If you want to learn English, we offer a wide range of English courses at our School in Shizuoka. Available at our school are private and semi-private courses for Children to Adults. No Groups. Classes are Private or with a friend, family member or co-worker.
We specialize in Survival English and Open Conversation for intermediate to advanced students to maintain or improve their English skills.
We also offer more specialist options such as Business English, Medical English, English for Hotel Staff, Tour Guides, Travel Agents and Interpreters.
For the specialized English programs, Liberty English School Manager and Chief teacher Matt Plewes can come to your office, hotel or hospital, if located in Shizuoka City.
Why learn English?
English is a Global Language. English is the most widely spoken language in the world based on the distribution of native speakers. There are over 400 million native English speakers worldwide. There are over 500 million speakers of English as a second or foreign language.
Maybe you want to move up in your job, maybe you want to travel, maybe you want to meet international friends. They're many personal reasons for people to learn English. But, English language skills are also very important in business, especially the tourism business.
After the 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami and Fukushima disaster, tourism in Japan is significantly down. One important way to get tourist back, is for people that work in the Tourism Industry to learn basic English. This includes: Hotel Staff, Tour Guides, Department Store Staff, Downtown restaurant Staff, Hospital Staff, Event Staff and more.
Also, with the Shizuoka Festival (静岡まつり Shizuoka Matsuri), Abekawa Fireworks (安倍川花火 Abekawa Hanabi) and especially the Daidogei World Cup (大道芸ワールドカップ Daigougei Waarudo kappu), over 1,500,000 tourist visit Shizuoka each year.
Also many historic spots are in Shizuoka to attract international tourist. Such as, Shizuoka Sengen Shrine, Sunpu Park/Sunpu Castle ruins, Toro, Kunōzan Tōshōgū, Mariko-juku, Hiroshige's Mariko-juku, Miho Peninsula and much more.
Also consider this:
There are approximately 98,000 foreigners from 117 countries currently living in Shizuoka Prefecture. Taking the total Prefectural population of 3,795,166, this means that 1 out of 40 residents is a foreigner. English is often the common language to communicate with most foreigners, no matter their native country's language.
In many countries, English is widely used, particularly among people who have no other language in common, even though English is not the main language of the country. For example, English is widely used in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bali and Europe. Also, In the Philippines and Malaysia for an example, English is often used as a means of communication between people who use different dialects of their native languages.
English is the most commonly taught foreign language.
English is the main language of news and information in the world.
English is the language used in business and government even in countries where it is not the main language.
80% of computer data is processed and stored in English.
English is the main language of international business, medicine, diplomacy, and science.
It is a common language that a Russian, Korean, Chinese, Indian, Thailand and German businessmen and Japanese businessmen are likely to use to communicate.
English is the language of maritime communication and international air traffic control, and it is used even for domesticl air traffic control in countries where it is not a native language.
Popular culture has played an important part in spreading English.
American and British popular music is heard all over the world.
American movies are seen in almost every country.
One reason that students give for learning English is to understand these songs and movies.
English is spoken in luxury and large hotels and tourist attractions, at airports, and in shops that tourists frequent.
Tours are almost always available in English. Even in countries where few people speak English.