Category Archives: Japanese

Learn Japanese in Fukuoka

Japanese carnival in FukuokaRob Holland
12 weeks Japanese language course in Fukuoka

I was expecting to find it difficult linguistically!  CESA gave me lots of information about the school and the course so my expectations generally were based on that!  Honestly – yes it was hard work – but the teachers were good so they encouraged me to work even harder.  I found the information from CESA on the school and the course was accurate – so that helped a lot. Read More »

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Japanese Gap Year Course

Studying Japanese in JapanBrett Smithson
12 weeks Japanese course/Okazaki
Academic Term programme

The course was actually very similar to what I had expected. However considering that it is an intensive learning course I had not expected it to be so much fun! I felt the Japanese only system in the lessons is equally good and bad. It does immerse you fully in the language, but if you cannot understand something it is quite frustrating not being able to tell them effectively. Read More »

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Japanese Gap Year in Japan

Japanese Private tuition courses in JapanKathryn Lydon
24 weeks Japanese language course
Academic Term Programme Okazaki

I had expected something similar to the French lessons I used to receive at school! Therefore, my linguistic expectations were not particularly high – I hoped, rather than expected, to gain a rough comprehension of conversations and situations around me. I did not expect to be able to read or write Japanese to any practical degree by the time I left. To be honest I spent most of my pre-trip time worrying about navigating the airport system, having never travelled alone before, rather than wondering what the course itself would be like.

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Japanese language course

Okazaki in JapanCheryl
12 week Japanese course
Standard Programme  Okazaki

First impressions (after one week in Okazaki)

Since I’ve studied Japanese for 5 years at home, I wanted to be able to speak it more fluently and coming to Japan is the best way to do that.  I also think it’s better to know more about Japan and Japanese culture if I want to communicate with Japanese people. Read More »

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Learning Japanese from scratch

Japanese lessons in Japan

Richard
60 weeks Japanese language course
Academic Term Course  Okazaki

Q: What is it like starting at zero level. People considering a course want to know exactly how the teachers deliver the program using the direct method when a student has no background in the language, but what is it like sitting in the classroom waiting for your first lesson?
RT: Yes. Really motivated and very excited. I was really looking forward to the experience. But it was also extremely difficult sometimes. Read More »

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