5 Ways to End Summer Break Productive

Summer is an essential season in temperate climates. Beach vacations. Pool time. Long days, short nights, sunshine, and school holidays. Summer break is the ideal time for college students to participate in interesting activities that they may not have time to undertake during the school year. How is your summer break going? In Japan, the summer break started by the end of July and ends by the end of September.

Summer is almost ending in Japan! But don’t be too sad that the break is almost ending. To perfectly sum up your summer break, why not plan carefully to make your summer break extra productive? Due to the pandemic and the state of emergency, most students in Japan spend their break at home, including me. I would like to introduce 5 ways to make your summer break extra productive.

1. Learn a new skill that you can add to your CV/ Resume.

  • Beyond your major, broaden your skill set. Look for courses that are applicable to the sector or industry you wish to work in.
  • For foreign students living in Japan, having extra time to study JLPT during the summer break is perfect chance to pass your desired level of JLPT.
  • Also, if you are preparing for job hunting in Japan, being able to speak business Japanese is also another skill you must have for job hunting.

2. Learn another language.

  • Learning a new language will always count as a meaning addition to your resume and eventually help you in your future career.
  • Learning a new language is not only just fun but also give you much more opportunities in your future professional life.
  • What language to learn and master depends on your preference but if you are a foreigner living in Japan, the summer break is the perfect time for you to master Japanese.

3. Get an internship.

  • Put what you’ve learnt in the classroom into practice. A summer internship is a perfect way to learn more about a business or industry while also gaining actual work experience to add to your résumé.
  • Getting an internship is a great method to make important connections and figure out if a career is suited for you.

4. Job Shadows

  • Job shadowing allows you to follow an expert in your field to gain a deeper grasp of not only the wide view of that career but also the day-to-day activities.
  • A job shadow can continue for the entire summer or just one day. Sometimes you’ll have to settle for an interview, which gives you the opportunity to ask someone in your desired area questions about their work.
  • It will give you an opportunity to question someone in your desired field about their education, career history, and present job duties.

5. Have Online Gathering with Your Friends

  • If you have been too busy during the semester and could not visit them due to the pandemic and the state of emergency, why not have online gathering through Zoom or Google Meets? Or whatever you are comfortable with!
  • Catching up with your old friends will help you relieve stress and have fun even while staying at home.

I recommended five different ways to make your summer break productive. Why not make it happen more easily by taking lessons at Coto Academy? Learning a new language to passing JLPT is all possible at Coto Academy. We offer different courses depending on your desired learning goals and your current level.

For Beginners:

Part-time Japanese Lessons: Available both at Tokyo and Yokohama

  • Practical Japanese for Beginners
  • Active Basic Japanese Grammar A&B

Private Japanese Lessons: Both Offline and Online

  • Our flexible private lessons are matched to our students’ Japanese study experience, comprehension, and needs.

Online Group Japanese Lessons:

  • Practical Japanese for Beginners
  • Lite Intensive (Beginner 1)
  • Active Basic Grammar A&B
  • Lite Intensive (Beginner 3)

For Business Japanese:

Part-time Japanese Lessons:

  • Business Japanese Lesson: Learn the etiquette and vernacular of doing business in Japan. You will learn basic formal expressions (basic Keigo), setting-specific expressions on business situation in Japan; Available both at Tokyo and Yokohama
  • Keigo Training: This course is designed to hone in your Keigo Japanese to improve your Japanese language in a professional setting.; Available at Yokohama

Private Japanese Lessons: Both Offline and Online

  • Our flexible private lessons are matched to our students’ Japanese study experience, comprehension, and needs.

Online Group Japanese Lessons:

  • Business Lite Intensive (Upper Intermediate / N3-N2)
  • Business Japanese (Upper Intermediate / N3-N2)

For JLPT:

Part-time Japanese Lessons:

  • JLPT Level: N3: The ability to understand Japanese used in many common everyday situations.

Private Japanese Lessons: Both Offline and Online

  • Our flexible private lessons are matched to our students’ Japanese study experience, comprehension, and needs.

JLPT Prep Courses:

  • JLPT Prep N3
  • JLPT Prep N2
  • JLPT Prep N1

Online JLPT Prep Video Lectures:

  • JLPT Prep N4
  • JLPT Prep N3
  • JLPT Prep N2
  • JLPT Prep N1

Online Group Japanese Lessons:

  • JLPT N2 Grammar (Advanced / N2)
  • JLPT N2 Reading (Advanced / N2)

These are the courses offered at Coto Academy! Depending on your desired goals, choose what course to take. You have about 3-4 weeks until the end of your summer break. Let’s try to spend the break extra productive with Coto!

Start taking Japanese Lessons at Coto Academy and End your Summer Extra Productive!