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Kumon English Course Curriculum

bulletStudents begin by taking diagnostic tests which will determine which level they should start.  Then they follow the general curriculum highlighted below to continuously taking on more challenging work that they have the ability to handle.


7A - 6A - 5A - 4A - 3A - 2A - AI - AII - BI - BII - CI - CII - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L


7A Word Recognition: Students repeat basic words and short sentences. 306 basic words introduced. Students begin to associate spoken words with their written form.  Sample
6A Memorisation and Recitation skills: Enables student to recite basic words, phrases and short sentences while looking at them. Reinforces 7A vocabulary and introduces 210 additional words.
5A Introduction to Reading: Students read sentences of up to six words. Reinforces earlier vocabulary and introduces 113 additional words. Students trace whole words in lower case. Students learn sounds of letters and short consonant/vowel combinations.  Sample
4A Word building: Students read and trace sentences of up to ten words.  Vocabulary learnt in 7A – 5A is reinforced, with 225 additional words. Students learn to read and trace double consonants, consonant clusters and phonograms.  Sample
3A Word building: Students learn fluency in reading sentences with polysyllabic words. Vocabulary from 7A – 4A is reinforced, with 181 additional words. Students copy words on their own (without tracing). Vowels before ‘r’, vowel digraphs, diphthongs and long vowels are learnt.
2A Word building: Consolidation of understanding of sound parts within words. Students learn the function of nouns, verbs and adjectives in given sentences. Students develop spelling skills further, including new 2A vocabulary. Students read passages of up to 50 words within one minute.
AI Students learn the structure of simple sentences, as well as basic expressions (conveying intention, attitude, or past, present or future time). Students develop their skills in completing simple sentences. Students read passages of 50 – 60 words within one minute. Students continue to develop their skills in reading and spelling new vocabulary introduced in Level AI (as they will do for all levels up to Level F).
AII Consolidates and builds on AI skills using passages from published books. Students learn to understand the contents of short passages by using their knowledge of the structure of simple sentences. Students read passages of up to 70 words within one minute
BI Students identify the subject and predicate in simple sentences; expand their knowledge of expressions using verbs which specify past events; learn the functions and usage of adjectives and adverbs; make sentences with modifiers; read passages of up to 75 words within one minute.  Sample
BII Students build on skills learnt in BI using passages from published books. Students learn how to find the meaning of words using contextual clues; analyse a passage through identification of, and comparing or contrasting, ideas and information; and read passages of up to 85 words within one minute.
CI Students reinforce skills in identifying parts of speech and write longer sentences. Students expand their knowledge of expressions conveying past, present or future events to include progressive and perfect tenses; learn to use passive or active voice; read passages of up to 95 words within one minute.
CII Students are enabled to understand the elements of statements using the ‘5Ws and 1H’ question words: who, what, why, where, when and how. Students improve their reading comprehension ability and consolidate their understanding of ideas within a passage. Students read passages of up to 110 words within one minute.
D Students deepen their understanding of parts of speech within simple, compound and complex sentences; reinforce their understanding of the active and passive voice, and learn to identify and use direct and indirect speech. Students further develop reading ability by identifying main ideas of longer passages.
E Students improve their reading ability through becoming familiar with how reasons, results and explanations are presented within passages, and understanding more of the logical flow and structure of passages.
F Students reinforce their knowledge of sentence structure and read longer, more complex sentences; paraphrase and condense short passages; follow pronoun references and infer the meaning of key words and phrases in the passages; read longer passages quickly and precisely.
G Students locate specific ideas or key words within passages; identify central points, themes or story elements within a passage; further improve their reading ability through acquiring basic summarisation skills.
H Students’ reading and summarisation skills are enhanced through being enabled to a) distinguish between facts and opinions in passages, b) follow the organization and flow of passages more precisely and c) understand descriptive languageSample
I Students read various types of passages with greater precision, including passages with persuasive and descriptive writing. Reading comprehension ability is improved further through completing précis or compact summaries.  Sample
J Students are introduced to critical reading exercises through writing comments on aspects of passages and analysing literary characters. Using the concept of subheadings, students learn how ideas are organised in a passage.
K Students deepen their understanding of the elements of literature, such as plot, setting, atmosphere, irony and comedy to improve their ability to read critically. Students write comments about extracts from novels, textbooks, poetry and plays.
L Students examine elements of figurative language: metaphors, similes and symbolic writing, in order to complete a critical reading of detailed passages. They develop the ability to express the meaning of phrases, sentences and passages in their own words.


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