COURSES

Choose from our variety of courses to suit your needs.

DESCRIPTION

Kyoto JaLS aims to support you to find the best fit possible
for your Japanese learning needs in a supported and flexible environment.

Pop Culture Course

This course is recommended to those of you who are interested inJapanese “Manga”(comics) and animation. You will learn how to draw Manga, go to a Maid Café, and take pictures in character costumes. There are many Manga artists that are from or currently living in Kyoto, so Kyoto has a deep history with the Manga culture, which makes it the best place to study Japanese pop culture.

In addition to taking 15 lessons of Japanese a week, you will be able to take 4 hours of Pop Culture Lessons.

CHANGE CURRENCY TO :

Japanese Yen - JPY

Price Chart
10%OFF
1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks 5 Weeks 6 Weeks
29,200 JPY 58,400 JPY 87,600 JPY 116,800 JPY 143,080 JPY 169,360 JPY
10%OFF
7 Weeks 8 Weeks 9 Weeks 10 Weeks 11 Weeks 12 Weeks
195,640 JPY 221,920 JPY 248,200 JPY 274,480 JPY 300,760 JPY 327,040 JPY
Price Chart
1 Week 29,200 JPY
2 Weeks 58,400 JPY
3 Weeks 87,600 JPY
4 Weeks 116,800 JPY
5 Weeks 10%OFF143,080 JPY
6 Weeks 10%OFF169,360 JPY
7 Weeks 10%OFF195,640 JPY
8 Weeks 10%OFF221,920 JPY
9 Weeks 10%OFF248,200 JPY
10 Weeks 10%OFF274,480 JPY
11 Weeks 10%OFF300,760 JPY
12 Weeks 10%OFF327,040 JPY
  • Starting at week 5, you will receive a 10% discount for every extra week (26,280 JPY)
  • The registration fee for all courses is 21,000 JPY
  • The learning materials for all courses are 4,000 JPY

Quotation

An example week in the Pop Culture Course:

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
9:30~10:20 Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese Activity
BBQ
10:30~11:20 Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese
11:30~12:20 Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese
12:30~13:20 Lunch
13:30~14:20 Culture Lesson Activity
Nishiki food market –
lots of food samples
available!
  Activity
Visit to matcha factory
Culture Lesson
14:30~15:20
Night Activity
Ramen
(Japanese Noodle)
Tour
Activity
Nighttime walking tour
of Gion district,
a favourite haunt of maiko!
Characteristics
  • Manga drawing, goodies shopping, visite of an animation school… Twice a week, discover Japanese pop culture.
  • Of course, you will study Japanese all day long
  • In addition to cultural activities, try the other ones !
  • Sections highlighted in yellow and green are included in the course fee
  • After school or weekend activities are optional for all students
  • Some activities require additional fees

POINTS

There are many unique reasons that JaLS courses are
perfect for your Japanese learning needs.

Small Class
Sizes

Because we limit our class sizes to a maximum of 8 students per teacher, you are guaranteed to get the care and attention that you need to improve your Japanese skills quickly and intensively.

Flexible Start
Dates

Because of our flexible style, regardless of your level, you can begin on any Monday and graduate on any Friday. You can even study for as little as 1-week and make the most of your time in Japan.

Extra-Curricular
Activities

Because of our full and active school community, there are plenty of activities and chances to make local Japanese friends and enjoy your life in Japan.

TEXTBOOKS

We use a variety of learning materials and resources
to support your practical Japanese study at every level.

Beginner Minna no nihongo 1 etc…
Elementary Minna no nihongo 1 etc…
Pre-Intermediate Minna no nihongo 2 etc…
Intermediate Nihongo shuuchuu training etc…
Upper-intermediate Dekiru nihongo chuukyuu / Nihongo namachuukei etc…
Advanced1 Nihongo chuukyuu J501 / Nihongo Jookyuu washa eno michi etc…
Advanced2 Books and newspaper articles relevant to the student’s interests will be used. Business conversation and other advance skills will also be practiced.
  • We also use music, cartoons, interviews or reports in addition to the textbook to strenghten your oral skills.

OBJECTIVES
FOR EACH LEVEL

JaLS uses the CEFR scale to guide our class objectives for each course level.
Please use the chart below to see how our course names relate to this international system.

CEFR
(Can-Do)
Description JLPT
(reference)
Advanced2 /
Over 300 hours
C2 Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
N1
Advanced1 /
300 hours
C1 Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects,showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
N2
Upper-Intermediate /
600 hours
B2 Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
N3
Intermediate /
120 hours
B1 Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams,hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Pre-Intermediate /
195 hours
A2 Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography,employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need. N4
Elementary /
150 hours
A1 Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. N5
Beginner /
45 hours
intro No concrete understanding of Japanese or prior learning is necessary. No knowledge of Japanese writing or grammar is needed.
Although there is no language requirement before commencing study, students can quickly learn the Japanese writing scripts, basic grammar and can begin to use Japanese simply and slowly with support.
Advanced2 /
Over 300 hours
C2 Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations. N1
Advanced1 /
300 hours
C1 Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects,showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
N1N2
Upper-Intermediate /
600 hours
B2 Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. N2N3
Intermediate /
120 hours
B1 Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams,hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. N3
Pre-Intermediate /
195 hours
A2 Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography,employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need. N4
Elementary /
150 hours
A1 Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. N5
Beginner /
45 hours
intro No concrete understanding of Japanese or prior learning is necessary. No knowledge of Japanese writing or grammar is needed.
Although there is no language requirement before commencing study, students can quickly learn the Japanese writing scripts, basic grammar and can begin to use Japanese simply and slowly with support.
N5

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