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How it was Established

It was established on April 1, 2020, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of UNITAS. Utilizing the knowledge in language education accumulated over the years, we will strive to improve the quality of Japanese language education through further research, and communicate the importance of learning Japanese to foreigners. Furthermore, we will contribute to the development of a multicultural society through various action plans related to Japanese language education.

Improving and Assuring the Quality of Teachers

Our institute believes that improving the quality of teachers is of top-most importance in order to improve the quality of education. Thus, we have defined the qualities of an ideal teacher at UNITAS Japanese Language School.

As teachers at UNITAS Japanese Language School, we commit ourselves to assisting students using our knowledge and character.

We believe having good “character/personality” means being modest, curious and cooperative while having the capability to accept diverse opinions. Having “knowledge/skill” not only refers to having a high-level of expertise or a clear teaching method, but also having a will to constantly improve by searching for issues, developing, and putting plans into practice.

By honing such “character/personality” and “knowledge/skill,” we believe teachers will be able to expand their abilities as well as encourage development in their students.

In addition, it will allow them to motivate students to reach their maximum potential.This is the image of the ideal teacher we aim for, and what we believe will allow us to further improve the quality of education.

In addition, to become ideal teachers, we have developed a system to improve the quality of teachers based on a cycle of self-evaluation, training sessions, class observations, student surveys, and other activities. This system allows each teacher to reflect on his/her own knowledge, skills, and teaching philosophy from multiple perspectives. We believe that by repeating this process each semester and each year, teachers will notice their own personal growth and discover their next challenges, which in turn will lead to the improvement of the quality of teachers at UNITAS as a whole.

Project Contents

  • Research and analysis on language education
  • Planning and proposal of lectures and workshops on language education
  • Multiculturalism Promotion Project
  • Promotion of Japanese language education in local communities

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