The Regular Program:Overview

Meeting 5 days a week (9:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.), the Regular Program offers an opportunity for intensive Japanese learning with immediate business and practical application. Depending on the student’s time frame and visa status, the Program is split into a 2-year General Course and a Short-term Course.

Term 3 months to 2 years (depending on the course)
Course Depending on the student’s time frame and visa status, there are two courses.
  • 2-year General Course:Those who obtain a valid student visa and plan to study between 9 months and 2 years.
  • Short-term Course:Those with visas other than the student visa may enroll and renew every term (3 months).
Days 5 days per week (Monday~Friday)
Hours 9:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
(45 minutes x 4 sessions per day, for a total of 20 sessions per week)
Eligibility for Admissio
  1. 1. Be a college junior or higher, or have completed an undergraduate degree
  2. 2. Have a legal permit to enter the country, or be expecting such a permit
  3. 3. Have guaranteed financial resources during the stay in Japan
Number of students 140 (14 students maximum per class)

Terms

Each term runs 3 months (10 weeks), making it a 4-term academic year. You may enroll in any term.

Spring Term(Apr.–June)→Break→Summer Term(July–Sep.)→Break→Fall Term(Oct.–Dec.)→Break→ Winter Term(Jan.–Mar.)→Break

Class Schedule (Spring Term 2017–Winter Term 2018)

Term Instruction Begins Instruction Ends School Holidays
Spring Term 2017
(Apr.–June)
Apr. 10, 2017 June 23, 2017 May 1-5
Summer Term 2017
(July–Sep.)
July 10, 2017 Sep. 22, 2017 July 17, Aug. 11–18, Sep. 18
Fall Term 2017
(Oct.–Dec.)
Oct. 16, 2017 Dec. 22, 2017 Nov. 3, 23
Winter Term 2018
(Jan.–Mar.)
Jan. 15, 2018 Mar. 23, 2018 Feb. 12, Mar. 21

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Levels

There are 8 levels, from Basic to Advanced. 10 weeks per term.

Basic1,2,3/Intermediate1,2,3/Advanced1,2

Basic
Basic level focuses on elementary communication skills necessary for work and day-to-day life, including conversation skills required for ordinary job performance and daily interchanges.

Intermediate
Intermediate level develops the communication ability needed for handling various situations at work and in daily life, as well as the proper use of keigo.

Advanced
Advanced level hones the communication ability to fluently interact with native Japanese in all contexts both in the office and in day-to-day living.

Class Placement

  • Beginners will be placed in Basic 1.
  • For those who have studied some Japanese in the past, we conduct a level-check test and interview, upon which we will determine the appropriate level.

Level Completion

We will decide whether a student has completed a given level on the basis of their attendance record, class evaluation and term-end test.

Where the students come from

glaf: Where the students come from

We have an approximately even distribution of students from Europe-North America, East Asia and other areas, without a disproportionate representation from any one geographic location.
As of June 2013

Client Corporations and Organizations

Here is a partial list of companies and organizations that have used our services.

  • Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
  • Okasan Securities Co., Ltd.
  • Inabata & Co., Ltd.
  • Nihon Tetra Pak K.K.
  • Sony Corporation
  • Marubeni Automotive Corporation
  • Nichifutsu Boueki Corporation
  • QVC Japan, Inc.
  • SAMYANG HOLDINGS CORPORATION
  • CJ korea express Corporation
  • MORI HAMADA & MATSUMOTO
  • Rikkyo University Williams Foundation
  • Society of Jesus
  • Catholic Diocese of Yokohama

Contact Us

  • 03-3359-9600
  • Reception Hours: Mon.-Thu. 9:00-19:30 / Fri. 9:00-17:00
  • 5-min. walk fr. Yotsuya Stn.
  • Relocation to Temporary Building due to Redevelopment of Yotsuya Stn. Area
  • 1-50 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 160-0004 Nearest Stn.: Yotsuya Stn., JR Chuo and Sobu Lines/Subway Marunouchi and Nanbuku Lines

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