Japanese Language Program
*COSMO=Cosmo Energy Exploration & Production Co., Ltd.
*ADOC=Abu Dhabi Oil Co., Ltd.
In 2005, HH Lieutenant General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, requested Mr. Keiichiro Okabe, then chairman of the Cosmo Oil Co. Ltd (COSMO), to carry out Japanese language education for local schools in Abu Dhabi in order to further build friendship and partnership with Japan. Acting on the request of the Crown Prince, the Cosmo Oil Group sent off two Japanese language teachers to a local primary school in Abu Dhabi and conducted Japanese language education program over the period of three years from 2007 to 2009. The Cosmo Oil Group then asked the Ritsumeikan Academy, which had been collaborating since the establishment of the Asia Pacific University (APU), to act as an Educational Advisor in implementing Japanese Language Program at a higher education level in April 2010. To expand the educational cooperation with UAE to a higher education level, the Ritsumeikan Trust signed the cooperation agreement with Cosmo Oil Company Limited and “Agreement for Japanese Language Cooperation Program” on March 11, 2011.
Subsequently, the memorandum of “Cosmo-ADOC-Ritsumeikan Japanese Language Program” was signed among Cosmo Oil Company, Abu Dhabi Oil Company, Applied Technology High School and the Ritsumeikan Trust on May 22, 2011 and the program has started as an extracurricular subject since September 2011.
As of October 1, 2015, Japanese Language Teaching Program, was succeeded to by, Cosmo Energy Exploration & Production Co., Ltd.
- Ceremonial photograph
With the aim to "create an academic institution open to international society" addressed under the Ritsumeikan Charter, Ritsumeikan has been conducting a variety of projects for human resource development to strengthen the relationship with Middle Eastern countries in cooperation with other countries and industry. The details of our projects are as follows (the programs have been carried out with the support from COSMO and ADOC):
<The Japanese Language Education Program conducted in ATHS is coordinated by the Ritsumeikan Trust>
Advice on recruitment of Japanese language teachers sent to UAE
Coaching the Japanese language teachers
Curriculum development, design, and supervision
Designing and preparation of class materials
Advice on class management etc...
※ Maximum number of students for enrolment：Total 40 (male 20, female 20 at the beginning of G10)
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