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Immigrant and refugee children offered intensive summer study program to learn Japanese

Giving children a chance to integrate in Japan

Immigrant and refugee children gather for intensive summer school classes. (Photo supplied) 

ucanews.com reporter, Tokoyo
Japan

September 16, 2016

Recently, 20 schoolchildren made their way to Meiji Gakuin, a Protestant university in Tokyo, to spend their summer vacation studying Japanese.

The children, ranging from sixth-year elementary to third-year junior high school age, all came from refugee and immigrant families and have difficulty with Japanese.

During the 20-day program, Japanese lessons were offered to students grouped by ability level, while instruction and review of other core subjects was conducted in classes arranged by grade level.

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