Alisa Yuasa graduated from Brown University in 2015 with a BA in International Relations, after which she earned an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge. Alisa is also a graduate of Yokohama International School, where she acquired an International Baccalaureate diploma, and considers herself a Third Culture Kid through and through.
with Alisa Yuasa
Class Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM JST
Days: Monday to Friday
Dates: July 12th to July 23rd
In our Grade 7 and 8 English Language Arts Class, students prepare for the challenges of middle and high school by deepening their knowledge of core content like poetry and nonfiction texts and applying that knowledge in targeted analysis. Throughout the course, students engage with a variety of texts types, reading and writing their way to heightened written, verbal, and aural fluency. Students in this class can expect 2 hours of homework after each lesson.
In Term 3, students develop the close-reading skills necessary for one of middle and high school’s biggest challenges: the literary analysis essay. Throughout the course, students work closely with model texts and each other to construct their own character analysis essay. As students build their arguments, they strengthen knowledge of literary devices like theme and dialogue while also refining their writing’s grammar and syntax.