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Shibuya Gaigo Gakuin is a school that focuses on teaching languages to Japanese and foreign students. Apart from their Japanese language program for foreigners, they also teach many different foreign languages to Japanese students, which makes for an incredibly immersive language exchange experience.
Low-medium Intensity means the school’s slower pace is great for students that need extra time to master the material. This makes sure that you are able to keep up, but at the same time, have more than enough free time to enjoy your life with the locals.
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This school is best suited for students that prefer a slower pace of study than normal.
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.
There will be English-speaking staff available to assist you with any issues that may arise during your time at the school.
Students will also have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Japanese Students through various events organised by the school.
Smaller than average class sizes means that each student gets more attention compared to other schools.
You've seen it in movies, on TV and in magazines. Shibuya is the world famous part of Tokyo that never sleeps. Landmarks include the world's busiest crossing, the Hachiko statue and the 109 department store. In Shibuya you will find things that just don't exist in other corners of the world. Apart from that, you'll also find numerous restaurants, bars, shops of all kinds and an unprecedented nightlife.
Just barely beating Harajuku, Shibuya is the number one place for cutting-edge trends when it comes to fashion and entertainment in Japan, if not the world. You'll see trendy Japanese girls and guys as far as the eye can see. If you enjoy fashion, shopping and partying, maybe getting a part-time job in one of its thousands of shops - Shibuya is the place for you.
This course includes standard lessons that are taught at a leisurely pace for students that prefer a slower study environment.
Without Student Visa
With Student Visa
6 - 24 months
Can't commit that long?
School usually starts in the first or second week of the month’s term start.
Course hours per week:20
CLASSES ARE EITHER IN THE MORNING OR IN THE AFTERNOON BASED ON YOUR LEVEL OF JAPANESE
Beginner - 6 months
This program is suitable for students with no prior knowledge of Japanese. You will learn basic Japanese, both grammar and conversation, along with hiragana, katakana, and kanji. You’ll master about 400-500 vocabulary words by the end of this level. Main textbook: Minna no Nihongo Beginner 1
Pre-Intermediate - 6 months
Casual communication is the main focus of this level. Writing coherent sentences will be practiced. Main textbook: Minna no Nihongo Beginner 2
Intermediate - 9 months
Situational communication is practiced, for example, scenes usually encountered on the street. More social topics, grammar strengthening, and vocabulary will be practiced. Focus will be on creating whole paragraphs. Main textbook: Minna no Nihongo Intermediate 1
Advanced-Intermediate - 6 months
Gain the ability to debate and clearly show your opinions in a natural manner. Gain a higher-level knowledge on a variety of different topics that are relevant to life in Japan. Main textbook: Learn Intermediate Japanese
Tuition Cost Breakdown
Note: The total course costs in these charts includes class time and staff guidance. For long-term students (6 months or more), it also includes extended student insurance. Textbooks are not included and need to be purchased separately.
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