Osaka YMCA
International School

OYIS Winter Intensive 2023 [OYIS冬期インテンシブプログラム2023]

Emily Donkin

Emily Donkin

Emily is the External Programs Director at Osaka YMCA International School. Originally a qualified teacher from Australia, she has lived in Japan for 15 years, working in education.

OYIS Winter Intensive 2023 [OYIS冬期インテンシブプログラム2023]

With the holidays season just around the corner, we are happy to announce what is on offer this year as part of the OYIS Winter Intensive Program. With a focus on Christmas Around the World and Food from that country in the form of a cooking lesson each day in Week 1 and STEM [Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics] in Week 2 as our overarching themes this year, our immersive English environment provides students with the opportunity to have hands-on learning experiences that are the key to their learning.  



Offered to students ages between 3 and 12 years old, there is a mix of language, cooking (Week 1),  literacy and experiment based opportunities (Week 2) for students to engage in. Each day also includes a 30 minute P.E block for each of the classes. The program focuses on fun and in particular, supports the students through inquiry and discussion based learning.  



This year we will be offering the following programs



  • Week 1 – Dec 18th to 22nd [x 5 days]
    Topic: Cooking and Christmas Around the World
    [Day 1: Lapland/Finland / Day 2: Italy / Day 3: New Zealand /  Day 4: Germany /  Day 5: Christmas Around the World]

  • 第1期 12月18日〜22日(5日間)




  • Week 2 – Dec 26th to 29th [x 4 days]
    Topic: STEM
    [Day 1: Science / Day 2: Technology / Day 3: Engineering / Day 4: Math]

  • 第2期 12月26日〜29日(4日間)




Through testing the students ability levels prior to their joining the Program, we are able to place them in a class with students of a similar level. Having similar levels within the one class means the teachers are more able to adjust the curriculum to the learning needs of the students in their class. Using a cross curricular integrated approach to the way the content is taught helps more meaningful learning take place.



On the Wednesday of each week of the Intensives [Wed. Dec 20th & Wed. Dec 27th] we will also be holding morning information sessions for parents who wish to learn more about our Saturday and Monday to Friday OYIS Programs. These sessions will be open to all parents who have students who attend the Intensive Program. 



Applications open November 3rd at 10am and closes Dec 3rd at 17:00pm. Feel free to contact the Office via [email protected] for more information or if you have any questions. We are able to support your inquiries in English, Japanese or Korean. We look forward to hearing from you!  You can also Apply Now using the link [here].

お申し込みは11月3日午前10時〜11月20日午後5時までの受付です。ご質問がございましたら、 [email protected]までお問い合わせください。こちらのメールアドレスでは、英語、日本語、韓国語にてお問い合わせを受け付けます。お問い合わせお待ちしております。お申し込みは[こちら] をクリックしてください。

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