Japanese schools

Akamonkai

Akamonkai is Tokyo’s largest Japanese language school and offers many different types of courses to fit your needs. Be ready to study, as they have a strict and rigid, but effective teaching system. They are one of the few schools that offer a pre-university preparatory program for students with only 11 years of formal education, but wish to move onto higher education.

Prices starting from

¥195,000

Prices starting from

¥465,000

Prices starting from

¥845,000

Prices starting from

¥1,225,000

24 months

¥1,605,000

Prices starting from

¥540,000

Prices starting from

¥937,000

Prices starting from

¥539,000
Study at Akamonkai in Tokyo with Go! Go! Nihon

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DON’T MISS THE JULY 2024 APPLICATION DEADLINE! SEVERAL SCHOOLS HAVE ALREADY RUN OUT OF SPOTS – GET IN TOUCH AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE.

Final intake deadline for courses with a student visa: April 3rd. Spots are limited and the individual school deadlines are subject to change as they run out of space. 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 October 2024 term.

Akamonkai

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High intensity and affordable

High-paced study structure and one of the most affordable schools that we offer.

Accepts beginner students

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

WiFi available

Free Wifi is available to students.

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.

Full time employement support

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.

Student dorm

The school runs and operates a number of dormitories located within a short distance from the school. These dormitories are a very cheap option for any student on a budget!

Location

Our school is located in Nippori, Tokyo.

NIPPORI – Nippori is a calm and quiet residential area in central northern Tokyo. It is home to a lot of convenient shops and restaurants, which makes it a great place for both eating out or bringing home food from the supermarket that can be found close to the school.

While being a generally inexpensive place to live in comparison to the rest of the city, it’s still very well located since it is connected to the rest of central Tokyo by the Yamanote line. For example, you could easily reach Akihabara by train in only 7 minutes. Ikebukuro (13 minutes), Shinjuku (17 minutes) and Shibuya (29 minutes) are also just one simple train ride away, no changing lines!

DISTANCE TO TRAIN STATIONS (Walking time)

Nippori (10 min)

JR Yamanote, JR Keisei line, Nipori-Toneri Liner

Nishi-nippori (11 min)

JR Yamanote, Kehin Tohoku, Metro

Mikawashima (5 min)

JR Joban line

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We are now accepting applications for July 2024 term

Akamonkai

Our Japanese Courses

Akamonkai

GENERAL JAPANESE COURSE

This course includes standard lessons, JLPT, and cultural activities throughout the year. The high intensity of this course means that students improve their Japanese at a faster rate than average.

Course length

WITHOUT STUDENT VISA
3 months
WITH STUDENT VISA
6 - 24 months

Available starts

January - April - July - October
School usually starts in the first or second week of the month’s term start.

Schedule (weekdays)

Morning class 09:00 to 12:20
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.

Other 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.

Higher education prep
This elective class prepares you for the EJU test, which is required for all students aiming to attend university in Japan.

School Intensity
Intensity varies depending on the course
This school provides different course intensities to suit students needs:
High intensity course - You will spend the majority of your time outside of class studying and reviewing class materials to make sure you can keep up with the high pace of the class. This is best for students that are serious about mastering Japanese and want to potentially move onto either higher education or full-time employment.
Medium-high intensity course - The amount of self-study required to keep pace of the class leaves some free time. It is a good option for students who are willing to spend more time studying so they can progress quicker but also want to have some time outside of class to enjoy life in Japan.

3 months

¥195,000

6 months

¥465,000

12 months

¥845,000

18 months

¥1,225,000

21 months

¥1,415,000

24 months

¥1,605,000

Costs

Total course costs

The total course costs in these charts include class time, staff guidance and some school activities. Study materials and textbooks are also included, both for short-term and long-term students. The prices above will apply from April 2020 following a slight increase in tuition due to a tax increase in Japan.

COURSE DETAILS

Term breakdown

TERM 1 - 4
6 MONTHS - 1 YEAR
Focus will be on basic grammar, kanji, and vocabulary, plus focus on everyday verbal communication. Main textbooks: Minna no Nihongo, Akamonkai Original Textbook.

TERM 5 - 7
9 MONTHS
Systematically level up and continue learning grammar, kanji, and vocabulary. Learn to properly communicate, plus gain reading comprehension levels appropriate for daily life. Students can choose between focusing on preparation for the EJU or JLPT. Main textbooks: Depends on electives, Learn Intermediate Japanese.

TERM 8 - 10
9 MONTHS
Students learn, not only daily communication, but also reading and listening.
Strict focus is placed on achieving high marks on the JLPT or EJU tests. Students also use real world materials, such as magazines, newspapers, and TV programs, to develop natural fluency. Main textbooks: Depends on electives, Learn Advanced Japanese.

Akamonkai

BUSINESS COURSE

This course is to prepare you to find full-time employment in Japan. You’ll be trained rigorously in business etiquette, mannerisms, interview style, plus gain familiarity in using Japanese PC software. The school is partner with a recruiting agency called “Human Power” that will assist you with your job search throughout the entire process. Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree, JLPT N3 or higher.

Course length

WITH STUDENT VISA
6 - 18 months

Available starts

January, April, July, October. School usually starts in the first or second week of the month’s term start.

Schedule (weekdays)

Morning class 09:00 to 12:20
Or
Afternoon class 13:10 to 16:30

Other features

Business Japanese classes
Study proper business Japanese and etiquette. This class is perfect for all students, especially those who are looking for full-time employment in Japan.

Japanese culture class
Learn many different aspects of Japanese culture and life in this class. You’ll probably learn about things that you never knew were particular to Japanese culture.

School Intensity
Intensity varies depending on the course
This school provides different course intensities to suit students needs:
High intensity course - You will spend the majority of your time outside of class studying and reviewing class materials to make sure you can keep up with the high pace of the class. This is best for students that are serious about mastering Japanese and want to potentially move onto either higher education or full-time employment.
Medium-high intensity course - The amount of self-study required to keep pace of the class leaves some free time. It is a good option for students who are willing to spend more time studying so they can progress quicker but also want to have some time outside of class to enjoy life in Japan.

6 months

¥540,000

12 months

¥937,000

Costs

Total course costs

The prices above will apply from April 2020 following a slight increase in tuition due to a tax increase in Japan.

Akamonkai

BUSINESS JAPANESE & INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Through this internship program students learn business Japanese and business etiquette in the morning, and work up to 28 hours in the afternoons, weekends and during holidays as a paid intern obtaining business skills.

Akamonkai's partner, HITO-Communications Inc, helps students to obtain necessary skills to get a job in Japan. For example, how to make a Japanese resume and application documents, conduct mock interviews, teach communication skills for sales and service operations, and more.

As for the internship, students work at various consumer facing businesses such as hotels, ryokan (Japanese inn), airports, duty free shops, department stores, outlet malls, and tourist information, using their language skills.

During the studies and internship, students get a real experience of what it is truly like to work in Japan.

Prerequisites

In order to take part in this program students must have:
* Graduated from a university outside of Japan (regardless of major)
* Hold a Japanese Language Proficient Test N2 certification or have an equivalent Japanese language proficiency.

In addition, before entering Japan, students will go through document screening and have an interview. Students will also have a Japanese placement test in Japan.

Course length

WITH STUDENT VISA
6 months

Available starts

April - October

Schedule (weekdays)

Morning class 09:00 to 12:30
Course hours per week: 15

Morning, Monday to Friday:

  • Comprehensive Japanese
  • Business Japanese
  • Business IT
  • Special lecture

Afternoon, weekend and holiday:

  • Internship work placement (less than 28 hours in a week)
  • Finding employment support

Other features

  • Education and working experience to be ready to work in Japanese company.
  • Full support from HITO-Commuinications Inc for finding employment.

6 months

¥539,000

Costs

Total course costs

*Textbook costs are included in the tuition.

Akamonkai

Student demographics

Students come from all over the world to study at this school.

China
30%
Europe
11%
America
8%
Hong Kong
11%
South Korea
11%
Vietnam
11%
Taiwan
10%
Others
9%

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Tuition Costs Breakdown

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

Tuition Fee ¥180,000
Other Fees ¥15,000

6 months fees

Application Fee: ¥20,000
Enrollment Fee: ¥65,000
Tuition Fee: ¥360,000
Other Fees: ¥20,000

9 months fees

12 months fees

Application Fee: ¥20,000
Enrollment Fee: ¥65,000
Tuition Fee: ¥720,000
Other Fees: ¥40,000

15 months fees

18 months fees

Application Fee: ¥20,000
Enrollment Fee: ¥65,000
Tuition Fee: ¥1,080,000
Other Fees: ¥60,000

21 months fees

Application Fee: ¥20,000
Enrollment Fee: ¥65,000
Tuition Fee: ¥1,260,000
Other Fees: ¥70,000

24 months fees

Application Fee: ¥20,000
Enrollment Fee: ¥65,000
Tuition Fee: ¥1,440,000
Other Fees: ¥80,000

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

6 months fees

Application Fee ¥20,000
Enrollment Fee ¥65,000
Tuition Fee ¥355,000
Other Fees ¥100,000

9 months fees

12 months fees

Application Fee ¥20,000
Enrollment Fee ¥65,000
Tuition Fee ¥756,000
Other Fees ¥96,000

15 months fees

18 months fees

21 months fees

24 months fees

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

6 months fees

Application Fee: ¥20,000
Enrollment Fee: ¥65,000
Tuition Fee: ¥378,000
Other Fees: ¥76,000

9 months fees

12 months fees

15 months fees

18 months fees

21 months fees

24 months fees

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