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Japanese in Fukuoka (16+ all year round, 14+ in summer)

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Why this program ?

  • Starting from 16 years old all year round
  • Summer holiday for 14-19 year old
  • 2 weeks minimum
  • Courses for beginner to intermediate levels
  • Teaching adapted to Europeans
  • Learning to express oneself quickly
  • Numerous cultural activities
  • Accommodation in family or residence
  • Possibility to study in several cities
  • Small classes for each level (maximum 8 students)

Destination

Language studies in Fukuoka

Japan, a unique country where ancestral culture and ultra-modernity blend together, never ceases to fascinate.

Located in the south of Japan on the island of Kyushu and not far from China and South Korea, Fukuoka is renowned for its friendly people, its gastronomy and its beaches which are only 20 minutes away by bus from the city centre. It is a lively and bustling metropolis of 1.5 million inhabitants, with many theaters, museums, galleries and restaurants, and easy to access to its international airport, located only 5 minutes from the school and the city centre by metro.

Japanese language school

The school is located in the centre of Fukuoka just a few minutes walk from the largest train station in southern Japan and close to the many restaurants and shops in the city centre.

The school offers a wide range of facilities:

  • 16 classrooms equipped with interactive whiteboards, projector and WIFI
  • Comfortable relaxation areas to provide you with an environment conducive to learning
  • Game consoles, TV and large DVD library
  • DVD and CD players available for personal study
  • Manga Library
  • Free tea and coffee

Courses

General information

  • Duration of a lesson: 50 minutes
  • Maximum number of students per class: 8 (exceptionally 9)
  • Timetable: classes are given in the morning and/or afternoon depending on your level group.
  • Placement test: on the first day of class
  • Certificate of participation at the end of the stay
  • Weekly evaluation test
  • Personal work to be done at home, corrected and evaluated
  • The teachers are all qualified in teaching Japanese to foreigners. They are therefore fully aware of the difficulties you may experience and the different learning phases you will go through.

Course formulas

  • **Japanese Basic Course: 20 lessons per week****

    These practical courses give you the linguistic and cultural keys that will allow you to express yourself quickly and correctly, and thus be autonomous to fully enjoy your stay in Japan.

    The courses focus on practical everyday situations that will allow you to quickly become independent in daily life. You attend 2 weekly lessons based on grammar and 2 weekly lessons based on listening, writing and reading.

    Levels: beginner* to advanced

    *Beginners can start on the 1st Monday of each month all year round and during the summer on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.

  • Intensive course: 25 lessons

    In addition to the 20 Japanese basic course, you also take part in 5 conversation classes per week.

Levels: elementary to advanced

  • Combined course : 25 lessons per week: 20 lessons of the basic course + a complementary module of your choice

    • Choice of modules :

      • Traditional culture: 6 hours of cultural activities per week, on Saturdays.

      Maximum duration: 4 weeks

      Levels: beginner to advanced

      • Pop culture: 6 hours of cultural activities per week, on Saturdays.

      Maximum duration: 4 weeks

      Levels: beginner to advanced

      • Private tuition** : possibility of 5 to 20 hours of private tuition per week in addition to the basic course outside the summer period (beginning of June to end of August).

      Consult us for details

      Levels: beginner to advanced

  • Summer Special "Next Gen" - 14-19 years old** (June, July and August only) : 20 lessons of the basic course per week + 6 hours of cultural activities per week, on Saturdays.

    The program includes many cultural activities such as: pottery, drawing, manga, tea ceremony, zazen meditation, wearing a kimono, paper making...

    Duration of the cultural activities module: 4 weeks. Possibility to choose another module after 4 weeks, such as conversation, pop culture or traditional culture.

    Levels: beginner to advanced

  • Internship in a company (20 years or older) : it is possible to do an unpaid internship in a company for 4 to 12 weeks following a course of at least 4 weeks. Minimum English level required: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 525, unless the candidate has a good level of Japanese. For more information, please contact us.

The activities

In order to enable students to enjoy a cultural, traditional and modern experience at the same time, the school offers a large number of cultural and linguistic activities, free of charge or at cost price.

Free activities: conversation workshop (students are grouped in pairs, 1 foreign student with 1 Japanese student to facilitate conversation), cinema session, city tour, game night (hanafuda, shogi...), festivals, etc.

Activities at cost price: cultural modules in addition to the courses, Friday night outing, concerts, events, bowling, karaoke...

Sample program for example purposes only:

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Housing

Host family (from 14 years old)

Single room, half board

This is the ideal formula for any student wishing to immerse himself completely in the Japanese culture and language. You will follow the daily life of a typical family, carefully selected by the school for their kindness and willingness to share their culture.

Travel time to the school: maximum 60 min. by public transport.

Residences (18+ years old)

Single room in shared apartment (up to 8 people per apartment), shared bathroom, living room and kitchen, without meals.

Minimum duration: 2 weeks

The residences are located in different neighborhoods, close to metro stations.

Travel time to school: between 35 and 50 minutes by public transport

Supervised juvenile residence (14-19 years, summer)

Single room, shared bathroom, living room and kitchen, half board from Monday to Saturday

Minimum duration: 2 weeks

A supervisor on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, provides meals (breakfast and dinner from Monday to Saturday).

Travel time to school: between 20 and 25 minutes by public transport

Rates & Dates 2020

Dates 2020

Stays from 2 to 24 weeks, i.e. 2 x 12 weeks, without the need for a visa (European nationals). For stays of 6 months or one year, it is necessary to obtain a student visa and to register at least 6 months in advance.

Course starting dates (stays of 1 to 12 weeks), except for beginners: every Monday (or Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday)

Course start dates for beginners: the 1st Monday of each month all year round and during the summer, the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.

Young learners 14-19 years old : June, July and August

Bank holidays and holidays (no classes are given on these dates, an activity is organised instead): 01/01, 13/01, 10/02, 24/02, 20/03, 01/05, 04/05, 05/05, 06/05, 23/07, 24/07, 10/08, 21/09, 22/09, 02/11, 23/11, 31/12

Prices 2020

This programme contains classes Accommodation included Meal included 24h support
Booking prices -

All taxes and enrolment fees included

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Lessons and accommodation
Duration20 lessons per week (family, single room, half board)20 lessons per week (residence, shared room, no meals provided)
2 weeks1,415 €1,340 €
3 weeks1,880 €1,765 €
4 weeks2,355 €2,200 €
6 weeks3,305 €3,075 €
8 weeks4,310 €4,000 €
12 weeks6,260 €5,800 €
16 weeks8,250 €7,275 €
18 weeks9,130 €8,150 €
24 weeks9,845 €8,930 €
48 weeks17,670 €15,840 €
Supplement / week
Module of choice* 100 €
Peak season classes (July and August)30 €
Summer residence for minors (single room, half board)20 €
*conversation, traditional culture, pop culture and special 14-19
Transfer (per trip)
Fukuoka International airport55 €
Train station55 €

Prices include :

  • The chosen course program
  • Housing as shown
  • The teaching material
  • Orientation on the 1st day of class
  • Internet access
  • Registration fees

PRices don't include :

  • The trip to Fukuoka
  • Transfers and local transport
  • Possible visa fees
  • The deposit to be paid for the accommodation in residence

Practical information

Travel

Day of arrival : Sunday Day of departure : Sunday

**Arrival and departure between 8am and 8pm in residence and before 6pm in a host family

Airport of arrival :

  • Fukuoka Airport : Fukuoka International Airport

Transfer possible on request (subject to a fee, see tab "Dates & rates").

Note: do not book your ticket until we have confirmed your registration with us.

Visa info

Stays of less than 90 days, renewable once

Citizens of the European Union(1) may travel to Japan without a visa if their stay does not exceed 90 days. They must have a passport valid for the duration of their stay and a return plane ticket.

The tourist visa can be renewed once after 12 weeks by leaving the territory and re-entering for a further 12 weeks.

(1) Other nationalities: consult the website of the Embassy of Japan in your home country.

You will also find the list of visa-free countries on the link.

A stay of over 24 weeks

All stays of more than 24 weeks are considered long-term stays and require a visa. Visa applicants are required to provide a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) (issued by our partner school) in order to apply for a visa.

See more information on [visa info](/linguistic days/ info-visa-japan_a354)

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