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General Course

General Course


  In our general course, students study the Japanese language long-term on a student visa. Classes are carefully organized according to skill levels and learning speeds of students. In this course, teachers help students comprehensively expand their proficiency in Japanese, with a proper balance of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Additionally, we take steps aimed at enabling students to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) with a high score. Along the way, students acquire Japanese language abilities useful in a variety of situations.
  For students aiming to advance to a university or a specialized school after graduation, we have abundant experience to send students to a lot of schools including top universities and graduate schools. With such experiences, class teachers and specialized staff provide advices for students to advance to higher education suitable to each student. In addition to Japanese language classes, students can attend classes for the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) if they wish.
  Students aiming to obtain a job in Japan can have individual consulting on how to find a job, create resume, and have a job interview by specialized staff, and can have referrals to companies by our group company.

Applicable students

-Students who have graduated from high school and received at least 12 years  of education or holds an equivalent qualification (proficiency test)

-Students who attend classes seriously, and are highly motivated to study Japanese language



*Class level students study at first is decided by our placement test

Visa Student - 1 year 3 months
Beginning Period April, July, October & January
Course Duration

*For those who are willing to work or go back to home country afterward

  April, July, October, or January intake: ~ 2 yrs


*For those who are willing to go to higher education in Japan

  (Graduation is on March)

  April intake,1 yr or 2 yr;  July intake, 1 yr 9 mth; 

  October intake, 1 yr 6 mth;  January intake, 1 yr 3 mth

Class Hours

Halftime system of morning or afternoon classes

(total time of Japanese classes per year is around 800 hours)

-Morning Classes

 9:00 - 12:30 (45min x 4 classes),  5 times a week (Mon - Fri)

-Afternoon Classes

 13:00 - 16:30 (45min x 4 classes),  5 times a week (Mon - Fri)

Learning Content -Comprehensive Japanese
-Preparation for the JLPT
-Preparation for the EJU (optional)
Application Period

-Apr intake,  9/1 - 10/20

-July intake, 12/1 - 2/20

-October intake,  3/1 - 5/5

-January intake,  6/1 - 8/20

* Application will be closed when it reaches the capacity


  • Corresponding to all learners
  • Carefully organized classes tailored to each student's level
  • Classes organized by study purposes and with well-balanced nationalities
  • Develpe the 4 major skills in well-balance manner: reading, writing, speaking, and listening
  • Strategic preparation for JLPT and EJU
  • Coaching on moving onto higher education from class teacher and academic advisor
  • Coaching on job hunting from specialized staff


Our Curriculum

Develop 4 major skills in a well-balanced manner

Develop the basics of the four major skills "reading, writing, speaking, listening" in a well-balanced manner and acquire Japanese skills for various situations.


JLPT and EJU preparation

Students will prepare for JLPT and EJU using textbooks (Intermediate 1: N2, Intermediate 3: N1, Intermediate 2 and above: EJU preparation). Teachers will also provide correction support for essays as the EJU has short essay questions. Even for those who do not wish to take the university entrance exam, EJU preparation are useful for general knowledge and for developing writing skills.


Beginner curriculum with different teaching speed

Sufficient acquisition of the foundation is very important in order to continue studying smoothly. As there are many students with different mother tongues and Japanese levels, having different teaching speed classes allows students with different background to learn Japanese efficiently at the best pase.

Class Level & Duration



  • Advanced (4 levels)
  • Intermediate (4 levels)
  • Beginner (5 levels)
  • 0
  • 3 mth
  • 6 mth
  • 9 mth
  • 1 yr
  • 1 yr
    3 mth
  • 1 yr
    6 mth
  • 1 yr
    9 mth
  • 2 yr

Class Level Standards


Students learn rudimentary grammar and kanji (~180 characters), study vocabulary (~800 words), and learn to conduct basic conversations necessary in everyday life & common business procedures. Students also gain the ability to read simple phrases & short sentences and communicate by asking & answering questions.


Students learn basic grammar and kanji (~350 characters), study vocabulary (~1500 words), and gain the ability to communicate in everyday situations, including the ability to express their intentions, thoughts, and hopes. Students also gain an understanding of basic Japanese culture, as well as the ability to read simple phrases & short sentences and create short compositions.


A bridge from Beginner to Intermediate levels. Prepares students for Intermediate study through the consolidation of sentence patterns learned in Beginner levels and concentration on reading comprehension to a greater extent than in Beginner levels. Beginner/Intermediate also cultivates in students the conversational skills necessary for scenarios students will encounter in their everyday lives in Japan, as well as the perspective needed to understand a foreign culture through hands-on experience with Japanese society in off-campus study.


With Beginner studies concluded, students study grammar systematically and gain the ability communicate in face-to-face situations in everyday life in Japan. Students also gain the ability to describe personal experiences and discuss topics of personal interest to them. Preparation for the JLPT (JLPT 2) is also initiated.


Students study texts to learn the four skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) necessary to study at Japanese institutions of higher education. Students are also introduced to a wide variety of useful information that will help them gain a wider understanding of Japanese society & culture. They also develop comprehensive language skills through a variety of activities such as off-campus study. Preparation for the JLPT (JLPT 2/JLPT 1) is also provided. Prep lecture for the EJU is provided as optional.


Building on Intermediate II, students transition to a higher level of language ability, gaining vocabulary, grammar, and reading & listening comprehension skills through studying texts and continuing to develop the four skills necessary to study at Japan's institutions of higher education. Students also broaden their knowledge of societal issues and gain the ability to debate. Preparation for the JLPT (JLPT 1) is also provided and taken to a higher level. Prep lecture for the EJU is provided as optional.


Students study texts to increase their reading comprehension skills to the level where they can read newspapers and magazines. Their listening skills are developed to the point where they can understand TV programs (news etc.). Through preparation for the JLPT, students develop the ability to express themselves logically and cement their understanding of necessary vocabulary and function words. Prep lecture for the EJU is provided as optional.。


Student study texts to increase their reading comprehension skills to the level where they can understand newspaper editorials. Their listening skills are developed to the point where they can understand TV documentaries. Students also use the vocabulary and function words they have learned through prep for the EJU & JLPT (JLPT 1) to gain the ability to express their opinions logically in debate and short essays. Furthermore, through use of native materials from a variety of genres, students gain comprehensive Japanese language skills that can be used in Japanese universities and other activities after graduation.

Support for Pursuing Higher Education and Job Seekers

We have full support system for all the students including pursuing higher education and seeking a job in Japan.


Please check these pages for more details: Support for Pursuing Higher Education / Support for Job Seekers



From April 2020, we plan to raise the tuition fee due to tax increases as well as further improving the education service and support system (¥10,000 for enrollment fee and ¥20,000/year for class fee will be added to the prices below). We would appreciate your understanding.


Course Duration

2 yr

1 yr 9 mth

1 yr 6 mth

1 yr 3 mth

1 yr

1st yearScreening Fee \20,000 \20,000 \20,000 \20,000 \20,000
Enrollment Fee \58,000 \58,000 \58,000 \58,000 \58,000
Class Fee \660,000 \660,000 \660,000 \660,000 \660,000
Facility Fee \40,000 \40,000 \40,000 \40,000 \40,000
Subtotal \778,000 \778,000 \778,000 \778,000 \778,000
2nd yearClass Fee \660,000 \495,000 \330,000 \165,000 -
Facility Fee \40,000 \30,000 \20,000 \10,000 -
Subtotal \700,000 \525,000 \350,000 \175,000 -
Total \1,478,000 \1,303,000 \1,128,000 \953,000 \778,000

*Textbook costs are included in the tuition.

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