All students will enroll in two courses (EALC 331 and either EALC 198 or JPN 333): EALC 331 Studies in: Education in Japan (3 credits) Japan remains a beguiling mixture of old and new as it faces accelerating changes prompted by the economic challenges o
- Tokyo, Japan
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
- This four week program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of all academic disciplines and is ideal for students who wish to teach English in Japan.
This summer study abroad program will provide opportunities to:
Study the Japanese educational system, observe how classroom instruction is conducted in Japanese schools ranging from elementary to university level and experience teaching English to students of all ages
Enjoy group excursions to Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Kamakura
Learn and practice Japanese language skills with Japanese teachers-in-training
Learn about contemporary Japanese society through field trips and excursions and experience how traditional Japanese arts such as tea ceremony and kendo are taught
Live in a new guest house on a Japanese university campus and experience home life with a family in Lawrence’s Sister City, Hiratsuka
All students will enroll in two courses (EALC 331 and either EALC 198 or JPN 333): EALC 331 Studies in: Education in Japan (3 credits) Japan remains a beguiling mixture of old and new as it faces accelerating changes prompted by the economic challenges of globalization. It is the home of advanced technological development and of a global entertainment industry while retaining customs and rituals that date back to the 10th century. Education is central to the way a society prepares for the future. Through field trips we will examine how the changing dynamics of Japan’s educational system imparts values and molds social behavior to create the society of the future. In addition to field work and readings students will conduct a research project related to education in Japan. (Education includes all forms of social media.) Course requirements include active participation on field trips, and an oral and written report of the research project. EALC 198 Basic Japanese Language and Culture (1 credit) This course is designated for students with no previous Japanese language study. Students will learn basic Japanese phrases and simple conversation. JPN 333 Studies in Japanese Skills: Conversation (1 credit) Intermediate and Advanced Japanese language students will develop language skills through direct experience in interviews and guided practical applications on campus and in Hiratsuka City.
- Setting Description:
- The program is based at Kanagawa University in Hiratsuka, Japan. Hiratsuka (pop. 260,000) is 50 miles southwest of Tokyo on the coast of Sagami Bay near Kamakura and Mount Fuji. The University will be in session during the program which allows participants to interact daily with Japanese students.
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