Two-Week Youth Immersion | 8-18
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.
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!
|8:00||起床 Villagers Wake-Up|
|8:45||ラジオ体操 Morning Exercises|
|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|
|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|
|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|