Japanese Language and Culture Program

"Be a Successful Japanese Learner"
 If your are interested in participating in 7-Week winter Term Program 2018, please fill out the attached application form and return it to us by September 22nd, 2017.  Should you have any inquires, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Program Outline

Click on the boxes to find out more information about the Japanese class levels.
  • J1[Elementary]
  • J2[Upper-Elementary]
  • J3[Intermediate]
  • J4[Upper-Intermediate]
  • J5[Advanced]

Qualifications of the Japanese Language and Culture Program

Applicants must have completed 12 years of schooling or hold a status equivalent to that of a university/college student.

Purpose of the Japanese Language and Culture Program

This program aims to equip students with basic Japanese as well as over-all language communication skills and some knowledge of Japanese Culture. Also, by conducting research and giving presentations in Japanese, participants' working knowledge of Japanese will be improved.

Class Size

Each class has maximum 6-12 students. Class size is subject to change depending on the results of placement tests.  The level of each class can be adjusted according to the level of applicants.

Class Style

9:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.(4 periods composed of 4 successive 50 min. sessions)
Monday through Friday

Field Trips and Cultural Lessons

Edo-Tokyo museum, Kabuki play, Japanese Calligraphy, One-day Trip to KAMAKURA, Origami Class, Tea Ceremony, GHIBLI museum, Virtual Earthquake Experience, Overnight Trip to HAKONE [Fall term] are scheduled for some afternoons during the program.

Field Trips and Cultural Lessons

Three-day Home Visit Program

Weekend [ 3 days / 2 nights ] home visit program is available. Suitable host families are actively recruited with home visits arranged according to availability.

Three-day Home Visit Program

Placement Tests

Two placement tests will be given, the first in the applicants' home country, and the other upon their arrival in Japan. For further details, please see the "Appication Process".

Please note that if there are less than six applicants for a class on the basis of the results of the placement test given prior to arrival,  the class might be cancelled.

Supplementary Language

Should a supplementary language be necessary for explanation during the Japanese Class, English will be the only other language used.

Completion

Certificates and Grade Reports are given to participants who satisfactorily complete the required program work for each term.

Class Levels

J1[Elementary]

Program participants are requested to master Hiragana on their own prior to to the beginning of the program.
Goalto be able to handle basic daily conversation
to converse on topics of daily life
to understand Japanese culture
Achievement Levelto understand basic Japanese grammar and structures,
to recognize about 1300-1500 words and 150-200 Kanji
to read and write simple contexts
to improve communication skills of Japanese(listening and speaking)
to accumulate knowledge about Japanese culture
NoteThe level of each class can be adjusted according to the level of applicants.

J2[Upper-Elementary]

Goalto be able to express opinions using complex sentences
to talk about topics of daily life
to understand Japanese culture
Achievement Levelto establish and confirm basic Japanese grammar and structures
to increase student vocabulary to 2500-3000 words
to read and write 300-500 Kanji
to improve communication skills of Japanese(listening and speaking)
to conduct research and give presentations in Japanese
to accumulate knowledge about Japanese culture
NoteThe level of each class can be adjusted according to the level of applicants.

J3[Intermediate]

Goalto be able to express ideas and opinions in paragraphs using spoken as well as written forms of Japanese
to understand Japanese culture
Achievement Levelto establish and confirm basic Japanese grammar and structures
to increase student vocabulary to 4000-5000 words
to read and write 600-900 Kanji
to read short stories and essays
to improve communication skills of Japanese(listening, speaking and writing)
to conduct research and give presentations in Japanese
to accumulate knowledge about Japanese culture
NoteThe level of each class can be adjusted according to the level of applicants.

J4[Upper-Intermediate]

Goalto be able to communicate the contents of what one has read or heard using materials such as newspapers, etc.
to understand Japanese culture
Achievement Levelto understand logical paragraphs and speeches
to increase student vocabulary to 6000-8000 words
to read and write 1000-1400 Kanji
to obtain cultural knowledge by using over-all skills
to improve communication skills of Japanese(listening, speaking and writing)
to conduct research and give presentations in Japanese
to accumulate knowledge about Japanese culture
NoteThe level of each class can be adjusted according to the level of applicants.

J5[Advanced]

Goalto be able to summarize what one has read or heard using materials such as newspapers, books , videos, etc.
to be able to express one's opinion
to understand Japanese culture
Achievement Levelto speak and write Japanese paragraphs logically
to increase student vocabulary to more than 10000 words
to read and write more than 2000 Kanji
to obtain cultural knowledge by using over-all skills
to improve communication skills of Japanese(listening, speaking and writing)
to conduct research and give presentations in Japanese
to accumulate knowledge about Japanese culture
NoteThe level of each class can be adjusted according to the level of applicants.
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