Haenicke Institute
for Global Education

1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, Michigan
49008-5245 USA
Phone (269) 387-5890
(269) 387-0630

Email the Haenicke Institute

2425 Ellsworth Hall
WMU Mail Stop 5245

Wanted: English - Japanese Language partners

Wanted: English-Japanese language partners

Participating in the Soga Japan Center's English-Japanese Language Partner program offers an opportunity to practice Japanese/English conversation skills outside of the classroom.


  • Language Partners must meet on a regular basis; at least once or twice a week for one hour of conversation at a public place.
  • Partners are expected to speak in both English and Japanese at each meeting.
  • Any concerns about participating once partnerships are formed should be reported to the Soga Japan Center. Concerns could include a partner who regularly misses appointments or who does not respond to emails or phone calls. Participants are not obligated to continue this program if it is not possible to resolve concerns and/or to match up participants with new partners.

Interested? Please complete this application (fillable pdf) and email it to Michiko Yoshimoto, outreach coordinator in WMU’s Soga Japan Center: michiko.yoshimoto@wmich.edu. If you cannot open the fillable PDF, please try to install the latest version of Adobe Reader , or send the following information by E-mail: First name, Last name, Age, Native Language, Major, Minor, Telephone Number, Email Address, Gender, Partner Gender Preference, Hobby, Special Requests.


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