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Programming Whenever You Like

This is a classroom where you can learn programming only when you want to. No membership fees, no registration process, come whenever you like, and start programming immediately.

岡田哲郎さんによるProgramming Whenever You Like

What is Learn Programming Whenever You Like?

It is recommended for those who want to learn programming “only on the days they want to learn” or “just a little.” Teachers from KIDSPRO, which has been ranked 1st in the Tokyo Recommended Classroom Ranking by “Koeteko by GMO” for two consecutive years in 2023 & 2024, will instruct inside Sloth Cafe.

Overview of Programming Whenever You Like

If there is availability, you can come to the classroom empty-handed and start learning programming right away.

  • Date: Tuesday and Thursday 14:00-17:30, Last admission 16:45
  • Location: Sloth Cafe, 95-10 Yatsuka-Kamimachi, Soka City
  • Instructors: KIDSPRO’s Mr. Okada / Mr. Maeda
  • Target Audience: Anyone over 5 years old interested in learning programming
  • Learning: LEGO SPIKE, Scratch, Minecraft, Python, etc.
  • Fee: 2,500 yen (tax included) for a 45-minute lesson, educational materials, PCs, and tablets are available for free loan
    * No membership fee is required

The class size is limited to 4 students. Making a reservation in advance ensures you can definitely take the lesson.
*If you have a Recruit ID, the reservation process is simplified, so it is recommended for those who will use the service multiple times. You can easily register for a Recruit ID during the reservation process.

Multi-class tickets on sale now! Save on the cost of individual lessons with a 10-session ticket.

10 sessions x 45 minutes each: 22,500 yen (tax included)

– Take 10 classes for the price of 9 classes
– Electronic payment supported
– No expiration date

Programming Languages Offered

For preschoolers to early elementary students:

  • ScratchJr
  • Viscuit
  • MakeCode for Arcade
  • MakeCode for Minecraft

For upper elementary students:

  • Minecraft commands
  • Scratch

For middle school students and above:

  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • Roblox (using Lua language)
  • C language
  • Unity

Instructors at Programming Whenever You Like

Mr. Okada

From his research lab at Kanagawa University to his graduate studies, he researched neural networks that solve problems computers struggle with by giving computers learning abilities (C language). He has been programming with GUIs since the DOS/V and Windows 3.1 era. After completing his graduate studies, he joined NEC Corporation as a systems engineer for mobile communication systems, handling projects in Asia and Europe, and was stationed in the UK from 2000 to 2003 to work on the overseas expansion of next-generation mobile phone systems. The e-learning he developed for elementary schools and tutoring schools won the “GIGA Special Category Award” at the 17th Japan e-Learning Awards. He prioritizes fun and freedom in programming learning, respecting the autonomy of his students and encouraging their intellectual curiosity and creativity.

Main Books & Materials

  1. e-Programming for elementary school programming education (2020 Japan e-Learning Award GIGA School Special Category Award)
  2. eJr Programming for nursery and kindergarten ScratchJr programming materials
  3. The Complete Book of Programming Classes for Up to 6th Grade
  4. Let’s Make a Game with Scratch 3.0! Programming Classes for 1st Graders and Up

Mr. Maeda

He has been learning C language and Java since high school and researched quantum cryptography communication at Meijo University’s Department of Information Engineering. During his university years, he developed a household account app and participated in contests with it. After graduating, he worked as a programmer in an IT company, handling projects in C language, C#, and He continues to study daily using Unity and Python.

How to Learn at Programming Whenever You Like?

  1. Arrive at Sloth Cafe
    The school is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 14:00-17:30. The last admission is at 16:45.
  2. Pay the lesson fee of 2,500 yen at the cafe’s register
    Payment can be made in cash, credit card, or QR electronic payment.
    If there is an available spot, you can start your lesson immediately. However, please be aware that there may be times when no spots are available. Therefore, we encourage you to make use of the option to book in advance.
  3. Choose the programming language or material you want to learn
    If you are not sure which programming language you want to learn, please consult the teacher.
  4. Learn Programming
    The class is taught individually to up to 4 people, with the motto of learning while having fun. Please note that strict instruction is not provided.
  5. End of Programming Learning
    Please come back on any day you like. It can be hard to keep track of time when engrossed in programming, but please be mindful of the end time so as not to inconvenience the next student.

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