This seminar is open to students interested in developing and expanding their Japanese studies with focused and immersive study through daily interaction with native speakers. In a variety of informal discussions, language drills, and hands-on activities, students are engaged in Japanese study that is informative and fun. Classroom-style  instruction is kept to a minimum in favor of “true immersion,” allowing students to gain real-life experience practicing their Japanese throughout the city at local markets, museums, and restaurants, where effective language skills are required. With a small group size (fewer than 15 students per instructor), mentors and teachers are able to identify underdeveloped areas in students’ knowledge and will seek to customize practicum that fill the gaps and foster breakthroughs in language acquisition. Additionally, while it is not the primary focus of instruction, learning and practicing key kanji is part of the coursework.