For a long time now English has been considered a 'global language', the one to learn. It can be argued that this is a result of globalisation, however there is another aspect of this phenomenon which is that economies and industries are rapidly expanding , in particular in Asia (as of 2012 Japan has the 3rd largest national economy in the world). This development has dramatically heightened the importance of languages such as Mandarin, Japanese and Korean. Here are some short summaries about our schools in Japan.
Our summer camp in Japan is available for students aged 15 and over. The language school is located in the centre of Tokyo, providing the perfect location for meeting the locals and experiencing life in the bustling capital. This programme is available in July & August for durations of 3 to 7 weeks. Accommodation is provided with Japanese host families adding to the immersion experience.
Besides the language lessons, the school offers a plethora of activities and excursions depending on which programme you choose.
- Programme 1: Mount Fuji & Nikko - 4 weeks in July
- Programme 2: Kyoto - 3 weeks in August
- Programme 3: Mount Fuji, Nikko & Kyoto - 7 weeks in July & August
Our Japanese programme is available for students aged 16 and up. The school is in the heart of the city providing a vibrant atmosphere for your course and enabling you to meet the locals and other students. Accommodation is provided with friendly Japanese host families who are carefully selected and like to share their culture with international students.
- Japanese for beginners - 20 lessons per week, with the aim of facilitating communication, for a duration of 4 weeks.
- Intensive Japanese - 20 lessons per week for a minimum duration of 2 weeks with focus on linguistic and cultural knowledge.
- Conversation - 20 lessons per week, focussing on facilitating communication skills, for a minimum of two weeks.
Outside of lesson time the school organises various activities to provide an insight into the Japanese culture and enable students to get to know one another. Example activities include: a tea ceremony, a sumo match, outings to kamakura and a photo shoot with a kimono.
These individual immersion courses are perhaps the most efficient programmes that we offer. You have one to one lessons with your teacher in their home, and as you are living with your teacher you have constant contact with the target language.
You have the choice of 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours of lessons per week and you have the luxury of designing the theme of your lessons with your teacher, so you are able to concentrate on the areas that want to work on. You also have the option of adding activities to your programme with the "Language & Activities" programme or the "Language & Culture" programme.
If you are interested in any of our courses or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us!