Short-term International Course (from 3 months *10 weeks)

The short-term international course is a three-month course aimed at students who are visiting Japan on a temporary visitor or working holiday visa.

The course covers a good balance of the four basic Japanese language abilities (speaking, listening, reading, writing), aiming to provide students with a practical level of Japanese ability for use in society.

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Visa procedures are to be carried out by students.

About Temporary Visitor Visas

The process of acquiring temporary visitor visas varies between different countries and territories. It will be your responsibility to provide the necessary documentation.
Furthermore, TCJ will not serve as a guarantor or inviting party. For details, please consult with the Japanese embassy for your country.You can also refer to the website for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Course Overview

The Skills You’ll Learn

TCJ puts particular emphasis on the ability to speak Japanese.
Whether you’re going on to university or going into employment after you graduate, the application processes involved will have a heavy focus on interviews, where your communication skills will be assessed. TCJ uses the communicative approach to teaching from its beginner classes on, which is where our reputation as a school for developing conversational skill comes from. In terms of the ability to write Japanese, TCJ has an appropriate amount of “writing time” from its beginner classes on, and provides 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.

>Academic Results for Admission to Higher Education, 2015 Academic Year

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

Tuition fees (three months)
172,800 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

April Term

Placement test April 5 (Tue), April 6 (Wed), April 7 (Thurs)
Enrollment ceremony April 8 (Fri)
Start Date April 11 (Mon)

July Term

Placement testJuly 4 (Mon), July 5 (Tue)

Enrollment ceremony July 6
Start Date July 7 (Thurs)

October Term

Placement testOctober 4 (Tue), October 5 (Wed)

Enrollment ceremony October 7 (Fri)

Start Date October 11 (Tue)

January Term (2017)

Placement test January 6 (Wed)

Enrollment ceremony January 10 (Tue)
Start Date January 12 (Thurs)

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