Japanese-Language Programs

Participants in Japanese-language programs at the Institute vary greatly in their nationalities, mother tongues, motivation to study the Japanese language, professional goals, and fields of concern. In response to the diverse needs of the program participants, the Institute encourages them to take an initiative in daily studying, helping them with a moderate-sized library and well-equipped self-study room, offering tutoring, so that they can achieve their goals more effectively. Taking advantage of the "residential" programs we offer, the Institute provides participants with opportunities to be involved in exchange activities with local community members. In addition, the participants are able to gain a better understanding of the country, by attending lectures on Japan's society and culture, as well as taking part in "out-of-class" activities carefully articulated with language courses.

The Institute and its programs offer numerous features.

1.Extensive Facilities

Extensive Facilities

The Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai is a comprehensive linguistic training center equipped with 18 classrooms, both large and small; a language laboratory outfitted with a CALL system; Japanese-style rooms where the tea ceremony and dressing in a kimono can be experienced; a library devoted to research on Japan; and a large hall with a maximum capacity of 150 people.
Participants can learn Japanese language and Japanese culture through intensive residential language program staying in the dormitory in the Institute.

2.Excellent Learning Environment

Excellent Learning Environment

The self-study room offers various materials for studying Japanese and computers connected to the Internet. If you bring your own computer, you can connect it in your dormitory room. An athletic room and tennis court can be used during study breaks. And from the Institute to the nearby beach is a splendid walking course.

3.Highly Experienced Specialists

Highly Experienced Specialists

Japanese-language teaching specialists with an abundance of overseas teaching experience handle everything from the planning of programs and designing of courses to actual class instruction.

4.Diversity of Programs

Diversity of Programs

The Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai offers a broad range of programs. In addition to specialized Japanese language programs for foreign-service officers, public officials, and researchers and graduate students studying Japan, there are programs aimed at promoting learning by people - from high school students to ordinary adults - studying Japanese overseas, programs for foreign teachers of Japanese, and more. The length of the programs is also diverse, ranging from a few days to 8 months. Moreover, the curriculum is not limited to the study of books. It also includes opportunities for interacting with Japanese people, as well as field trips and other activities aimed at providing direct experience of traditional and modern Japanese culture. It can thus meet a wide variety of needs.

5.Towards Continued Learning

Towards Continued Learning

The programs include individual consultation and classes for reflection on learning that facilitate continued learning after program participants return to their home countries.