Setagaya City to Subsidize TUJ Summer Intensive Programs for Elementary and Junior High School Students, following Minato City

At the press conference held on July 8, Setagaya City Mayor Nobuto Hosaka announced that the city will subsidize intensive summer English programs for elementary school and junior high school students hosted by Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ).

The popular “study abroad in Japan” programs attract a lot of repeat students and siblings of past students every summer break since 2006. The programs provide a 100% English immersion environment tailored to the English proficiency of each student — ranging from beginners to those who grew up speaking English overseas.

TUJ moved to Sangen-jaya last summer. This year Setagaya City subsidizes half the cost of the program participation fees for 30 elementary school students and 30 junior high school students living in Setagaya. In Minato City, TUJ’s former location, the city provided a subsidy for the “study abroad in Japan” programs for 13 years as part of a collaborative agreement between the city and TUJ.

These programs are taught by TUJ instructors of the Academic English Program, together with TUJ students as teaching assistants (TA) from around the world. Programs are designed to provide participants with fun and friendly classroom settings in an American university style.

Scheduled for August, the TUJ summer programs will take place in person on campus, with appropriate precautions taken in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This may be subject to change with short notice in emergency circumstances, such as if the Japanese government or the Tokyo Metropolitan Government orders universities to close. In such cases, announcements will be made on the TUJ website, and participating students will be notified by email.

c.f., “ 100% immersion in English speaking environment summer in Sangen-jaya, Tokyo — TUJ Summer Programs for Elementary, Junior High School, and High School Students”

Junior High School “Study Abroad Program in Japan” (for the 2nd and 3rd year junior high school students)

Junior high school students sit at desks in a classroom

Date and Time:
August 17-19, 2020 09:30-15:30
Temple University, Japan Campus (1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya, Tokyo)
2nd and 3rd year junior high school students. All levels welcome. Classes will be divided based on student English proficiency.

Held entirely in English, from the opening ceremony to the closing, students will be fully immersed in English for the full three days. The program is designed to improve students’ English skills comprehensively. Students will study topics including “World Climate/Lifestyles/Culture,” “World Leaders,” and “The Future World,” while learning new vocabulary and expressions, writing sentences, and engaging in discussions. In addition to native English speaking instructors, participants will be supported by TUJ students acting as teaching assistants (TA). Rather than simply giving lectures, instructors will promote student participation in class with American style teaching, where students learn through activities.

Elementary School “Study Abroad Program in Japan” (for elementary school students in years 5 and 6)

A teacher stands while a group of elementary school students sit in a circle on the floor playing a game

Date and Time:
August 6-8, 2020
Morning Class: 09:30-12:25 or Afternoon Class: 13:30-16:25.
Temple University, Japan Campus (1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya, Tokyo)
5th and 6th grade elementary school students. All levels welcome. Classes will be divided based on student English proficiency.

This three-day summer program for 5th and 6th grade students has been becoming more and more popular every year due to the introduction of English as a required subject in elementary schools. With a focus on subjects taught in elementary schools, such as mathematics, science, social studies, music, and arts and crafts, students will look at pictures and shapes, move around the classrooms, improve their English vocabulary and fluency, writing simple sentences, and do activities to learn English in an enjoyable, American style. In addition to experienced professors, students will be supported in and out of the classroom by TUJ students acting as teaching assistants (TA). Classes will all be held in English, but they will have a friendly atmosphere and cover topics mostly familiar to elementary school students, so anyone can participate, whatever their English ability.

Other TUJ Summer Programs

*Applications have been closed for this year.

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