Rural Gunma city to start English-immersion program targeting urban students

A rural city in Gunma Prefecture will launch a program next year offering a year-long English-immersion dormitory experience for junior high and high school students.

A three-month trial course set to run from this August has attracted more than 1,900 applications from across the country, according to the city of Takasaki.

In the full program starting next April, about 20 students will be enrolled, attending schools within 6 kilometers of the dorm. At the dorm, they are expected to communicate only in English. On weekends, various outdoor activities will be offered, such as planting rice and hiking with English-speaking staff.   Read More---