About our Courses | Japanese Language School in Tokyo, Shinjuku : Yu Language Academy

There are the preparatory courses (long-term course, college visa) and short-term courses (temporary visitor visa, working holiday visa) in our school.
In addition to the main courses we have optional lessons for training for the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and for the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students.

Courses and Curriculum

The long-term courses: college student visa
Entrance in every April: “1 year preparatory course” / “2 years preparatory course”
Entrance in every July: “1 year and 9 months preparatory course”
Entrance in every October: “1 year and 6 months preparatory course”
Entrance in every January: “1 year and 3 months preparatory course”

The short-term courses (temporary visitor visa and/or working holiday visa)
«3 months» course (about 190-200 academic hours of Japanese). ( Entrance in : April, July, October, January).
«1 month» course (4 weeks of training). (Entrance in : April, July, October, January).

★ The short-term courses «1 month» in new 2011 academic year ★
 【Entrance in July】
■ Training period: 4.07.2011 (Mon) ~ 29.07.2011 (Fr)
■ The schedule of the afternoon classes: from Monday until Friday 13:30 ~16:20
 (3 lessons: 13:30~14:20 / 14:30~15:20 / 15:30~16:20)
Notice: one lesson of Japanese culture or trip once a week.
■ Classes: 1 beginner's class and 1 pre-intermediate class
■ NUMBER OF STUDENTS TO BE ACCEPTED: 15 students for a beginner’s class and 15 students for a pre-intermediate class (the admission will be closed when the number of expected applications is reached)
■ Textbook: «はじめよう日本語初級1» («Let's start to learn Japanese for beginners. Part 1»)
■ QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR ENROLMENT (Level of Japanese)
   [ Beginner's class ]
1. Read and write hiragana and katakana well enough
2. Knowledge of basic verbs and adjectives
3. Be able to introduce yourself
   [ Pre-intermediate class]
1. Correct using of verbs
2. Reading and writing kanji (about 3 level of JLPT)
3. Ability to express your opinion
■ The classes are divided according to the student's achieved language level
The test-paper, which is send to the applicant by request, before the admission, helps to determine his Japanese language proficiency. There also might be an extra testing after enrollment.
■ Tuition fees: 80,000 yen
■ For further information, please contact our school staff, and you will get the necessary information on your native language.

 【Entrance in October】
■ Training period: 3.10.2011 (Mon) ~ 28.10.2011 (Fr)
■ The schedule of the afternoon classes: from Monday until Friday 13:30 ~16:20
 ( 3 lessons: 13:30~14:20 / 14:30~15:20 / 15:30~16:20)
Notice: one lesson of Japanese culture or trip once a week.
■ Classes: 1 beginner's class and 1 pre-intermediate class
■ NUMBER OF STUDENTS TO BE ACCEPTED: 15 students for a beginner’s class and 15 students for a pre-intermediate class (the admission will be closed when the number of expected applications is reached)
■ Textbook: «はじめよう日本語初級1» («Let's start to learn Japanese for beginners. Part 1»)
■ QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR ENROLMENT (Level of Japanese)
   [ Beginner's class ]
1. Read and write hiragana and katakana well enough
2. Knowledge of basic verbs and adjectives
3. Be able to introduce yourself
   [ Pre-intermediate class]
1. Correct using of verbs
2. Reading and writing kanji (about 3 level of JLPT)
3. Ability to express your opinion
■ The classes are divided according to the student's achieved language level.
The test-paper, which is send to the applicant by request, before the admission, helps to determine his Japanese language proficiency. There also might be an extra testing after enrollment.
■ Tuition fees: 80,000 yen
■ For further information, please contact our school staff, and you will get the necessary information on your native language.

Qualification for Admission
For the long-term course (college student visa) : check the application documents here

For «3 months» and «1 month» short-term course (temporary visitor visa, working holiday visa) : check the application documents here

Check school fees information on the page [ Application and Entrance Procedure and Tuition Fees ] click here

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Main Annual Schedule

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April – June ・Enrolment ceremony
・Orientation
・Walking around Tokyo (Extracurricular activities)
・Kimono lesson (Extracurricular activities)
・Health check-up
・The appreciation of Kabuki (Extracurricular activities)
・Term academic ability test
・International exchange event
・The completion of short-term three months course
July – September ・Calligraphy lesson (Extracurricular activities)
・Camp school(Nikko or Izu etc.: 2 days / 1 night
・Excursion for Colleges and Universities (Extracurricular activities)
・Lesson about Edo Culture (Extracurricular activities)
・International exchange event
・Term academic ability test
・The completion of short-term three months course
October – December ・Enrolment ceremony
・Orientation
・Calligraphy lesson (Extracurricular activities)
・An excursion (Extracurricular activities)
・Health check-up
・International exchange event
・Term academic ability test
・The completion of short-term three months course
January – March ・Trip to the Fuji Q Highlandor Disney Land, etc. (Extracurricular activities)
・Kimono lesson (Extracurricular activities)
・International exchange event
・The tea ceremony lesson (International exchange event)
・Term academic ability test
・The completion of short-term three months course
・Graduation ceremony and Party

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Features of Curriculum

Lessons / Class management are based on discussions held by the teaching staff
Efficient lessons utilizing educational equipment will be conducted.
A curriculum structure in which an individual’s own needs to meet the challenge of examinations and further studies are guaranteed.

Morning classes: 9:00 - 12:50
Day classes: 13:00 - 16:40

Beginner’s class I The main teaching materials
“Japanese for foreigners’ students for beginners”
"The training book. Hiragana & Katakana”
Average lessons hours
0 - 220hours
The main tasks
Basic grammar modeling / Listening / Speaking

Level to be achieved
- Basic grammar models
- Correct pronunciations and simple expressions
- Ability to hold simple daily conversations in Japanese
Beginner’s class I The main teaching materials
“Japanese for foreigners’ students for beginners”
"The training book II ”
Average lessons hours
220 – 400 hours
The main tasks
Reading ・Writing・Composition
Model of sentence・Listening・Speaking
Level to be achieved
- Basic model of sentences and grammar
- To get used to longer sentences
Intermediate class I The main teaching materials
“The theme textbook of Japanese. Intermediate”
"The training book. Of Japanese / Kanji level 2
Average lessons hours
400 - 600 hours
The main tasks
To increase a Kanji vocabulary. Comprehending and writing long sentences.
Listening・Speaking
Level to be achieved
- Being able to use the knowledge studied before
- To get used to longer sentences
- To increase own vocabulary and various ways of constructing sentences
- Ability to express owns’ opinion and continue a dialog
- To improve listening skills
Intermediate class II  The main teaching materials
The theme textbook of Japanese. Intermediate.”
J-Bridge / Kanji level 1
Average lessons hours
600 - 800 hours
The main tasks
Expressing one’s own opinion logically by writing and speaking
Getting and sending an information
Level to be achieved
- To pass The Japanese language Proficiency Test Level 1
- To get necessary information from media such as the newspapers and the TV
Advanced class The main teaching materials
“The theme textbook of Japanese. Advanced”
”Japanese for foreigners students / “Life teaching materials ”
Average lessons hours
800 - 1600 hours
The main tasks
Expressing one’s own opinion logically by writing and speaking
Understanding different culture
Level to be achieved
- To take part of debates
- To read and understand specify texts in Japanese
- To develop critical faculties

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