On The Road: Hokkaido-Gakuen University English Education Program

Taking the EdVenture experience to Hokkai-Gakuen University
On The Road: Hokkaido-Gakuen University English Education Program

Earlier this month, the EdVenture team was thrilled to collaborate with Hokkai-Gakuen University to help deliver their four-day Faculty of Law English Only Camp. In its second year, this innovative program helps prepare students for a year of overseas study in Canada.

Discovering nature in the city

For the faculty at Hokkai-Gakuen University, the EdVenture ethos of learning through nature struck a chord. Connection with nature, whether that be through hands-on learning or exploration provides considerable health and developmental benefits. All in all, the team were keen to spread the message that immersing ourselves in nature wherever possible simply helps us feel and function better.

Building on English skills through outdoor activities

Over the course of two days, the EdVenture team helped students discover hidden pockets of nature, scattered around the bustling city of Sapporo. Local parks, green spaces and lush gardens provided ideal settings for outdoor scavenger hunts and photography workshops, all conducted in English. These activities were the tools used to develop the students' English comprehension, writing, listening and speaking skills – not to mention, a dose of physical exercise and teamwork that were added extras. A personal highlight for the EdVenture team was hearing the students explain they had not realised how close they were to nature within the city.

Success all around

Feedback from the faculty and students was heartening. The week was a success and we were thrilled to be a part of it. At the end of the week, students gave a presentation in English on what they learned during the week. They were confident speaking in English and cited the problem solving and team building. We look forward to next year when the team from Hokkai-Gakuen University are able to join us in the natural surroundings of Niseko and we can show a new group of students how close nature really is.

Interested in your own unique EdVenture experience?

If you or your business are looking for a unique experience in Niseko, we would be thrilled to help facilitate an English immersive nature experience just for you! The EdVenture team are experienced in delivering English language camps, corporate retreats, special events and team building activities. Get in touch with us today by emailing edventure@mnkniseko.com or calling +81 (0)136 55 5122.