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Course Infomation

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Regular Study Abroad Course

Long-term Course
  This course is designed for students who wish to study Japanese language properly and want to enter in a Japanese university, graduate school or vocational school, etc.
  The Shintoshin International Japanese Language School (SIJ) offers either a 2-year course or a 1-year and 6-month course, depending on the entry period.

  From the beginner level, students can improve their five skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking, and thinking in Japanese
  Students also learn how to communicate in response to situations. Students in the intermediate level who have acquired sufficient basic skills will begin practicing how to prepare for the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), and university entrance exams, as well as how to write short essays and research plans for graduate school, and how to answer questions in interviews, according to their future plans after graduation. In the advanced level, students will learn to improve their communication skills for life after college. In some classes, students practice auditing and present their research so that they can study independently after entering the university.

2-year Course

Admission in April
  This is a two-year Japanese language course that enrolls in April. This course is ideal for those who want to go on to a Japanese university, graduate school, or vocational school.

1 year 6 months course

Admission in October
  This course enrolls in October and studies Japanese for one year and six months, and is the easiest course for those who are graduated from high school or university in their home country from June to July.
Japanese proficiency before enrollment, graduation time of school in home country, etc. You can choose the most suitable course for you according to various situations.

Course Outline

2-year Course 1-year 6 Month course
Recruitment target ・Those who have graduated from high school and completed 12 years of education or more or have equivalent qualifications.
・Those who are motivated to attend classes seriously and learn Japanese Class level
Class Level Six levels from beginner to advanced
The initial class level is determined by the result of the test at the time of admission.
Visa type Student
Application time Late October of the previous year Late April of the same year
Admission time April October
Guraduation time March March
Lesson Hours 5 days a week (Monday to Friday) 45 minutes x 4 time period (20Hours per week・800Hours per year)
Morning class: 9:00 to 12:30
Afternoon class: 13:30 to 17:00
* Since the class consists of morning and afternoon groups, the class will be decided in consideration of the individual's wishes after conducting level tests and interviews.
Main Lesson Contents ◆Courses
Comprehensive Japanese Language, Kanji, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Listening Comprehension, Composition, Japanese Culture
◆Optional Courses
Exam Preparation Course, Japanese Circumstances, Conversation, Subculture (movies, anime, music, etc.)
◆Special guidance for next enrollment/ career
Universities/undergraduate, vocational school, Japanese company employment
◆Japanese language test preparation optional courses
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)

Class Overview

Study Period
Attainment Target Japanese Language Test
Elementary I
240 hours
(about three and a half months)
Starting with greetings and self-introductions, interacting with the company, school, and daily life scenario.
Understanding the vocabulary and grammar of Elementary I level, and establish the basis of composition.
Elementary Ⅱ
(about three and a half months)
Handling everyday conversations. Understand the basic sentence patterns of Elementary I and II level and be able to express opinions and write sentences for each scene of daily life. JLPT N4 Pass
Intermediate Ⅰ
(about three months)
By learning N3 level grammar and vocabulary, there will be almost no inconvenience in everyday conversation.
With the increased vocabulary, including technical terms entrance preparations are being made to take the universities and vocational school examination.
JLPT N3 Pass
EJU 240 points or more
Intermediate Ⅱ
(about three months)
By learning N2 level grammar and vocabulary, there will be no inconvenience in daily conversation.
Acquiring Japanese language ability to enroll into universities and vocational schools.
JLPT N2 pass
EJU 280 points or more
Advanced I
(about five months)
Advanced I 300 hours (about five months) With this advanced learning one can communicate with Japanese people with almost no hindrance.
Student will acquire Japanese language ability to enroll into the graduate school or universities.。
EJU 330 points or more
Advanced Ⅱ
(about six months)
With this level of advanced learning one can communicate with Japanese people without any problems.
Student will acquire the Japanese language ability in a way that allows you to enroll into the high-level graduate school/universities or even get employed from a Japanese company.
JLPT N1 pass
EJU 360 points or more