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COURSE INTRODUCTION

General Japanese Course   ☆Course where student visa is possible

General Japanese courses are courses designed to make use of practical Japanese in daily life and working situations. From beginner to advanced level, the class is organized to fit your level. There is 4 hours of intensive Japanese study everyday. This course is for students who wish to study Japanese full-time on a student visa. Even if you don’t have a visa, you can apply for one.

☆Course Benefits!
  • You can choose the length of study to fit your schedule and purpose for studying.
  • There are students from over 10 countries, mostly throughout Asia, so it provides an international study environment.
  • Students and teachers are very close which makes for a good study environment.
  • There are various events and opportunities for exchanges with Japanese people.

Lesson

Before classes begin, your Japanese level will be assessed in order to place you in a class that best matches your ability.  From beginner level to advanced level, the curriculum contents are carefully prepared so that your Japanese can be solidly mastered with each skill evenly balanced.

Level

Reading・Writing Ability
Level JLPT Attainable Level Study Goal
Listening Ability Speaking Ability
Beginner N4 ・Be able to understand a minimal amount of Japanese.
・Be able to understand the who, what, why, where, when and how questions about things around you.
・Be able to understand directions and explanations in school when asked.
・Be able to use past, present and future tenses appropriately.  
・Be able to talk about yourself and the things around you.
・Be able to express your thoughts and opinions.
Pre-Intermediate N3 ・Be able to understand conversations in daily life situations at close to native speakers speed.    
・Be able to understand directions in public places.
・Be able to take into consideration situations and relationships and express your opinions and feelings in daily life situations through continued conversation.
・Be able to express in detail conditions and things in daily situations.
Upper-Intermediate N2 ・Be able to understand conversations in a wider range of daily life situations at close to native speakers speed.
・Be able to ask simple sentences to regular everyday Japanese people.
・Be able to grasp the meaning of short paragraphs.
・Be able to hold conversations in Japanese on various general topics for enjoyment.
・Be able to speak natural Japanese.
・Be able to explain past and present events.
Advanced N1 ・Be able to understand native Japanese in any situation. ・Be able to choose appropriate Japanese expressions that correspond to different situations and people.
・Be able to use natural Japanese.
・Be able to express your opinion and refute others opinions in a debate setting.
Reading・Writing Ability
Level JLPT Attainable Level Study Goal
Reading Ability Writing Ability
Beginner N4 ・Be able to understand Hiragana and Katakana.   
・Be able to understand level 4 kanji for everyday use.
・Be able to write easy everyday sentences.
・Be able to write hiragana, katakana and simple kanji.
Pre-Intermediate N3 ・Be able to read simple sentences in multiple paragraphs by inferring the before and after context. ・Be able to write complex everyday sentences.。
Upper-Intermediate N2 ・Be able to understand advertisements and easy sentences that you see daily.
・Be able to get the information that you want from newspapers, magazines, internet, etc.
・Be able to write logical sentences about your own experiences and familiar topics.
Advanced N1 ・Be able to understand the technical contents of a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, internet, etc.
・Be able to understand business documents at work.
・Be able to write logical sentences on technical topics.
・Be able to prepare sentences expressing your opinion using information that you gathered.
・Be able to write sentences on abstract concepts based on facts and experiences.

Learning period and step up chart

Learning period and step up chart

Class Time

Monday~Friday (5 days/20 hours per week)     
【Morning】 9:00~12:50 (50 minute class x 4 class periods)    
【Afternoon】13:20~17:10 (50 minutes class x 4 class periods)
*Beginner~Pre-Intermediate level class is in the afternoon, Upper-Intermediate~Advanced level is in the morning

Time Schedule

Beginner ~ Pre-Intermediate
Afternoon Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
13:20~14:10 Kanji・Japanese Listening・Japanese Kanji・Japanese Listening・Japanese Kanji・Japanese
14:20~15:10 Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese
15:20~16:10 Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese
16:20~17:10 Elective Class Japanese Japanese Japanese Daily Expressions
Upper-Intermediate~Advanced (1) April~June/October~November
Morning Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00~9:50 Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese
10:00~10:50 Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese
11:00~11:50 Elective Class Elective Class Elective Class Elective Class Elective Class
12:00~12:50 Elective Class Elective Class Elective Class Elective Class Elective Class
Upper-Intermediate~Advanced (2) July~September/December~March
Morning Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00~9:50 Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese
10:00~10:50 Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese
11:00~11:50 Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese
12:00~12:50 Elective Class Business Expressions Elective Class Daily Expressions Elective Class

★Elective Course Example
<Beginner~Pre-Intermediate> 「Kanji」「Pronunciation」「Speaking」etc.
<Upper-Intermediate~Advanced> 「JLPT N1・N2 Preparation」「Pronunciation」「Current Event Issues」「Cultural Understanding」「Drama」「News」etc.

Fees

Application Fee Entrance Fee 1st Year 2nd Year Total
Tuition Facilities / Materials Fee Tuition Facilities / Materials Fee
Starting in April 20,000 yen 80,000 yen 600,000 yen 70,000 yen 600,000 yen 70,000 yen 1,440,000 yen
Starting in October 20,000 yen 80,000 yen 600,000 yen 70,000 yen 300,000 yen 35,000 yen 1,105,000 yen
Payment Total 20,000 yen (1) 750,000 yen (2) Starting in April 670,000 yen
(2) Starting in October 335,000 yen
Payment Period When you apply After receipt of Certificate of Eligibility Before 2nd year starts

PAYMENT METHOD

You may pay in cash at the reception desk, or you can wire transfer money to YMCA’s bank account   
※If you wire transfer money, please use the applicant’s name as the sender.   
※You are responsible for all wire transfer fees.

銀行名
Bank Name
 西日本シティ銀行 荒江支店
 The Nishi-Nippon City Bank, LTD.  Arae Branch
銀行住所
Bank Address
 福岡市早良区荒江2-11-3
 2-11-3 Arae, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka, Japan
口座番号
Account No.
 普通口座 1583788
 Ordinary Deposit  1583788
口座名義
Account Name
 財団法人福岡YMCA 理事長 齊藤皓彦
 Fukuoka YMCA,  Akihiko Saito
Swift Code  NISIJPJT
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