Intensive Courses

Below are popular examples.

Please send an inquiry> to get free help on choosing the right course and applying.


1) Focused Academic Courses

Study overall Japanese (a well-balanced curriculum of reading, writing, speaking and listening), plus elective classes giving full support to study towards your goals. 

 
 

Do not worry, there is no need to choose your elective until much later.
The schools offer great career and academic guidance.
Start with the Academic Beginner's Course (study a well-balanced curriculum of reading, speaking, writing and listening).
Once you reach intermediate level, you can choose an elective (see options above) and even change mid-term.

Simply choose a location:

Want to apply to the Academic Beginner's Course? Start applying and get information about accommodation, visas etc. before spaces become full.

You pay the same price whether you use us or not; directly to the school.

 


2) General Academic Course

The same as above, without specific elective classes. Still great job-finding support and academic/career advice, with periodic cultural activities organised throughout the term.

Improve your overall Japanese & get high scores on tests such as the JLPT (all levels).


3) Practical Japanese Course

More focus on improving speaking; for those who wish to improve conversing in Japanese, rather than academics. Includes grammar and optional kanji+test skill lessons. Many optional cultural activities organised.

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^^^ Please pick an option out of 1), 2) and 3) above ^^^


Tokyo - General Academic Intensive Course


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Recommended For:

  • Getting a well-balanced education in Japanese.
  • Studying towards the JLPT.
  • People serious about studying Japanese.

What is the JLPT?

(The JLPT; or the Japanese Language Proficiency Test is the most widely accepted test, and tests mainly vocabulary/grammar, reading and listening.
At least JLPT N2 (the second highest) level or equivalent is recommended to get a full-time job or enter university in Japan.
Or even get a job using Japanese living overseas; there are Japanese companies all over the world!)


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Highlights:

  • Learn the 4 skills: Speaking, writing, listening and reading in a well-balanced manner.

Distinctive Features:

  • Wide range of nationalities. Make many new friends and learn about cultures from around the world.

Intensity Level:

  • Medium/Medium-High
  • Classes are intensive; however you will still get a chance to enjoy Japan!

School Features:

  • Free Wifi, computer stations, Japanese, Korean and English-speaking staff, effective and informative counselling sessions and opportunities to make Japanese friends. A tea room in the school.

Address:

2-7-10, Misakicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0061


Admission Criteria

  • Be over 16 years of age
  • Know at least JLPT N5 level or equivalent (please see the beginner course from the same school if you are not there yet).

Schedule:

13:30~17:00

Monday-Friday

20 lessons/week.



Fees:

(Total fees include admission, tuition, material and facility fees).


Starting Dates:

  • For short-term courses: You may start every week (beginners the start of every month).
     
  • For 6 months+ course: Regular starting terms are January, April, July, October.
    • You must apply 6 months before for student visas.

Want to join this course?

Great! Let's get you started:

 
 
 


Academic Beginner Course

Recommended for those serious about studying Japanese, and want to keep their options open.

You can study overall Japanese in core classes for about half a year,
then choose a pathway via elective classes below later on.

Elective classes (choose from pictures below) are available for those at intermediate level (JLPT N3 or equivalent) or above.

You do not need to decide your pathway now; helpful academic and career advice is given.

Highlights: Study overall Japanese in a well-balanced manner; speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Choose From:

 
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If you would like to study towards: University, college, graduate school in Japan, or study towards getting a full-time job/pass Japanese Language Proficiency Tests (JLPT), There are specific elective classes available.

 
 

Don't worry, you do not need to choose your elective until later.
The schools offer great career and academic guidance.
Start with the Academic Beginner's Course (study a well-balanced curriculum of reading, speaking, writing and listening).
Once you reach intermediate level, you can choose an elective and even change mid-term, so your options are not limited.

Simply select a location: 

 
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For other options or course recommendations, please send an inquiry.


 
 

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Japanese University Pathway

There are 2 different streams in the university pathway:

1) Tokyo - Top University in Japan Pathway

Recommended For:

Those serious about studying Japanese, and want to strive towards going to a well-regarded university in Japan.

Highlights:

  • The Japanese people highly value famous universities.
    The name of your university counts when job-hunting.
  • Pursue your academic goals towards a top Japanese university.
  • Study surrounded by motivated people with similar goals.
  • Flexible curriculum adjustable to your specific needs.
  • Develop Japanese skills quickly.
  • Academic Career Guidance:
    • Get all the necessary information about universities in Japan.
    • Get individual career counselling on a regular basis.
    • Based on your individual career needs; mock tests, interview practice and guidance on writing the purpose of studying when applying for universities will be provided.

Intensity:

High

Admission Criteria:

  • Minimum age is 16.
  • Have graduated from high school and be 18 years old or older when you graduate from the language school.
  • Note: Students must have completed 12 years of elementary and secondary education before applying to university. You may do 1 or 2 years of this university preparatory course to qualify.
  • You must also have motivation to study and have financial support for the duration of your stay.

Past Results:

The average from students after going to the language school is 63 points over the national average, in June 2017.

Fees:

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(Total fees include admission, tuition, material and facility fees. You pay the same price direct to the school.)


2) Tokyo / Kyoto / Nagano - University in Japan Pathway

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Highlights:

  • Learn at your level, with beginner, intermediate and advanced classes.
    • This school accepts total beginner students.
    • Core classes of reading, writing, speaking & listening.
    • Intermediate and advanced levels involve core classes above, along with elective classes for the EJU (Examination for Japanese University for International Students, a), or the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) for 4 hours per week.
      • In the EJU elective classes, students will study listening and reading comprehension. They will also prepare essays. Students will learn from past exams and how to find the answers to score high in the EJU.

        The average score of their students is over 50 points higher than the national level.
  • Students will also learn through field works, speech practices and research presentations based on their Japanese level.
  • Academic Career Guidance

    • Thorough career counselling
    • Orientation sessions
    • University briefing sessions on campuses
    • Advice on how to proceed with the application
    • Students will be advised on how to take the interview
      • Many universities accept students with the school's recommendations. If the students meet the criteria, they can apply for the university with the recommendations and they will have a chance of getting special scholarships.

Intensity Level:

Medium-High

Features

  • Free Wi-fi, student lounge, computer stations, English-speaking staff available and part-time job finding support. 
  • All classes are conducted in Japanese. This direct teaching method allows you to start thinking in Japanese, meaning you will learn at a much faster pace. The teachers will bring cards with drawings, so even if you are a beginner, you will have no problem understanding what they are saying.
  • Scholarships available to those on a student visa with excellent grades and attendance, who are studying for over one year.

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum age is 16
  • Have graduated from high school and be 18 years old or older when you graduate from the language school.
  • Note: Students must have completed 12 years of elementary and secondary education before going to university. You may do 1 or 2 years of this university preparatory course to qualify.
  • You must also have good work ethic and have financial support during your studies.

Locations

Choose between Tokyo, Nagano* and Kyoto.

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*For Nagano campus, you must be 18 years old when you enrol and with at least 12 years of educational background or equivalent.

Fees

(Total fees include admission, tuition, material and facility fees. You pay the same price direct to the school.)

 

Tokyo - Graduate School Pathway

  • This school accepts total beginner students.
  • Core classes of reading, writing, speaking & listening.
  • Intermediate and advanced levels involve core classes, plus this graduate school pathway elective class if you choose. You can change your elective class mid-term so you are not limited in options.

Highlights:

  • Whether you are familiar with the process or not, the school will cater to you. Support is given from the basics of choosing the right school and what to write in your essay, to how to write your research proposal and practicing for your interview.
  • Depending on how you are in the preparation for your entrance examination, a little review of the JLPT may be given.
  • Academic Career Guidance

    • The language school will teach you how to find a graduate school where you can research on the subject of your choice and under what professor you will likely be placed.
    • They will also coach you on how to communicate with the professor as well as teach you how to approach your research topic and how to pitch yourself to the professors.
    • If you prefer personal interview coaching, they can also provide it.

Special Preparation

If you would like to have a tutor that specializes in your subject, they can arrange for one.

You and your tutor will think together about the content of your research. You will work together on your research proposal and prepare so that you can go to the postgraduate school of your choice.

In this class, they will give full support to you until you finish writing your research proposal. (Extra charge will apply. Some special subjects might not be available. Please ask in advance.)

Intensity Level:

Medium-High; focus on studies but still enjoy Japan.

Features

  • Free Wi-fi, student lounge, computer stations, English-speaking staff available and part-time job finding support. 
  • All classes are conducted in Japanese. This 'direct' teaching method allows you to start thinking in Japanese, meaning you will learn at a much faster pace. The teachers will bring cards with drawings, so even if you are a beginner, you will have no problem understanding what they are saying.
  • Scholarships available to those on a student visa with excellent grades and attendance, who are studying for over one year. (Maximum study duration is 2 years on a student visa. You most likely need a student visa if you would like to study for over 3 months. Please contact us and we will walk you through the process).

Admission Criteria

Students who are eligible to apply for graduate schools in Japan.

  • You need to have completed a prescribed course at an institute of higher education outside of Japan
  • Have completed 16 years of education
  • Those who are recognized as having academic ability equal to or above that of a college graduate and are at least 22 years in age also qualify.

You must also have motivation to study and have financial support for the duration of your stay.

Location:

Tokyo

Fees

(Total fees include admission, tuition, material and facility fees. You pay the same price direct to the school.)

 

Tokyo / Kyoto / Nagano -
Vocational/Technical College Pathway Class

In just 2 years (for complete beginners, beginners) at a Japanese language school, you can get into a Japanese Technical College. 

There you can learn a profession; ranging from nursing, manga, hospitality, tourism, music and much more.

Highlights:

  • Accepts total beginner students.
  • Core classes of reading, writing, speaking & listening Japanese.
  • Intermediate and advanced levels involve core classes, plus elective classes such as this one. You can change your elective class mid-term so you are not limited in options.
  • For those classes with lots of students that do not use Kanji characters, there will be a lot more time spent learning kanji so they will not have problems once they go to college.
  • Also, in order to deepen the understanding of the Japanese culture, different types of activities are scheduled from time to time.
  • Colleges trial classes are scheduled for students about 3 to 4 times a year. The students will have the opportunity to attend to different classes and take a look at the schools before they apply to them. This will help them decide to which school they would want to apply.

Academic Career Guidance

  • An advancement support and counselling schedule is set up for you, starting from the first day of classes until graduation from the language school.
    • Orientation sessions inside classes
    • Personal counselling sessions
      • During this time, students are given academic and career advancement advise and a check of their application forms for colleges.
    • Field related in-school briefing sessions.
  • There are also schools that admit students based on recommendations by designated schools. If the applicant qualifies for it, they might receive special privileges such as discounts on their tuition.

Special Preparation

  • Guidance in writing the personal history form and purpose of study, and interview practice will be provided.

Intensity Level:

Medium-High

Recommended For:

Those serious about studying Japanese. Classes are fast-paced; however you will still get a chance to enjoy Japan! You will get a well-rounded education, plus elective classes to focus on your specific needs for upper-levels.

Features

  • Free Wi-fi, student lounge, computer stations, English-speaking staff available and part-time job finding support. 
  • All classes are conducted in Japanese. This 'direct' teaching method allows you to start thinking in Japanese, meaning you will learn at a much faster pace. The teachers will bring cards with drawings, so even if you are a beginner, you will have no problem understanding what they are saying.
  • Scholarships available to those on a student visa with excellent grades and attendance, who are studying for over one year. (Maximum study duration is 2 years on a student visa. You most likely need a student visa if you would like to study for over 3 months. Contact us and we will walk you through the process).

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum age is 16
  • Have graduated from high school and be 18 years old or older when you graduate from the language school.
  • Note: Students must have completed 12 years of elementary and secondary education before applying to university. You may do 1 or 2 years of this preparatory course to qualify.
  • You must also have motivation to study and have financial support for the duration of your stay.

Locations

Choose between Tokyo, Nagano and Kyoto.

 

*For Nagano campus, you must be 18 years old when you enrol and with at least 12 years of educational background or equivalent.

Fees

(Total fees include admission, tuition, material and facility fees. You pay the same price direct to the school.)

 
 
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Tokyo / Nagano - Job Finding Class

  • This school accepts total beginner students.
  • Core classes of reading, writing, speaking & listening.
  • Intermediate and advanced levels involve core classes, plus this graduate school pathway elective class if you choose. You can change your elective class mid-term so you are not limited in options.

Highlights:

  • Learn business Japanese
  • Learn proper business manners
  • Resume and entry sheet correction
  • Corporate tours
  • Interview skills practice
  • Prepare for the JLPT N1 and N2
  • For extra-curricular activities, you will have the opportunity to attend:
    • Career fairs for foreign students
    • On-campus orientation sessions held by Japanese companies wishing to hire foreign students.
      • Be able to talk to the people in charge of human resources and schedule an interview with them.

Course Contents:

  • Essential for people intending to find work in Japan, you will learn:
    • Business Japanese
    • 'Honorific' form of the language
    • Communication Ability
    • International Understanding
    • Tips and advice on how to get a job in Japan
    • Presentation Skills
    • Analysis of One's Strengths
  • Gain an understanding of Japanese affairs, business manners and the ability to adapt to Japanese society.
  • Immediately start analysing different companies, by subscribing to job-hunting websites.
  • During business visits, have to opportunity to talk to other foreigners already working with Japanese people.

Career Guidance

  • One-on-one interview practice
  • Career counselling service is provided

Admission Criteria

Those eligible to apply for a work visa in Japan (Associate and Bachelor Degree holders).

  • You must also have motivation to study and have financial support for the duration of your stay.

Intensity Level:

Medium-High

Recommended For:

Those who wish to find employment in a Japanese company.

Features

  • Free Wi-fi, student lounge, computer stations, English-speaking staff available and part-time job finding support. 
  • All classes are conducted in Japanese. This 'direct' teaching method allows you to start thinking in Japanese, meaning you will learn at a much faster pace.
  • Scholarships available to those on a student visa with excellent grades and attendance, who are studying for over one year. (Maximum study duration is 2 years on a student visa. You most likely need a student visa if you would like to study for over 3 months. Contact us and we will walk you through the process).

Locations

Choose between Tokyo and Nagano.

Tokyo: There is always something going on. Great for people who love manga and anime,  and for enjoying the many events that take place all the time. The hub for business and opportunities.

Nagano: A smaller city, with beautiful mountains that you can ski and snowboard in the Winter, or trek in the Summer. Great for nature lovers. Much less crowded than the big cities.

*For Nagano campus, you must be 18 years old when you enrol and with at least 12 years of educational background or equivalent.

Fees

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(Total fees include admission, tuition, material and facility fees. You pay the same price direct to the school.)


Tokyo / Nagano - JLPT Preparation N1, N2

For all levels, see here

For N3, N4 in Kyoto, see here

What is the JLPT?

It stands for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, and is used to assess your Japanese level. The levels go from N5, basic Japanese; to N1, advanced Japanese. To work full-time in Japan, it is recommended to have at least N2 level of the JLPT (plus a bachelor's degree; to get a work visa). The JLPT is a useful benchmark to have as a clear goal for improving your language ability. 

Course Contents

  • This school accepts total beginner students.
  • Core classes of reading, writing, speaking & listening.
  • Intermediate and advanced levels involve core classes, plus this graduate school pathway elective class if you choose. You can change your elective class mid-term so you are not limited in options.
  • The aim is to pass the N1, N2 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test given in July and December.
  • As preparation, during the 3 months of the April and August term, past questions and mock tests are given.
    • By continuously doing past questions, the students will get used to the question format and be able to overcome their weakness.
  • During the 3 months of the July and January term, the student will gain the necessary basic knowledge by strengthening their vocabulary, their listening comprehension and their reading comprehension skills. The students will not only be able to prepare for the test but will also gain a much broader knowledge of the language.

Admission Criteria

Students who want to pass JLPT N2 or N1 level

Minimum age is 16

You must also have motivation to study and have financial support for the duration of your stay.

Intensity Level:

Medium-High

Recommended For:

Those serious about studying Japanese. Classes are fast-paced; however you will still get a chance to enjoy Japan! 

Features

  • Free Wi-fi, student lounge, computer stations, English-speaking staff available and part-time job finding support. 
  • All classes are conducted in Japanese. This 'direct' teaching method allows you to start thinking in Japanese, meaning you will learn at a much faster pace. The teachers will bring cards with drawings, so even if you are a beginner, you will have no problem understanding what they are saying.
  • Scholarships available to those on a student visa with excellent grades and attendance, who are studying for over one year. (Maximum study duration is 2 years on a student visa. You most likely need a student visa if you would like to study for over 3 months. Contact us and we will walk you through the process).

Locations

Choose between Tokyo and Nagano.

Tokyo: There is always something going on. Great for people who love manga and anime,  and for enjoying the many events that take place all the time. The hub for business and opportunities.

Nagano: A smaller city, with beautiful mountains that you can ski and snowboard in the Winter, or trek in the Summer. Great for nature lovers. Much less crowded than the big cities.

*For Nagano campus, you must be 18 years old when you enrol and with at least 12 years of educational background or equivalent.

Fees

(Total fees include admission, tuition, material and facility fees. You pay the same price direct to the school.)