Japanese Language Proficiency Test, or JLPT, is one of the most widely recognized Japanese proficiency tests that can be taken all over the world. This test is also a used as a standard to measure and prove your Japanese language skills.
Asahi Nihongo offers a JLPT Preparation Course for the upper levels N3, N2 and N1 from May 2017. The course is designed for students who already have previous knowledge of the Japanese language. The lesson style differs quite a lot from our Standard Course due to the focus on passing the tests. With only 2 to 6 students per class, you will study in a relaxed atmosphere. Your friendly teacher will prepare you in a highly efficient and easy way.
We recommend these books since they are well-constructed, focus on question patterns unique to the JLPT, and also have lots of practice questions. At the beginning, you might feel that there are less explanations in these textbooks, but the layout enables you to learn the topics without having to use other languages such as English. You will do a lot of practical exercises to find out your strengths and weaknesses. After completing the exercises, you will receive explanations and suggestions from your teacher how to eliminate your weak points and increase your chances of passing your test. You are able to take additional mock exams every Saturday in June to receive your teacher’s feedback have the best possible preparation.
The annual application period for the JLPT is throughout the month of April (July test date) and September (December test date). You can apply either online or via mail.
|Basic Course Information|
Dates: May 8 – Jun 30, 2017 (Mon. – Fri.)
Period: 8 weeks
Level: From Intermediate to Advanced (An online level check and interview are required for enrollment.)
Class size: from 2 to 6 students
Lessons: 20 lessons a week (four lessons a day)
Teacher: Experienced teachers are in charge of the lessons
Tuition Fee: 79 000 Yen (Textbook fee included, Add. week 30 000 Yen)
Price Home Stay: 44 000 Yen ( Add. week 17 500 Yen)
Apply by: Friday, April 28, 2017
|Why you should join the JLPT Preparation Course|
With 30 000 Yen a week, this course has very competitive prices. Our classes are very small. With only 2 to 6 students per class, you will study in a relaxed atmosphere. The test preparation textbook is easy to understand, and you will do lots of practice with test sheets, test questions and CD’s. Your friendly teacher will prepare you in a highly effective, systematic, and easy way. After you have successfully completed your classes, you will be ready to take the test for your level.
– Free Study Group (40 minutes each) every Wednesday and Friday
– 1 Kanji Lesson (60 minutes) every Friday
– Lesson materials (textbook, copies, etc.)
– Lunch box on the first day
– Entrance to our International Party
– Extra-curricular mock exams every Saturday in June
|Study Materials – Nihongo So-Matome series|
We mainly use the “Shin-Kanzen Master series” as study guides. Shin-Kanzen Master is a well-structured book series that covers all JLPT levels with exercises focusing on each of skills such as grammar, comprehension and listening.
In addition, we also use the the Nihongo So-Matome series of JLPT preparation books.
|JLPT Teaching Method|
The main focus lies on reading and listening comprehension as these are the most important parts of the test. During our JLPT Preparation Course, students will learn how to find relevant information through the techniques of fast-reading and looking for key words. Every week, there is a short test to evaluate the progress of the students and at the end of the course, there is a mock JLPT test under real conditions. Students have individual consultations with their teacher to find out sections they should improve on to pass the test successfully.
Lessons are from Monday to Friday, and we use the weekend for day trips around Fukuoka. You will receive your schedule every Friday. We try to have lessons in the morning from 9:00 to 12:15 Lesson (first group) to keep the afternoon free for activities. However, sometimes it is also possible that you will have lessons from 13:00 to 16:15 Lesson (second group). Every Wednesday and Friday, we organize a Free Study Group from 18:00 and a Kanji Class from 17:00. On the first Monday of every new course, we do an Orientation and City Tour with our new students.
We are very proud to have one of the most experienced teachers who has been teaching Japanese for over 30 years at our school. Our teachers do regular simulated lessons to keep their teaching method up-to-date and to ensure that every teacher offers the same lesson quality. Meet our teachers and staff members.
Kazuko Ueda (上田 和子)
Languages: Japanese, English (TOEIC 750)
Work history: Master of Arts in Education; Teaching experience since 1985
|Our Student Support|
– Shinji Kuriyama (Student Adviser, Kanji Class, Japanese Tutorial)
|Our successful students|
Irene S. (German Teacher)
“I feel well-prepared for the N1 test thanks to the highly-skilled teachers.”
Please apply for the JLPT directly.
|The school location – easy to access, easy to explore|
Asahi Nihongo is located between Akasaka and Tenjin station – a perfect spot to start your tour through Fukuoka City. This is Fukuoka’s most exciting place because the busiest areas like Tenjin, Oyafuko street, Daimyo and Imaizumi are just a short walk away. You can also easily access department stores like Parco, Iwataya and Big Camera. In the Daimyo area, you can find a lot of small and stylish shops, bars and restaurants. We recommend Oyafuko and Nishi street for Karaoke or for just having a good time.