Hiroshima YMCA

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Hiroshima YMCA

School Introduction

The Hiroshima YMCA has been a pillar of community education and development since its inception in 1938. In 1989, the institution expanded its commitment by founding the Hiroshima YMCA College of Foreign Languages, dedicated to providing Japanese language education to international students. Within the Language and Communication Department, students can access Japanese language education through culturally enriched courses of varying durations. Our college is committed to delivering personalized guidance and nurturing the essential communication skills needed for success. With a team of experienced faculty, the Hiroshima YMCA College of Foreign Languages is the ideal choice for those seeking to embark on a journey to learn Japanese and gain a profound understanding of Japanese culture.

Total Number of Students: 87
Class Size: 10-20
School Staff Support Languages: English, Chinese
Enrolment Terms: April, October
Minimum Course Duration: Short Term: 1 Week Long Term: 1 Year

Main Features

Facility

Students enjoy access to excellent facilities including a swimming pool and gym, as well as an International Culture Hall. These amenities enhance the overall learning experience, providing both physical and cultural enrichment.

Field trips

In addition to regular classes, exciting extracurricular activities such as tours of NHK (Hiroshima Broadcasting Station Hi-Vision Theater) and visits to the Mitaki Boy Nature House are offered. These field trips provide students with valuable opportunities to explore and connect with Hiroshima’s vibrant surroundings.

Scholarships for diligent students

Hiroshima YMCA  recognizes and supports diligent students by offering scholarships to assist them financially during their studies.

School Location

Hiroshima, often referred to as the City of Peace, has a well-established public transportation network. The city offers plenty of captivating sightseeing spots, including the iconic Hiroshima Castle. Thanks to the Shinkansen, you can reach Tokyo in less than 4 hours, and destinations like Fukuoka and Osaka are conveniently accessible within just 1 hour and 30 minutes, making Hiroshima an ideal hub for exploring Japan. 

 

Nearest Stations:

Hiroshima Station (10-minute walk)

Kencho-mae Station (5-minute walk)

Tatemachi Streetcar Stop (2-minute walk)

Hiroshima Bus Center (5-minute walk)

Available Courses

  • Japanese Course (Long Term) Student Visa
  • Japanese Course (Long Term) Non-Student Visa
  • Japanese Course - Short Term

Japanese Course (Long Term) Student Visa

Course Description

The Japanese language program offers a comprehensive curriculum encompassing communication skills, academic proficiency, and business Japanese, divided into three distinct programs:

 

 

 

  • 1-Year Course:
  • Designed for students with a prior Japanese learning experience, this program begins at the intermediate level. It provides a platform for students to further enhance their language skills.
  • 1-Year and 6 Months Course:
  • Tailored for beginners, the first half-year of this program focuses on building foundational language skills. The subsequent portions delve into the intermediate and advanced levels, offering a well-rounded language education.
  • 2-Year Course:
  • For beginners who have already completed 150 hours of previous Japanese study, this course adopts a gradual and thorough approach. Students progress steadily and attain an advanced level of proficiency by course completion.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 1 year / 2 years Early August

Late October

October 1 Year 6 Months Early February

Late April

 

Morning and afternoon classes:

    • Morning classes are held from 9:20 to 12:40 (Monday to Friday)
    • Afternoon classes are held from 13:30 to 15:00 (Monday to Friday)
    • Elective Classes are held from 15:10 to 16:40 (Monday to Friday)

Course Features & Electives

  • JLPT Preparation:

    This program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), covering all essential aspects of the exam.

     

  • JETRO Business Japanese Proficiency Test Preparation:

    Get ready for the BJT Business Japanese Proficiency Test with the specialised courses, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the challenges of the business-oriented examination.

     

  • Kanji Test:

    Regular Kanji tests to assess and enhance your Kanji character recognition skills, an essential component of Japanese language proficiency.

     

     

  • J-Test Preparation:

    Prepare thoroughly for the J-Test with the comprehensive courses, designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass this examination successfully.

    Tuition Fees

    Tuition fees
    1 Year ¥620,000
    1 Year 6 Months ¥930,000
    2 years ¥1,240,000

     

    Other fees
    Screening fee ¥20,000
    Enrollment fee ¥100,000
    Textbooks ¥35,000 (1 Year)
    ¥50,000 (1 Year 6 Months)
    ¥65,000 (2 Years)
    Insurance ¥7,500 (1 Year)
    ¥11,500 (1 Year 6 Months)
    ¥15,000 (2 Years)

    Tuition Deduction

    • ¥100,000 for N3 holders
    • ¥200,000 for N2 holders
    • ¥300,000 for N1 holders

     

    Japanese Course (Long Term) Non-Student Visa

    Course Description

    Information for applicants who have already obtained a long-term status of residence (e.g. dependent, spouse, long-term resident) or plan to secure a status of residence on their own.

    The Japanese language program offers a comprehensive curriculum encompassing communication skills, academic proficiency, and business Japanese, divided into three distinct programs:

     

     

    • 1-Year Course:
    • Designed for students with a prior Japanese learning experience, this program begins at the intermediate level. It provides a platform for students to further enhance their language skills.
    • 1-Year and 6 Months Course:
    • Tailored for beginners, the first half-year of this program focuses on building foundational language skills. The subsequent portions delve into the intermediate and advanced levels, offering a well-rounded language education.
    • 2-Year Course:
    • For beginners who have already completed 150 hours of previous Japanese study, this course adopts a gradual and thorough approach. Students progress steadily and attain an advanced level of proficiency by course completion.

    Enrolment Periods & Duration

    Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
    April 6 Months/ 1 Year/ 2 Years Mid November

    Late March

    October 1 Year 6 Months Early May

    Late August

     

     

     

    Morning and afternoon classes:

      • Morning classes are held from 9:20 to 12:40 (Monday to Friday)
      • Afternoon classes are held from 13:30 to 15:00 (Monday to Friday)
      • Elective Classes are held from 15:10 to 16:40 (Monday to Friday)

    Course Features & Electives

    • JLPT Preparation:

      This program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), covering all essential aspects of the exam.

       

    • JETRO Business Japanese Proficiency Test Preparation:

      Get ready for the BJT Business Japanese Proficiency Test with the specialised courses, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the challenges of the business-oriented examination.

       

    • Kanji Test:

      Regular Kanji tests to assess and enhance your Kanji character recognition skills, an essential component of Japanese language proficiency.

       

       

    • J-Test Preparation:

      Prepare thoroughly for the J-Test with the comprehensive courses, designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass this examination successfully.

      Tuition Fees

      Tuition fees
      6 Months ¥300,000
      1 Year ¥600,000
      1 Year 6 Months ¥900,000
      2 years ¥1,200,000

       

      Other fees
      Enrollment fee ¥100,000
      Textbooks ¥20,000 (6 Months)
      ¥35,000 (1 Year)
      ¥65,000(1 Year 6 Months)
      ¥50,000 (2 Years)
      Insurance ¥4,000 (6 Months)
      ¥7,500 (1 Year)
      ¥15,000 (1 Year 6 Months)
      ¥11,500 (2 Years)

       

      Japanese Course - Short Term

      Course Description

      The Short-Term Japanese Course is designed for students looking to acquire fundamental Japanese communication skills. It offers flexible durations, starting from just one week. Students in this program follow the same curriculum as those in the long-term Japanese course and also participate in shared extracurricular activities.

      Enrolment Periods & Duration

      Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
      Any time (except during school vacations) From 1 week (5 days) Please contact us

      As soon as capacity is reached

       

      Course Features & Electives

      • JLPT Preparation:

        This program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), covering all essential aspects of the exam.

         

      • JETRO Business Japanese Proficiency Test Preparation:

        Get ready for the BJT Business Japanese Proficiency Test with the specialised courses, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the challenges of the business-oriented examination.

         

      • Kanji Test:

        Regular Kanji tests to assess and enhance your Kanji character recognition skills, an essential component of Japanese language proficiency.

         

         

      • J-Test Preparation:

        Prepare thoroughly for the J-Test with the comprehensive courses, designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass this examination successfully.

        Tuition Fees

        Tuition fees
        For 1 Week (5 Days) ¥25,000

         

        Other fees
        Enrollment fee included
        Textbooks ¥20,000  

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