The most productive and interesting aspects of the program.

Goncalves from Fall 2019

Which events or activities did you find the most satisfying and why?

As far as the optional events, the trip to Yamanashi was satisfying as we got to see many different things in just a short weekend.

What were the most productive and interesting aspects of the program for you? The least interesting and productive?

Review sessions with Kato sensei were very helpful for reviewing grammar and understanding things better. Class and homework in general were helpful for reviewing material.

What activities or materials did you find most helpful (e.g., pair work, drill practice, tests, small group sessions, textbooks, games)?

The review sheets we received during Kato Sensei's review classes were helpful in studying. In class, daily tests on Kanji were helpful leading up to the larger Kanji tests. The homework from our "勉強ノート" was helpful because it would get corrected and we could see if our understanding of the material was correct or not prior to the test.

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If you want a challenge, then this program in definitely what you’re looking for. I came into the program with very basic knowledge of Japanese and am definitely excited about how much I have improved. Learning a language isn’t instant and it takes a while to sink in, but the longer you’re here you become more motivated to utilize what you learn and to continue to progress in your studies. And all of the instructors and office staff are some of the most friendly and approachable people I have ever met. They really make the whole experience quite enjoyable!

Brenna Morlock