Class Hours

[ Elementary ]
SubjectsGrade1Grade2Grade3Grade4Grade5Grade6Class hours
by subjects
Language of Instruction
p.a.(week)   Class hours
Japanese
Language Arts
324
(9.0)
324
(9.0)
252
(7.0)
252
(7.0)
180
(5.0)
180
(5.0)
1,512Japanese
Social Studies--72
(2.0)
90
(2.5)
108
(3.0)
108
(3.0)
378Japanese
Math144
(4.0)
180
(5.0)
180
(5.0)
180
(5.0)
180
(5.0)
180
(5.0)
1,044English
Science--90
(2.5)
108
(3.0)
108
(3.0)
108
(3.0)
414English
Life Science72
(2.0)
72
(2.0)
----144English
Music72
(2.0)
72
(2.0)
72
(2.0)
72
(2.0)
72
(2.0)
72
(2.0)
432English
Art36
(1.0)
36
(1.0)
36
(1.0)
36
(1.0)
36
(1.0)
36
(1.0)
216English
Home Economics----54
(1.5)
54
(1.5)
108Japanese /
English
Physical Education108
(3.0)
108
(3.0)
108
(3.0)
108
(3.0)
90
(2.5)
90
(2.5)
612English
Morals36
(1.0)
36
(1.0)
36
(1.0)
36
(1.0)
36
(1.0)
36
(1.0)
216English
Club activities36
(1.0)
36
(1.0)
36
(1.0)
72
(2.0)
72
(2.0)
72
(2.0)
324English
Computer00018
(0.5)
36
(1.0)
36
(1.0)
90English
English Language Arts288
(8.0)
252
(7.0)
252
(7.0)
180
(5.0)
 
180
(5.0)
 
180
(5.0)
 
1,332
(38)
English
Include
Computer
Class
(1.0)(1.0)(1.0)(3)
Class hours by grade1,116
(31.0)
1,116
(31.0)
1,134
(32.0)
1,152
(32.0)
1,152
(32.0)
1,152
(32.0)
6,822
Class hours over the required Japanese curriculum standard+266+206+189+172+172+172+1177
Percentage of English instruction at GKA70%70%71%69%72%72%
Notes
  1. 1 class period in this chart is 45 minutes
  2. Numbers in "( ) grouping" are school hours per week (Calculated 35 weeks a year on a five-day per week)
  3. Similar to English Language Arts (ELA), Life Science/Science, Art, and Home Economics utilizes wide-ranging teaching/learning strategies.
  4. Club activities focus on the appreciation of the Japanese culture, global understanding, meaningful use of information,protecting the environment, welfare and health.
  5. Computer skills are integrated with ELA classes from Grades 1 to 3.

Instruction time (in hours) for 6 years in GKA elementary school:
a) English Language Arts: 6, 822 b) Japanese Language Arts: 1,512 c) Social Studies: 4, 932
Instruction time for 6 years in public elementary schools:210

GKA yearly class hours compared to public elementary school

Grade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6Total
Public Elementary School8509109459809809805,645
GKA1,1161,1161,1341,1521,1521,1526,822
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