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Thank you for an amazing 6 months! I really had a great time and learned a lot!

Dawson from Winter 2015

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

I really enjoyed the post-midterm trips that I went on with my class during both semesters that I attended KCP. The BBQ during the Fall term really brought my class together, I think, and the trip to the Fuji-Q Highlands during the Winter term was really fun!

Why did you select this program?

I selected KCP because it gave me an opportunity to live in Tokyo and learn Japanese alongside other foreigners. The US culture program was also something that I looked forward to and enjoyed. I had really wanted to participate in the summer anime and manga course (which I unfortunately cannot attend now), but the main reasons that made me select KCP were the fact that I did not need to know Japanese beforehand and the good reviews that I read about KCP.

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

At the end of my first term, I asked the teachers for conversation help and they sat down with me for a half an hour in the mornings for a week and a half and talked with me in Japanese. That was probably the biggest help I had, and really gave me confidence in speaking. I also bought the みんあの日本語 English grammar books from Kinokuniya, and those really helped me as well.

Any further thoughts or tips for those considering the program or new KCP students?

Don't neglect kanji and let it pile up - studying some each day will make tests much easier!

Any other comments or suggestions?

Thank you for an amazing 6 months! I really had a great time and learned a lot!

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KCP is a really great program and I would highly recommend it to anyone thinking about studying Japanese in Tokyo. Although intense the sense of achievement by the end of just two and a half months is huge.

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