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Education

Useful products and services for preschoolers to university students, including Kodomo Challenge for infants and Shinkenzemi study courses from elementary school through high school.

Products & Services(for individuals)

Kodomo Challenge Preschool Courses
Teaching materials suited to infants' growth stages are provided every month, as well as music and English programs. Daily necessaries are also provided.
Worldwide Kids
Learning materials for young children that not only teach English but also foster the intellect and communication skills necessary for them to become active players on the global stage in the future.
Shinkenzemi Elementary School Courses
Elementary school students acquire the ability to study on their own through an integrated curriculum for the six grades, developed after many years of research.
Shinkenzemi Junior High School Courses
Customized programs provide junior high school students with high school entrance exam strategies and approaches to studying at home, and promise that students will pass entrance exams for the high school of their choice. Helpful learning and exam preparation tips are presented via the exclusive Challenge Net website.
Shinkenzemi Junior High School Course + i
This fun course combines Shinkenzemi with internet learning. Will boost students' abilities by 25 percent! Starts March 2008 for students in their first year of junior high school. Free trial version now available.
Shinkenzemi Senior High School Courses
High school students in their first and second years are given individualized study programs based on their textbooks, degree of progress, and scholastic ability. The program for third-year students is tailored to the level of the university they seek to enter. Ideal educational materials are introduced with the optimum timing.
Shinkenzemi Courses for Students at Elite Combined Private Junior and Senior High Schools
The curriculum is in line with the fast pace of progress at private secondary schools, and adopts leading teaching materials such as the Progress 21 English textbooks. The six years of study are aimed at helping students pass the entrance exams of Japan's top universities.
Shinkenzemi University of Tokyo/Kyoto University Course
Course for students who wish to enter the University of Tokyo or Kyoto University. This three-month course teaches students strategies for handling the types of examination questions posed by these two prestigious universities (for students taking university entrance exams in or after 2007).
Tokutenryoku Study Software for Nintendo DS
Nintendo DS-compatible software aligned with junior high school textbooks. Added to students' daily studies, the software assists efficient memorization and review work.
Shinkenzemi Course and Registration Information
Frequently asked questions about Shinkenzemi courses; inquiries, registration, and various procedures for Shinkenzemi students.
Shinkenzemi Courses for Children Living Overseas
To date, some 14,000 children living overseas have studied with Shinkenzemi. Learning materials are delivered to overseas locations each month.
Optional Learning Materials: Challenge Me! Series
Optional learning materials for first to fourth graders in the Shinkenzemi Elementary School Course. Two sets: one for mastering kanji and arithmetic and another with content that goes beyond the scope of textbooks to foster students' ability to think and express themselves.
Optional Learning Materials: Additional Drills Series
Optional learning materials for fifth and sixth graders in the Shinkenzemi Elementary School Course. Two sets: one for enhancing Japanese reading comprehension and logical thinking in math, and another for solidifying basic kanji knowledge and arithmetic abilities.
Kagakugumi: Science Club
Focusing on the four fields of nature, culture, society, and science and technology, this program for third and fourth graders aims to encourage them to be inquisitive and to foster their ability to identify problems.
Play and Learn Software Series for Nintendo DS
Benesse's Nintendo DS-compatible study software that turns playing into a learning experience. Students will have fun learning English, Japanese, math, and other subjects.
Ochanomizu Seminar
he first preparatory school in Japan designed to assist currently enrolled high school students in passing the entrance examinations at the most select universities. Organized around small-group sessions in a seminar format, it encourages a close teacher-student relationship that conveys the essence of what it takes to succeed in the exams. It provides high school students determined to get into the top universities with an environment that is both friendly and challenging, and helps guide them toward passing the exams for the university of their choice.
Benesse Grimm School
The Benesse Grimm School is a new aesthetic program which draws out children's innate ability to enjoy books. Children gain the abilities to read, write, listen, and speak in a fun classroom setting.
Benesse Manavision
Comprehensive information website supporting high school students proceeding to higher education. Provides free information on entrance examinations, universities, fields of study, and occupations.
Benesse Science Lab
The satisfaction of discovering things for yourself begins with asking "Why?" A real teaching lab, where children have fun with experiments while learning to enjoy science and understand the scientific method.
Benesse Writing Classes
An innovative program that fosters students' ability to compose essays and express themselves in writing. In this interactive program, students learn to how to express their ideas effectively and to think logically.
Tokyo Individualized Educational Institute
Private tutoring school for elementary through high school students. With the largest number of enrolled students and classrooms in Japan, the Institute supports students' studies through a unique system that allows students to select their instructors as well as their lesson content.
BE-GO (for elementary school students through adults)
Materials for home-based English study that incorporate a voice recognition and pronunciation testing system. Learners improve their English listening comprehension and speaking abilities in a game-playing setting using a personal computer and a microphone.
Benesse Dictionaries (for students of all ages and adults)
A full lineup of popular, easy to use and understand dictionaries for students (elementary school through university) and adults.
Kodomo Challenge English Language Courses (for children three to four, four to five, and five to six years old)
This language learning service features home delivery of age-appropriate learning materials once every two months, so parents and children can enjoy learning English together naturally with the character Shimajiro. The courses provide exposure to English during the critical early childhood years.
Benesse English Class for Children (for preschoolers and elementary school students)
English classes that even preschoolers can attend. Lessons start by helping children become familiar with English and fond of English.
GTEC (Global Test of English Communication)
A new on-line English test developed by Benesse and Berlitz International that measures proficiency in the four skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) necessary for business communication.
Junior Park
A website for children offering such free content as games that teach social skills, comics on IT literacy, and comics providing an inside look at occupations.
Benesse Education Information Site
Provides educational and related information for teachers, parents, and guardians of children in preschool through high school.

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For Teachers, Students, and Parents

School Online
Educational information website that supports teachers of elementary schools and junior high schools, as well as students and parents.
Benesse High School Online
A website that supports senior high school teachers solve the problems they face, offering information useful in instructing students.
GTEC for Students
Educational materials which evaluate and foster the English abilities required for university entrance examinations, study abroad, and life in society.

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Research Activities

Child Research Net (CRN)
A non-profit child science research center for investigations and discussions about children based on abundant survey data and research reports compiled by educators and other experts.
Benesse Educational Research and Development Center
Results of surveys on the conditions of children (from preschoolers through university students), parents, guardians, and teachers, and research and development findings, for example, on new educational methods utilizing ICTs (information and communications technologies), are made available on the Center's website.
Benesse Institute of Food Education
This institute was established to support the healthy development of minds and bodies through food education. It publishes the most recent research results and information regarding nutritional balance, communications, and other aspects of dietary education.
Benesse Institute for the Child Sciences, Parenting, and Aging
Conducts surveys and research in child sciences, parenting, aging, and other fields to support people to "live well."