Critical Language Scholarship Program | Okayama, Japan
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Okayama, Japan

Program Dates:

June 14 - August 06, 2021

Hosting Institution:

Okayama University

Pro­gram Overview

The CLS Program’s vir­tu­al pro­gram­ming in 2021 com­pris­es approx­i­mate­ly 20 hours of lan­guage activ­i­ties per week, including:

  • 10 hours of face-to-face (syn­chro­nous) small group class 
  • 10 – 15 hours of syn­chro­nous and asyn­chro­nous activities:
    • Indi­vid­ual feed­back ses­sions with instructors
    • Asyn­chro­nous instruc­tion, such as review­ing video recordings 
    • Cul­tur­al activities
    • Indi­vid­ual and group home­work assignments 
    • Direct­ed inde­pen­dent study
    • Reg­u­lar meet­ings with a lan­guage part­ner for con­ver­sa­tion practice

The Japan­ese pro­gram is host­ed by Okaya­ma Uni­ver­si­ty (OU), which fol­lows the foot­steps of edu­ca­tion­al her­itage of the Shizu­tani-school, the old­est school in Japan built for cit­i­zens by the Lord of Okaya­ma in the Edo Peri­od. In 2014, OU was select­ed for the Top Glob­al Uni­ver­si­ty Project by the Japan­ese gov­ern­ment in recog­ni­tion of its inno­v­a­tive lead­er­ship in inter­na­tion­al­iza­tion. You can find out more about OU and Okaya­ma on Okaya­ma University’s web­site.