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What is Osaka YMCA?

IMGP00166_V.jpgWhat is Osaka YMCA?
Osaka YMCA is an organization that was founded in June of 1882 and that has aided in raising a great number of young individuals, thus contributing to the modernization of Japan. The goal of the YMCA is to achieve a society in which young people from Japan and the rest of the world, work together and serve the international community. This has been the school goal since its foundation.




Japanese Language Education at Osaka YMCA
The Osaka YMCA Japanese School was established in 1969 with the aim of providing Japanese Language Classes for foreigners who live in the Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe areas for them to be able to communicate in their daily lives, and to enhance cross-cultural understanding. We have been helping students from abroad to break the language barrier by providing Japanese language courses that enabled direct communication with the Japanese people, in the hope that our students become leaders of cross cultural exchange programs and the global society.

Chronology

Year Event
1969 Part-time Japanese Language Course was opened
1985 The first full-time Japanese Language Course was opened in Dojima, Kita-ku Osaka-shi. (Dojima Branch)
Osaka YMCA International College Japanese Language Course (1-year course/ starting in April) was opened at Dojima Branch.
1988 Volunteer Tutoring system was started. 
Bazaar for international students was started to help exchange students get started in Japan.
Osaka YMCA scholarship was started.
1989 Osaka YMCA International College Japanese Language Course was moved to Tosabori, Nishi-ku Osaka-shi.
Osaka YMCA International College was authorized by the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education.
1990 The Second full-time Japanese Language Course was started at Abeno YMCA Gakuin.
"The Course to become Japanese Teachers" was started at Dojima branch.
1991 The Japanese textbook "Chukyu kara manabu nihongo" produced by YMCA was published. (published by Kenkyusha)
The workbook "Chukyu kara manabu nihongo" produced by YMCA was published. (published by Kenkyusha)
Osaka YMCA International College 1.5-year Japanese course (starting in October) was opened.
1993 Full-time Course was moved from Dojima Branch to Bentencho YMCA Vexcel.
1994 The Japanese textbook "Jokyu de manabu nihongo" produced by YMCA was published. ( published by Kenkyusha)
1995 The Japanese video material "Jokyu video nihongo kyouzai" produced by YMCA was produced. ( produced by NHK/ Bonjinsha)
1999 Osaka YMCA end-of-year scholarship was started.
2000 The first full-time course in Bentencho was closed.
2002 The second full-time course in Abeno was moved to Uehonmachi Tennojiku Osaka -shi.
The name of the school was changed from Abeno YMCA Gakuin to Osaka YMCA Gakuin.
2003 The Japanese textbook "Chukyu kara manabu nihongo revised edition" produced by YMCA was published. ( published by Kenkyusha)
2004 The workbook "Chukyu kara manabu nihongo revised edition" produced by YMCA was published.
2005 Korea, Seoul communication office "Japan YMCA Educational International Exchange Center" was established.
2006 The textbook "Jokyu de manabu nihongo revised edition" produced by YMCA was published. ( published by Kenkyusha)

School Facilities

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