It has been two years since I first came to Japan. I graduated from the YMCA Japanese Language School this March and am studying social welfare at university. With the YMCA teachers’ help, I was able to focus on studying Japanese without worry, even though it was my first stay in Japan. As the YMCA class sizes are small, students have many opportunities to speak in class, and we always feel very close to our teachers. They are relatively strict at times, yet they teach us patiently and thoroughly. Also, the YMCA offers its students instructions and practice for having interviews for university entrance exam as well as teaching how to write application essays in addition to regular lessons. If ever there is a problem, students can always consult with their homeroom teachers. When I had a worry about my future (career) course, it was very helpful to receive advice from close teachers. Furthermore, the YMCA has a volunteer conversation service. I was able to improve my Japanese through this service by weekly conversations with volunteers. My dream is to make nursing homes in China. I’m doing all I can to make this dream come true. You can start studying at the YMCA Language School to make your dreams come true soon, too!