Japanese language course - 20 lessons

Tokyo Region, Tokyo, Japan

8 days from
per person

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Whatever your level, taking a Japanese course in Japan is the best way to accelerate your language learning experience. You’ll be immersed in Japanese language and culture, progressing rapidly at fantastic school, one of the first of its kind to focus on the specific needs of Western language students.

You'll be speaking Japanese from day 1 and practise your new skills and vocabulary both inside and outside the classroom. Groups are small and you’ll be taught by highly qualified native Japanese speakers, who have a passion for teaching and use proven teaching techniques.

For those who have a real passion for Japanese culture, you can add on specialised courses to supplement your experience. To deepen your language practice, why not add on extra conversation classes? Or are you intrigued by Japan’s rich history and culture? Then the Traditional Culture class is for you. Maybe Manga and Anime is more your thing? Opt for Pop Culture.

The friendly staff at the language school also organise a weekly schedule of social and cultural activities. With literally thousands of bars, restaurants, entertainment centres and more at your disposal, you will find plenty of opportunities and places to practice your Japanese outside of the classroom each day.

Who is this language course suitable for?
- Suitable for all Japanese language levels from complete beginners to advanced
- Beginners must start on specific start dates, please see below
- Minimum age 16 with no upper age limit

When can I start?
- The school is open year round
- For elementary language levels and above, courses start every Monday
- If you are a beginner, courses start on the first Monday of every month or the first and third Mondays in June, July and August
- If you choose to book optional accommodation, you can choose to check-in on the Saturday or Sunday before your course and check-out the Saturday or Sunday after (depending on what night you checked in)
- Students can also stay more than one week, please contact us on hello@golearnto.com for courses lasting 2 weeks to one year
- Most Western countries do not require a visa for stays of up to 6 months, however, GoLearnTo cannot provide visa advice and we strongly recommend checking requirements on your national or Japan’s Foreign Office website

What are the typical students like?
- People come from all over the world but most are from Western countries or regions such as the USA, UK and Europe
- Ages vary, but the typical language learner falls in to the 20-30 age bracket though there is no age limit and guests who are aged 40 plus also come to study
- Over 90% of our language learners travel solo and the school will also organise social and cultural activities to help you get to know others at the school outside of class
- Of course, everyone shares a passion or interest in discovering a new language and culture

A typical day
- Please arrive at the school by 9:15am on your first day for a one hour level test to assess your understanding of the language and be placed in the right group class for your level
- The level test is then followed by orientation which includes information about school, classes, study methods, Japanese culture and manners, life in
Japan, etc.
- You'll then have two hours of Japanese classes
- After your lessons, there is a one-hour tour of city (this is free and optional)
- For the rest of your stay, your language lessons will be either in the morning or afternoon depending on your language level; a typical daily class schedule is:
9:30am–11:15am: language skills class
11:25pm–1:10pm: grammar class
2:05pm–3:50pm: language skills class
4pm–5:45pm: grammar class

Specific subject classes
- As an addition to your standard Japanese language course, you can choose to book a specific subject class to enhance your language skills or learn more about Japanese culture
- This can be added as an extra during the booking process and the options include:
Conversation - 5 x 50 minute conversation classes per week (this is not suitable for beginners)
Small-group classes are given both inside and outside of the classroom - you will learn essential communication techniques in structured lessons with the teacher, then practise them in real-world situations
Traditional Culture - 6 hours of cultural activities on Saturdays (this can only be booked for a maximum of 4 weeks)
Are you interested in the traditional Japanese cultural arts? Experience things such as kimono-wearing, pottery, tea ceremonies, learn to write calligraphy, practise Zen meditation, katana sword fighting, Japanese customs and more!
Pop Culture - 6 hours of cultural activities on Saturdays (this can only be booked for a maximum of 4 weeks)
This course is for those who really want to get a deep understanding of Japan as it is today on fun excursions to local pop culture hot spots, centres of aime, manga and music. There's also the chance to attend cosplay events, learn how to draw manga and even pick up a bit of Japanese slang!

What can I do after the language lessons?
The language school organises social and cultural activities each week to help you to get to know your fellow classmates and to integrate you into the Japanese way of life, some activities are free and others have a small charge and may include:
- Japanese film nights
- Kanji and conversation classes (free)
- An outing to a restaurant every Friday night
- School or karaoke parties on Friday night
- Weekend excursions
- You will also have free time to explore the local area and practice your new found language skills or just kick back and relax on this language learning holiday

Where can I stay?
- This school offers optional accommodation in a host family or a private room in a dorm with other students
- More information and prices can be found under the ‘Optional accommodation’ tab
- This school offers a transfer from Tokyo Airport for an additional charge; you can book transfers during the booking process

Important information
- Please note that this school charges a compulsory course enrolment fee and class materials fee, this are not included in the price and will be charged as an extra during the booking process