Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Study Program


The Center for Japanese Language Education at Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) offers the Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Study Program every summer and winter for partner institution’s students.
The program aims to develop Japanese communication skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening, and to deepen understanding of Japanese culture. KGU students will also act as “Nihongo Partners” to assist in learning the Japanese language over the period of the course. In language classes, contemporary and practical Japanese will be acquired through interactive activities with Nihongo Partners, such as eating lunch and going shopping together. Culture classes are not only classroom lectures, but also include a variety of first-hand experiences such as a fieldtrip to Kyoto, Japanese sweets cooking workshop and joining extracurricular club activities, where knowledge on traditional cultures can be cultivated.
A significant feature of the Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Study Program is the opportunity to acquire the Japanese language and learn about the culture through a cultural context. We invite you to broaden your horizons by spending your summer or spring vacations with us!