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1. How do I choose a school/course?
It is recommended to start with the main objective.
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. Classes are held Monday to Friday, approximately 4 lessons a day, including breaks. Please inquire for different options of schools. As each school has different features, you can choose the one that suits your individual needs.
The schools will give you all the support you need to achieve your future goals; whether it be getting into university in Japan, vocational college, graduate school, passing the JLPT or getting a full-time job. They even give great career and individual academic advice, so it is okay if you are not sure yet.
After achieving the recommended level; you can even find work in your home country or anywhere around the world using Japanese.
All the intensive courses listed are accredited by the government to give student visas.
On a student visa, you can work part-time up to 28 hours a week, to help offset your living expenses.
->(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 vocational 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. Students can study at this level in intensive courses also.
-> Want to Mainly Improve your Japanese conversation skills?
There are many courses that focus on this, please inquire for different options.
If you like manga as well, check out the speaking+manga course!
To learn practical Japanese on weekdays and then do cultural activities on Saturdays, Study & culture courses are also highly recommended by past students.
For learning Conversation, plus fun activities 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) Send an inquiry
2) Get recommended courses that suit your needs!
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 walk you through.
Note: You many not require a student visa. Please inquire first. If you do require one, see the full process for student visas below.
+ Are Flights Included?
Since our courses are flexible, and students usually like to book their own flights, 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.