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1. How do I choose a school/course?
We recommend starting with your main reason/purpose.
Please click on the underlined words once you find something you like.
Is it to...
-> Study towards further education/getting a job?
Then it is best to do an Intensive Course.
The schools will give you all the support you need to achieve your future goals; whether it be getting into university, vocational college, grad school, passing the JLPT or getting a full-time job.
All the intensive courses listed are accredited by the government to give student visas.
On a student visa, you can work part-time to help cover your living expenses (food + transport).
(Click to choose an Intensive Course).
After achieving JLPT N2; you can even find work in your home country or anywhere around the world using Japanese.
->(What is the JLPT?)
The JLPT stands for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
It is a standardised test recognised internationally; testing reading, writing and listening skills (there is no speaking section).
At least JLPT N2 (the second highest level) is recommended to get a full-time job using Japanese, or enrolling in colleges/university, as it is considered business-level Japanese.
JLPT N1 (the highest level) is more academic Japanese, and is more than what an average Japanese person would know! It is a great long-term goal to have.
For the JLPT for beginner levels and above, please see the general intensive course.
If you want to do more intensive study towards passing the JLPT N2 or N1, see the JLPT class.
-> Want to Mainly Improve your Japanese conversation skills?
See the Practical Japanese Course.
If you like manga as well, check out the speaking+manga course!
To learn practical Japanese on weekdays and then do cultural activities on the weekends, Study & culture courses (pop culture, traditional culture etc.) are also highly recommended by past students.
For fun activities and travelling for a few weeks, then a Holiday Course is recommended.
Feel free to send us an inquiry and we can help you decide.
+ age requirement?
People of all ages choose to study at language schools in Japan.
The minimum age depends on the course. It is always either 14, 15, 16 or 18+. Please see the respective course page to check. If you or your child are a bit too young; you can still apply now to save your spot for next year.
Most people are in their 20s.
There are certain courses designated only for teens, with extra support.
There is no age limit; whether you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60+; it is never too late to learn new things.
+ What about accommodation?
We help you decide on accommodation, too! Please decide on a course before accommodation, since it changes depending on the location.
2. Application Process
+ What is the application process?
It is simple; just don't get overwhelmed and take it one step at a time.
1) Apply through our website once you find a course that you like. (Or inquire).
2) Complete the application forms that will be sent to you.
3) The rest depends on the type of course and whether you will need a visa or not. Please choose a course and we will assist you from there.
If a student visa is required, please note that 6 months before your desired course start date is usually required, so please start applying as soon as possible. Inquire and we can advise on the right course.
+ Are Flights Included?
Students usually like to book their own flights, hence they are not included.
It is best to book once the course is confirmed.
Please inquire about booking flights, due to certain school and visa rules. We can also provide guidance on how to book if needed.
4. Further Information
If you would like to live in or visit Japan, learning the language and the culture is a great first step.
We can help find & apply to the best Japanese language course that suits you.