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Fukuoka is located in the south-west of Japan. Its moderate climate, beautiful scenery and great location have made it popular to learn Japanese in Japan. In 1997, 1999 and again in 2000, Fukuoka was ranked the best city in Asia by Asia week magazine. In addition, in 2006, it was chosen by Newsweek as one of the world's top 10 boomtowns!
Fukuoka City is the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture, and has a population of approximately 1.3 million people. It is situated on the Sea of Japan (or the East Sea), and is well protected from the stronger elements of Japanese weather - earthquakes and typhoons are rare, summers are warm, and the people are friendly.
Fukuoka's renowned cuisine (the city has more restaurants per person than anywhere else in Japan) and warm-hearted people will make your stay here a pleasure. Foreigners are still not too common a sight in Fukuoka, so you will be sure to enjoy plenty of attention, and people are always happy to help you, even if your grasp of the language is not perfect. In addition, Fukuoka is bursting with culture: its many art galleries, museums, and theaters will give you your fill of the Japanese arts, while the nightlife is the best on the island.
Fukuoka is also unparalleled in convenience - the international airport is a mere 10 minutes from the center of the city by subway, and from there it is only another 10 minutes by bus or bicycle to the nearest beach. Japan's famous shinkansen (bullet trains) will take you to any city in Japan in short order, or you can fly to Tokyo in an hour and a half.
“Our mission is to provide the highest quality Japanese language courses in combination with internships, activities and homestay that will help students gain a greater knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Japan and its culture.”
The school is located in Fukuoka City and has been teaching Japanese to foreigners since 1999. A small cozy school with just 6 spacious, air conditioned classrooms, your Japanese language learning experience is maximized with classes of 3 to 7 students per class.
Experienced, qualified and personable teachers deliver diverse and interesting lessons where you will take an active role in class through a variety of language activation activities such as role plays, demonstrations, presentations and discussions.
The school hosts students mainly from Europe, the USA, and Australia, and most of the school support staff speak English. In addition to the 6 classrooms, the school has an internet corner with free internet, WiFi, and a self study area.
Other benefits of studying here are that the school can introduce students to Japanese companies for fulfilling and rewarding work experience.
Courses are designed based on the principle that the Japanese language, culture and customs are inseparable in order to learn Japanese successfully. The course syllabus is designed to embrace these cornerstones of learning about Japan and the Japanese language.
To achieve these aims, the curriculum includes Japanese language lessons, internships, cultural activities and accommodation.
- Qualified native Japanese teachers.
- Professional academic standards with the use of standardized testing and text books
- Small-sized groups with individualized attention
- Rewarding activities, free tutorials, internships, events and cultural experiences
- Free language exchange program that puts you in contact with Japanese people who study English and German.
- An environment which encourages communication in the Japanese language - a big lobby, self-study rooms, internet corner, coffee corner etc.
- A friendly, supportive, atmosphere based on accomplishment and achieving goals.
A communicative approach to language teaching is employed and 90% of lessons will be delivered in the Japanese language. The focus is to develop student’s communication skills and based on this particular focus is given to speaking and listening.
Dialogue between the teacher and students forms 70% of class. This helps students achieve communication skills with a qualified, native Japanese teacher. During the remainder of class, students practice free speaking between themselves while being monitored by the teacher.
At an elementary level explanations and clarifications can be given in a foreign language (usually English) and the text books used at this level also include explanations, translations and grammatical notes in foreign languages.
Outside of class, activities are arranged where you will have the opportunity to practice Japanese in real life exchanges.
These courses can be taken from 2 to8 weeks of 20 or 30 lessons per week in groups of between 2 – 7 students. Classes are for beginner to advanced students. Teaching materials include Minna no Nihongo I, Minna no Nihongo II, Minna No Nihongo Chukyu 1, Chukyu kara manabu . This course includes Free Tutorials, Teaching Materials, Welcome party, Sayonara-Party. The course begins the 1st Monday of every month
These courses can be taken from 2 months to 2.5 years at 20 lessons per week in groups of between 2 – 7 students in the standard course and 10 – 20 students in the pre college course. This course begins the 1st Monday of every month and is for beginner to advanced students. Teaching materials include Minna no Nihongo I, Minna no Nihongo II, Minna No Nihongo Chukyu 1, Chukyu kara manabu . This course includes Free Tutorials, Teaching Materials, Welcome party, Sayonara-Party.
|20 lessons p/w||30 lessons p/w||Pre College Course|
Very comfortable apartments located between 5 and 20 minutes from the school. The apartments have a living room, equipped kitchen (refrigerator, oven, hob, coffee machine, toaster, and cutlery. There is also a washing machine and an iron. Each bedroom has a wardrobe, bed, and nightstand. Bedding is provided but you need your own towels. The bathroom either has a bath or a shower.
The apartments are located in the center of Fukuoka close to entertainment facilities such as bars, clubs and restaurants. Convenience stores and the beach are also within walking distance.
Apartments are a home from home and the perfect place to relax after school or work.
|First week||25,000 Yen||Refundable security deposit 10,000 Yen|
|Additional week||12,600 Yen|
|Additional night||1,800 Yen|
This is a good option if you would like to live with Japanese and international students. A dorm in Japan is similar to a student residence. All rooms are private, single rooms with W-Lan internet. The dorm has a large kitchen and dining area, and a large lounge for sociaIsing and celebrations. Each floor has a washing machine and a dryer.
The dorm has been accepting students for 35 years and all meals are cooked by the landlady, who also lives on site. There is a party every month where new and past students can meet each other. The dorm is located 20 minutes to the school by public transport.
|Costs (Breakfast included)|
|Handling fee||4,500 Yen||Additional dinner
(+300 Yen after consulting the landlady)
|Per week||10,500 Yen|
|Additional night||1,500 Yen|
Living with a host family is an ideal way to use and practice Japanese every day. It is also ideal to become familiar with everyday life in Japan, and to become familiar with Japanese customs and etiquette. It is also great for getting to know Japanese people and to enjoy home cooked Japanese food. Home stays are ideal for beginner to advanced learners of Japanese.
Our home stay hosts have been proving accommodation to students for many years. All families are friendly and hospitable. Hosts are located near to the city center and the school and not more than 45 minutes to the school by public transport, but some hosts are within walking distance.
You will have a private, furnished bedroom. Bedding and towels are provided. Kitchen use is possible on approval of the host family.
|Costs (Breakfast included)|
|Handling fee||7,500 Yen||additional dinner
(+700 Yen after consulting the host family)
|Per week||17,500 Yen|
|Additional night||2,500 Yen|
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