Welcome to the Language Commons at Daigyoji Campus!

Hello everyone! We are delighted to welcome you to the Language Commons (LC)! We hope that you will make use of the facilities we have here and take advantage of the opportunities to make new friends and learn from both your peers and teachers! We strongly believe that the LC is a place that belongs to everyone at Hakuoh, and we hope that some of you will work with us to make it as good as it possibly can be. We want to build a community where everyone can come and learn together in a fun and relaxing environment.

The Language Commons is aimed at providing a safe and supportive community outside of the classroom where students can learn to take control of their own development as language learners and teachers. We wish to provide learners with opportunities to utilize both physical and social resources so that they may develop independently and interdependently as self-directed learners throughout their entire lives. Furthermore, in line with a holistic educational perspective, we aim to foster mental and emotional wellbeing by facilitating a sense of belonging and mutual support among Hakuoh students.

The mission of the Language Commons

Meet Elsie!

From 2021, we have a new addition to the Language Commons – our own mascot, Elsie (pronounced elsiː)! Elsie was created by David Baldridge, an American artist living in Gunma. Elsie loves learning and making friends, so please come and join us at the LC!


The making of Elsie

Come and check out regular updates at our Facebook page!

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

June Schedule. Here we go again!