NICO PROJECT is an educational assistance service where “non-native children learning Japanese can take classes provided by Japanese language education experts or get support in learning school subjects in Japanese such as mathematics, social studies, and English, over the net.
Students can take NICO lessons anywhere such as the computer room at school or any room at home as long as they have an internet connection.
Since the classes are not recorded video but live streaming classes where students and teacher interact, students can take Japanese language lessons as they do in the traditional classroom.
・NICO PROJECT responds to the various needs of children and youth in learning the Japanese language, such as ‘I don’t understand Japanese but there is no appropriate support at school’; or ‘I came to Japan when I was 15 years old or older’; and ‘There is no Japanese learning environment around me.’
The Japanese language teachers providing lessons in NICO PROJECT are not just qualified teachers who have completed a general Japanese language teacher training course with more than 420 hours, but are also experts in Japanese language education for the youth and have extensive knowledge of situations and issues specific to non-native Japanese-speaking children.】
【The Japanese language education provided by NICO PROJECT has implemented a systematic curriculum that focuses on Japanese grammar. Students improve their Japanese level from “Do not understand Japanese at all” right after their arrival in Japan to “Understand conversation to some extent” for about a short two-month (40 lessons) period.
Raising their Japanese language skills to “Understand to some extent” level will not only free children from the stress of “Not understanding Japanese at all” in the early stage, but also allow school teachers and community volunteers to support the children more effectively.】
【The distributor of NICO PROJECT NPO Youth Support Center YSC Global School has been providing specialized Japanese Education opportunities to approximately 100 non-native Japanese-speaking children and youth a year since 2010. NICO PROJECT has received high commendations from many local governments, international associations, and NPOs, and has been introduced to schools in some regions as a part of their Japanese-language support programs.
We deliver our extensive accumulated knowledge and know-how on Japanese-language education and learning assistance required by non-native Japanese-speaking children across Japan, over the net.】
Attend classes from the school’s computer room instead of taking them out of class
Attend classes from a home computer or tablet
Attend classes from a home computer or tablet only on the days they are not receiving support
Gather kids together at the organization’s office or a specific location and attend classes from computer or tablet