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I loved the speech contest!

Ziye from Summer Short 2014

How many terms have you studied at KCP until now?

1

Degree to which the program met your expectations:

Excellent

Are you satisfied with the effort you gave to your classes?

Satisfied

Are you satisfied with the information and experience your classes gave you?

Very Satisfied

How satisfied were you with the school events and activities?

Very Satisfied

Which events or activities did you find the most satisfying and why?

I loved the speech contest! It brought the class a lot closer together. I also really liked mixing in with the Asian students and getting to know them

How satisfied were you with the co-curriculum classes?

Very Satisfied

How did you learn about the KCP program? If Internet, from what website?

I heard about it from a friend, and was then directed to the English version of the website

What were your goals in attending the KCP program?

I wanted to improve my Japanese and make friends, both of which were fulfilled

Why did you select this program?

I liked the time period of the program and how it's short but still offers a lot in terms of actual learning. The shortness of the program also means that it's difficult to study and explore at the same time, however, but it ended up being all right for me anyway.

What were the most productive and interesting aspects of the program for you? The least interesting and productive?

I liked getting to know the other students and improving my own Japanese by speaking Japanese with them. The least interesting would be class, but that's probably also because I'm always sleeping during them. The actual class is definitely the most productive, there's a lot to learn if you pay attention and study right.

How satisfied were you with the teachers and classroom environment?

Very Satisfied

Overall, how would you rate your language instructor's teaching of this course?

Excellent

About how many hours per day did you spend studying outside of class and small group session?

Less than 2

What activities or materials did you find most helpful (e.g., pair work, drill practice, tests, small group sessions, textbooks, games)?

Textbooks and games

Where did you reside over the course of this program?

Dormitory

How would you rate your overall dormitory experience:

Enthusiastic

Where did you live?

Azeria Kasai II

Were you pleased with the general living arrangements? Anything you especially liked? Any problems you experienced?

The distance of the dorm wasn't what I expected at first, but because there were tickets and a train pass that passed through many interesting and useful stations it ended up not being a problem at all. In our dorm the manager and his sister were especially welcoming and helpful, which was really really good in soothing my way into living in a foreign country, I've experienced no problems whatsoever, and I really like the atmosphere of our dorm, where everyone is almost like family.

Any further thoughts or tips for those considering the program or new KCP students?

Nope, just that enjoy! Have fun! I'm sure you'll love it

Any other comments or suggestions?

Nope!

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KCP is a really great program and I would highly recommend it to anyone thinking about studying Japanese in Tokyo. Although intense the sense of achievement by the end of just two and a half months is huge.

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