Returnee/Expat Development Course

Education is different in every country. Coming back to Japan after experiencing this can be a big adjustment. We are here to help you with that.

English, Critical Thinking and Global Education

After spending time living abroad, coming back to Japan can be both an exciting and stressful time in a student’s life. Since many foreign classrooms emphasize discussion, global education, and critical thinking skills, students may find themselves lost once they’re back in Japan. At The New Pioneers Academy, students can continue their studies, growing and sharpening the knowledge and perspective they started cultivating while abroad.

When students return to Japan, many find that their English ability either freezes, leaving them unprepared for professional or academic environments, or even begins to deteriorate altogether. New Pioneers is not an ESL program; our classes develop language skills through authentic materials, using the same texts and documents that students would use to develop their skills abroad.

English and a global education are indispensable tools in today’s world. Being able to discuss the history, politics, and ideas that shape the modern world can set the course for their future success. This is a fact that has been acknowledged by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). They have announced changes to the university entrance common test, calling for emphasized assessment in the power of thinking, judgement, and expression.



13-18 year old junior high and high school students who:

  • Speak some English (conversational),
  • Are struggling with traditional school,
  • Are looking for wars to explore their talents.


Why Should I Enroll?

University entrance isn’t the only reason to enroll in a New Pioneers program. Some students find that they have trouble reintegrating into the Japanese classroom. Being in an environment where they can talk to and become friends with students who have had similar life experiences can be an exceptionally positive experience.

But you don’t need to take us at our word – book a free trial class and let’s see if we are a good match.

Free Trial Classes

We get it, you aren't sure about this and you want to see for yourself what the class will be like. That's why from October 2017 we'll be arranging free trial classes for interested applicants to our school. No obligations, just let us show you the incredible change that can happen when you enrol in a New Pioneers class.

What will students achieve by the end of the course?

Graduates of the New Pioneers Academy will:

  • Be aware of their skills and talents and how they can use them to serve others.
  • Be more confident communicators, not only in English but in their native language if they are Japanese.
  • Be prepared to step up and lead others, when called upon or when they see an opportunity to help.
  • Understand that they are worth far more than a grade on a piece of paper or a title at a job.

Do you see what we see?

If you see the change coming and want to prepare for it, you should consider taking one of our free trial lessons to get a real experience of the kind of change we seek to make.

Fill out the form here to sign up for more information for the future, get invited to free trial courses and receive course outlines for the new term.