YOKOHAMA DESIGN COLLEGE JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE

Japanese Language Course

For those all over the world who wish to study the Japanese language.

Japanese language program

About Course

Class for students with a kanji background
Class for students with a kanji background
Class for students with non-kanji background
Class for students with non-kanji background
Class for non-kanji background students
Class for non-kanji background students
Students with non-kanji background will have kanji class every day.
※Students with non-kanji background will have kanji class every day.
※As an introduction to non-kanji background classes, the lessons will be consisting of 50 sound guidance using silent way and association method, an English indirect teaching method. We also provide “catch-up” supplement lessons if necessary.

Course Curriculum

Course Curriculum
Course Curriculum
Class LevelBeginner Level(First Half)Beginner Level(Second Half)Beginner -Intermediate Level Intermediate LevelAdvanced Level
JLPT LevelN5N4N3N2N1
Teaching MaterialMinna no Nihongo 1, Dekiru Nihongo 1 (beginner).Minna no Nihongo 2, Dekiru Nihongo (beginner second half)Chuukyuu e IkouTobira: Gateway to Advanced JapaneseNihon e no Shotai (Invitation to Japan, learning material)
Course Content・Reading comprehension
・Listening comprehension
・Essay composition
・Grammar
・Vocabulary / Kanji
・Reading comprehension
・Listening comprehension
・Academic essay
Study GoalPutting knowledge into practical use by using the top-down method.
Focus on everyday life activities, starting at an elementary level and moving forward.
Achieve an intermediate level
 (JLPT N3)
Using the set of 4 skills, the purpose is not only to cultivate a deeper understand of Japan, but also get basic knowledge of various Japanese fields.Further deepen the knowledge of Japan and being able to debate/ discuss topics relating to Japan and the world.

Optional classes

We offer various free optional classes to suit your purpose and career goals.
①Focus on the study abroad exam
②Classes and seminars towards Art University
③Manga seminars
④Career support

Optional classes

Optional classes

Optional classes

Optional classes
⑤The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) preparation support is instructed by the head teachers of each class.

Speech contest

Students from all over the world who have studied the Japanese language are able to participate in various nationwide speech contests. The winners receive an award directly from the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Among the winners includes a Filipino student from Yokohama Design College, whose speech was broadcasted by the television station NHK and is also available to watch on Youtube via the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmfXjJgxpsg&t=1s

Higher institute of education that our students have continued on to

Higher institute of education that our students have continued on to
★University
1) National and Public University
The University of Tokyo, Yokohama National University, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Chiba University, Tokyo Gakugei University, Nagoya University etc.

2)Private University
Waseda University, Keio University, Meiji University, Rikkyo University, Sophia University, Chuo University, Kanagawa University etc.

3)Art University
Musashino Art University, Tama Art University, Tokyo Zokei University, Joshibi University of Art and Design ( Private Women's School of Fine Arts), Nihon University college of Art etc.

★Masters degree / Postgraduate studies
1) National and Public University
The University of Tokyo, Yokohama National University, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Chiba University, Tokyo Gakugei University, Nagoya University etc.

2)Private University
Waseda University, Keio University, Meiji University, Rikkyo University, Sophia University, Chuo University, Kanagawa University etc.

3)Art University
Musashino Art University, Tama Art University, Tokyo Zokei University, Joshibi University of Art and Design ( Private Women's School of Fine Arts), Nihon University college of Art, Kyushu University etc.

★Technical College, Vocational College, Specialized College
Yokohama Design College, Yokohama TechnoAuto College, Bunka Fashion College, Nippon Engineering College, Kuwasawa Design School, Yokohama System Engineering etc.

★Employment
Major logistics companies, major automobile companies, catering industry, import and sales, English teaching, IT companies etc.

Landscape of the lessons

①Exchange class/ ②cultural exchange class, reports of food/ ③graduation exhibition

Landscape of the lessons

Landscape of the lessons

Landscape of the lessons

Events

Through events, the students are able to deepen their knowledge about Japan and learn the importance of language and communication.

① Events to enhance the understanding of Japanese history, culture and society.

② Cultural exchange events with Japanese natives.

③ Events that promote skill sets such as “leadership” and “collaboration”, a global resource for the 21st century.
Some of the events held by the school include;
Sports day, school festival, field trips, trips to Disneyland, New Year celebration with rice cake pounding, speech contest, graduation trip and graduation exhibition.

④ Extracurricular activities (field trips)
1. Hiking 2. Visiting various Japanese companies 3. Disaster prevention and drills
4. Japanese history.

⑤ Open class
This program allows all of Yokohama Design College students to freely select classes of their interest.
Tea ceremony, Manga class, How to wear Kimono and yukata, Japanese martial arts and much more.

⑥ Club activity
After school activities that allows foreign students to have a great time with Japanese students who share a common interest.

⑦ Exchange meetings with Japanese university students
Exchange meetings with Japanese students are being held almost every month at Yokohama Design College.

Events

Events

Events

Events

Events

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Events

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Events