Why Study at a Japanese Language School


In Summary:

1) Learn the language the fastest and easiest way possible.
You will learn more in just 5 weeks in Japan, than you would have done by yourself for half a year.

2) Not only the language, but you also get to learn about the culture; including the pop culture and traditional culture.
Learn and experience life in Japan, not just grammar points.

3) Be able to get a student visa and work part-time, open a bank account and more to support your studies.

4) Get recommendations to enroll in universities or vocational colleges in Japan.

5) Make connections with people from all over the world, with all different backgrounds and ages (there is no age limit), from students, business owners, professors, and more.

6) Be able to practice using the language every day, to keep it in your long-term memory.
Actually be able to use it, which is rewarding.

7) Get given a structured course and environment to study, so you have no more excuses or distractions.
You will be able to break through all the barriers you had before, to achieve fluency.

8) Create exciting memories in Japan that you will keep for a life time.
Schools hold many exciting events for students, helping them converse with Japanese locals, going trekking mountains with your classmates, learning about the culture etc. depending on the course.

9) Get experience living in Japan (good for your resume), essential if you want to get permanent residency to live here in the future.
You will stand out from all the other people wanting to get a job relating to Japan.

10) Get all the support you need from the wonderful teachers and staff to reach your goals; whether it be to conversing in Japanese, getting into university/college in Japan, finding a job in or relating to Japan, passing proficiency tests, or simply having a memorable holiday.

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Below is more information on the benefits of language school in Japan:

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Effectively & Enjoyably Improve Your Japanese

You get given a course so you can study and make progress, step by step, while being held accountable. There is a teacher that will help you correct your mistakes before you repeat them and learn the wrong things by accident.

You get opportunities every day to speak to native Japanese people, so you can practice what you are learning in class in real life.

Even if you are not currently a student, have not graduated from university/high school, are over 30, 40, 50, 60+, you are welcome to go to language school in Japan.

 Traditional Tea Ceremony

Traditional Tea Ceremony

Learn about Japanese Culture

The school will often host a variety of cultural activities such as traditional tea ceremonies and cultural exchanges with Japanese, so you can get to know the culture and understand the people around you better. This is very important in feeling that you are part of a community, not just a foreigner who doesn't know what to do. Japanese culture is quite distinct, even compared to other countries in Asia.

 Streets of Kyoto

Streets of Kyoto

Support System

Moving to a whole other country, to live or to study abroad is a whole new experience. Even if you have been to many other countries before, Japan is totally different.

Experiencing life in Japan while at a language school is a good first step, as you will have a lot of guidance and support, so you are not completely alone.

 Global community

Global community

Global Connections

Studying at a Japanese language school in Japan is very different and exciting, as you will meet a variety of people that have come together from all around the world to study Japanese. You will expand your view of the world and be able to make global connections; even helping in doing business internationally if you like.

One can argue that you are missing out on many different depths of life if you don't make international friends, and learn about their culture. Imagine all the delicious food you have never tasted yet! There are many different cultures in one location at a language school, so you will have a great time.

Studying the same language together means you will always have something in common to talk about. You can discuss & discover new things and places together, and create great connections this way.

Just imagine studying at cute Japanese cafés and libraries, going out to izakaya (Japanese bars) and enjoying all the oishii (delicious) food...

Going to the local onsen (hot springs) after a big day... Trying out all the different ramen joints, understanding the local Japanese person's recommendation for the best one... The list goes on.

Coming for a 2 weeks holiday is totally different than coming for studying and living in Japan. You will learn much more and have a more enjoyable & in-depth experience. There are also courses combining study & travel.

 Graduation ceremony

Graduation ceremony

Improve Career Opportunities

Japanese companies are increasingly hiring foreigners; as Japan's population and therefore the local market is shrinking. They need your valuable skills and expertise in your home country to help expand to the global market; because if they do not, frankly, their company will not survive.

Most people who come to Japan end up in a job teaching English. This is a great job, but you may end up feeling stuck and not having any other options to get full-time work in Japan.

Language school helps you advance your education. (Also, if you do want to teach, learning Japanese will always help in your day to day life, making friends and gaining trust from your Japanese students).

You can increase your Japanese language ability to JLPT N1/N2 in a short amount of time. If you have a degree (a usual requirement due to the work visa), you can join a job-hunting class that gives you the right support and advice to find a full-time job in Japan.

If you don't have a degree, language school offers programs helping people get all the support they need to study towards getting into University, College & Graduate School in Japan.
Furthermore, by having high enough Japanese ability (at least JLPT N2 level is recommended), you can apply to Japanese companies with branches in your home country. Every international company has to have an office in the country of their branch, so you can apply for a job there in your home country. You will be able to use your Japanese skills to work and help make a difference. In other words, many more opportunities will arise for you.

When looking for a job in Japan and getting a work visa; experience living in Japan, and of course, knowing the language will be very beneficial. At least JLPT N2 and preferably JLPT N1 is recommended, and that you can conduct yourself well in the interview, on top of having valuable skills that the company needs. In most language schools, they have job hunting classes to help you navigate and improve your chances in the complex process of looking for a job in Japan.

With so many different courses available to choose from, it can be a difficult and time-consuming process to choose and apply to a school.

We help make it easier by recommending the best schools as said by past students, and helping you with the application.

You are welcome to enquire about studying in Japan, and we can help you find & apply to the best course that suits your needs.