Education For the Future


Candidates of the studying abroad program at ASHINAGA UGANDA (2)



I am introducing studying overseas program’s candidate students for Japanese universities at Ashinaga Uganda today.

They work at TERAKOYA as assistant teachers from 9:00AM to 3:00PM and after studying Japanese language from 4:00PM to 6:00PM in the week days.  They also join Care Program as leaders on every Saturdays. Of course, studying for themselves are also needed with their spare time, as they aim at one of the prestigious universities in Japan.

Achieving “N4” level of “Japanese Language Proficiency Test” is the aim of Japanese class this year.  The purpose of the test is “evaluating and certifying the Japanese proficiency of non-native speakers” and the definition of N4 level is “The ability to understand basic Japanese”.  They are studying Japanese in the various ways, such as grammar, conversation, listening, and Chinese character.  They are struggling hard to master the language which they learn for the first time, but they are improving compared to the beginning of the class in April.  Now they can greet in simple words or even introduce themselves.

They will have the entrance exams in January to be admitted either in next April or September.  I can’t wait seeing them talking to me in Japanese in Japan someday.

Tomoya Sugiyama (Student Volunteer)

 - Overseas, Volunteers