I found the Japanese-direct method of teaching interesting and productive.

Faiyad from 2014

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

Very satisfied with the Yamanashi prefecture excursion, tea ceremony participation, and the other experiences with Japanese classes.

Why did you select this program?

Cost, location, and the timing of the summer short program.

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

The most interesting and productive aspects for me have been with the Japanese-direct method of teaching. Being immersed in the Japanese-only atmosphere of the classroom has helped advance my skills (especially in speaking) faster than at my home university.

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

Textbooks and interaction with the teachers.

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KCP is a wonderful program for those looking to, 1) see their Japanese abilities exponentially grow, and 2) to experience the culture hands-on. It’s also a program for those who don’t simply seek to party either. The program’s rigorous and demands attention to your school work, health, and managing time in between. Basically, you live, eat, and breathe a Japanese lifestyle. It’s great.

—Valerie Taylor