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APPLY NOW FOR JULY 2019:
STUDENT VISA FIRST INTAKE DEADLINES
ALL CITIES: 25th of January

*NOTE: Spots are limited. Applying for the first intake gives you a higher chance of reserving a spot at the school of your choice and makes the application process faster

SCHOOL INTRODUCTION

YDC is a visual and art design vocational school located in the heart of Yokohama. Since it is primarily a Japanese vocational school, there are Japanese high school and vocational school students studying in the same building as Japanese language students! This is a great opportunity for students to interact with Japanese students and improve their Japanese.

SCHOOL INTENSITY

Medium intensity means the school gives you a perfect balance between study pace and free time. This means that you’ll be able to enjoy your life in Japan, while still being able to effectively progress your studies.

WHY USE GO! GO! NIHON?

WE HAVE THE EXPERIENCE

We have helped over 6,000 students come to Japan since 2009. Most of our staff have been language students at the exact schools that you are looking at, so we can give you first-hand information on the application process and potential issues.

HIGHEST CHANCE FOR ACCEPTANCE

Our staff are native English speakers, so nothing gets lost in translation. The schools use us to translate cultural and language barriers, so we can make sure your application for the school and visa is perfect.

OUR SERVICE IS FOR YOU

We are here to tell you all the ins and outs of each school and let you choose which one you think would be the best for you. Your success in Japan is our success.

School Features

OPEN CLASSES

Any YDC student is welcome to attend open courses that are offered. You will be given the opportunity to sit in various art and design courses, music courses, and even dance. Learn more than just Japanese in these different courses that all YDC students can attend.

ACCEPTS BEGINNER STUDENTS

Even if you’ve never studied Japanese before, that’s not a problem! You can start from scratch at this school.

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.

INTERACT WITH JAPANESE STUDENTS

Students will also have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Japanese Students through various events organised by the school.

School Location

Yokohama

Japan’s second largest city by population, Yokohama has many things to offer to tourists and residents alike. You won’t be disappointed with the city lifestyle that Yokohama has to offer without being too far removed from Tokyo. Yokohama station and Minato Mirai are popular hangout spots for young Japanese locals, so there’s plenty to do, see, and buy. Located right on the bay, Yokohama feels spacious and refreshing.

From Yokohama station, you can reach Tokyo or anywhere in Kanagawa prefecture with relative ease. Also within the city of Yokohama, you have Minato Mirai, Chinatown, and beautiful Yamashita Park.

Distance to Train Stations
Walking Time
Tobe (1 min)
Keikyu Line
Takashimacho (6 min)
Yokohama Subway Line
Hiranumabashi (5 min)
Sotetsu Line

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

GENERAL JAPANESE COURSE
GENERAL JAPANESE COURSE
COURSE INTRODUCTION

This course includes standard lessons, JLPT and EJU preparation, and cultural activities throughout the year.

Course Length

Without Student Visa

3 months

With Student Visa

6 - 24 months

Available Term starts each Year
  • April
  • October

School usually starts in the first or second week of the month’s term start.

Schedule

Weekdays

Morning Class

09:00

To

12:30

Or

Afternoon Class

13:10

To

16:40

Course hours per week:

20

CLASSES ARE EITHER IN THE MORNING OR IN THE AFTERNOON BASED ON YOUR LEVEL OF JAPANESE

Term Breakdown

Beginner

Course End

TERM 1 - 3

Beginner - 9 months

Main focus will be on daily conversation. You will receive strong verbal training plus instruction in grammar and sentence structures. Upon completion, you will be JLPT N4 level. Main textbook: Minna no Nihongo

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.

OPEN CLASSES

Language students are able to sit into various “open classes” that regular vocational school students attend. Although they are offered only for a limited time, it is a great way to experience classes in art, design, music, and more.

Total Course Costs

3 months
¥147,000 in total
6 months
¥485,000 in total
12 months
¥785,000 in total
18 months
¥1,116,000 in total
24 months
¥1,455,000 in total

Note: The total course costs in these charts includes class time, staff guidance and school activities. For long-term students (6 months or more), it also includes extended student insurance and textbooks.

Student Demographics

China
47%
America
6%
Sweden
5%
Italy
4%
Other Countries
38%
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