The Short-Term Practical Japanese Course is a short, intensive practical course that uses familiar topics to primarily teach conversation skills but also grammar and writing skills. As part of the course, you will learn about Japanese culture, experience Japanese culture firsthand and learn to describe what you experienced in Japanese. This is a very popular course in which you can both learn Japanese and have plenty of chances to experience Japanese culture.
There are 15 students at most in a single class. Classes have an intimate and relaxed atmosphere between teachers and students and the small class size allows teachers to be even more attentive to individual students’ needs.
We adopt texts with a “CANDO “method and clearly set the goals of every class as ‘students will be able to do’ what they learned during that class. You should be able to feel your Japanese skills improve even if your period of learning is short
There are 3 levels of class each term: Beginner I, Beginner II and Intermediate I.The course standards for each level are as follows.
ISI uses an online Class Placement Test which can be accessed through a computer or smart phone. As a result, you can immediately check your assigned class on arrival in Japan and smoothly transition to the beginning of your school life. We will also ask you to complete a questionnaire about your past experiences in learning Japanese and your future plans, which will then be used to place you in a class that matches with your level of Japanese and learning goals. In case you feel that the assigned class does not match with your level of Japanese, we have a Class Changing Period in place, during which you can consult with faculty to change classes.
Students who were enrolled throughout an entire term will be given a cumulative grade. Students who are enrolled in only a part of a term will not receive a cumulative grade. If you do not plan to enroll in the next term, please consult with your previous Homeroom Teacher on how you would like to get feedback as normally feedback for your cumulative grade is provided during the following term.
If your average attendance rate during your period of enrollment is 80% or higher, you will be conferred a Certificate of Study.