Focus on the Student
Level one of the Fluency Course is designed for regular junior high school students in Japan. It assumes that students are also taking English classes at junior high school and possibly also at a cram school or similar.
Students should be able to read simple English in order to follow the course: students who have no experience at all will need some support outside of class, mainly some basic phonics instruction and previewing the class materials.
For students at regular junior high school, it may make sense to start Textbook 1a a couple of months into the year, once students have gotten used to reading and writing simple English.
Please see the sample from Textbook 1a below: