Sendai Language School was established and started foreign language education
in August 1988 as Profit Foreign Language School, then later the name changed
to Sendai Language School. In 1993, we opened the Japanese course for students
to come to Japan to study Japanese. We have worked hard and spent a lot of time
to help our students to gain Japanese ability.
We now live in a globalized world, sharing ideas across country borders. So we
think that Japan must take leadership in international issues, just as we did
with the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
Change. It is important that Japan transfer environmental technology to the developing
countries in Asia in order to save their natural resources and eco development.
The language holds very important positions with international relations and internationalization.
As people think English is the most important language for international communication,
we also predict that Japanese could be one of the most important languages. Therefore,
we believe that the promotion of the Japanese language is our mission.
The Japanese government has announced a plan for 300,000 international students,
saying that Japan needs honor students from foreign countries to maintain and
develop the Japanese economy. The plan may take time, but Sendai Language School
wants to help speed up the process. All of the Sendai Language School faculty
and students would like to devote all of our energy to providing honor students.
Sendai Language School will have its 20th Anniversary in 2008. In this meaningful
year, we will start a new project in the Japanese Course: specialized classes
for our students to prepare for college entrance examinations. This trial is still
new in all Japanese educational institutes, but we believe that this experiment
will work out so that many of our students will pass the entrance exams for prestigious
colleges. At present, authorized Japanese Language Schools are required to offer
four one-hour lessons a day for 5 days a week. Our new project will add two hours
a day to the regular Japanese lessons. This will be required of all the students
under certain conditions. We strongly hope that this project will be successful
in preparing our students to be outstanding manpower. We also hope that we could
show this new style of education to other Japanese language schools in Japan.
In addition to this new project in the Japanese course, we would also like to
add new exam-certifying classes to the foreign language courses.