Programs

Online Language buddy Project with Hosei University, Japan

Online Language buddy Project with Hosei University, Japan

Hosei University offers Online Language Buddy Project between students at overseas partner universities and students at Hosei University.

Description

You will be paired with a student at Hosei University, and you can enjoy the conversations in both English and Japanese with your buddy for six weeks or more. You can arrange your own exchange times and how to proceed with the exchange with your buddy. Any staff members do not attend the meetings. It is important for you to cooperate with your buddy not only to learn Japanese but also to support your buddy’s English learning.

Period

  • This project will be offered runs twice a year (spring/fall).
  • -For the spring of 2022: Monday, March 7, 2022 – Friday, April 15, 2022 
    -For the fall of 2022: TBD
  • *You can arrange exchange dates as you and your buddy like.

Number and time of exchange meetings

At least 4 times during the project period, with each video/audio exchange meetings lasting around 60 minutes (Japanese/English).

Venue

Online
*You can arrange the online platforms (Zoom, LINE, Instagram) as you and your buddy like.

Language

Japanese and English

Open to

Graduate and undergraduate students at partner universities of Hosei University

Language requirement

  • All Japanese levels welcome
  • N4 or higher recommended
  • You do not need to submit any language proficiency tests scores to participate in this project.

How to apply

  • Applications for the Spring 2022 were accepted as follows : 
  • Application period : Friday, 11 February – Thursday, 24 February
  • Click HERE to submit an application.
    *When we are oversubscribed, there will be a lottery.
  • *The application period for the fall of 2022 has not been decided yet.

Notes

  • 1) Refrain from canceling after submitting an application.
    2) You can participate in the project for free.
    3) Use English and Japanese for the same amount of time during the exchange meetings.
    4) Keep in mind that your buddy is not your “teacher” and that this is a peer exchange. Cooperate and try to have fun with them.
    5) Make sure that you have a stable internet connection before you start video/audio exchange meetings with your buddy.
    6) Information above is subject to change.
    7) The certificate of participant will be issued upon request.
    8) Please click HERE to see how the project was conducted in 2021 fall.

Handling of Personal Information

Handling of Personal Information at Hosei University.pdf

Contact information

International Office, Global Education Center, Hosei University
Mail:haken@ml.hosei.ac.jp