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My teachers made this program amazing.

Brian from Spring 2012

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

At first I was hesitant about participating in the Undoukai (Sports day) as I thought it was going to be slightly boring. However it turned out to be one of my favorite experiences I've had in Japan thus far. The staff was really into the event and gave it a great atmosphere which in turn made the students very energetic.

Why did you select this program?

Truthfully I chose this program because it was the cheapest compared to going to an actual university. However despite the reason I chose the program, KCP turned out to be an amazing school filled with great staff and I couldn't have asked for anything more.

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

My teachers made this program amazing. They were extremely helpful, easy to approach with questions, fun just to practice my Japanese with, and they cared for their students. Hosoi Sensei, Anraku Sensei, and Kawashima Sensei were the best! No complaints from me.

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

Pair work was definitely helpful, all the textbooks we used were really helpful as well. The way that Minna no Nihongo is formatted really helps students grasp how to use new grammar and how to correctly use it.

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

The first day of class may seem a little intimidating, especially due to the fact that most of your classmates won't be able to speak English. However everyone is there to learn and have a fun time doing so, so just remember to take it easy and make a bunch of friends! By the end of my quarter here at KCP, everyone in my class were friends and whenever we had presentations it didn't seem like such a big deal because we all knew each other. Come to KCP it's a great way to get immersed in the language and practice it everyday. I would also highly recommend doing a homestay, as its a great way to ensure you are able to practice your Japanese on a day to day basis.

Any other comments or suggestions?

Great staff, great teachers. I had a ton of fun and I will never forget my time here at KCP and Japan!

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In general, I think the KCP program is really great and I’m very glad I decided to do it. It was a lot of work, but I learned a lot, met many interesting people from all over the world, and got to have a very different experience of Japan than the normal tourist.

—Marc Kwiatkowski