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Japanese Language Course in Sapporo, Hokkaido

Overall Rating

2/ 10

  • Academics

    3

  • The Campus

    4

  • Living Situation

    N/A

  • Cultural Immersion

    4

  • Program Administration

    4

  • Health and Safety

    5

Didn't learn much

The curriculum is very dry, primarily using minna no nihongo, that I assume most other schools also use. The problem is for 80% of the class time, it is just the teacher speaking. Very little chance for students to speak, or have their Japanese corrected. The teacher just lectures for most of the 3 hours each day. Class sizes are also ridiculously large. Sometimes over 20 students. There is no way you can learn a language effectively in this environment.

That being said, most of the teachers are nice, the mix of students is very broad, and Sapporo is a great city.