Long-term International Student Course (One to two years)

In this course, you will acquire a student visa and study Japanese for one to two years.
The course covers a good balance of the four basic Japanese language abilities (speaking, listening, reading, writing), and aims to not only prepare you for exams such as the JLPT, EJU, and others, but also to provide students with a practical level of Japanese ability for use in society.

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Course Overview

The Skills You’ll Learn

Whether you’re going on to university or going into employment, the application processes involved will have a heavy focus on interviews, where your communication skills will be assessed. At TCJ, we put effort into teaching the ability to speak Japanese, which isn’t covered by written examinations, and this is where our reputation as a school for developing conversational skill comes from. In terms of the ability to write Japanese, we have “writing time” from our beginner classes on, and provide active, individual support with corrective guidance. In the advanced classes, students seeking higher education will be given support with writing skills for the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), and students planning for graduate studies will be given help in writing their research statement.

Class Level Details

Classes are divided in 8 to 10 tiers based on level, allowing students to study Japanese in accordance with their ability. Your class level is decided by the level division test when you enter TCJ, and through level up test at the end of every term.

Beginner I JLPT Level:N5

Particular Reading/Listening Skills
The ability to understand some basic Japanese.

[Reading] One is able to read and understand typical expressions and sentences written in hiragana, katakana, and basic kanji.

[Listening] One is able to listen and comprehend conversations about topics regularly encountered in daily life and classroom situations, and is able to pick up necessary information from short conversations spoken slowly.

 

Beginner II JLPT Level:N4

Particular Reading/Listening Skills
The ability to understand basic Japanese.

[Reading] One is able to read and understand passages on familiar daily topics written in basic vocabulary and kanji.

[Listening] One is able to listen and comprehend conversations encountered in daily life and generally follow their contents, provided that they are spoken slowly.

 

Intermediate I JLPT Level:N3

Particular Reading/Listening Skills
The ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations to a certain degree.

[Reading] One is able to read and understand written materials with specific contents concerning everyday topics, and is also able to grasp summary information such as newspaper headlines.

[Listening] One is able to listen and comprehend coherent conversations in everyday situations, spoken at near-natural speed.

 

Intermediate II,IntermediateIII JLPT Level:N2

Particular Reading/Listening Skills
The ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations, and in a variety of circumstances to a certain degree.

[Reading] One is able to read materials written clearly on a variety of topics, such as articles and commentaries in newspapers and magazines as well as simple critiques, and comprehend their contents.

[Listening] One is able to comprehend orally presented materials such as coherent conversations and news reports, spoken at nearly natural speed in everyday situations as well as in a variety of settings, and is able to follow their ideas and comprehend their contents.

 

College Preparatory,Advanced I,Advanced II JLPT Level:N1

Particular Reading/Listening Skills
The ability to understand Japanese used in a variety of circumstances.

[Reading] One is able to read writings with logical complexity and/or abstract writings on a variety of topics, and comprehend both their structures and contents.

[Listening] One is able to comprehend orally presented materials such as coherent conversations, news reports, and lectures, spoken at natural speed in a broad variety of settings, and is able to follow their ideas and comprehend their contents comprehensively.

Lesson Pace

At TCJ, the academic year is divided up into four terms, with each term corresponding to three months. There are four lessons a day, five days per week from Monday to Friday.

Textbooks Used

Main teaching materials: Minna no Nihongo I and II (3A Network), J Bridge to Intermediate Japanese, second revision (Bonjinsha), Tēma-betsu Chūkyū kara Manabu Nihongo (Theme-based Study of Japanese from the Intermediate Level), third revised edition (Kenkyusha), Manabō Nihongo (Let’s Study Japanese) Intermediate–Advanced (Senmon Kyoiku Publishing)

Supplementary materials: Kanji study materials, conversational materials, reading material, etc. Practical materials such as newspaper articles and news recordings (audio).

School Hours

You will study either in our morning classes or afternoon classes. (Time may be changed on days of events.)

Morning Class

Period 1、Period 2
9:00~10:30
Period 3、Period 4
10:50~12:20

Afternoon Class

Period 5、Period 6
13:20~14:50
Period 7、Period 8
15:10~16:40

School Fees

First-year fees

Application fee
20,000yen
Entrance fee
40,000yen
Tuition fees (one year)
600,000yen
Facilities & materials fee (one year)
40,000yen
Consumption tax (8%)
56,000yen
Total
756,000yen

* No refund will be made after the payment.
* An insurance fee of 10,000 yen (one year) will be charged separately at admission.
* For information about international student insurance, click here.
(Link to international student insurance paragraph on Support page)

Academic year schedule

April Term

1st week of April: Placement test and enrollment ceremony
2nd week of April: Class starts

3rd week of June: Class ends

July Term

1st week of July: Placement test and enrollment ceremony
2nd week of July: Course starts

4th week of July to 2nd week of August: Summer break

3rd week of September: Course ends

October Term

1st week of October: Placement test and enrollment ceremony
2nd week of October: Course starts

3rd week of October: Course ends

January Term (2017)

1st week of January: Placement test and enrollment ceremony
2nd week of January: Course starts

3rd week of March: Course ends

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