there was a school that had all the features mentioned in Q3, would you be interested?” in Okayama Prefecture, 5.5% said they would like to attend the school, and 37.9% would take it if the price was reasonable. I am. Additionally, 31.7% said they were interested. We can see that many people are showing a certain interest in schools with these characteristics.
■87.2% answered that a fee of less than 30,000 yen would be
appropriate for a school that combines the features of Q3.
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Less than 20,000 yen: 75.2%
20,000 yen or more but less than 30,000 yen: 11.9%
30,000 yen or more but less than 40,000 yen: 6.4%
40,000 yen or more but less than 50,000 yen: 0.9%
50,000 yen or more: 1.8%
Don’t know: 3.7%
For those who answered “I want to take the course,” “I want to take the course if the price is low,” or “I’m interested” in Q4, they were asked in Q5, “I think it would be okay to take the English education service provided in Q4, up to the monthly cost.” When asked, 75.2% of respondents felt that less than 20,000 yen was appropriate. 11.9% answered between 20,000 yen and less than 30,000 yen, and 6.4% answered between 30,000 yen and less than 40,000 yen. In contrast, only a small number of respondents considered expenses of 40,000 yen or more, with 0.9% spending 40,000 yen or more but less than 50,000 yen, and 1.8% spending 50,000 yen or more. As a result, it became clear that many people in Okayama Prefecture wanted a price range of less than 30,000 yen.
Although it varies depending on the course content and the quality of the instructor, the average price for English conversation schools is around 2,000 yen to 6,000 yen per lesson, and the monthly fee is around 8,000 yen to 24,000 yen, so this is a reasonable result. I can say it.
However, the number of lessons and the length of each lesson vary depending on the English conversation school, so it is important to check not only the monthly fee, but also how much the tuition fee is per hour.
This time, we conducted a survey of 220 men and women in Okayama Prefecture whose children attend or have attended English conversation schools or English cram schools regarding the effectiveness of English conversation schools or English cram schools.
In Q1 and Q2, we found that there are a certain number of people whose children attended English conversation schools or English cram schools, but they did not feel the effect of improving their English skills, and that there were clear effects and positive impressions of English classes at schools and cram schools. It has become clear that many people do not have it.
In Q3 and Q4, about 80% of people answered that they were interested in or would like to take the “Cambridge program where you can acquire real English skills (4 English skills)” I realized that I am interested in training skills and providing guidance tailored to individual needs. Furthermore, in Q5, we found that 87.2% of people would like to take the course for less than 30,000 yen.
Juke Labo Online International School “JOI” offers a Cambridge program where you can acquire world-class English proficiency at a low monthly price starting from 30,000 yen for an international school. At JOI, you can acquire globally recognized university entrance qualifications such as IGCSE, which is a compulsory education qualification in the UK, and A-Level, as well as international qualifications such as Cambridge English Proficiency Test and IELTS, and authentic English. Not only will you gain skills, but you will also have a wider range of future options, such as studying abroad.
At JOI, we not only offer international school courses, but also international English courses where you can intensively improve your English proficiency. If you want to improve your English skills, please consider JOI.
■JOI management company overview
Operating company: Juke Lab Preparatory School (Enlike Co., Ltd.) Address: No. 10, 5th floor, Osaka Ekimae 3rd Building, 1-1-3-500 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Representative: Representative Director Tomonori Goto
Phone number: 0120-615-597 (JOI Division)
Business details: Education business, Media business, Internet advertising business, Consulting business
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