With the Japanese language teaching know-how that Rakuhoku Gakuen has developed over 54 years, students learn practical Japanese, academic Japanese and technical Japanese in a short period of time (intensive learning) through our unique interactive class (participatory class) and hands-on learning experience.
1. Interactive class
Unlike one-way lecture taught by the instructor, our highly effective interactive classes encourage active and spontaneous participation of students.
2. Hands-on learning → Students learn practical Japanese, academic Japanese and more technical Japanese through various actual experiences.
Students improve four aspects of language study (reading, writing, speaking and listening) not only through textbook but also through:
① role-playing in certain simulated situations in the classroom
② learning real Japanese through experiences in various occasions outside the classroom
(Ex.) market, station, airport, mountain, river, seaside, farm, welfare facility, visits to museums, Japanese traditional culture, world heritage, traditional crafts, workshops, volunteer activities, hiking, bazaar of specialty products of various countries, barbecue, visit to elementary, junior and senior high school and university classes, participating in university class via the internet, attending various lectures etc.
In both ① and ②, students prepare themselves well before each experience and write a report, make a presentation and participate in discussion after the experience.
3. Intensive learning
Instead of only listening to lectures, students actively participate in class and hands-on learning experience. Such motivation doubles and triples the learning speed, enabling students to proceed with their study ahead of time in a short period. A test is conducted in each unit and supplementary lessons are given to those who failed.
4. Various types of learning
① Diary / short essay (write about what you learned on the day)
② Recitation contest
③ Debating contest
④ Panel discussion (with guest lecturer)
5. Audio-visual classroom / Library
Audio-visual classroom is open to students at all times.
Materials available include: TV, movie DVDs, CDs, computers, books on Japanese language, magazines (including science magazines and college entrance examination magazines), newspapers, comic books on Japanese history, novels, digest versions of Japanese and world classics (classics in ten minutes), magazines and books on college entrance examination (including information on vocational schools and universities, and exercise and reference books by school, university and level) and more