KCP International Japanese Language School
KCP International Japanese Language School Programs
Lincoln University is pleased to partner with KCP International Japanese Language School in Tokyo, Japan to offer these two unique and challenging programs for students this...
KCP International Japanese Language School Reviews
Quality education and care
Submitted by Sarah P - Missouri State University | March 30, 2018
Though I’ve only studied abroad with KCP, I have my own experiences with Japanese education in the United States to go off of, and within the program I met other students who had participated in other programs, and we both came to the same conclusion: you can’t get a better Japanese education than through KCP International. Through all my Japanese study in the United States for five years, I have never had so rigorous and thorough an education as I did through KCP. For instance, in the US there is little emphasis on intonation, of which is an integral part of language. Only at KCP did I learn of these intonations, but I didn’t just learn about them- I was tested and got opportunities through lots of feedback to improve on this aspect of Japanese. As well as intonation they also practice Kanji, pronunciation between similar words, grammar lessons, particle practice, and much more. There are such a variety of class exercises that you get to see where all your strengths and weaknesses are. They also give you the chance to take the JLPT, which is excellent if you intend to get a job based on your Japanese.
Don’t be intimidated by the full immersion, though; throughout the week an additional English help lesson is provided outside of class that goes over everything you learn in class but in English, and the teacher available for that is always willing to help students wherever they need it.
KCP International is also committed to helping students outside of academic matters as well. They understand that students have a variety of needs when they study abroad, and they are committed to providing whatever services they can and then some. For me, I had to ship an instrument case back to the United States, but I wasn’t familiar with how the post in Japan worked, so one of the KCP staff personally accompanied me to a post office and helped me through the process. In another case, I wasn’t sure where to buy a pocket Wi-fi (a necessity in Japan), and one of the staff did research on my behalf to help me find an affordable deal.
The cultural trips as well were beyond anything I would ever have the chance to do in my own time. I was able to get “insider tips” about many places around Tokyo, Kamakura, and Enoshima, and I got to go to places that would otherwise be difficult to reserve (such as a Kabuki theater and a traditional Japanese inn). The teachers that participated in the cultural trips were like well-educated tour guides, and they did their best to cater all activities to the students, whether those activities were historical or contemporary in nature.
KCP doubly cares both about giving you an intensive Japanese education, but they also want you to enjoy your time in Japan, so they are flexible in accommodating for their students’ needs and do their best to provide fulfilling experiences.
Program: Learn Japanese in Tokyo, Japan!
I couldn't have asked for a better study abroad experience.
Submitted by Kalina - Indiana State University | January 06, 2015
I went to KCP for one semester (about 3 months) for a fall/winter semester from October to December, and I loved every second of it. It's very intense in its academics, and you learn a LOT just in first year. You complete 22 chapters in the text book and learn about 150 kanji just in the 3 months. (I personally can't speak for the other levels, but my friends seemed to have just as positive experiences as I did). It's taught all in Japanese, which I know sounds scary if you don't know a lot of Japanese, but it almost makes more sense that way. The teachers are excellent, and the two english support staff are amazing and can help with ANY problem or question you may have relating to school or not. The dorms they provide are excellent even though they can be a long commute, that is very normal in Japan. You use the grammar points you learn in class once you leave the school at restaurants and interacting with Japanese people. I suggest exploring outside the school because all the students are from other countries. Just be sure to explore to get the full experience of Japan, and KCP is there to be the foundation for that. Enjoy!
Great Study Abroad Choice!
Submitted by Anon - University of California - Riverside | August 13, 2014
My most memorable experience is my time spent in class learning Japanese. The teachers make class very informative and enjoyable. Everyone in class is very friendly and tries to help each other out.
I chose the program because the summer long-term program teaches you almost enough Japanese to complete a year program in America.
The accommodations were very good. I lived in the Ikebukuro dorms thus the commute to school was very short. There are also many foods places so there is never a worry about not having food. It's also not too far from the station so it's very easy to get around. However, in the summer it tends to get hot inside the dorm rooms and there are also a couple bugs. Everything else however makes up for it.
Submitted by iisThisFUN - University of California - Riverside | August 13, 2014
Making friends with other international students because when I first arrived, I did not know any Japanese. Most of the other students did not know English so communicating was almost impossible. When I was finally able to hold a conversation with them, it was one of the best accomplishment I ever felt.
I chose it based of reviews from past students and pricing compared to other programs. You really cannot find a program cheaper than this.
I stayed in the dorms and it was small but it had all the basic necessities. It also gave me a general idea of how a Japanese room would be like with their limited amount of space.
The best summer of my life.
Submitted by Elizabeth Brown - University of California - Riverside | August 13, 2014
There is a large speech contest where the whole school participates. It's a great chance to bond with friends and watch your classmates thrive.
The affordability and the summer short option for US students is why I chose this program.
I lived in Azeria Kasai 2, a dorm in Kasai, Edogawa-ku. Even with the commute it was worth it. The dorm manager Shiraishi-San was very welcoming, had events for us, and became like family.