After School Cultural Enrichment Program

 

Our cultural and language enrichment programs educate and teach children about the people, places and culture of Japan while fostering a sense of global community within each child. Our goal is for participating students to experience and learn to embrace multiculturalism by exploration of Japanese culture. Our programs:

  • teach the etiquette, language, art, music, food, clothing, dance and more of Japan
  • teach conversational Japanese and introduce the different forms of written Japanese
  • helps kids understand the differences between Japanese culture and their own
  • encourage kids to work in teams and exercise problem solving skills in activities
  • are customized for participant ages and for a school’s desired length and content

Schools can choose from among different program elements which include:

  • Etiquette – Every culture has accepted ways to express politeness and respect. Participants learn what is and is not acceptable and appropriate in social settings (and business settings for older students).
  • Language – Kids participate in fun activities to learn common Japanese phrases through various forms of art, dance, music, games, and role playing typical situations while studying in, traveling through, and vacationing in Japan.
  • Food – Participants sample Japanese snacks, learn about and /or cook the traditional, common, and celebratory foods eaten in Japanese homes and different types of restaurants.
  • Visual Arts – Students explore the different Japanese visual art forms with accompanying arts and crafts projects including origami, calligraphy, anime, kabuki, flower arrangement, and more.
  • Music – Students explore Japanese music ranging from traditional to modern pop music with performances by artists using traditional musical instruments.
  • Folklore – A key element to understanding a culture is knowing the stories that have been passed down through generations and the lessons and values they convey.
  • Cultural Sites – We virtually visit famous cultural sites and popular areas to form a deeper connection and understanding to Japan and its people.
  • Martial Arts – Students learn about, observe, and practice several uniquely Japanese martial arts including Karate, Jujutsu, Kendo, Kyudo (Archery), and learn about Bushido, the Samurai code of conduct.

Class length/size, program duration, target age group, content, and materials can all be customized to your needs which will affect the pricing. Whether the class fees are to be paid by the school, PTA, school foundation, or directly by participating students, we can create a program that fits a desired budget range. Please contact us for further details by sending an email to cyu@cjmh.org or calling 626-788-7027.

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