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.

Standard course

Our Standard Course is perfect for all levels of Japanese, from complete beginner, through to advanced students. No matter if you are studying Japanese for the first time, or if you have a lot of experience, our goal is to help you get better at using Japanese in a short time, giving you many practical opportunities to speak in class-time and use what you learn each day. This course balances morning lesson time with free-afternoons for private study, activities or local events.

Students take 15 hours of small group classes in one week. Classes have a maximum of 8 students, and the small size and friendly atmosphere helps students to progress quickly in skill and confidence.

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Price Chart
10%OFF
1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks 5 Weeks 6 Weeks
23,500 JPY 47,000 JPY 70,500 JPY 94,000 JPY 115,150 JPY 136,300 JPY
10%OFF
7 Weeks 8 Weeks 9 Weeks 10 Weeks 11 Weeks 12 Weeks
157,450 JPY 178,600 JPY 199,750 JPY 220,900 JPY 242,050 JPY 263,200 JPY
Price Chart
1 Week 23,500 JPY
2 Weeks 47,000 JPY
3 Weeks 70,500 JPY
4 Weeks 94,000 JPY
5 Weeks 10%OFF115,150 JPY
6 Weeks 10%OFF136,300 JPY
7 Weeks 10%OFF157,450 JPY
8 Weeks 10%OFF178,600 JPY
9 Weeks 10%OFF199,750 JPY
10 Weeks 10%OFF220,900 JPY
11 Weeks 10%OFF242,050 JPY
12 Weeks 10%OFF263,200 JPY
  • Starting at week 5, you will receive a 10% discount for every extra week (21,150 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 Standard 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 Activity
Nishiki food market –
lots of food samples
available!
Activity
Visit to matcha factory
14:30~15:20
Night Activity
Ramen
(Japanese Noodle)
Tour
Activity
Nighttime walking tour
of Gion district,
a favourite haunt of maiko!
Optional
Cultural Lessons
If you wish to join a cultural lesson offered as part of an alternative course,
you can choose this option for an additional 5,400 JPY per 90-minute cultural activity.
You can apply each week at the school at the same time as choosing weekly social activities.
  • Sections highlighted in yellow 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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