Critical Language Scholarship Program | Okayama, Japan

Okayama, Japan

Program Dates:

June 13 - August 05, 2022

Hosting Institution:

Okayama University

The 2022 CLS Program in Okayama, Japan will be held as a virtual institute. The CLS Program’s virtual programming 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.