Why Join This Course
– Fast and efficient progress during your short stay
– Small classes between 4 to 7 students combined with private lessons
– A lot of personal attention and a very close relation with your teacher
– Japanese during lessons, English if necessary
Basic Course Information
Course Period: 1 or 2 weeks (depends on how many days you have accumulated)
Level: Beginner – Advanced
Lessons: 30 lessons a week / 6 lessons a day
Price Course: 45 000 Yen (+19 000 Yen application fee)
Price Flat Share: 14 000 Yen (+9 000 Yen arrangement fee)
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.
Free Services You Can Take Advantage of
Real-life Practice Opportunities
You have the chance to join 1 activity each day (depends on number of participants), giving you lots of opportunities to practice what you have learned during lessons.
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 between 9:00 and 12:15 (first group) to keep the afternoon free for activities. However, it is possible that you will have lessons in the afternoon between 13:00 and 16:15 (second group). Every Friday, we organize a Free Study Group from 18:00. 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, Japanese Study Group)
Hamburg: Accreditation Hamburg 2019-2020
Hessen: Accepts Hamburg Accreditation
Niedersachsen: Accreditation Niedersachsen 2019-2021
Saarland: Accepts the accreditation of other states.
Schleswig-Holstein: Accreditation Schleswig-Holstein 2019-2021
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