“JLPT Bootcamp” Language Retreat

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Nihongo Scotland is delighted to announce that JETAA Scotland & The University of Edinburgh have organised their first-ever immersive language retreat!

* All-inclusive (food, transport, accommodation, 4.5 hours of JLPT-tailored lessons) *
* Taught by experienced and qualified native teachers *
* Immersive (from Japanese meals to Japanese movie nights) *
* Not for profit *

The retreat, to be held over the weekend of Friday November 18th, 2016, will take place at the beautiful Gorton House, just outside Edinburgh, and is aimed at preparing attendees for the JLPT to be held on December 4th, 2016.

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Dates: Friday 18th November (leaving Haymarket by coach at 18:30) – Sunday 20th November (arriving at Haymarket for 16:00)

Levels: N5, N4, N3, N2.

Cost: £120 per person. £30 deposit to be paid within 7 working days of sign-up. We will email you with details!

Neither JETAA or the University will profit from this course and costs are only to cover overheads. The price includes the gorgeous accommodation, Japanese food and cookery lessons, and of course, formal teaching from the University’s highly qualified staff.

Please register your interest via the form on this page, or via nihongoscotland@gmail.com

In addition to at least 4.5 hours of formal teaching and test preparation from The University of Edinburgh’s talented and experienced Japanese Department, the weekend will aim to be immersive – i.e. we’ll be conversing in Japanese as much as possible, even whilst eating and socialising!
Having said that – the emphasis is on fun for ALL LEVELS, so don’t let the immersive aspect scare you! This will be about practising the skills you have in a relaxed atmosphere outside lessons, should you want to!

Whilst the exact details may change, you can expect the weekend schedule to look a little something like this:

18:30 Depart Edinburgh for Gorton House
19:15 Arrive Gorton House, settle into rooms
20:00 Light, Japanese-style meal
21:00 Japanese movie night!
09:15 – 10:45 Japanese lesson #1
10:45 – 11:00 Tea/coffee/snack break
11:00 – 12:30 Japanese lesson #2
12:30 – 13:30 Opportunity to review/relax
13:30 – 15:30 Japanese cooking lesson as we all prepare, eat, and tidy up lunch together!
15:30 – 17:00 Mock tests
17:00 – 18:00 Opportunity to review/relax
18:00 – 20:00 Japanese cooking lesson as we all prepare, eat, and tidy up lunch together!
20:00 Game/movie/relaxation time
10:00 – 11:30 Review mock test results
12:00 Check out and explore local area a little
15:00 Depart for Edinburgh
16:00 Return to Edinburgh city centre.

Departure Times:
Please let us know if the scheduled times are problematic for you, or if you will be taking an alternative form of transport to the accommodation.

Gorton House is a short drive from Edinburgh. The rooms have 2-3 separate beds, please specify if you would like to stay with a friend also attending. Room allocations will be kept gender separate,
please let us know if you are attending with a partner.

Food Allergies:
Will be catered for wherever possible – please let us know when you sign up!