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The Japanese school in Tokyo school normally has student from 20 countries and its aims are to broaden student’s cultural knowledge and understanding of Japanese language and culture, society and customs through communicative Japanese language lessons and extra activities outside the classroom. The school was founded in 1984 as a conversational Japanese language school for students from English speaking countries. The school has retained its founding principles as a communicative school but importantly lessons still retain a structure aimed at English speaking students, rather than Korean, Chinese and any other Asian language.
The school is a member of the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education, the Network of Japanese Language Schools, the Japanese Business association and it is an authorized visa proxy institute licensed by the Ministry of Justice and Immigration. It also offers Japanese language teacher training courses and has published 5 Japanese language learning books.
Lessons are designed to provide students with useable language skills in order to be able to communicate effectively in Japanese society. You will be able to express yourself in a growing number of situations as your course progresses. The curriculum is designed to educate students to be able to communicate in everyday Japanese society but also contains elements of business Japanese and Japanese for university enrollment (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
The school is located in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo, just 5 minutes from the famous train station, the central hub of Tokyo.
As with all language schools in Japan, there are specific start dates for beginner courses and long term courses.
Courses for beginner learners of Japanese, those who have not studied Japanese before, begin in January, April, July and October.
Students who have previously studied Japanese and whose language level is up to JLPT level 4 can begin a course on any Monday (except during mid term break and school holidays).
Students who wish to enroll for 6 month or more must begin their course in January, April, July or August regardless of their Japanese language ability.
January 11th – March 25th
April 5th – June 23rd
July 4th – September 22nd
October 5th – December 20th
School holidays are April 29th to May 11th and August 13th to August 21st.
The school offers Japanese language lessons at 11 different levels, from beginner to advanced. As your course progresses your ability will improve and you will move up a level. By the end of your course and depending on how long you study, you could rise to an advanced level of Japanese.
Classes are held in the morning and afternoon and depending on which group or level you are, you may have lessons in either the morning or afternoon. However, beginner classes are generally held in the morning for the April and October course and in the afternoon for the January and July course.
Each day consists of 4 hours at the school (3.5 hrs lessons, 30 mins breaks), Monday to Friday.
9:30am – 11:00am (break) 11:20 am – 12:30pm (break) 12:40pm – 1:30pm.
1:40pm – 3:10pm (break) 3:30pm -4:40pm (break) 4:50pm – 5:40pm.
|1st class||Advanced conversation||Advanced conversation||Reading/ Newspaper/ magazine||TV news||Business etiquette|
|2nd class||Japanese affairs||Role playing||Discussion||Drama||Business conversation|
|3rd class||Listening/Kanji||Writing/Kanji||Vocabulary/ Expression/ Kanji||Listening/ Kanji||Business writing|
|1st class||Intermediate conversation||Intermediate conversation||Intermediate conversation||Intermediate conversation||Role playing|
|2nd class||Newspaper/ Reading||VTR/News||Grammatical Expressions||Drama||VTR/Drama|
|3rd class||Newspaper/ Discussion||Kanji/ Vocabulary||Kanji/ Vocabulary||Kanji/ Listening||VTR/Drama|
Note: Role playing, drama, discussion, and news content are replaced with preparatory exercises in the university preparation course.
- Gogaku Ryuugakusei No Tameno Nihongo I, II
An Introduction to Advanced Spoken Japanese
- An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese
- Aspects of Japanese Society
- Nihongo Joukyuuwasya Heno Michi
- 500/ donna Toki Dou Tsukau Nihongo Hyogen Bunkei 500
Japanese for Business
- Nihonkigyo Heno Syuusyoku – Business conversation training
- Talking Business in Japanese
- Japanese for business
- Syodan No Tameno Nihongo
Supplementary materials for all levels
- Asahi Shinbun, Nihon Keizai Shinbun, other newspapers and magazines
- TV Drama, Film (VTR)
- Novels. Essays, MANGA
Intensive Course with Study Visa (6 months +)
|Length of study||Visa Selection Fee||Registration Fee||Tuition||Student Insurance||Fee for facility and activities||Total|
Consumption tax (5%) included
No instalment system. You must pay every 6 months in advance.
Visa selection Fee is non-refundable.
Textbooks, materials are not included. Please pay at school reception on the first day of the course. (¥2,000 - 9,000/term)
Intensive Course no Visa (6 months or less)
|Registration Fee||Tuition Fees||Total|
Consumption tax (5%) included
Fees are non-refundable.
Textbooks, materials are not included. Please pay at school reception on the first day of the course. (¥2,000 - 9,000/term).
For accommodation during your time in Tokyo, we have been using the Sakura House agency for a number of years. Please visit www.sakura-house.com for accommodation options and prices.
Generally, accommodation costs range from 40,000 to 80,000 Yen per month, depending on your needs. The Kagurazaka guest house is the nearest accommodation to the school, and many students live in Sendagaya which is also quite near. The school is located 5 minutes walk from the Iidabashi Train Station
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