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Learn Japanese in Fukuoka: Language Courses

There are a great range of short term Japanese courses, with the option to book various extra classes which ensures the Japanese School appeals to language students with a wide range of interests. Japanese courses are offered from 2 to 20 weeks depending on your language needs and time available.

Academic Year/Term Course    10, 20, 30 or 40 wk courses   Read more

Ideal long term study programme for those who want to make serious progress with their Japanese.

 

Standard Course    Short courses  2 wks+  Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
14 (mainly 18+)
2+ weeks
20 group lessons per week
50 minutes
8 students
  • Timetable: 09.30 to 14.20 hrs (alternatives may also apply)
  • Min age: 14 yrs (majority of students will be 18 yrs+ age range)

The Japanese language course is purely communication orientated, ideal for those who wish to study key grammar and conversation skills of the language, but don’t require in-depth study.   Classes are made up of 2 lessons of grammar and 2 lessons of conversation per day, with the main focus on real-life skills.  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 3 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.

Standard 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, then practice them in real-world situations, such as:

Asking at the train station
Calling a movie theatre to ask for showtimes
Ordering delivery sushi
Calling a restaurant to make reservations
Giving a questionnaire to people in the park
Asking for directions at the train station
Buying electronics

Levels offered:
Beginner level 1, Beginner level 2, Pre-intermediate level, Intermediate level, Advanced level

* Sample schedule only. Actual schedule may differ.

AMPM
4-skills application class,
two 50-minute classes
Japanese grammar,
two 50-minute classes
Weekly Total20 class hours

 

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • Jan4 11 18 25
  • Feb1 8 15 22 29
  • Mar7 14 21 28
  • Apr4 11 18 25
  • May2 9 16 23 30
  • Jun6 13 20 27
  • Jul4 11 18 25
  • Aug1 8 15 22 29
  • Sep5 12 19 26
  • Oct3 10 17 24 31
  • Nov7 14 21 28
  • Dec5 12 19

Beginner start dates are indicated by an underline. Other levels can start on any date. Please note that these dates are indicative only and may be altered by public holidays or other events. To get an exact quote, please use our quote finder.

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Standard Plus Course    Short courses  2 wks+  Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Elementary to Advanced
14  (mainly 18+)
2+ weeks
25 group lessons per week
50 minutes
8 students
  • Timetable: 09.30 to 14.20 hrs (alternatives may also apply)
  • 20 group Japanese lessons per week plus 5 additional conversational classes
  • Min age: 14 yrs (majority of students will be 18 yrs+ age range)
  • Levels offered: Elementary plus (equivalent to 5 weeks/100 lessons)
  • Core classes: As Standard Japanese Course

PLUS: Additional classes focus on some of the interesting aspects of conversational Japanese that it can be hard to cover in the Standard Japanese Course classes, such as slang, dialects, specialized vocabulary, and more.  By using the special curriculum and techniques developed by the school’s teachers, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to learn to speak Japanese, and you’ll improve your language skills before you know it! Using diverse and up to date materials and activities to focus on improving your Japanese speaking ability in a way that gives you the flexibility to adapt to new situations. Small-group classes are given both inside and outside of the classroom – you will learn essential communication techniques in structured lessons with the teacher, then practice them in real-world situations, such as:

Asking at the train station
Calling a movie theater to ask for showtimes
Ordering delivery sushi
Calling a restaurant to make reservations
Giving a questionnaire to people in the park
Asking for directions at the train station
Buying electronics

*Sample schedule only. Actual schedule may differ.

AMPM
4-skills application class, two 50-minute classesJapanese grammar, two 50-minute classes
Conversational Japanese, one 50-minute class
Weekly Total25 lessons

 

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • Jan4 11 18 25
  • Feb1 8 15 22 29
  • Mar7 14 21 28
  • Apr4 11 18 25
  • May2 9 16 23 30
  • Jun6 13 20 27
  • Jul4 11 18 25
  • Aug1 8 15 22 29
  • Sep5 12 19 26
  • Oct3 10 17 24 31
  • Nov7 14 21 28
  • Dec5 12 19

Beginner start dates are indicated by an underline. Other levels can start on any date. Please note that these dates are indicative only and may be altered by public holidays or other events. To get an exact quote, please use our quote finder.

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JLPT Exam Preparation    Short courses  2 wks+  Read more

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

PLUS: Preparation for the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Tests). Each week your teacher gives you homework, then analyses your weak points and discusses learning strategies with you. This option is available year-round, as a once-weekly option. Please note that you cannot choose which JLPT level you want to prepare for. Teachers at the school will assign a level for you according to your test results.

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

 

Pop-Culture & Japanese    Short courses  2 wks+  Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
14  (mainly 18+)
2 to 5 weeks
25 group lessons per week
50 minutes
8 students
  • Timetable: 09.30 to 14.20 hrs (alternatives may also apply)
  • 20 Standard group Japanese lessons plus 5 Pop-Culture classes per week
  • Min age: 14 yrs (majority of students will be 18 yrs+ age range)
  • Not offered mid June/August
  • Learn Japanese as it is really spoken today!
  • Core classes: As Standard Japanese Course

Additional classes focus on Japanese pop culture ~ from manga to movies… to teach you the language as it is really spoken. You will study Japanese through movies and TV shows, listening to music, and reading Manga – write your own Manga! – and modern fiction and non-fiction writing.
Course material is chosen based on student interest and current ability (you really need to be Beginner 2 level or above, approx 60-80 study hours to participate in this course).  The course includes three cultural “experience” classes each week. Culture classes are held on a semi-fixed monthly schedule.

Class 1Class 2Class 3
1st weekLecture AOtaku Map TourFukuoka Tower & Robosquare
2nd weekMaid CafeCat CafeSoap Carving
3rd weekManga class A – DrawingManga Class B – WritingPop Idol & Mascot Shop Visit
4th weekLecture BMaking Display FoodsFukuoka Asian Art Museum
5th weekGame software company visitCanal City Fukuoka disaster prevention centre

 

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • Jan4 11 18 25
  • Feb1 8 15 22 29
  • Mar7 14 21 28
  • Apr4 11 18 25
  • May2 9 16 23 30
  • Jun6 13 20 27
  • Jul4 11 18 25
  • Aug1 8 15 22 29
  • Sep5 12 19 26
  • Oct3 10 17 24 31
  • Nov7 14 21 28
  • Dec5 12 19

Beginner start dates are indicated by an underline. Other levels can start on any date. Please note that these dates are indicative only and may be altered by public holidays or other events. To get an exact quote, please use our quote finder.

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Japanese & Traditional Culture     Short courses  2 wks+  Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Elementary to Advanced
14  (mainly 18+)
2 to 5 weeks
26 group lessons per week
50 minutes
8 students
  • Timetable: 09.30 to 14.20 hrs (alternatives may also apply)
  • 20 Standard group Japanese lessons plus 6 cultural classes per week
  • Min age: 14 yrs (majority of students will be 18 yrs+ age range)
  • Core classes: As Standard Japanese Course

PLUS: Cultural classes enable you to learn all about Japanese culture whilst still learning the language, and the chance to participate in it with other people.  You will have the chance to participate in or experience  some of the following: kimono wearing, ceramics decoration, tea ceremony preparation, calligraphy writing, flower arranging, Japanese cookery, dance and theatre trips, military arts classes(e.g. aikido), religion/spirituality, customs. The course includes three cultural “experience” classes each week. Culture classes are held on a monthly schedule, so activities repeat each calendar month. If a month has only 4 Mondays, the 5th week classes are not held that month.

Class 1Class 2Class 3
1st weekLecture ATouchou TempleKushida Shrine
2nd weekLecture BCalligraphy Tea ceremony
3rd weekHAKATA Traditional Craft
Furusato Kan
Zazen MeditationPottery
4th weekHakata Doll PaintingKatana Sword ClassYusentei Japanese gardens
5th weekMonochrome PaintingWrapping ClassCooking

 

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • Jan4 11 18 25
  • Feb1 8 15 22 29
  • Mar7 14 21 28
  • Apr4 11 18 25
  • May2 9 16 23 30
  • Jun6 13 20 27
  • Jul4 11 18 25
  • Aug1 8 15 22 29
  • Sep5 12 19 26
  • Oct3 10 17 24 31
  • Nov7 14 21 28
  • Dec5 12 19

Beginner start dates are indicated by an underline. Other levels can start on any date. Please note that these dates are indicative only and may be altered by public holidays or other events. To get an exact quote, please use our quote finder.

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Private Tuition    Short courses  1 wk+  Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
14  (mainly 18+)
1+ weeks
15 or 20 private lessons per week
50 minutes
1 student
  • Timetable: Varies from student to student
  • Offered: Ten months of the year (sorry not available in July/August)
  • Min age: 14 yrs (majority of students will be 18 yrs+ age range)
  • 10+ Japanese language lessons per week

Flexible and intensive, these courses allow maximum progress for students or business people with limited time for study. Prices quoted in the price list apply to morning based programmes, reductions are offered for afternoon based programmes.

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • Jan4 11 18 25
  • Feb1 8 15 22 29
  • Mar7 14 21 28
  • Apr4 11 18 25
  • May2 9 16 23 30
  • Jun6 13 20 27
  • Jul4 11 18 25
  • Aug1 8 15 22 29
  • Sep5 12 19 26
  • Oct3 10 17 24 31
  • Nov7 14 21 28
  • Dec5 12 19

Beginner start dates are indicated by an underline. Other levels can start on any date. Please note that these dates are indicative only and may be altered by public holidays or other events. To get an exact quote, please use our quote finder.

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