Japanese School in Japan,Fukuoka - NILS

Short-Term Program Special Course [September - March]

[Special course (September - March)]: Each course starts once a month. Japanese language classes are being held in the morning, followed by various seasonal school activities in the afternoon. This is the perfect course for students who wish to learn Japanese language while at the same time, experience Japanese culture at its fullest.

Month Course Period
September Sep 17- Oct 12
October Oct 29- Nov 23
November Nov 26 – Dec 21
January 2019 Jan 7 – Feb 1
February 2019 Feb 4 – Mar 1
March 2019 Mar 4 – Mar 29

Minimum student to open the course: Three students

Short-term class lessons are designed for learners whose purpose is to advance their Japanese language speaking and listening skills in a short period of time.
The class focus mainly on speaking, conversation and pronunciation.
It will help you improve your communication and conversation skills with the Japanese people. However, the class is not limited just to conversation but also includes reading, writing, grammar, and listening kills. Students learn an assortment of Japanese phrases and expressions frequently used in everyday life.


In addition, students will get to learn about Japanese culture, history, fine arts and manners through various school activities and regional events. School activities include sushi work-shop experience, cooking ramen, Japanese Washi paper-craft classes, watching sumo tournament, and other fun activities which you can only experience in Japan.
With such a fun learning environment, students will get to improve their Japanese language skills in the shortest possible time. Have fun!

 

Advantages of the Short-Term Program

  • All of our teachers are certified native Japanese speakers.
  • Study Japanese and participate in Japanese Cultual Activities.
  • A reasonable price that includes accommodations.
  • Living in Fukuoka is more affordable .
  • We are located just 10 minites away from the Fukuoka city center.

Who is Eligible?

  • Student from visa waiver countries
  • Student with a working holiday visa
  • Other visas/status (Permanent residency, spouse visa, working visa etc)

Class Schedule

  Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri.
9:00 - 9:45

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Expressions & Conversation

Expressions&Conversation

Test

Test

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Expressions & Conversation

Expressions&Conversation

9:50 - 10:35

Discussion

Discussion

10:45 - 11:30

Grammar

Grammar

Expressions & Conversation

Expressions&Conversation

Grammar

Grammar

Expressions & Conversation

Expressions&Conversation

11:35 - 12:20
Afternoon

Every day Activity

Activity

Activity Schedule

Week 1 September 17 ~ September 21

Date Lessons Activities in the afternoon
9/17 9:00-12:20
Including placement test
Gourmet & Culture Enjoy lunch and explore around Ohashi area
9/18 9:00-12:20 Culture Hojoya Festival
One of the three major festivals in Fukuoka, originally a shrine ritual to pay respect to everything alive and to prohibit killing.
Hojoya Festival
9/19 9:00-12:20 Free time
9/20 9:00-12:20 History & Culture Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine & Learn Japanese History
In addition to the visit to one of the most famous shrine in Japan, you will visit the National Museum to learn the history of Japan in the old age.
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine & Learn Japanese History
9/21 9:00-12:20 Free time

Week 2 September 25 ~ September 29

Date Lessons Activities in the afternoon
9/25 9:00-12:20
Including check-up test
Culture Yame Traditioinal Craftwork
Enjoy making paper crafts with traditional Japanese style paper.
Yame Traditioinal Craftwork
9/26 9:00-12:20 Culture & Gourmet Hakata Traditional Craftwork & Yatai
Learn traditions and then enjoy local menus at Yatai (food stall). You can meet local people and feel local atmosphere.
Hakata Traditional Craftwork & Yatai
9/27 9:00-12:20 Free time
9/28 9:00-12:20 Culture & Gourmet Cooking Japanese Cuisine
You can experience cooking Japanese home cooked dishes which is now recognized healthy in the world.
Cooking Japanese Cuisine
9/29 Enjoy one-day bus trip to Itoshima Area *May change the direction.

Week 3 October 1 ~ October 6

Date Lessons Activities in the afternoon
10/1 9:00-12:20
Including check-up test
Culture Hakata Dolls
Hakata dolls are one of the traditional crafts in Fukuoka. You can experience decorating a Hakata doll.
Hakata Dolls
10/2 9:00-12:20 Free time
10/3 9:00-12:20 Culture & Gourmet Sushi Workshop Experience
You will definitely enjoy making sushi, the most famous Japanese fool in the world.
Sushi Workshop Experience
10/4 9:00-12:20 Free time
10/5 9:00-12:20 Gourmet Asahi Beer Breweries
Breweries tour and then tasting Asahi Super Dry beer!
Asahi Beer Breweries
10/6 Visit to Cat Island Visit to Ainoshima quite internationally renowned for its high volume of stray cats.

Week 4 Octobe 9 ~October 12

Date Lessons Activities in the afternoon
10/9 9:00-12:20
Including check-up test
History & Culture Japanese Traditional Dance
Learn traditional dance wearing kimono. You will never experience outside Japan!
Japanese Traditional Dance
10/10 9:00-12:20 Culture & Gourmet Cooking Ramen
Enjoy cooking Ramen, widely known as the specialty of Fukuoka.
Cooking Ramen
10/11 9:00-12:20 Free time
10/12 9:00-12:20 Culutre & Gourmet Izakaya at Zauo
You can fish Tai (red snapper) and/or Hirame (flounder) at Zauo. They cook the fish you fish!
Izakaya at Zauo

Week 1 October 29 ~ November 3

Date Lessons Activities in the afternoon
10/29 9:00-12:20
Including placement test
Gourmet & Culture Enjoy lunch and explore around Ohashi area
10/30 9:00-12:20 Gourmet Asahi Beer Breweries
Breweries tour and then tasting Asahi Super Dry beer!
Asahi Beer Breweries
10/31 9:00-12:20 Free time
11/1 9:00-12:20 History & Culture Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine & Learn Japanese History
In addition to the visit to one of the most famous shrine in Japan, you will visit the National Museum to learn the history of Japan in the old age.
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine & Learn Japanese History
11/2 9:00-12:20 Free time
11/3 One-day Bus Trip to enjoy beautiful scenery in autumn.

Week 2 November 5 ~ November 9

Date Lessons Activities in the afternoon
11/5 9:00-12:20
Including check-up test
Culture Yame Traditioinal Craftwork
Enjoy making paper crafts with traditional Japanese style paper.
Yame Traditioinal Craftwork
11/6 9:00-12:20 Culture & Gourmet Hakata Traditional Craftwork & Yatai
Learn traditions and then enjoy local menus at Yatai (food stall). You can meet local people and feel local atmosphere.
Hakata Traditional Craftwork & Yatai
11/7 9:00-12:20 Free time
11/8 9:00-12:20 Culture & Gourmet Sushi Workshop Experience
You will definitely enjoy making sushi, the most famous Japanese fool in the world.
Sushi Workshop Experience
11/9 9:00-12:20 Free time

Week 3 November 12 ~ November 16

Date Lessons Activities in the afternoon
11/12 9:00-12:20
Including check-up test
Culture Hakata Dolls
Hakata dolls are one of the traditional crafts in Fukuoka. You can experience decorating a Hakata doll.
Hakata Dolls
11/13 9:00-12:20 Free time
11/14 9:00-12:20 Culture & Gourmet Cooking Japanese Cuisine
You can experience cooking Japanese home cooked dishes which is now recognized healthy in the world.
Cooking Japanese Cuisine
11/15 9:00-12:20 Free time
11/16 9:00-12:20 Culture Sumo Wrestling
Enjoy watching exciting matches of Japan’s traditional sports entertainment, Sumo Wrestling.
Sumo Wrestling

Week 4 November 19 ~ November 23

Date Lessons Activities in the afternoon
11/19 9:00-12:20
Including check-up test
History & Culture Japanese Traditional Dance
Learn traditional dance wearing kimono. You will never experience outside Japan!
Japanese Traditional Dance
11/20 9:00-12:20 Culture & Gourmet Cooking Ramen
Enjoy cooking Ramen, widely known as the specialty of Fukuoka.
Cooking Ramen
11/21 9:00-12:20 Free time
11/22 9:00-12:20 Culutre & Gourmet Izakaya at Zauo
You can fish Tai (red snapper) and/or Hirame (flounder) at Zauo. They cook the fish you fish!
Izakaya at Zauo
11/23 One-Day Bus Trip to Huis Ten Bosch: Enjoy beautiful illumination.

Week 1 November 26 ~ December 1

Date Lessons Activities in the afternoon
11/26 9:00-12:20
Including placement test
Gourmet & Culture Enjoy lunch and explore around Ohashi area
11/27 9:00-12:20 History & Culture Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine & Learn Japanese History
In addition to the visit to one of the most famous shrine in Japan, you will visit the National Museum to learn the history of Japan in the old age.
Asahi Beer Breweries
11/28 9:00-12:20 Free time
11/29 9:00-12:20 Culture & Gourmet Sushi Workshop Experience
You will definitely enjoy making sushi, the most famous Japanese fool in the world.
Sushi Workshop Experience
11/30 9:00-12:20 Free time
12/1 One-day Bus Trip to enjoy beautiful illumination at Huis Ten Busch.

Week 2 December 3 ~ December 7

Date Lessons Activities in the afternoon
12/3 9:00-12:20
Including check-up test
Culture Yame Traditioinal Craftwork
Enjoy making paper crafts with traditional Japanese style paper.
Yame Traditioinal Craftwork
12/4 9:00-12:20 Culture & Gourmet Hakata Traditional Craftwork & Yatai
Learn traditions and then enjoy local menus at Yatai (food stall). You can meet local people and feel local atmosphere.
Hakata Traditional Craftwork & Yatai
12/5 9:00-12:20 Free time
12/6 9:00-12:20 Gourmet Izakaya at Zauo
You can fish Tai (red snapper) and/or Hirame (flounder) at Zauo. They cook the fish you fish!
Sashimi Moriawase
12/7 9:00-12:20 Free time

Week 3 December 10 ~ December 14

Date Lessons Activities in the afternoon
12/10 9:00-12:20
Including check-up test
Culture Hakata Dolls
Hakata dolls are one of the traditional crafts in Fukuoka. You can experience decorating a Hakata doll.
Hakata Dolls
12/11 9:00-12:20 Free time
12/12 9:00-12:20 Culture & Gourmet Cooking Japanese Cuisine
You can experience cooking Japanese home cooked dishes which is now recognized healthy in the world.
Cooking Japanese Cuisine
12/13 9:00-12:20 Free time
12/14 9:00-12:20 Culture Nanzoin Temple
You will be amazed at one of the world’s largest bronze statue of reclining buddha.
Nehanzou

Week 4 December 17 ~ December 21

Date Lessons Activities in the afternoon
12/17 9:00-12:20
History & Culture
History & Culture Japanese Traditional Dance
Learn traditional dance wearing kimono. You will never experience outside Japan!
Japanese Traditional Dance
12/18 9:00-12:20 Culture & Gourmet Cooking Ramen
Enjoy cooking Ramen, widely known as the specialty of Fukuoka.
Cooking Ramen
12/19 9:00-12:20 Free time
12/20 9:00-12:20 Culutre Fukuoka Tower
Enjoy amazing scenery from Japan’s tallest beach tower and enjoy walking around Momochi area.
Fukuoka Tower
12/21 One-Day Bus Trip to Huis Ten Bosch: Enjoy beautiful illumination.

Week 1 January 7 ~ January 11

Date Lessons Activities in the afternoon
1/7 9:00-12:20
Including chck-up test
Gourmet & Culture Enjoy lunch and explore around Ohashi area
1/8 9:00-12:20 History & Culture Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine & Learn Japanese History
In addition to the visit to one of the most famous shrine in Japan, you will visit the National Museum to learn the history of Japan in the old age.
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine & Learn Japanese History
1/9 9:00-12:20 Free time
1/10 9:00-12:20 Culture & Gourmet Sushi Workshop Experience
You will definitely enjoy making sushi, the most famous Japanese fool in the world.
Sushi Workshop Experience
1/11 9:00-12:20 Free time

Week 2 January 15 ~ January 19

Date Lessons Activities in the afternoon
1/15 9:00-12:20
Including check-up test
Culture Hakata Dolls
Hakata dolls are one of the traditional crafts in Fukuoka. You can experience decorating a Hakata doll.
Hakata Dolls
1/16 9:00-12:20 Culture & Gourmet Hakata Traditional Craftwork & Yatai
Learn traditions and then enjoy local menus at Yatai (food stall). You can meet local people and feel local atmosphere.
Hakata Traditional Craftwork & Yatai
1/17 9:00-12:20 Free time
1/18 9:00-12:20 Gourmet Izakaya at Zauo
You can fish Tai (red snapper) and/or Hirame (flounder) at Zauo. They cook the fish you fish!
Izakaya at Zauo
1/19 One-day Bus Trip to enjoy beautiful illumination at Huis Ten Busch.

Week 3 January 21 ~ January 25

Date Lessons Activities in the afternoon
1/21 9:00-12:20
Including check-up test
Culture Yame Traditioinal Craftwork
Enjoy making paper crafts with traditional Japanese style paper.
Yame Traditioinal Craftwork
1/22 9:00-12:20 Free time
1/23 9:00-12:20 Culture Zen Meditation
Experience Japanese traditional discipline. A monk tells you how to do zen meditation step by step.
Zen Meditation
1/24 9:00-12:20 Free time
1/25 One-Day Bus Trip to Itoshima: Enjoy delicious fresh sea food.

Week 4 January 28 ~ February 1

Date Lessons Activities in the afternoon
1/28 9:00-12:20
Including check-up test
History & Culture Origami
Enjoy learning how to make the traditional paper crane.
Origami
1/29 9:00-12:20 Free time
1/30 9:00-12:20 Culture & Gourmet Cooking Ramen
Enjoy cooking Ramen, widely known as the specialty of Fukuoka.
Cooking Ramen
1/31 9:00-12:20 Free time
2/1 9:00-12:20 Cultutre Fukuoka Tower
Enjoy amazing scenery from Japan’s tallest beach tower and enjoy walking around Momochi area.
Fukuoka Tower
February 2019 program schedule will be coming up very soon!
March 2019 program schedule will be coming up very soon!

Curriculum and Learning Contents

Level Contents Goals
Beginner
  • Designed for learners who want to study everyday conversation in Japanese.  Focus on speaking listening and pronunciation.Learners will build their vocabulary, and can speak Japanese using correct grammar. 
  • Includes activities designed for experiencing  Japanese culture.  Provides more opportunities for communication with the Japanese people.
  • Use expressions frequently encountered in daily life in Japan.
  • Write and read all hiragana and katakana.
  • Write and read some kanji.
  • Use appropriate words for the right situation. 
Advanced
Beginner
Intermediate
  • Use expressions based on cultural background.
  • Write and read more kanji.

Placement tests (oral and written) will be given to the student on the first day of the program in order to assign the student to the appropriate class level.

Program Fee

The following total price includes class tuition fee, textbooks, school activity fee, accommodations and airport pick-up service.

Duration
Accommodations


Program Fee
Class Tuition Language & Cultural Activities $ -
Accmmodations $ -
Airport Pick-up $ -
Total $ -

Please note : Airport Pick-up Service

* Pick-up service is available at Fukuoka airport at 9:00am to 6:00pm only.

* If you arrive in Fukuoka after 6:00 pm, please book a hotel near the airport. We will pick you up at the hotel the following day.

* If you choose home-stay option, pick-up service is available for 24 hours.

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