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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.
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.
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We have helped over 7,000 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.
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Twice a year, YDC provides all students the opportunity to sign up for open classes taught at their vocational school, and other activities. These special classes are offered over one or two days, and range anywhere from how to use mangaka supplies like screen tone, to music, dance, or even hula dance! Classes change every year, so you never have to take the same class twice!
Please keep in mind that some classes require for students to have some prior Japanese knowledge.
Even if you’ve never studied Japanese before, that’s not a problem! You can start from scratch at this school.
Mix and mingle with your fellow students or do some last minute studying in the student lounge.
There will be English-speaking staff available to assist you with any issues that may arise during your time at the school.
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.
The school provides support by posting available part-time jobs in the area and preparing you for the interview.
Students will also have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Japanese Students through various events organised by the school.
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.
This course includes standard lessons, JLPT and EJU preparation, and cultural activities throughout the year.
Without Student Visa
With Student Visa
6 - 24 months
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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 - 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
Intermediate - 6 months
Heavy focus on reading comprehension, verbal communication, and kanji. Learn to clearly understand conversations and convey your own opinions. Upon completion, you will be JLPT N3 level. Main textbook: Nihongo So-Matome
Advanced - 12 months
Ability to read and understand newspapers and watch the news. Heavy focus on learning high level Japanese for business situations, research, and beyond. Main textbook: Depends on class
Other Course Features
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.
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.
Tuition Cost Breakdown
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.
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