24 Sep-6 Oct 2023 | in conjunction with the Australia-Japan Society (ACT)

The Ishikawa Foundation for International Exchange (IFIE), is at last, post Covid, prepared to resume their two-week in-country course in Japanese language/culture in Kanazawa. This will be the 40th course that has been run, in conjunction with the Australia-Japan Society (ACT), under this program.

The program is sponsored by the Ishikawa Prefectural Government.

The course will run for two weeks from Sunday 24 September to Friday 6 October and includes intensive
language lessons, cultural activities and home stay accommodation with a Japanese family.

During the course, mornings are spent in formal language classes and, most afternoons, opportunities are provided to explore the local culture, either in organised classes and expeditions or by exploring on your own. There are excellent facilities and very helpful teachers at the language school.

The classes are tailored to the individual participant’s language skills – participants are assessed on the first day and placed in groups according to their language abilities. The course is limited to participants with, at least, elementary Japanese language skills.

Applicants for this course must be at least 20 years old, must join an Australia – Japan Society or an affiliated organisation (including Japanese language and Modern Language Teachers’ associations) and must be prepared to stay in Japan for the duration of the course.

This is a great chance to commence, refresh, improve or develop your Japanese language skills and,if your profession is appropriate, the cost may be tax deductible as a self-education expense.

The course and accommodation cost per participant, including all course fees, textbooks, cultural activities and accommodation for the duration of the course (but NOT including fares to and from Kanazawa, travel insurance, lunches, local transport costs or your spending money in Japan) will be, depending on fluctuations in the $/yen ratio, around $1,200 to $1,400. A deposit of $400 is payable by Friday 4 August 2023. The balance is payable by 31 August 2023.

Michael Hodgkin | Coordinator IFIE Courses | c/o Australia – Japan Society (ACT)
M: 0438-584-943 | ajsifiecourses@gmail.com

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