Class time! Unless it's raining,
your class will probably be held outside.

Language learning is at the heart of our program. Mori no Ike has specialized curriculums in place for both the credit program and the one or two-week small language groups. 

Two-Week Immersion Program
The two-week villagers participate in a task-based curriculum. With your small group, you will select a group of characters and a task you would like to complete. Your sensei will guide you through the language structures and vocabulary needed to complete your task. We use a different cultural theme each year. The themes include: modern and historical Japan, rural and urban Japan, and relationships.

The two-week youth immersion program is open to all proficiency levels, ages 8-18.

Typical Day

This sample schedule will vary from year to year depending on the age of villagers and session length, but basic activities remain the same. Even though Mori no Ike staff adjust the schedules to best suit the learners for each session, some things always remain the same: fun activities, delicious food, a mix of structured and free time, music and sports, choices of activities — and of course, complete immersion in Japanese language and culture!

Time Activity
8:00 起床 Villagers Wake-Up
8:45 ラジオ体操 Morning Exercises
9:00 朝ごはん Breakfast
9:45 クラス1・言葉1 The First Morning Class
10:30 中休み Game and Study Break
11:00  クラス2・クラブ言葉1 Class 2 for Gakusei and Morning Club for Seito
11:45 歌の時間 Singing Time
12:15 メロドラマ Skits by the Sensei
12:30 昼ご飯 Lunch
13:20 昼ね Nap and Quiet Time
14:15 掃除 Cleaning Time
14:45 クラス3・言葉2 Class 3 for Gakusei and Language Group 2 for Seito
15:45 自由時間 Free Time
16:45 クラブ2 Afternoon Club
17:45 勉強時間 Study Time
18:30 晩ご飯 Dinner
19:30 着替える時間 Changing time
20:00 夜のプログラム Evening Program
21:00 キャンプファイヤー Camp Fire and Singing
21:15 家に帰る Seito: Return to Cabins and Gakusei: Study Time
22:10 日記を書く時間 Journal Time
22:30 家団欒 Cabin Council
23:00 寝る Lights-out