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Master Japanese Language Skills While Following Your Personal Dream!
At the Yokohama YMCA College, Department of Japanese Language, you will be trained thoroughly in all of the following four areas of Japanese language; listening, speaking, reading, and writing, aiming to learn genuine Japanese. Whether to pursue further studies in special schools, universities, and graduate schools, or to work in Japan, our learning system is perfect for you.
- 1 Master Authentic Japanese Language Skills Our lessons train students to be able to communicate in Japanese at various scenes. We offer you an attractive, well-planned curriculum from elementary to advanced levels. Also, there are many volunteer Japanese supporters who will help you practice your Japanese after classes.
- 2 Various Opportunities of Meeting People Our lessons train students to be able to communicate in Japanese at various scenes. We offer you an attractive, well-planned curriculum from elementary to advanced levels. Also, there are many volunteer Japanese supporters who will help you practice your Japanese after classes.
- 3 Always Giving Warm Support Living in a foreign country far from home, you may face various difficulties. However, the YMCA will support you from many ways, such as housing, part-time job, visa, etc. Also, our teachers, rich in experience and as one team, will give advices and full support on your securing employment or proceeding to higher education.
5 periods a day, 5 days a week from Monday to Friday (25 periods a week. 36 weeks a year. A total of 900 periods a year)
*Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and on National Holidays.
*There are long vacations. Please check the annual schedule for specific dates.
☆Summer Vacation (about 3 weeks from late July to mid-August)
☆Fall Vacation (about 3 weeks from mid- September to early October)
☆Winter Vacation (about 3 weeks from late December to mid-January)
☆Spring Vacation (about 3 weeks from mid-March to early April)
Students will be divided into classes of different levels according to the results of the placement test they will take at the point of entering school.
|Beginner 1 Level|
|Beginner 2 Level||JLPT N5|
|Pre-Intermediate Level||JLPT N4|
|Intermediate 1 Level||JLPT N3|
|Intermediate 2 Level||JLPT N2 ・ EJU 200/400|
|Advanced 1 Level||JLPT N1・ EJU 300/400|
|Advanced 2 Level||JLPT N1・ EJU 300/400|
Advancing to Japanese Graduate School・University・Vocational School / Job-Hunting in Japan / Permanent Residency in Japan
1. The applicant must have completed 12 years of formal education or meets requirements for admission into high education such as universities in their home country.
2. The applicant must have a contact person residing in Japan.
3.*Courses vary according to visa. Please see admission books for details.
4. The applicant must have a certificate equivalent to N5 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test to obtain a student visa.
|Entrance Fee||120,000 yen|
|Facility Fee||30,000 yen|
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YCJ Supporters (Volunteers)
- What is "YCJ Supporters"?
YCJ is an abbreviation for “Yokohama YMCA College Japanese School”.It is a system where Japanese volunteers offer various supports to the foreign students studying at the Japanese Language Department. Special qualifications or experiences are not needed to register as an YCJ supporter.
Our students study Japanese 5 hours (50minutes×5periods) everyday in class, but without any actual chance to use that Japanese, they cannot master it. Also, to deeply understand a foreign language, it is necessary to know the culture, custom, and social conditions of that country. At the Yokohama YMCA, we want to make as many chances as possible so that our students can meet many Japanese people and come in contact with authentic Japanese language. Also, by keeping relationships with the foreign students, we hope that the international understandings of the Japanese supporters will deepen, too.
- Three Main Activities by YCJ Supporters
1) Tutoring: One-on-one tutoring activity with our students for around one and a half hour once a week. Supporters will offer students chances to practice their conversation skills and support them.
2) Supporting Japanese Classes: Participating in the Japanese classes as guest speakers or visitors, and through observing students’ presentations.
3) Exchange Activities with Students: Supporters will interact with the students through participating in special events of the Japanese Language Department (ex. multicultural programs, home visits).
Please come to the Supporter Registration and Introduction Meeting held every month.