Experience an exotic summer in Japan – Obon folk dancing, fireworks, mountain hikes, and summer festivals! All the quality and rigour of our renowned Intensive Japanese Program are distilled into our popular summer intensive program. Accommodating up to 80 students and with the flexibility of 4- and 8-week programs in June and July each year, students can choose from the following three courses and of have the credits transferred to their home university: an eight-week intensive Japanese language program (Course A), a combined four-week intensive Japanese language program and four-week internship program including working for two weeks at a local company (Course B), or a four-week intensive Japanese program (Course C). All Summer Program students can join our fieldtrips that take them outside the classroom to explore central Japan.
8weeks of intensive Japanese
Over eight weeks in June and July, Course A provides eight intensive language classes a week. You are also required to do an additional 24 hours of conversation practice (157 class hours* in total). Six levels of classes are offered, from beginner to pre-advanced. You can also choose to take Japanese Seminar, Open, Japan Studies, and Japanese Arts classes. Note that you are expected to know both hiragana and katakana to join the lowest-level language class, Summer Japanese I.
4 weeks of intensive Japanese + a 4-week company internship
Course B offers eight intensive language classes a week over four weeks in June. A further 12 hours of conversation practice are also required (78 class hours* in total). Two levels of Japanese language classes are offered, high-intermediate and pre-advanced. An additional Business Japanese seminar teaches you appropriate Japanese business language and workplace skills. Optional Japanese Arts Courses complete Course B.
In July, you take the Internship in Japanese course, which consists of three parts. The first part is a one-week pre-internship training with lectures on Japanese management practices and business culture. The second is a two-week internship at one or two Japanese companies. The final part is a one-week post-training. You are expected to have had about 150 hours of Japanese language classes at the university level, or have passed JLPT N4 to take the course.
4 weeks of intensive Japanese
Course C offers eight intensive language classes a week over four weeks in July. You are also required to do a further 12 hours of conversation practice (78 class hours* in total). Six levels of classes are offered, from beginner to advanced. In addition to your language classes, you can take Japanese Arts Courses.
Absolute beginners should take Course A, as the lowest level of Course C assumes that you already know hiragana and katakana and have covered the first four lessons of the textbook Genki I.
*One class hour is 50 minutes in class.
|Course A, B Arrival Dates||May 31 - June 1, 2022|
|Course A, B Orientation||June 2 - 3, 2022|
|Classes begin (Course A, B)||June 6, 2022|
|Course C Arrival Dates||June 28 - 29, 2022|
|Course C Orientation||June 30 - July 1, 2022|
|Classes begin (Course C)||July 4, 2022|
|Summer Program ends||August 1, 2022|