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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 6 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 Admission
  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.

  • School is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and School Foundation Day.
  • No classes will be offered during Golden Week in the Spring Term and the summer break in the Summer Term.
  • Between Terms there will be inter-term breaks.

Class Schedule (Spring Term 2014–Winter Term 2015)

  Summer Term 2014
(July–Sept.)
Fall Term 2014
(Oct.–Dec.)
Winter Term 2015
(Jan.–Mar.)
Spring Term 2015
(Apr.–June)
Instruction begins July 14, 2014 Oct. 14, 2014 Jan. 13, 2015 Apr. 13, 2015
Instruction ends Sep. 26, 2014 Dec. 19, 2014 Mar. 20, 2015 June 26, 2015
Application Periods May 19–June 24, 2014 Aug. 18–Sep. 22, 2014 Nov. 10–Dec. 16, 2014 Feb. 9–Mar. 17, 2015
Level Check Test for New Students June 25, 2014 Sep. 24, 2014 Dec. 17, 2014 Mar. 18, 2015
Tuition Due Dates July 7, 2014 Oct. 6, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Apr. 6, 2015
School Holidays July 21, Aug. 11–15, Sep. 15, 23 Nov. 3, 24 Feb. 11 Apr. 29–May 6

Levels

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

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 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 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 July 2011

Client Corporations and Organizations

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

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