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Japanese - Standard Course

Locations: Fukuoka City, Japan

Course Details

For people who need to be able to communicate in Japanese, this course offers a heavy emphasis on real-life skills.
Learning Japanese just by reading textbooks and listening to tapes doesn't make you a Japanese language speaker. You will learn common sentence patterns and vocabulary with your teacher, then use them in practical situations both inside and outside of the classroom. The course offers a full range of activities that you will find both useful and exciting.

Course details:

  • 10 grammar classes per week
  • 10 skills application classes per week, focusing on the 4 skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking


2 weeks:     84,000 yen

3 weeks:    115,500 yen

4 weeks:    147,000 yen

each extra week:     31,500 yen

All prices are in Japanese Yen.  For currency conversions, consult  

These prices do not include accommodation.

Up to five hours' extra lessons can be added each week.

In addition to the twenty 50-minute classes, the price includes:

  • All textbooks and study materials
  • Wordcard papers for vocabulary study
  • Counselling with school staff
  • Study guide
  • Weekly city tour
  • Welcome pack with city maps, magazines, guide books, etc.
  • Graduation certificate
  • Discounts and some free lessons with on-line courses
  • Rental of personal alarm system for women and junior students
  • Unlimited photo sessions with Astroboy!

School Details

The school is an internationally acclaimed communicational Japanese language school that offers short-term study abroad courses, learning the Japanese language and culture in a relaxed and friendly environment. It is located in Tenjin, the heart of Fukuoka City, in Kyushu, South Japan, and was nominated by popular vote in 2009, 2010 and 2011 as one of the world's top language schools. It is the only Japanese language school that focuses specifically on Western students.

Courses are offered in a range of areas, including conversational Japanese, pop culture, Japanese culture, and study for exams, all with an emphasis on practical work inside and outside of the classroom.  A range of accommodation options is available for students coming from overseas, including homestays and dorms.  The aim is to make learning Japanese enjoyable as well as worthwhile, which is why many students return again and again to the school.

The school is centrally located in Tenjin, the heart of Fukuoka City. It has:

  • 13 permanent classrooms, designed to facilitate learning in a relaxed and comfortable environment
  • A Japanese "tea room", for practising traditional Japanese arts
  • A large communal lounge for students to relax
  • A quiet study room, with PCs, student-use printer, and study space

The following facilities are available at the school for student use:

  • PCs with broadband Internet access, and office applications
  • free wireless Internet access
  • study space
  • Wii game console with large selection of games
  • DVD/TV and large library of DVDs for free rental
  • portable DVD/CD players for independent study
  • big-screen video projector
  • manga/book library
  • free coffee/tea/chai

**Please note that the school is not wheelchair-accessible.**

Accommodation Details

The types of accommodation available are:

  • Homestay with a Japanese family
  • Dormitory
  • Room in a shared apartment
  • Private apartment
  • Long-term private apartment

**Students under the age of 18 must stay with a Japanese family, or in one of the selected dormitories.**

When arranging host families for students, every effort is made to take into account any needs or preferences they may have, such as smoker or non-smoker, allergies, English ability, and so on. Host families can act as guides and mentors, friends and companions, and a wonderful resource. They are likely to be the people students become closest to during their stay, which is why all host family applicants are thoroughly screened, to ensure that they can provide a suitable environment to assist learning and to allow the fullest possible experience of Japan.

Host families are chosen to be as close to the school, and the center of Fukuoka City, as possible. All are within one hour's traveling time of the school by public transport. Students are guaranteed to have their own private room, which may be either Japanese or Western style.
Dinner can be arranged with the host family for 500 yen per night.

Students staying with Japanese families should be as sensitive as possible to cultural differences and make every effort to conform to their host's expectations of them.


Homestay placement fee:    10,500 yen

Single room + breakfast:     14,000 yen per week

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