These Summer programs, including some new additions, offer opportunities for proficiency in Japanese in an intense summer season. Each program provides time to broaden your experience in Japan’s culture with excursions to cultural spots, museums, palaces, theaters, and businesses. Summer study is a great way to jump-start your Japanese skills and context.
Student Views—KCP alum on summer short-term
The summer semester program is a total immersion intensive Japanese language course of the same duration as a semester, yet it’s just short enough to fit into the summer of an academic year. The language course is offered at 6 levels with special emphasis placed on balanced language education that stresses the 4 most important communication skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Summer short-term in Tokyo: jump-start your Japanese.
Drench yourself in Japan for 8 exciting weeks of nonstop immersion. Take class in the direct method—entirely in Japanese. Outside of class, you can speak Japanese in your everyday interactions, good times, and jaunts to more of Japan. Dormitory or homestay lodging is available. Both students and recent college graduates enthusiastically favor summer short-term because it is
The KCP summer short-term program gets results: you’ll come back with the equivalent of a year’s Japanese language (over 160 hours) under your belt, for academic credit. So, gear up for the intensity by learning your basic kana. Each day, expect 4 hours of class time and 2 to 4 study hours. That still leaves lots of time for strolling around the city—or taking the mighty train system—on your own sprees and trips led by KCP staff.
Plenty of language help is available, in English if needed. KCP teachers, highly praised for their skill and dedication, sincerely care about your success. The balanced curriculum includes language instruction, exciting excursions, and cultural activities, all at a lower cost.
Some regional trips are part of the summer short-term program; once you learn the ropes, take a few trip-lets of your own. The equally praised support staff can help you meet your extracurricular goals, whether to see a sumo match, visit Enoshima Island, find a doctor, or take a few lessons in traditional music.
Tanaka-san and Utami-san are fantastic: approachable, sympathetic, and knowledgeable. I could take any problem to them, and receive an answer to every question. They are extraordinary assets to the program.