German employees are entitled to five days of paid leave a year (six for employees in Saarland). Our school offers a three-week Japanese Course (one or two weeks are possible as well) for certain German states. You can find a list of states we are accredited in below.
We apply for Educational Leave in individual states on request.
|The school location – easy to access, easy to explore|
Asahi Nihongo is located between Akasaka and Tenjin station – a perfect spot to start your tour through Fukuoka City. This is Fukuoka’s most exciting place because the busiest areas like Tenjin, Oyafuko street, Daimyo and Imaizumi are just a short walk away. You can also easily access department stores like Parco, Iwataya and Big Camera. In the Daimyo area, you can find a lot of small and stylish shops, bars and restaurants. We recommend Oyafuko and Nishi street for Karaoke or for just having a good time.
|Basic Course Information|
Start: Every Monday
Period: 1 to 3 weeks
Level: All Japanese levels
Lessons: 30 or 40 lessons a week / 6 or 8 per day (depends on German state)
Price One Week: 45 000 yen (30 lessons) or 64 000 yen (40 lessons)
(+19 000 Yen one-time application fee)
Price Flat Share: 14 000 Yen (+9 000 Yen arrangement fee, Add. night: 2 000 Yen)
– 2 Conversation Hours (45 minutes each) every Wednesday and Friday
– 1 Kanji Lesson (60 minutes) every Friday
– Lesson materials
– Lunch box on the first day
– Entrance to our International Party
– Certificate of Completion
|Real-life Practice Opportunities|
We offer about 15 activities a week so that you can practice what you have learned during classes.
We mainly use the “Minna no Nihongo” series of Japanese textbooks for our lessons because new grammar is introduced in an easy-to-understand way and the books offer many different exercises for practice. The textbooks as well as accompanying materials are also available in more than 20 languages.
Beginner to Upper Elementary (Level 1 – 4) – Minna no Nihongo Shokyu I / II
Lower and Upper Intermediate (Level 5 and 6) – Minna no Nihongo Chukyu
Upper Intermediate (Level 6) – Chukyu Kara Manabu
|Sophisticated Teaching Method|
We teach by using the “communicative approach,” and 90% of the lesson is taught in Japanese. The focus lies on communication skills, learning to speak and understand Japanese. You learn a language by communicating in an enjoyable and engaging way. We believe the student’s share of a student-teacher dialogue should be around 70%. Students improve their speaking skills by practicing as often as possible.
Lessons are from Monday to Friday and we use the weekend for day trips around Fukuoka. You will receive the latest schedule every Friday. We try to have lessons in the morning from 9:00 to 12:15 Lesson (first group) to keep the afternoon free for activities. However some times it is also possible that you will have lessons from 13:00 to 16:15 Lesson (second group). Every Wednesday and Friday, we organize a Free Study Group from 18:00 and a Kanji Class from 17:00. On the first Monday of every new course, we do an Orientation and City Tour with our new students.
We are very proud to have one of the most experienced teachers who has been teaching Japanese for over 30 years at our school. Our teachers do regular simulated lessons to keep their teaching method up-to-date and to ensure that every teacher offers the same lesson quality.
Kazuko Ueda (上田 和子)
Languages: Japanese, English (TOEIC 750)
Work history: Master of Arts in Education; Teaching experience since 1985
|Our Student Support|
– Shinji Kuriyama (Student Adviser, Kanji Class, Japanese Study Group)
Hessen: Accepts the accreditation of other states.
Niedersachsen: Bildungsurlaub Anerkennung Niedersachsen 2016-2018
Saarland: Accepts the accreditation of other states.