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Japanese Summer courses for teenagers in Japan

14 to 19 yrs : Fukuoka & Kyoto       16 to 19 yrs : Tokyo

Most teenage students come out in June to August to improve their Japanese language skills, enjoy a summer holiday in these fabulous cities; soak up the Japanese culture and share the experience with other teenage students.

2022 Enrolment update:

Japanese Ministry rules mean that Fukuoka will be fully booked with adults on Student Visas in 2022. So all Teenage courses (and other short term courses) will take please in Tokyo and Kyoto. Fukuoka will be offering Teenage courses from 2023 onwards once again.


Japanese Teenage Programme

Levels offered Beginner to Advanced
Locations Fukuoka: 14/19 yrs
 Kyoto: 14/19 yrs
Tokyo: 16/19 yrs
Course duration 2 to 4 weeks 
Number of lessons 20 Japanese lessons per week
Activities 3 cultural lessons each Saturday
Lesson duration 50 minutes
Maximum per class 08 students
  • No lessons on the first Monday
  • Start dates offered throughout June to August
  • Many students at the school will be 18 yrs+
  • Saturday = cultural activities with a guide
  • Sunday = free day (time for the beach or some sight seeing?)
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Most teenagers are beginners or have a low Japanese language level, and can be placed together in a group class, but this is not always possible, and in some instances students will be placed in an adult group class, to ensure they are learning Japanese at the correct level.  There are generally around 10 teenagers present each week, June to August.

Students will live in host accommodation in Fukuoka, Tokyo or Kyoto, but also have the option of staying in a supervised residence in Fukuoka.  Accommodation is specifically chosen for ease of access to the school by public transport (but commuting by public transport will be necessary) and good student supervision.  Please note there are no dedicated teenage monitors watching the students, so any teenager wishing to join this programme will need to be fairly independent.

Course Dates 2022

 June:  06,  20

 July:  04,  18

 August:  01,  15

Japanese & Teenage Courses are ONLY offered in June to August
All levels, including complete beginners are welcome on dates shown

Course extensions can be arranged by moving location, or attending a Standard Course (for adults)

Course Fees 2022

 Japanese for Teenagers: FUKUOKA

 2 wks: Yen 164,400.00
 3 wks: Yen 224,600.00
 4 wks: Yen 284,800.00
 plus admin fee: Yen 9,150.00


 Japanese for Teenagers: TOKYO

 2 wks: Yen 229,100.00
 3 wks: Yen 304,650.00
 4 wks: Yen 380,200.00
 plus admin fee: Yen 9,150.00 


 Japanese for Teenagers: KYOTO

 2 wks: Yen 217,916.00
 3 wks: Yen 287,874.00
 4 wks: Yen 357,832.00
 plus admin fee: Yen 9,150.00 

Prices apply to June – August 2022

Course fees include:
20 Japanese classes per week plus Saturday activities with a guide, 2 way airport transfer and accommodation with half-board

Japanese Course Tuition

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.

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We anticipate 3 to 6 students per class, rising to 8 students in some classes 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 Japanese Group 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.

4-skills application class, two 50-minute classes Japanese grammar, two 50-minute classes
Weekly Total 20 class hours

Services offered to teenage students:

Airport pickup
A representative from the school or accommodation will be waiting at the airport to pick the student up from their flight and take them to their accommodation.

Latest landing times for flights accepted:
Fukuoka: 20.00 hrs,  Tokyo: 19.00 hrs,  Kyoto: 18.00 hrs   

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Unaccompanied Minor Services (by airlines)
For most flights to Fukuoka, many airlines offer an Unaccompanied Minor service, a paid service where a staff member will take the student between flights if they have transfers, and make sure the student is handed over to the school representative at Fukuoka Airport. Generally this service is only required for students under 15 yrs of age. Please check with your airline for more details!

Weekly reports
For parents who require it, the school will provide weekly updates on student progress, including information on academic achievement, interactions with the host family, activities that week, and staff observations.

A welcoming atmosphere in the school
The reception and support staff, the teachers and all the other students get to know each other very quickly in these small school environments, so teenagers are well supervised during their time in school, and will always have someone to turn to if they have a query, feel homesick or have any other concerns.

Offered with designated residencies The school will only allow students under 18 yrs to stay in one of the designated residencies which offer special services for under-18 s.

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A school counsellor is available Monday through Friday. The school provide optional sessions, to ensure that the student is adjusting to life in Japan, classes, and life with their host family.

Emergency contact numbers
The school staff offer a 24-hour emergency contact number that can be used by the student him/herself or parents calling from overseas, in the event of an emergency.

SIM card rentals
The school can recommend rental providers that allow teenagers to buy suitable SIMs.

Friendly, safe city
Fukuoka is famous for the friendliness of its residents, and has a very low crime rate compared to most other parts of Japan. The school accept students from 14 years of age and up. Students under 18 who wish to come from abroad to study at the school must also provide their parent or guardian’s signature when confirming their application, as proof of parental approval.

Accommodation 2022

The school welcome teenage students, with or without parental/guardian supervision, providing services to ensure that they feel safe and secure during their stay.


Supervised residence, single rm
Breakfast & evening meals (Monday/Saturday)



Hosts, single rm
Breakfast and evening meal


Students will be asked to complete a short survey, prior to host accommodation arrangement.
It is important that we know of any specific requirements well in advance.
NB: Residence based students will not be provided with meals on Sundays or national holidays

Residence accommodation

  • Offered to 14 yrs + age group
  • Single room in a supervised residence (either language or uni students as a rule), half-board
  • Allow 40/45 minutes commute each morning

The residency option gives you a chance to live with other students (including Japanese students), around 40 to 45 minutes travel time to the Japanese School.  Good sociable community feel – easy to make friends.

Age: 14-19 yrs
Size: Around 12 m²
Internet: Wifi (sometimes LAN)
Meals included: Breakfast/dinner  Mon-Sat
Bedding: Included
Toiletries: Toiletries/towels not included
Sharing possible? No
Smoking allowed? No
Min length of stay 2 weeks
Distance to school 40-45 min (by bus/train)
Transportation fees Around 500 round trip


Host accommodation

  • Offered to 14 yrs + age group
  • Single room with Japanese hosts, with half-board
  • Allow 30/45 minutes commute each morning in Fukuoka, longer in other cities

The school will ask you to provide information about yourself and will use this information to allocate hosts for you.

Age: 14 yrs +
Facilities: Shared bathroom, common areas
Internet: Not guaranteed. Please request
Meals included: Breakfast/dinner  Mon-Sun
Bedding: Included
Toiletries: Toiletries/towels not included
Sharing possible? Yes, if travelling with a friend
Smoking allowed? Only if requested
Min length of stay 2 weeks
Distance to school 30-45 min (by bus/train)  Potentially longer in Kyoto, and up to 90 min in Tokyo
Transportation fees Around 500 round trip