About Japanese-Language Education at CBC
High-Quality Classes for developing the ability to communicate
You can’t have command of a language if you just “know” or “understand” it.
We can say you’ve “mastered” Japanese if you can appropriately use the language in a given situation.
That is why CBC emphasizes using the Japanese language as a tool, and not only to answer questions in textbooks or your notes.
Articulating presentations in front of other students, doing work and expressing it in the vernacular, writing letters to newspapers, etc.
That is how CBC actively centers its learning system where students perform.
Emphasis on basic skills
A solid foundation is essential.
CBC repeats verification tests and paper submissions daily in the classroom as reinforcement. We re-emphasize how to improve basic skills in writing and speaking correct Japanese into the future.
At the same time, CBC teachers identify weak spots, and work with the students.
Students acquire basic skills by making sure what they learn is continuously reinforced, step by step, using mini tests, summary quizzes, and regularly scheduled tests every 3 months.
Classrooms as Places of Learning Together
While it’s important to study on their own, CBC also believes learning is further enhanced by studying together with classmates.
CBC intentionally doesn’t have different courses of study.
Students of varying nationalities, ages, purposes for studying Japanese and backgrounds are placed in the same class.
Students experience the differences in cultures and thinking, expressing and striving to understand one another.
CBC’s objective is not only to improve Japanese-language skills, but also to place the students in a truly cosmopolitan context.
Teachers take charge of the classes, while CBC takes good care in bringing diversity to the learning environment.
Friendships formed at CBC remain after graduating. Graduates keep in touch while living all over the world.
Various Extracurricular Activities to Feel the Real Japan
CBC wants to give students the opportunities to experience Japan as much as possible.
The teaching materials and themes of the classes allow all CBC teachers to do their very best to have students know Japan.
CBC also encourages students to participate in summer festivals, and enjoy cultural experiences like sumo, kabuki, and more.
In addition, CBC strives to provide opportunities for exchanges as much as possible – such as with local primary schools, high schools, universities, and the local people – through special classes that invite Japanese guests, a Sports Day that includes the local community, and so forth.