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Japanese Gap Year in Fukuoka or Tokyo

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The Gap Year Japanese language courses in Fukuoka are the ideal long-term course solution for Gap Year students, graduates and young adults looking to make serious linguistic progress.

Japanese Long Term Courses PDF 2019

One Year Course – Fukuoka only

Levels offeredBeginner to  High Elementary
Minimum age14 (mainly 18 yrs+)
Course duration40 weeks tuition (+ holidays)
Lessons20 lessons per week
Lesson duration50 minutes
Maximum per class8 students
  • These courses are open to students eligible for the Student Visa or the Working Visa only. Refer to the PDF attached for full visa eligibility details or contact the CESA office for advice.
  • Start dates are offered in January, April, July and October each year. Fixed deadlines are applied by Japanese Immigration.

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Students looking to spend one year in Japan to make serious linguistic progress can really benefit from this dedicated long term programme. Offering 40 weeks of tuition over a 47/50/51 week period four times a year, the course enables in-depth study. There are several holiday periods built in, perfect for travelling around Japan or returning home to see family and friends. The programme is still very communication skills orientated, in-line with the other course options shown below.

Student Visa applications are straightforward but take time and eligibility depends purely on Japanese Immigration rulings. Successful applicants can then choose to extend their stay in Fukuoka for a further 6 months of study – once in Japan.
Working Visa students may only study for a one year period, (and must meet very specific age and nationality criteria – see PDF) and no extensions are possible.

Six Month Course –  Fukuoka & Tokyo

Levels offeredBeginner to Intermediate
Fukuoka: Min age14 (mainly 18 yrs+)
Tokyo: Min age18 yrs
Course duration24 weeks
Lessons20 lessons per week
Lesson duration50 minutes
Maximum per class8 students
  • These courses are open to students eligible for the Working Visa or who meet the Visa Waiver criteria only. Refer to the PDF attached for full visa eligibility details or contact the CESA office for advice.
  • Start dates are offered on set dates each year.

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In line with the One Year and Languages for Life programmes, this Japanese language course is purely communication orientated, ideal for those who wish to study key grammar and conversation skills of the language.   Classes are made up of 2 lessons of grammar and 2 lessons of conversation per day, with the main focus on real-life skills, across all language levels.

In reality the school anticipate 2 to 5 students per class and rising 6 to 8 students per class in July/August. If a student is the only person at his/her Japanese ability level, the Japanese school will provide reduced private classes for them.

The Six Month Courses use interesting and modern materials and activities to focus on improving your Japanese speaking ability in a way that gives you the flexibility to adapt to new situations, until one day you won’t even need a teacher any more!

Working Visa students can study for six months and then travel. There are no holiday breaks in this programme.  Students must meet very specific age and nationality criteria – see PDF.
Visa Waiver students will need to discuss extending the standard 90 days visa waiver arrangement. Eligibility to do so will depend on your nationality.

Languages for Life Courses – Fukuoka & Tokyo

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Fukuoka: Min age14 (mainly 18 yrs+)
Tokyo: Min age18
Course duration13+ weeks
Lessons20 lessons per week
Lesson duration50 minutes
Maximum per class8 students
  • These courses are open to students eligible for the Working Visa, who meet the Visa Waiver criteria or who can obtain a Tourist Visa.  Refer to the PDF attached for full visa eligibility details or contact the CESA office for advice.
  • Start dates are offered regularly, year round.

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These longer term courses are offered on start dates throughout the year, across all language levels.
Committing to several months tuition ensures better progress and retention of knowledge long term. Small-group classes are given both in and outside of the classroom – you will learn essential communication techniques in structured lessons with a native speaking teacher. Learn common sentence patterns and vocabulary and gain in confidence when using and improving your skills in real life situations.

Working Visa students can study and then travel. There are no holiday breaks in this programme.  Students must meet very specific age and nationality criteria – see PDF.
Visa Waiver students will need to discuss extending the standard 90 days visa waiver arrangement. Eligibility to do so will depend on your nationality.

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