Villagers in grades 9-12 can take advantage of our summer Virtual Village high school credit program and earn a year’s worth of Japanese credit in just five weeks!
Virtual Mori no Ike villagers are motivated, passionate, independent learners.
The summer virtual high school credit program runs Monday-Friday for five weeks, approximately six hours per day between 10 a.m and 4 p.m. Villagers will have daily, interactive language classes taught by an experienced language teacher with an average class ratio of 1:6.
Two hours of required asynchronous activities each day may include personal study and group events, such as online games and media exploration. Tasks away from the screen, such as cooking a Japanese meal or creating a traditional art project, are also encouraged.
Virtual high school credit villagers will complete Global Citizenship hours, exploring ways to connect with their community and reflect on this experience in Japanese.
Villagers will engage in daily activity time in Japanese, focusing on both traditional and modern Japanese culture. Classes may include cooking, Japanese film studies, fashion and pop music.
Daily seminars in both Japanese and English on topics such as history, spirituality and religion in Japan, study abroad and current events will broaden villagers’ understanding of Japan. Additional interactive virtual social gatherings will provide opportunities to build community amongst villagers in both English and Japanese.
Like the academic-year sessions, villagers and their school will receive an official transcript that includes a grade for the session, the grade components, a narrative evaluation, a course syllabus of content and their completed learning portfolio.
Synchronous and asynchronous hours will total 180 hours at the end of the program.