General Japanese Course

For those who want to improve their general Japanese knowledge. Wide choice of elective lessons from beginner’s level.

  • You can choose classes for your own purposes: if you want to practice conversation, pass the JLPT or learn and experience Japanese culture.
  • Maximum number of students per class: 15 people. Thanks to the small class size, students can feel very close to their teachers while interacting smoothly in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Japanese level would be from total beginners up to JLPT N3 level.The estimated learning time from total beginner to N3 is 9 months.

From total beginners up to JLPT N3 level

  • General Japanese language practice offered for 2 lessons per day and then the elective lesson of choice.
  • Elective lessons link Japanese lessons and cultural experiences.
  • There are other events that allows students interact with students from other courses and sightseeing the neighborhood.
  • Various cultural events and sightseeing tours programmed during the weekends (applicants only).

Deepening of learning by checking learned contents on the tablet or portfolio. In addition, Kyoto Campus offers SNS connected to Japanese language, culture, Kyoto, teachers and classmates.

Those who have never studied Japanese can enroll only the first Monday of every month.

From 2 weeks onwards you can learn Japanese depending on the circumstances of your school and work (up to 9 months to reach N3 level).

Maximum number of students per class is 15 people. Thanks to the small class size, students can feel very close to their teachers while interacting smoothly in a relaxed atmosphere. It also allows students to talk in class more frequently.

Since the goal of “can-do method” is clearly set in each class, it is easy to understand what type of Japanese ability you are focusing on. By taking small steps you will realize your own study progress.

A certificate of completion of the course will be issued on the last day of the course. Applicants can also receive a grade report of their Japanese level stating what they can do.

General Japanese
9 months
Beginner Intermediate
JLPT level equivalent N5 N4 N3
CEFR level equivalent A1 A2 B1

Classes will be taught around the weekly Japanese cultural experiences. By experiencing Japanese culture you can also reconsider your own culture and other countries’ while discussing it with your classmates. Therefore, you can learn about different cultures and deepen your understanding on them.

JLPT will take place in July and December and the classes will be conducted to pass the test. It will strengthen your knowledge in vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension and listening for the test. Before the exam you can practice tests and solve problems to overcome your weaknesses.

Those who aim to pass N4 or N3 are eligible.

Classes will be taught around the weekly Japanese cultural experiences. There would be plenty of opportunities to summarize what you learned through the experiences and present them in front of your classmates. You can solve your Japanese problems while preparing the presentation for other international students. There will be also opportunities to invite Japanese locals to practice and work your conversation skills.

Classes will be taught around the weekly Japanese cultural experiences by reading and writing about them. This way you will be able to develop your Japanese reading and writing skills.

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