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APPLY NOW FOR JULY 2023:
STUDENT VISA FIRST INTAKE DEADLINE : 23rd 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! We are also accepting applications for the October term.

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SCHOOL INTRODUCTION

Yokohama International Education Academy has provided quality Japanese language education since 1988. Located in the beautiful port city of Yokohama, this school focuses on helping its students gain skills they can put to practical use to achieve their goals.

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SCHOOL INTENSITY

This school is of Medium-High Intensity which means that they teach material at a very efficient pace. In general, you can expect to study daily for about 2 hours outside of class, depending on your level. So if you're someone who is serious about Japanese and committed to learning quickly yet still want some free time, this school could be right for you!

WHY USE GO! GO! NIHON?

WE HAVE THE EXPERIENCE

We have helped over 8,000 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

INCREDIBLE STAFF SUPPORT

From personal consultation in regards to study and elective choices, the school provides above and beyond support in regards to employment. Specific counseling is offered to the student even after their language studies.

COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM

The school’s robust curriculum helps students develop a strong foundation in Japanese, with a focus on developing both language input and output and collaborative learning. The program includes activities like speech contests, sports days, field trips, and cultural exchanges.

DEDICATED STAFF AND TEACHERS

There are over 50 experienced teachers who are passionate about helping students learn the language and culture.

ELECTIVE CLASSES

Classes such as business Japanese, JLPT N1/N2 preparation, university entrance exam preparation, current events and culture, and more are available for students of an advanced level.

SUPPORT FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

The Academy offers opportunities for students to attend college fairs both at the school and externally. It also has a special graduate school preparation class. These are designed to help support students who plan to study at universities and vocational schools after they complete the language program.

GUIDANCE FOR JOB SEEKERS

Students can find support in how to search for employment and how to successfully obtain a Japan work visa.

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.

School Location

Yokohama

Yokohama International Education Academy is located in the heart of the city's downtown area, just a 20-minute walk from the iconic Red Brick Warehouses, the contemporary Osanbashi ferry terminal, and the lovely waterfront.

Yokohama is the second largest city by population in Japan and is situated in the greater Tokyo metropolitan area. Due to it long being a popular international port city, Yokohama has a distinct Western flair that is absent from most other places in Japan. It also boasts Japan's largest Chinatown, located 20 minutes away by train from the Academy.

Distance to Train Stations
Walking Time
Sakuragicho Station (4 min)
JR and Subway
Hinodecho Station (8 min)
Keihinkyuko Line
Minato Mirai Station (6 min)
Minato Mirai Line

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Standard Japanese
Graduate School Preparatory Class
Standard Japanese
COURSE INTRODUCTION

This is the Academy's main language course. Divided into 11 levels, students build strong foundations in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, and develop natural conversation abilities.

The course offers complimentary kanji classes at the elementary level, while advanced level students enjoy elective classes to help them deepen their language skills.

Course Length

Without Visa

3 months

With Student Visa

6 - 24 months

AVAILABLE TERM STARTS EACH YEAR
  • January
  • April
  • July
  • October

Schedule

Weekdays

Morning Class

09:10

To

12:30

Or

Afternoon Class

13:10

To

16:30

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 - 2

Beginner - 6 Months

In order to build a strong language base, beginner students focus on basic grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and everyday conversation skills. Complimentary kanji lessons are available to ensure students develop well-rounded skills in all areas of the language.

Other Course Features

Jlpt prep elective classes

The Academy’s JLPT prep classes help students prepare for JLPT N2 and N1 by focusing on the techniques you need to pass the exams.

Higher education prep

The Academy’s university prep classes will help students prepare to take classes at universities in Japan.

Business Japanese classes

The Academy’s business class is for advanced students only and focuses on teaching business protocols and language for a work environment.

Japanese Culture Class

For advanced students only. The Academy’s culture class explores both traditional and modern Japanese culture.

Manga class

Collaborative course with a manga school in Tokyo is available.

Total Course Costs

3 months
¥200,000 in total
6 months
¥440,000 in total
12 months
¥780,000 in total
15 months
¥950,000 in total
18 months
¥1,120,000 in total
21 months
¥1,290,000 in total
24 months
¥1,460,000 in total

Note: Tuition includes textbooks, scheduled school events and student insurance for long term students.

Graduate School Preparatory Class
COURSE INTRODUCTION

In order to join this class, students must:
1. Have a Bachelor's Degree and be eligible for graduate studies
2. Have a clearly defined field of study
3. Have passed JLPT N2 or above

The Academy supports students in their journey through Japan's graduate school entrance system and provides continued language classes and preparation classes for JLPT N1.

Course Length

With Student Visa

9 months*
*It may be possible to extend the period of study, but additional tuition fees will apply.

Schedule

Weekdays

Morning Class

09:10

To

12:30

Or

Afternoon Class

13:10

To

16:30

Course hours per week:

20

Term Breakdown

Beginner

Course End

TERM 1-3

ADVANCED

For 9 months, students work towards full Japanese competency, focusing on reaching JLPT N1, graduate school entrance essays, and research plans.

Total Course Costs

9 months
¥610,000 in total

Note: Tuition includes textbooks, scheduled school events and student insurance.

Student Demographics

China
47%
Vietnam
14%
Sri Lanka
13%
Myanmar
5%
Taiwan, Hong Kong
3%
Philippines
3%
Other Western Countries
11%
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