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ABOUT: TOKYO RIVERSIDE SCHOOL

Tokyo Riverside School is located in a tranquil area of Asakusa by the Sumida River. The school was established in 1988 as a means to bridge the gap between Asian countries, offering education to everyone. Tokyo Riverside pride themselves on their classes, facilities and annual activities, which allow students to fully immerse themselves into Japanese culture.

LOCATION

Tokyo Riverside Language School is located 7 minutes by foot from Asakusa Station via the Tokyo Ginza Line, 5 minutes via the Tobu Skytree Line and 10 minutes via Asakusa line. School is very accessible from these 3 lines. Asakusa is home of one of the famous tourist destinations in Japan which is Senso-ji Temple. Before entering the temple, you will be welcomed by different food and souvenir shops along the way. This is also one of the places that offers “Rickshaw”ride also known as “Jinrikisha” or man powered vehicle.

 

FEATURES OF TOKYO RIVERSIDE SCHOOL

1. After students’ arrival in Japan, Riverside staff help students get established in Japan by registering them at city hall, getting their health insurance, student discount, bank accounts, train pass, mobile phone and showing them around the area and such.

2. Many teachers, means more personalized guidance for students, one-on-one reviews, translations and assistance to explain difficult lessons.

3. Daily and weekly tests to assess and improve each student’s weaknesses and modify classes accordingly.

4. Ongoing personal counselling with teachers and staff to prepare students for life after Riverside, be it higher education or job hunting.

5. Annual trips to Okinawa, Hokkaido, Mt. Fuji and so on.

COURSES

1. Long-term courses (12 months and more)

Before you start class, you will take a test to assess your Japanese language skills. You will be placed in a course that matches those skills.

Every day, you will take a mini-test to ensure you have well assimilated the previous day’s lesson.

You can choose programs of 12, 15, 18, 21 or 24 months (12-month students are not able to graduate as this is for 15-month to 24-month students only, but they receive a certificate of completion).

Also, advanced students can attend an EJU preparation class and Preparation for Graduate School Admission Exam class.

Recap information about regular long-term courses:

Start January, April, July, October
Length 12 (start in April, July, October or January), 15 (January), 18 (October), 21 (July) or 24 (April) months
Schedule Monday to Friday / Morning (9:00 to 12:30) or Afternoon (13:00 to 16:30)
Students per course Variable – Between 10 and 20
Required Japanese language skills Beginners accepted

 

2. Short-term courses (1 to 6 months)

This is the same regular course as the long-term courses. But the short-term courses are for those who come to Japan with a working holiday visa, or as temporary visitors (3 months or more).

Information about short-term courses:

Start January, April, July, October
(Intermediate learners may start any month)
Length 1 month, 3 months or 6 months
Schedule Monday to Friday / Morning (9:00 to 12:30) or Afternoon (13:00 to 16:30)
Number of students per class 18 or less
Required Japanese language skills Beginners accepted
Total fee for 1 month 75,000 Yen
Total fee for 3 months 174,000 Yen
Total fee for 6 months 328,000 Yen

 

ACTIVITIES OFFERED BY TOKYO RIVERSIDE SCHOOL

Various field trips, activities and seasonal events are organized by the school. Culture, entertainment, festivals … there is always something going on. Visit museums and temples, spend a day in theme parks, attend school parties and barbecues, try to wear a kimono and even visit Okinawa or Hokkaido… Learning Japanese is also about learning the history, culture and way of life in Japan.

ACCOMODATIONS AT TOKYO RIVERSIDE SCHOOL

The school has its own dormitory located a short walk from the school. In the event the dormitory being full, Tokyo Riverside School can introduce students to various residences nearby the school. Some will be about 5 minutes by foot from the school. The farthest won’t be more than 30 minutes by train. Easy commute to make students’ life easier.

All dormitories are fully equipped. So, again, students don’t have to worry about those things.

Important: For lease of 3 months or more, fees are between 140,000 and 160,000 Yen for 3 months. After this, rooms are from 30,000 YEN to 40,000 YEN per month.

ESTIMATE FEES FOR 1 YEAR STUDY IN TOKYO RIVERSIDE – 2020

Here is an estimate of the costs to study for one year at Tokyo Riverside School. It includes the accommodation fees. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

If you’re looking for other Japanese Language Schools, you might also want to check out Shinwa Foreign Language Academy and International Study Institute, Takadanobaba.

Application fee 20,000 Yen
Entrance fee 50,000 Yen
Tuition fee 660,000 Yen
Facilities, Equipment 30,000 Yen
Textbooks 10,000 Yen
Accommodation (Shared room) 510,000 Yen
Total 1,280,000 Yen

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