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Usually, programs have up to 4 starting dates. Their duration vary, from a few weeks only to 2 years, with about 20 weekly hours of class. In order to become fluent at Japanese, though, one should study at least a year.
All language schools care about teaching Japanese culture and way of life as well. Therefore students can expect a lot of activities – cultural, social and others – off the school premises.
Since Japanese language schools propose similar courses, the main criteria for you to choose a school will be:
Purpose of your study: If you are planning to study at a Japanese university, you need to select a Japanese language school that is accredited by the Japanese government and offers preparation courses for university exams.
These schools also offer other courses such as general or basic courses which are communication based.
Location: It depends on you: where you would like to experience life in Japan? Which city attracts you the most? There are language schools in the city and some are in the countryside.
Budget: Japan is not a cheap country, so you need to consider the school’s location, the tuition fees and other expenses before deciding the school where you would like to apply and study.
Duration and starting date: Intensive and General course duration is between 6 months and 2 years. There are usually 4 stating dates a year: in January, April, July and October. Many schools offer shorter courses which start every month.
Teaching style: Before selecting or applying to a school, check with the school about the percentages of students’ nationality, as some schools do not maintain nationality percentage and mostly accept Chinese or Korean students. This means that the teaching style will focus on those specific students needs.
Japanese language schools typically offer 2 or 3 types of courses:
Intensive or preparatory courses: the usual purpose is to prepare students to integrate a higher education institution and thus to get them ready to take the JLPT test. You need to have a solid knowledge of Japanese language before you start those courses.
General or Basic course: this course is for people who are simply interested in Japanese language and culture, students who are not planning to enter a higher education institute but need to master Japanese language for their career in their home country or for hunting jobs in Japan. It is also for business executives to effectively communicate in Japanese for business meetings, expressing ideas and opinions.
Short-term courses: it is a course for students and business people who want to improve their Japanese language skills or brush up within the shortest period of time and often during their holidays. The course duration is between 2 weeks and 3 months (it varies from schools to schools).