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Learn Japanese in Okazaki

Japanese Language Courses


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Japanese language courses in Japan



> Japanese Academic Terms Courses
> Standard Japanese Course
> Japan Discovery Course

Japanese Course Methodology   

Long-term Japanese Courses

Japanese Academic Terms
(Academic Term/Year with or without Student Visa)
20 group Japanese lessons per week
plus further workshop sessions from week 3 onwards, each term
Language Course duration: 12, 24, 36, 48 + weeks
Max 15 people per class
Minimum age: 18yrs
> Full description of Long Term Course
An intensive and academic Japanese language course covering all aspects of the Japanese language, ideally suited to students needing in-depth knowledge prior to, during or post their University studies.
Also suitable for all JLPT preparation.

Beginner to Intermediate level courses:
This intensive 24 class per week program is Yamasa's largest program. All 4 skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) are taught and a strong grammatical base provides a good foundation for further studies. The program is best suited for long term students intending to study for 12 months or more.

Advanced level courses:
This 24 class per week program is specifically designed for advanced learners. As a minimum, you will need to have the equivalent of JLPT Level 2 (approx. 1000 hours of classroom study). All 4 skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) are taught and the curriculum is best suited for students aiming for very high levels of proficiency.

Without Student Visa: UK, US & EU citizens can follow a 12 or 24 week Japanese course.

With Student Visa: UK, US & EU citizens can follow a 24 wk or longer course. 
If you want to apply for a Student Visa you must apply for an OCTOBER or APRIL start date.  
Deadline for application for OCTOBER courses = early May & for APRIL start date = early November.  
Please discuss details with CESA.
If you are of a different nationality, please discuss Visa requirements with CESA staff. 

Short-term Japanese Courses

Standard Japanese Course
23 group Japanese lessons per week
Language Course duration: 2 to 12 weeks (year round)
Max 15 people per class
Minimum age : 18yrs
5 lessons a day Mon/Thurs, 09.00 - 14.30hrs & 3 classes on Friday 09.00 to 11.50hrs
>  Full description of Standard Course programme
The Japanese 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.   Primarily aimed at beginners to intermediate level students.  If there are 7 or less students in one of the intermediate classes - Japanese lessons are reduced to 15 daily classes (09.00 to 11.50hrs) plus Mon/Thurs lunch classes with tutor/s, meals included (11.50 to 13.30hrs).

Japan Discovery Course
Visit different regions of Japan and explore famous landmarks with this guided group (mini bus based) course. Gain insights into hidden Japan, that would otherwise not be possible. Tour duration varies from 2 to 12 days and landmarks visited are chosen according to the season and duration of the tour.  This programme is only offered in-conjunction with a Japanese language Course.

Course price varies depending on the number of days dedicated to the discovery trip.
Please discuss with CESA staff, if interested.