Japanese Language Immersion Programs
An exceptional opportunity for individuals who want to become proficient in Japanese.
The ability to communicate in the Japanese language is a desired skill in business. Several schools offer Japanese language immersion programs that aim to improve a student’s proficiency of the language.
What is Language Immersion?
Language immersion is a way of second language acquisition where students are taught using the target language itself. The target language is used as the medium of instruction, in contrast to educational programs that students’ native language for teaching. Immersion teaching (also called direct method) aims to “immerse” students in the second language; even outside activities and daily tasks are conducted using the target language. Various levels for language immersion programs are often based on the ages of students learning the language and the curriculum itself.
Benefits of Language Immersion Programs
Experts are saying that the best method for an individual to excel in a certain foreign language is through an immersion program. Language immersion doesn’t just teach students how to read, write, hear, and speak the foreign language; it also strengthens their understanding of the language. Here are some of the benefits of enrolling in a language immersion program.
- Improvement in a student’s linguistic and meta-linguistic skills
- Enhanced understanding of one’s native language
- Enhanced memory
- A deeper understanding and appreciation of the culture of other countries
- Increase in cognitive, listening, and reasoning skills
- More job opportunities in various careers
Learning a foreign language is a cultural immersion as well. Culture has a significant impact on the way a language is taught and how it is interpreted. Language is a form of social instrument and culture affects how people respond to the input to which they are exposed. Research has shown that students who have accomplished language studies are also more positive towards multiculturalism and bilingualism.
The KCP International Language Immersion Program
KCP International offers an intensive Japanese language and culture immersion program for students in Europe, United States, and in other parts of Asia. The program is an exceptional opportunity for individuals who want to become proficient in Japanese and immerse themselves in the culture as well. The program uses the direct method of teaching Immersion with Japanese as its medium of instruction.
KCP takes pride in being achieving Gakko Hojin status, a rigorous accreditation process which the institution has accomplished satisfactorily. This new status marks KCP as a not -for-profit educational organization that focuses on providing high quality education and Japanese culture immersion.
Find out more about KCP by visiting their website, http://www.kcpinternational.com/.
Yasuka Mora is currently a contributing writer for KCP International Japanese Language School. As an advocate of the Japanese language and culture, she aims to help students and interested professionals learn more about the beauty of the language and engage them with its unique culture. Aside from writing, she loves to watch movies, go to museums and hang out with friends during her free time.