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Overview of Futaba College of Foreign Languages

Futaba College of Foreign Languages (FUTABA) was founded in March 1960.

The students of the FUTABA aim to pursue education in Japan by enrolling at colleges, universities and post-graduate schools.  FUTABA offers detailed guidance for those who plan to continue their education from choosing a school to entrance exams. As a result, students are able to successfully enroll at public, private universities and colleges.

To meet significantly different needs, FUTABA teach not only Japanese but also the Japanese culture, customs and manners to deepen the understanding of different cultures.

 

SCHOOL DATA OF FUTABA COLLEGE OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES

School Data (July 2015)
Location Chiba, Chiba-shi, Chuo-ku Accommodation School Dormitory
Foundation April 1988 Membership Nisshinkyo, JaLSA
Admission capacity 420 (Double Shift) Number of teachers 35 (Full-time:6)
Number of registered students (July 2015)
Number of students enrolled in short-term course without student visas: 57
Number of students enrolled in long-term course with student visas: 252
China
84
Korea
14
Taiwan
15
Vietnam
30
Nepal
36
Thailand
11
Myanmar
1
Mongolia
15
Indonesia
2
Sri Lanka
33
Sweden
0
Malaysia
1
USA
0
India
0
France
0
Russia
1
Philippines
2
Saudi Arabia
0
Italy
1
Spain
0
UK
0
Canada
0
Iran
1
Ukraine
3
Kazakhstan
2
Switzerland
0
Germany
0
Australia
0
Lithuania
1

Futaba Students with Kimono

FEATURES OF FUTABA 

  1. According to students’ course, experienced teachers lead them what to do. Also alternative special class is provided for students continuing to go to higher education.
  2. Counseling for students’ life and personal troubles is provided.
  3. There are many chances to visit Japanese traditional and cultural facilities and to communicate with Japanese people.

REQUIREMENTS OF ADMISSION

  • 18 years old and older
  • Completion of 12 years education

COURSES PROVIDED BY FUTABA 

1. STUDENT VISA COURSE

Futaba StudentsYou need to apply for Student Visa to the Bureau of Immigration in order to learn Japanese for a long period
or get higher education in Japan.

Start Date January, April, July, October
Duration 1 year and 3 months, 1 year and 6 months, 1 year and 9 months, 2 years
Schedule Mon-Fri 9:00-12:30 or 13:00-16:30
Number of Lessons 20 lessons/week
Number of students in a class Average 15~20
Application fee 25.000 ¥/an
Entrance fee 60.000 ¥/an
Tuition fee 624.000 ¥/an
TOTAL 709.000 ¥/an

2. NON STUDENT VISA COURSE

Those who have Visas* except “Student Visa” can study from the minimum of 4 weeks for daily living, business, enrollment to Vocational School, University and Graduate School, etc.
(* Working holiday visa, Temporary visitor visa, Family resident visa, Spouse visa, Permanent resident visa, Settlement visa, etc.)

Start Date Beginner level:January, April, July and OctoberOther levels:anytime
Duration 4~9 weeks、10~19 weeks、20 weeks or more
Schedule Mon-Fri 9:00-12:30 or 13:00-16:30
Number of Lessons 20 lessons/week
Number of students in a class Average 15~20
Tuition 13,000 yen/week (4~9 weeks)、12,000 yen/week (10~19 weeks)、11,000 yen/week (20 weeks or more)

Class contents

Beginner
3~4
Months
Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji 200 words
Can say basic greetings and use Japanese in basic daily conversation such as shopping, etc.
Can read and write easy and simple sentences.
High
Beginner
3~4
Months
Kanji 400 words
Can understand most daily conversations.
Can make a request or opinion in a manner that is not rude to the other party.
Intermediate
3~4
Months
Can understand and converse a familiar topic in school or at work as well as the ability to explain clearly at some extent.
High
Intermediate
3~4
Months
Can engage in daily conversations smoothly and is able to express ideas and make suggestions about familiar topics.
Advanced
3~4
Months
Can explain in detail about a topic of interest.
High
Advanced More than
6 months
Can communicate in a polite and professional way depending on the situation.

 

DESTINATION OF GRADUATES OF FUTABA

Class for entering higher education, guidance, private teach, and fruitful education get the result of lots of students to enter higher educational institutes every year, not only helping them to enter the famous schools, but also guiding them to adjust their goals and what they want to learn.

Destination of graduates (2014)
Number of graduates 82
Graduate School 5
National University 4
Private University 18
Junior College 2
Vocational School 53

 

ACTIVITIES OFFERED BY FUTABA

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There are many kinds of events as a communication with classmates and students from different countries speaking Japanese language through the year.

 

ACCOMMODATION ARRANGED BY FUTABA

School Dormitory
You have to live in the dormitory a minimum of 3 months. Upon moving-out, please make sure to inform the school at least 2 weeks in advance. Bath tub, Air-conditioning, TV, Refrigerator, Bed, Table, Internet connection are in the private room. Elevator, Refrigerator, Microwave, Vacuum cleaner, Washing machine (with charge), Dryer, Kitchen (IH cooking heater,Cooking Ustensils)are available for everyone.

 

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TUITION AND FEES OF FUTABA – 2016

The tuition and fees of FUTABA are as follows.

Tuition and other school fees (Japanese yen)
Application fee(student visa) 25,000 yen
Admission fee(student visa) 60,000 yen
Registration fee (non student visa) 20,000 yen
Tuition student visa-1 year 624,000 yen/year
non student visa 4 weeks~9 weeks 13,000 yen/week
10 weeks~19 weeks 12,000 yen/week
20 weeks or more 11,000 yen/week
School Dormitory Dormitory admission fee 40,000 yen
Guaranty fee (refundable) 20,000 yen
Fee Single per person 43,000 yen/month
Double per person 50,000 yen/month
Twin per two people 31,000 yen/month
Maintenance fee 3,000 yen/month

*Cost of text is not included.

SAMPLE ESTIMATED COST FOR ONE ACADEMIC YEAR – 2016

Here is the estimated cost for one academic year at FUTABA. It is based on a private dormitory (35,000 yen/month). The estimated cost will be changed depending on how you stay.

Student visa course(Japanese yen)
Application fee 25,000 yen
Admission fee 60,000 yen
Tuition fee(not including text cost) 624,000 yen
Dormitory admission fee 40,000 yen
Guaranty fee 20,000 yen
Dormitory 420,000 yen
Maintenance fee 36,000 yen
Total 1,225,000 yen

Futaba Graduation

 

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