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Aoi Hall Standard Classrooms

Standard Class
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Unlike the Yamasa II building, Aoi Hall has 2 different types of classroom. The Standard Class rooms are used for teaching group classes of up to 15 students, whereas the Seminar Class rooms are used for teaching classes of 1 to 6 students.

All of the standard classrooms have excellent lighting, air-conditioning and large amounts of space per student. Each classroom is about 7% larger than the required space for 20 students stipulated as the maximum class size by the accreditation body. However at Yamasa the maximum class size is just 15 students for standard format classes, so there is a greater amount of space per student than for almost any extension program on offer in Japan.

Standard Class
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At Yamasa we simply believe that 20 students is far too many for quality language study. This is particularly the case for our extension programs which are predominantly based on language acquisition and conversational skills.

Each classroom has wide desks that are arranged in a U shape configuration so as to maximize student/faculty interaction. The reason we do this instead of the usual Japanese practice of having students sit in rows is because it works - rote learning has no place at Yamasa.

Put simply, You can't learn the Japanese language unless you speak it. With teaching teams of 4-5 faculty per class, the classroom configuration becomes an important part of the learning process.

Standard Class
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All of the classrooms have 100 volt power access (standard voltage for Japan) and the teaching technologies are shared amongst the rooms. All of the classrooms have jacks  connecting to Yamasa's 100 Mbit Local Area Network for internet access. This does provide a significant advantage for students who wish to use customized online resources and internet based training aids during or after classes. The online infrastructure is better than most Japanese universities and is well ahead of any other language program provider in Japan. Free wireless network is also available.

There are 6 standard classrooms in total. All are on the second floor and are accessed by either the stairs from the courtyard or the internal staircase from the Main Hall and Central Entrance. At this stage there is no elevator access to the classrooms, so students with wheelchairs will usually take their classes in the Yamasa II building or in the Distance Learning Theater on the ground floor. There are toilets on the ground floor and next to the courtyard outside. A toilet for wheelchair users has been installed so that all students can use both the main hall and the distance learning theater.

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