STUDENT VISA FIRST INTAKE DEADLINE FOR APRIL 2023 TERM: THE 30TH OF SEPTEMBER FOR ALL CITIES
*NOTE: Spots are limited. Applying for the first intake gives you a higher chance of reserving a spot at the school of your choice! We are also accepting applications for the July term.
Akamonkai is Tokyo's largest Japanese language school and offers many different types of courses to fit your needs. Be ready to study, as they have a strict and rigid, but effective teaching system. They are one of the few schools that offer a pre-university preparatory program for students with only 11 years of formal education, but wish to move onto higher education.
Intensity varies depending on the course
This school provides different course intensities to suit students needs:
High intensity course - You will spend the majority of your time outside of class studying and reviewing class materials to make sure you can keep up with the high pace of the class. This is best for students that are serious about mastering Japanese and want to potentially move onto either higher education or full-time employment.
Medium-high intensity course - The amount of self-study required to keep pace of the class leaves some free time. It is a good option for students who are willing to spend more time studying so they can progress quicker but also want to have some time outside of class to enjoy life in Japan.
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High-paced study structure and one of the most affordable schools that we offer.
ACCEPTS BEGINNER STUDENTS
Even if you’ve never studied Japanese before, that’s not a problem! You can start from scratch at this school.
Free Wifi is available to students.
STUDENT LOUNGE AVAILABLE
Mix and mingle with your fellow students or do some last minute studying in the student lounge.
ENGLISH-SPEAKING STAFF AVAILABLE
There will be English-speaking staff available to assist you with any issues that may arise during your time at the school.
SUPPORT FOR FINDING FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT
From preparing you for interviews to teaching you proper business Japanese, this school provides support for when you’re ready to join the Japanese workforce.
PART-TIME JOB SUPPORT
The school provides support by posting available part-time jobs in the area and preparing you for the interview.
The school runs and operates a number of dormitories located within a short distance from the school. These dormitories are a very cheap option for any student on a budget!
Nippori is a calm and quiet residential area in central northern Tokyo. It is home to a lot of convenient shops and restaurants, which makes it a great place for both eating out or bringing home food from the supermarket that can be found close to the school.
While being a generally inexpensive place to live in comparison to the rest of the city, it's still very well located since it is connected to the rest of central Tokyo by the Yamanote line. For example, you could easily reach Akihabara by train in only 7 minutes. Ikebukuro (13 minutes), Shinjuku (17 minutes) and Shibuya (29 minutes) are also just one simple train ride away, no changing lines!
Distance to Train Stations
Nippori (4 min)
JR Yamanote, JR Keisei line, Nipori-Toneri Liner
Nishi-nippori (5 min)
JR Yamanote, Kehin Tohoku, Metro
Mikawashima (14 min)
JR Joban line
GENERAL JAPANESE COURSE
This course includes standard lessons, JLPT, and cultural activities throughout the year. The high intensity of this course means that students improve their Japanese at a faster rate than average.
School usually starts in the first or second week of the month’s term start.
Course hours per week:
CLASSES ARE EITHER IN THE MORNING OR IN THE AFTERNOON BASED ON YOUR LEVEL OF JAPANESE
TERM 1 - 4
6 months - 1 year
Focus will be on basic grammar, kanji, and vocabulary, plus focus on everyday verbal communication. Main textbooks: Minna no Nihongo, Akamonkai Original Textbook
TERM 5 - 7
Systematically level up and continue learning grammar, kanji, and vocabulary. Learn to properly communicate, plus gain reading comprehension levels appropriate for daily life. Students can choose between focusing on preparation for the EJU or JLPT. Main textbooks: Depends on electives, Learn Intermediate Japanese
TERM 8 - 10
Students learn, not only daily communication, but also reading and listening.
Strict focus is placed on achieving high marks on the JLPT or EJU tests. Students also use real world materials, such as magazines, newspapers, and TV programs, to develop natural fluency. Main textbooks: Depends on electives, Learn Advanced Japanese
Other Course Features
JLPT PREP ELECTIVE CLASSES
These JLPT classes will prepare you for levels N2 or N1. They will focus on teaching you techniques to pass the test and will focus on the different sections that you will encounter in the test.
HIGHER EDUCATION PREP
This elective class prepares you for the EJU test, which is required for all students aiming to attend university in Japan.
Total Course Costs
¥195,000 in total
¥445,000 in total
¥810,000 in total
¥1,175,000 in total
¥1,540,000 in total
Tuition Cost Breakdown
Note: The total course costs in these charts include class time, staff guidance and some school activities. Study materials and textbooks are also included, both for short-term and long-term students.
The prices above will apply from April 2020 following a slight increase in tuition due to a tax increase in Japan.
This course is to prepare you for finding full-time employment in Japan. You’ll be trained rigorously in business etiquette, mannerisms, interview style, plus gain familiarity in using Japanese PC software. The school is partner with a recruiting agency called, “Human Power” that will assist you with your job search throughout the entire process.
Our staff and student coordinators all have experience studying in Japan, so we are best able to answer any and all of the questions and concerns that you may have.
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For those unable to travel to Japan, don’t worry! Go! Go! Nihon in partnership with Akamonkai Japanese Language School has created two online courses that you can do wherever you are in the world; a 3-week beginner course and a 12-week beginner course, they act as an introduction to the Japanese language and help you get ready for studying full time in Japan, find out more here.