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Japanese Gap Year in Fukuoka

Are these Japanese language courses right for you?

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.

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Fukuoka: In the student lounge

The school offers two long term course options – depending on your visa options:

Academic Year Courses

If you are eligible for a Student Visa you are welcome to follow a 40 week programme. This will ensure serious linguistic progress and plenty of opportunity to put your Japanese language skills into practice.

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Dates Offered
Enrolment deadline
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
14 (mainly 18 yrs+)
40 weeks
2 x a year: Apr & Oct
Restrictions apply*
20 group lessons per week
45 minutes
8 students
  • * Enrolment deadline for April: November
  • * Enrolment deadline for October: April

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The 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.  Learn common sentence patterns and vocabulary with your teacher and use them in practical situations both in and out of the classroom.

In reality we anticipate 2 to 4 students per class and rising 5 to 6 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 Academic Year Course uses 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!

Small-group classes are given both inside and outside of the classroom – you will learn essential communication techniques in structured lessons with the teacher.

Each term is made up of 10 weeks, followed by a 3 week break.  Full details, including exact term dates can be found in the attached PDF details.

Academic Term start dates:

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Languages for Life Courses

These courses work for those eligible for the Working Visa, who meet the Visa Exemption criteria or who obtain a Tourist Visa (10 week term).  Refer to the PDF attached for full visa eligibility details.

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Dates Offered
Enrolment deadline
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
14 (mainly 18 yrs+)
10, 20 & 30 weeks
4 x a year: Jan, Apr, Jul & Oct
Open (no restrictions*)
20 group lessons per week
45 minutes
8 students
  • Enrolment deadline restrictions.  Officially none apply (but if you require a visa, please contact the CESA office for advice)

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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.  Learn common sentence patterns and vocabulary with your teacher and use them in practical situations both in and out of the classroom.

In reality we anticipate 2 to 4 students per class and rising 5 to 6 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 Academic Year Course uses 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!

Small-group classes are given both inside and outside of the classroom – you will learn essential communication techniques in structured lessons with the teacher.

Each term is made up of 10 weeks, followed by a 3 week break.  Full details, including exact term dates can be found in the attached PDF details.

Languages for Life start dates:

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JLPT Exams

Do you speak Japanese? Can you prove it!

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Additional classes
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
14  (mainly 18+)
2+ weeks
20 group lessons per week
1 exam prep class per week
45 minutes
8 students
  • Timetable: 09.30 to 14.20 hrs (alternatives may also apply)
  • Core classes: As Standard Japanese Course
  • Exam preparation schedule: One hour of class per week, plus homework
  • Offered: September/November (leading up to the JLPT exams in December)

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PLUS: Preparation for the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Tests). Every week you will be given you homework during the weekly exam preparation lesson, your tutor will be able to assess your weak points and help you address them. This option is available year-round, but comes into its own from September to December in the build up to the JLPT exams. Your tutor will let you know which JLPT level you can sit.

Start Dates: See Standard Course dates for September to November (leading to JLPT exams in December)

You may be learning Japanese and interested in the JLPT simply for intellectual interest but most exam preparation students, especially university or Gap Year students, Japanese University applicants, translators or others with long term career goals, study the language with an eye to the future and their career goals. For these students formally proving competency in the Japanese language is very important and proof of language proficiency essential, and the JLPT exams provide exactly that.

 

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