Get ready for the Olympic Games in Tokyo with our Japanese Long-term Course. This course covers a period of three months (240 lessons), and you will learn a lot of useful grammar and how to cope with certain situations such as managing your everyday life (go shopping, go to a restaurant, etc.), conveying your feelings and opinions as well as how to lead fluent conversations in Japanese. You will have four lessons a day from Monday to Friday and all of our qualified teachers are native speakers, who will guide you through your stay in Japan.
|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.
|Why you should join this course|
With a reduced weekly price of 20 000 Yen, this course favors students that plan on studying for a longer period of time to prepare for work or life in Japan. The average class size is 2 to 6 students, mainly from Western countries. This means a lot of personal attention from the teacher. During lessons, we speak Japanese only. English is used only if a student does not understand at all. The school is located in the city-center, making it easy to organize 15 to 20 cultural activities a week. In addition, we offer a Tandem program, where you can find a language exchange partner from our sister school Ritter.
|Basic Course Information|
Start: January, April, October
Period: 12 weeks to 24 weeks
Level: All Japanese levels
Lessons: 20 lessons a week / 4 lessons a day
Course Fee: from 240 000 to 480 000 Yen (+19 000 Yen one-time application fee)
Price Flat Share: 14 000 Yen (+9 000 Yen arrangement fee, Add. night: 2 000 Yen)
– 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
– Certificate of Completion
|Real-life Practice Opportunities|
To give you an ample amount of opportunities to practice what you have learned during classes, we offer about 15 activities every week.
We mainly use the “Minna no Nihongo” series of Japanese textbooks for our lessons because new grammar is introduced in an easy-to-understand way and the books offer many different exercises for practice. The textbooks as well as accompanying materials are also available in more than 20 languages.
Beginner to Upper Elementary (Level 1 – 4) – Minna no Nihongo Shokyu I / II
Lower and Upper Intermediate (Level 5 and 6) – Minna no Nihongo Chukyu
Upper Intermediate (Level 6) – Chukyu Kara Manabu
|Sophisticated Teaching Method|
We teach by using the “communicative approach,” and 90% of the lesson is taught in Japanese. The focus lies on communication skills, learning to speak and understand Japanese. You learn a language by communicating in an enjoyable and engaging way. We believe the student’s share of a student-teacher dialogue should be around 70%. Students improve their speaking skills by practicing as often as possible.
Lessons are from Monday to Friday and we use the weekend for day trips around Fukuoka. You will receive the latest 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 some times 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 Talk Time 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)
|Dennis R. (Student)
“I found a lot of friends.”
|Tim H. (Student)
“Time passed so fast.”