Daily Course (from 4 weeks)

This course allows you to take the international student course in four-week units.
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

Ideal For…

・People who want a balanced study program that doesn’t just focus on conversational ability, but also includes reading and writing skills.

・People who want a concentrated program of Japanese study.

・People who wish to prepare to take the JLPT

Class level details (* Same as the long-term program)

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

Tuition fees (four weeks)
70,740 yen (tax included)

* No refund will be made after the payment.
* A separate fee for teaching materials will also be required.
* If you require an admission permit, a separate fee of 21,600 yen will be charged.

Academic year schedule

* Admission at unspecified times is possible. Please consult with us first.

Admission to the School