Japanese Language Course and Immersion in Okazaki City

Location: Japan: Okazaki

Dates: All year round dates

Language Vacation

http://www.languagevacation.com

1056 Masters Lane Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0 Canada

Call Us

Phone: Toll Free ( North America) 1 888 494 3974Telephone (Intl) 1 705 745 4697

Description

Our campus is located in a quiet residential area known as Hane-cho and the train station is less than a 8 minute walk from the campus.

The school is located on a large campus and the classes take place in a 5-storey modern building designed for language education.

The building has 12 classrooms and one consultation room, most of these are located on the 3rd and 4th floors (with elevator), it also offers a computer lab, audio-visual room and many other facilities.

Highlights

You have the following course options:
* 4.5 lessons daily: (23 group lessons per week)(SILAC)
* 4.5 + 5 lessons daily: (23 group + 5 private per wk)

- We accept all language levels / ages 18+
- We offer 6 language levels
- Minimum 4 weeks - Maximum 12 weeks course length
- A "lesson" usually lasts approx. 50 minutes
- Course runs Monday through Friday (mornings 9am)
- Loan of course materials are included
- Placement test and orientation on first day of course
- Maximum 15 students per group class

All programs are academically oriented and students need to have a high level of motivation to learn Japanese as well as the necessary academic aptitude. Please note that if your only objective in Japan is to see the country then this is not the right school for you. As a serious language school you will be expected by both faculty and your peers to be conscientious in your studies. This is a school where study is required and progress is expected.

Lodging options :

* Host Family:
- Private room
- Meals included: breakfast daily
- Beds will be Japanese / Futon style
- Meals will be local custom
- Shared bathroom with family
- Bed linens provided; must bring towels
- You will be given a key to your lodgings
- Located 10 - 30 minutes to school by public transport

* Apartments:
- Private room
- Self catering - NO meals included
- Expect to share with other international students.
- Air conditioning for heating and cooling
- Equipped kitchen including cooking utensils
- Basic furnishings
- Bed linens provided; must bring towels
- You will be given a key to your apartment
- All are within walking distance of the school

* Student Village (Residence):
- Private room
- Dormitory style accommodation
- Custom designed student village (50 rooms)
- Self catering - NO meals included
- Expect to share with other international students.
- Cable TV and free access to computers
- Room has a telephone and computer jacks
- 2 large shared kitchens
- 2 subsidized coin laundries
- Bed linens provided; must bring towels
- You will be given a key to your apartment
- On campus

After class and weekend activities:
Enjoy social and cultural outings during the week with other students from the school. Cultural and social activities could include: practical culture seminars, learn Kabuki dance, Tea Ceremony, Kitsuke, Japanese Cooking, Origami, Ikebana (Ohana) and Shoudo (calligraphy) as well as observing arrow making, stonework and the chance to participate in a sake tasting seminar with Japanese sake brewers, sommeliers, and sake fans.

Field trips visiting fascinating but initially difficult to understand Japanese cultural icons such as Sumo wrestling and Cormorant fishing, plus some difficult to get to places, including Ayu fishing (by hand), Takisanji & Tenonji, a sake brewer and a tofu maker in an isolated mountain village.

Weekend excursions could include: local festivals, Sumo wrestling, Cormorant fishing, Ayu fishing (by hand), Takisanji & Tenonji, a sake brewer and a tofu maker in an isolated mountain village. All the major cities such as Tokyo, Osaka are easy to reach by train.

Tours of Japan whilst studying Japanese:
Each tour is in relatively small groups, even in the peak summer season the average size is still only 7. You have two options:

- Option A: you can select 3, 5, 8, 10 or 12 day tours to complete after your course of studies.

- Option B: allows you to take a break from your studies and do the tour for either 10 or 12 days before resuming studies - a flexible program that allows you to see festivals such as the fantastic Gion festival in Kyoto, and the Nachi Fire Festival during the summer, or the Sapporo Snow Festival and skiing/snowboarding opportunities in Hokkaido during the winter.

Languages
  • Japanese

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Japanese

Cost in US$:

Various options

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

- Selected language course and course length
- Placement test and orientation on the day
- Lodging as requested
- Meals if selected
- Use of teaching materials and borrowing books
- Optional cultural and social activities.
- Language proficiency certificate
- Academic credit available if requested

Credit Available

no

This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide Participant.

Participants Travel to Japan

Independently

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
48 hours
Year Founded

2000

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