Immigrant children face various difficulties receiving an education in Japan. Multicultural Center Tokyo (MCT) provides the following services to help children adaptand realize an inclusive society for all.
1. MCT provides an opportunity for immigrant children to learn Japanese and study other subjects on an everyday basis.
Tabunka Free School
- All-Day Classes (AM / PM)
Preparatory classes for high school entrance exams (Japanese, Math, and English)
Youth 15 years and older
Youth who have graduated junior high school in their home countries
Classes for youth 15 years and younger who are not attending school
- Arakawa-ku “Heartful” Introductory Japanese Classes
FOR: Recent immigrant children attending Arakawa-ku public junior high schools
WHEN: Introductory Japanese 1: Four days per week, 9:00am – 12:00pm (2 months)
Introductory Japanese 2: Three days per week, 6:00pm – 7:50pm (3 months)
WHAT: Introductory Japanese 1 = Basic Japanese/ Introductory Japanese 2 = Japanese and other school subjects
3. MCT holds volunteer-run Saturday classes providing children with opportunities to interact with community volunteers and receive individual attention in their studies
Community volunteers tutor junior high school/ high school students one-on-one in Japanese and other subjects
Every Saturday: 3:30p.m.-5:30p.m.
Community volunteers tutor elementary school students and their parent(s) one-on-one in:
Japanese and other school subjects
Everyday Japanese (ex: reading letters from school)
Every Saturday: 1:00p.m. -3:00p.m