Long-term

Are you looking to continue your education or find employment in Japan?
Acquire a student visa and take your time learning Japanese.

Curriculums are prepared that focus on carefully learning Japanese, ideal for those wishing to move on to institutions of higher education in Japan (graduate schools, universities, or vocational schools) or find employment with a Japanese company. There are four courses available for your study abroad experience.

Please contact us if you have a desired enrollment period.

*Those who have completed, or are expected to complete, 12 years or more of formal education in foreign countries

Study Content

Learn the four skills of Japanese (reading, listening, writing, and speaking) in a balanced manner starting from the basic foundation, and cultivate "usable" Japanese language abilities that match your purpose. In addition to classes on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), we also offer classes to prepare you for continuing your education through other means or finding employment. There is also an abundance of cultural experience classes and extracurricular activities so that you can get to know Japan better.

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Proficiency tests

Proficiency tests are carried out periodically in addition to at the end of a quarter.
This allows us to objectively measure your current Japanese language ability and prepare solidly-built lesson plans by comparing your current ability to your goals.
SAMU Language School issues a certificate to those who pass these proficiency tests.

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Elective classes

Starting from the intermediate level, you can choose lessons to match your learning objectives.
We prepare a variety of lessons for learning Japanese, such as studying with anime and dramas, reading novels and manga, classes for strengthening pronunciation and accents, exam preparation, and more.

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Kanji classes

There are plenty of people who have trouble with kanji, but the ability to read and write kanji is an absolute necessity for living in Japan.
At SAMU Language School our kanji classes are organized according to level and creatively designed to make learning kanji fun and achievable, such as through kanji calligraphy lessons.

Enrollment, graduation, and length of study term

Enrollment Graduation Period of study
April March, two years from enrollment 2 years
July 21-months
October 18-months
January 15-months

Tuition

First year Following year
2-year course 21-months course 18-months course 15-months course
Application fee 21,600 yen
Admission fee 54,000 yen
Course fee 583,200 yen 583,200 yen 437,400 yen 291,600 yen 145,800 yen
Materials fee 21,600 yen 21,600 yen 16,200 yen 10,800 yen 5,400 yen
Facilities fee 48,600 yen 48,600 yen 36,450 yen 24,300 yen 12,150 yen
Insurance fee 10,000 yen 10,000 yen 7,500 yen 5,000 yen 2,500 yen
Total 739,000 yenX 663,400 yenA 497,550 yenB 331,700 yenC 165,850 yenD

Total tuition based on course
2-year course
  • X

    739,000 yen

  • +
  • A

    663,400 yen

1,402,400 yen
21-months course
  • X

    739,000 yen

  • +
  • B

    497,550 yen

1,236,550 yen
18-months course
  • X

    739,000 yen

  • +
  • C

    331,700 yen

1,070,700 yen
15-months course
  • X

    739,000 yen

  • +
  • D

    165,850 yen

904,850 yen

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SAMU Language School Classes

Course level

There are 10 levels available, from basic to advanced. The classes you are entered into are decided based on a placement test and Japanese interview at the time of enrollment.

Number of classes and class size

A maximum of 26 classes, with up to 20 students per class

Lessons

Monday to Friday / 4 classes per day (One class = 45 minutes)

Long-term holidays

Quarter holidays, summer vacation (mid-August)

Class hours

Morning classes: 8:30 - 11:55
Afternoon classes: 13:15 - 16:40

Course Content and Teaching Materials (Example)

Level Beginner A Beginner B Beginner/
intermediate
Intermediate A Intermediate B Advanced
JLPT

N5

N4

N3

N2

N1

CEFR

A1

A2

B1

B2

C1

Period
of study
Approx. 4 months Approx. 4 months Approx. 4 months Approx. 6 months Approx. 6 months Approx. 4 months
Primary
teaching
material

Minna no Nihongo I
(second edition)

Minna no Nihongo II
(second edition)

Chukyu e Ikou
(second edition)

Chukyu wo Manabou
Intermediate first term

Chukyu wo Manabou
Intermediate
second term

Shin-chukyu Kara
Jokyu e no Nihongo
Curriculum Hiragana and katakana
Comprehensive Japanese / kanji
Listening comprehension / reading
Conversation / composition
Comprehensive Japanese / kanji
Listening comprehension / reading
Conversation / composition
Comprehensive Japanese / kanji
Listening comprehension / reading
Conversation / composition
N3 grammar and vocabulary
Preparation for continuing education and employment support
Comprehensive Japanese / kanji
Listening comprehension / reading
Conversation / composition
N3 / N2 grammar and vocabulary
Preparation for continuing education
Elective classes
Comprehensive Japanese / kanji
Listening comprehension / reading
Conversation / composition
N2 / N1 grammar and vocabulary
Preparation for continuing education
Elective classes
Comprehensive Japanese / kanji
Listening comprehension / reading
Conversation / composition
N1 grammar and vocabulary
Preparation for continuing education and employment support.
Elective classes
Learning
goals
The ability to use basic Japanese, such as greetings and short conversations, to a limited extent. The ability to understand and use basic Japanese required in everyday life. The ability to understand and apply Japanese used on a daily basis to a limited extent. The ability to understand Japanese and use it in a wider range of situations from particular fields of study to familiar subjects. The ability to understand and use Japanese in a wide range of situations, such as those regarding current affairs and abstract topics. The ability to understand and use Japanese used in a variety of situation, including abstract topics you may not be familiar with.
Course

Case Study

Fayzieva Zarina

Home country: Uzbekistan
Age at the time of enrollment: 18
Course: 21-month course
Japanese level at the time of enrollment:
Basic elementary level
Japanese level at the time of graduation:
Equivalent to JLPT N1

For about one month before coming to Japan, I studied Japanese in semi-private lessons, giving me a basic understanding of hiragana and katakana before entering SAMU.
I decided to focus especially hard on learning Japanese the first six months or so of studying abroad, setting aside time every day to study.
I practiced by continually repeating the new grammar and vocabulary I had learned in my lessons.
As I became more familiar with Japanese, I started watching Japanese dramas and YouTube videos, overcoming any shyness I might have and actively using words I remembered. A year after enrolling I passed JLPT N2, and after graduating I continued my schooling and passed N1.
*Individual account.

Flow from Enrollment to Graduation

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