More and more parents are interested in having their children start studying English even before they turn 1, with an eye on giving them an advantage in their future careers.

At S&S International School, an English school for infants in Yokohama, 2-year-olds were fluently pronouncing the English word "carbon" as a native English instructor showed them chemical symbols.

In the education program targeting children aged up to about 5, teachers get the young children to read English words repeatedly and help them strengthen their writing skills and acquire the ability to think in English.