Over the years we have been researching and presenting about English Immersion Activities.
Some researches have been conducted by the Kumon Institute of Education Co., Ltd. and some were with the cooperation external individuals and organizations.Please see the following reports.

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Year Contents Researcher
2021 The Japan Association for the Study of Teaching English to Children (JASTEC)
“Motivation of Japanese elementary school students in learning English and changes in English proficiency-focusing on children who have access to output opportunities-”
Mrs. Naoko Ono
2020 The Japan Association of English Teaching in ElementarySchools(JES)
“Motivation of Japanese elementary school students in learning English and changes in English proficiency-focusing on children who have access to output opportunities-”
Mrs. Naoko Ono
2020 Survey & Research of English Learning Awareness (Conducted in FY2019)
Title: Survey on English Learning Awareness – July 2020
Kumon Institute of Education Co., Ltd.
2019 Application and Validation for the Contextualization of CBLT/CLIL in Japan (in print)
“CLIL beyond School Walls: Implications from a Language Experiential Program” Since FY2010, we have been researching and presenting about EIC with the cooperation of Prof. Katsuhiko Muto (Toyo Eiwa Jogakuin University and Sophia University Graduate School).We examined the effectiveness of EIC from the perspective of motivation of participants in learning English, by “opportunities of being in the surroundings in cultures of various countries” and “using English without fear of failure” during the camps. We have found that the children’s motivation for English was increased. In addition, as a result of research on changes in participants ‘confidence and interest using self-evaluation called Can-Do, EIC has increased the participants’ confidence in English and has the potential as a language learning environment.
Dr. Katsuhiko Muto
2017 Japan CLIL Education Society: J-CLIL Seminar 2017
Title: CLIL Beyond the Classroom
Dr. Katsuhiko Muto
2016 Toyo Eiwa Jogakuin University Bulletin
Title: Developing Can-Do Lists for Stay-over Type Language Programs.
Dr. Katsuhiko Muto
2015 The Japan Association for the Study of Teaching English to Children (JASTEC) 35th Autumn Research Conference
Title: Creating a Can-Do List for Children -Practice in an English Camp-
Dr. Katsuhiko Muto
2014 The 40th Annual Conference of the National Association for Language Education
“Creating a Can-Do List for an English Camp” The Japan Association for the Study of Teaching English to Children (JASTEC) 35th National Convention
Title:Can-Do Evaluation of participating children in English camp
Dr. Katsuhiko Muto
2013 The 39th Annual Conference of the National Association for Language Education
“Can-Do Self-Evaluation by English Camp Participants”
The Japan Association for the Study of Teaching English to Children (JASTEC) 34th National Convention
Title:Changes in English learning motivation of participants in English camps-Focusing on international orientation-
Dr. Katsuhiko Muto
2012 Language Learning Asian Conference
“Cross-cultural Communication and Education for International Understanding through English Immersion Camp (EIC)” The 38th Annual Conference of the National Association for Language Education
Title:English Immersion Camp and International Posture
Dr. Katsuhiko Muto
2010 EIC 2010 Report
Title:The Power of KUMON English -English linguists learned from children KUMON’s English & EIC value-
Dr. Katsuhiko Muto

Introduction of researchers

Profile of Dr. Katsuhiko Muto
Associate Professor at Toyo Eiwa Jogakuin University. He completed the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Linguistic Sciences, Sophia University (Linguistics). He specializes in applied linguistics and English education. In recent years, he has been involved in the development of many English learning materials, including writing about private English examinations, while he is in charge of language study abroad programs. His books include “English Expressions from Waking Up to Sleep 1000” (co-authored by ALC) and “Simple Marugoto Junior High School English” (Gakken Plus).

Profile of Mrs. Naoko Ono
Enrolled in the master’s program (Language Education and Communication), and researcher at Showa Women’s University Institute of Contemporary Education. Her specialty is applied linguistics, especially regarding children’s motivation, learning strategies, and changes in language proficiency. Her book, “Explanation of English Teaching Materials by Naoko Matsuyama” (published by Kumon Education Research Association).