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“Autumn of 〇〇” and “△△ Hunting”

Hello everyone,   The long summer vacation has come to an end, but unlike in the past, Japan is experiencing a delay in the arrival of autumn due to factors like global warming leading to rising temperatures. Even in September, the temperatures haven't dropped significantly, and it still feels like summer is continuing. Once October arrives, the heat of summer will indeed recede, and autum… Read More

Explore&Enjoy Open Campus Day

こんにちは。日本語学校NILSのスタッフです。今日は進学について話をします。 Hello, I am a staff of the Japanese school NILS. Today, I will write about how students continue their education after graduation. ・NILSのカリキュラムには進学するための授業が組み込まれています We have integrated some special curriculums into our lessons to achieve higher education. NILSで学んでいる学生の多くは、NILSを卒業した後に大学・専門学校で勉強をします。NILSで基本的な日本語の勉強をして、その後日本の大学や専門学校で日本語を使って日本でのビジネスのやり方・マナー学びま… Read More

How do you spend a meaningful summer vacation?

Hello, everyone. Long summer vacation is coming to our school NILS, too so soon. Any international student has limited time to study abroad, so summer vacation is the best time to study or experience valuable time in Japan. You must plan for your summer vacation to make it meaningful.      What do you do on summer vacation, students? If you have no plans for this long summer vacation, th… Read More

Why is Japan so popular for international students?

Hello. A weak yen is encouraging tourists to visit Japan from abroad nowadays. Visitors gathering for the reopening of popular sightseeing spots are increasing even more than before the Covid pandemic. We see many foreign tourists at must-see locations, especially on business days and they seem to enjoy staying there so much. Also, many international students are coming to study in Japan, too.… Read More

Try the mock exam for JLPT!  JLPTチャレンジ模試に挑戦!!

Do you know JLPT challenge mock exam?   It is a pre-test organized by our school for Japanese Language Proficiency Test- JLPT. Don’t worry, you do not need to get a high score on this pre-test, because it is a trial and a challenge to know your current skill. You can find what you need to learn at the moment and how many skills you have by this mock exam. So, let’s get ready enough for … Read More

Rainy season started.

Rainy season started. Tsuyu, also known as rainy season has just started on 29th May in Northern Kyushu. Rains and clouds occur due to the interaction of several meteorological factors during late spring and summer time in Tsuyu season. The rain can be persistent with increased humidity. Humidity can create favorable conditions for the growth of mold. Clothes are not dried out properly. Also,… Read More

Let’s use “ので” (〜node) and make a sentence!

We studied "~ので, ..." in a grammar class. When do you use "~ので,..."(〜node)?   Yes, it is often used to give a reason. It gives the impression of being more polite than "~から, ..."(〜kara).   I asked students to come up with the reason why " you can go home before a class finishes .“ Then, they try to think of the various reasons to use “〜ので” (node)   Here are examples of the … Read More

Let’s tour our school premises!

Hello everyone! NILS is in Ogori City, Fukuoka Prefecture, which is a very popular place in Japan nationwide. NILS is a Japanese language school with a large three-story building, and it has a good environment for studying Japanese. Surroundings is a quiet residential area that you can study quietly and intensively. Today, we would like to introduce some part of facilities of NILS! (1) Appearan… Read More

The BEST 5 of Fukuoka’s must-see spots

Hello, all. Fukuoka prefecture won the second prize in the ranking of ‘’The year 2022, Favorite places you want to live the best’’. Amazingly, popular cities like Osaka, Kyoto, and Hokkaido are not listed before Fukuoka. Also, Fukuoka city where the prefectural capital is located is ranked as the Japanese best city in another survey.  The reason for this high popularity came from people’s image… Read More

We played traditional Japanese board game: Shogi ! 

We played shogi together during the homeroom on March 14th. Shogi is a traditional Japanese board game played by two players to compete top get each other’s pieces called “koma”. Interestingly, its playing rule is very similar to chess’. There were two students know how to play chess. So, they seemed to understand the rules of shogi immediately, and enjoyed playing against each other. Students … Read More


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