This is the most classic course where, on a student visa, students learn Japanese in a systematic way.
At the moment of their entrance in school, students take a placement test to be able to study in the most suitable class environment.
Through rich classroom activity and subjects, the course aims at providing students with proper knowledge of the language and natural fluency.
For students of intermediate level and up, a program conceived to answer a wide range of learning needs is in place; accessing higher education, finding employment or simply experience Japanese culture are within a hand’s reach.

 

 

Students’ voice

Maria (Spainish)

 

“ARC friends and staff helped me”

■READ Maria’s story

 


Liang (Taiwan)

 

“Learning how to make presentations was very useful”

■READ Liang’s story

 

Course outlines

Visa type

Student visa

 

Starting time

April, October
Check the course calendar HERE.

 

Available courses

April: 2-year course
October: 1,5-year course

Enrollment must be consistent with available courses and their duration.

 

Capacity

20 students per class, on average

 

Class hours

9:15 to 12:30 / 13:30 to 16:45 (one class period is 45 minutes long, with four periods per day)
The first class is determined through placement test evaluating students’ Japanese proficiency at entrance.

 

Holidays

Weekends, public holidays, Summer holidays, school breaks and any additional holiday established by the school’s Principal.

 

Homework and tests

Students get homework every day.
Class content from Monday to Thursday is usually the subject of the Friday achievement tests.
Finals are scheduled at the end of every school term.

 

Homeroom system

Every class is supervised by one homeroom teacher that performs individual counseling with students for a dedicated follow-up.

 

Working part-time

It is possible to work part-time after obtaining a special permit denominated “Permission to engage in activity other than that permitted under the status of residence previously granted”.
Students can then work up to 28 hours per week, but cannot be employed in businesses related to adult entertainment.
More on working part-time HERE.

 

Tuition

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Assessments

Through tests and homework, we evaluate students’ pronunciation, characters knowledge, grammar, listening and reading comprehension and composition abilities on a five-level scale (S> A >B >C> F).

 

Timetable

Elementary Level

  MON TUE WED THU FRI
1st period Pronunciation & characters Pronunciation & characters Pronunciation & characters Pronunciation & characters Pronunciation & characters・HR
2nd period Comprehensive Japanese Comprehensive Japanese Comprehensive Japanese Comprehensive Japanese Achievement test
3rd period Conversation
4th period

Intermediate level

  MON TUE WED THU FRI
1st period Pronunciation, characters and speed reading Written expressions Pronunciation, speed reading Pronunciation, characters and speed reading

Pronunciation, Characters + Homeroom

Achievement test

2nd period Listening Comprehension Reading comprehension

Comprehensive Japanese

Class activity evaluation

3rd period Comprehensive Japanese Comprehensive Japanese Conversation

Comprehensive Japanese

4th period

Advanced level

  MON TUE WED THU FRI
1st period Pronunciation, written expression Characters, comprehensive Japanese Pronunciation, comprehensive Japanese Characters, speech expressions Pronunciation, Characters,Homeroom
2nd period Achievement test
3rd period Comprehensive Japanese Optional class
(Listening)
Optional class
(Japanese affairs)
Optional class
(Reading)
Comprehensive Japanese
4th period

 

Optional classes

From intermediate level upwards, students can choose their classes depending on their learning goals, interests and passions.
Read more about optional classes

Class activities

Roleplays, interviews, discussions, presentations: a wide selection of activities where students can exchange and confront ideas is offered.
Students learn how to approach a problem from different angles and voice their own opinions.

Japanese affairs

Students are also provided with multiple opportunities to experience Japanese society and culture: the school invites Japanese guests for visitors’ sessions, and every term is animated by school events like Sports Day, field trips, Speech Contest, to help students deepen their understanding of Japan.

Project works

Students discuss ideas and plan activities outside of the school, where they can put to test their Japanese. They then make presentations of what they learned. By using their skills and knowledge to the maximum, students improve their proficiency on the whole.

 

Textbooks

Elementary – Beginners (example)
  Minna no Nihongo Shokyu 1, II Ed. 
  Minna no Nihongo Shokyu 2, II Ed.
  Kana Master
  Kanji Master N5
  Kanji Master N4
  Kanji Master N3

Intermediate – Advanced (example)
  For Intermediate learners of Japanese, Japan through my eyes
  Comprehensive Japanese Practice through Specific Topics – Upper intermediate (New Ed.)
  Comprehensive Japanese Practice through Specific Topics – Advanced (New Ed.)
  Images of Japan
  Kanji Master N2
  Kanji Master N1

 

Admission procedure

Click HERE for details