fbpx

Contact Us

STUDENT VISA FINAL INTAKE DEADLINES FOR JANUARY TERM:
THE 2ND OF SEPTEMBER FOR TOKYO
THE 16th OF SEPTEMBER FOR THE OTHER CITIES.

*NOTE: Spots are limited, and some schools have an earlier set deadline. We recommend all students to contact Go! Go! Nihon and submit their application well in advance of the deadline. We are also accepting applications for the April term.

SCHOOL INTRODUCTION

Learn Japanese online with Akamonkai Japanese Language School's Beginner Course. This course was created as a great way to start teaching the basics of Japanese and is based on the content you would learn in their school but adapted to suit online learning.

The 3 week course will teach you the very basics of Japanese including Hiragana, Katakana, simple Grammar and vocabulary. The 12 week beginner course is designed to help you complete your first 150 hours of Japanese study with lessons each weekday covering all topics the topics from the 3 week course plus Kanji, advanced grammar, vocab, conversation practice and more. Along with written learning materials there are also lots of chances to practise your speaking and listening skills. There are conversation video lessons to help you with your pronunciation and understanding. You will have a chance to demonstrate how much you’ve learnt on our interactive platform by sharing your own videos. We also have an online community for students of the course to connect and help each other, as well as interact with native Japanese language speakers and the course leaders.

The 3 week course will teach you the very basics of Japanese and the 12 week course will prepare you to get ready to take JLPT N5 both are a great way to start learning Japanese before you come to Japan to start Language school and successfully once completed will alllow you to start at school at a higher level.

WHY USE GO! GO! NIHON?

WE HAVE THE EXPERIENCE

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.

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

ONLINE JAPANESE LESSONS

All lessons are conducted online through our learning platform or connected tools, so all you need is an internet connection!

Course Materials Provided

The Beginner course is full of lessons and materials to help you study the basics of Japanese, from video lessons to grammar slides to homework worksheets and more, designed to help you learn quickly and effectively.

Conversation Practice

Listen and repeat conversation lessons to learn new language skills, then create your own videos to share so teachers can check your understanding and progress.

STUDENT-COMMUNITY FORUM

There is also a dedicated online community for students of the course to connect and engage with each other, as well as interact with course leaders.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Akamonkai 3 Week Beginner course
Akamonkai 12 Week Beginner course
Akamonkai 3 Week Beginner course
COURSE INTRODUCTION

The three-week beginner course will teach you the very basics of Japanese and by the time you have finished your will be able to:
Read and write Hiragana, Katakana and learn your first 15 Kanji, as well as learn many basic grammar concepts.

Learn basic conversations such as:


  • Self-introduction

  • How to express directions of action

  • How to describe something

  • How to give reasons and express what you like or you prefer

  • How to give or receive something



Start any time after May 18th

Total Course Costs

3 weeks
¥22,500 in total

Note: Course content will be available for up to 6 months from sign-up

Akamonkai 12 Week Beginner course
COURSE INTRODUCTION

The course starts with the same content as the 3-week course so the 12-week course will show you how to do everything on the 3-week course:
Read and write Hiragana, Katakana and learn your first 15 Kanji, as well as learn many basic grammar concepts.

Learn basic conversations such as:


  • Self-introduction

  • How to express directions of action

  • How to describe something

  • How to give reasons and express what you like or you prefer

  • How to give or receive something



Plus in the additional 9 weeks you will also learn:


  • To read and write a further 65 Kanji

  • Learn 1,000 vocabulary words and be able to use

  • Read, write and understand simple short sentences



You will also learn more advanced grammar concepts and many additional useful conversation skills such as:


  • Ask about transportation and directions

  • How to ask for things/do shopping in Japan

  • Understand simple conversations that are often encountered in Japanese everyday life

  • Express your will and opinions in situations that you often encounter in everyday life



By the time you have completed the whole course, you will be able to understand beginner level Japanese, and you will have covered the material needed to be able to take JLPT N5 (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)

Total Course Costs

12 weeks
¥90,000 in total

Note: Course content will be available for 12 months from sign up

japan
WE HAVE SCHOOLS ALL OVER JAPAN

We partner with language schools all over Japan!

Click a city below to browse more schools

Frequently Asked Questions

Q Who created the Akamonkai Beginner courses?

A: The two courses; 3-week beginner course and 12-week beginner course were created by Go! Go! Nihon and Akamonkai Japanese Language School as an introduction to the Japanese language and to help students get ready for studying full time in Japan.

Q: How do the online classes work?

A: There are 100s of lessons using video, text files, audio files and more to help you learn easily. For some lessons you could be shown a conversation video, back up grammar slides and a repetition video for you to practice with, other times it might be with an audio file or a downloadable vocabulary sheet. You will see the best materials to help you understand new topics quickly. There are also opportunities for you to create your own videos to share with us so we can check your understanding and progress. We also have a community where you can engage with other students on the same journey as you, ask questions, compare notes and even engage with the course leaders.

Q: How are the beginner classes scheduled?

A: Both the 3-week beginner course and 12-week beginner course begin on May 18th and a new lesson is released each weekday until all the course days are live. We advise you to complete the lessons chronologically but don’t worry if you can not complete them as they are released as once you have bought the course the lessons are available for six months. The first 3 weeks of the 12 week course is based on the same content as the three week course.

Q: Do I need to know some Japanese beforehand?

A: You dont need to know any Japanese before you start the 3-week beginner course or 12-week beginner course. You can start lessons from zero and learn the basics from Hiragana and Katakana. If you already know these then these sections in the course will act as a refresher.

Q: Can anyone take these classes?

A: The courses were designed to help get students ready for full-time studies in Japan, but anyone who would like to learn how to speak in Japanese is welcome to take the courses and will find them a very useful introduction to the language. For those more serious about learning Japanese, the 12-week course will prepare you to take the JLPT N5 exam. Currently, the course is only available in English.

Q: Do I have to show my face when sending video?

A: Whilst it is very important for students to upload videos for us to check their pronunciation, understanding and progress, please note that you don't have to show your face if you don't want to. You can cover it with an emoji, when you record your video, use "pixel mode" or just hide it!

Q: Will I get a certificate for finishing a course?

A: You will get a certificate from the school if you complete either course, but you need to complete 100% of the course in order to receive it.

Q: Do I have to finish the courses in a specific amount of time or keep an attendance rate?

You can only get your course certificate if you complete every lesson, however you have six months to finish the courses.

Q: How do we register?

A: Visit https://japaneseonline.gogonihon.com/pages/akamonkai-beginner-courses and click on the find out more button for the course you are most interested in, here you will see the curriculum and have an option to select buy now, once you click on that button and follow the steps at the checkout.

Q) Will I be able to ask questions to the teachers

A) Yes, you will be able to ask questions and get support from the teachers and the Go! Go! Nihon staff writing in the community.

Q) Will I be able to talk to the teachers live. Will there be a live class?

A) Although you will be able to interact with teachers, Go! Go! Nihon staff and other students through the community, you will not have live classes. The lessons are pre recorded and created to help you learn as quickly as possible using our online platform and allows you to complete lessons at your own pace.

Q) Will I improve also my spoken Japanese?

A) You will have plenty of chances to practice your spoken Japanese. You will listen to video and audio, and be able to practice repeating what is said in the lessons. You will also making your own video to upload which will then be checked by the teachers.

Q: How much do the courses cost?

A: The 3- week course costs 22,500 and the 12-week course costs 90,000, which is 7,500 per week.

Q. Do I need to do both courses?

No, the first three weeks of the 12-week beginner course covers the content for the 3-week course, so you don’t need to do both.