General Japanese Course 12-months [Starting from Intermediate level]

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Study abroad at one of the best Japanese language schools in Japan – NILS.
Learn the Japanese language in our intensive program while immersed in the local culture.


The General Japanese Course is designed to improve your Japanese language skills quickly. Even beginners can progress to the intermediate level after completing this program.

After a year of study, you will be able to:
  • Talk about various topics and effectively express your personal opinions in written and spoken language.
  • Read and analyze graphs and charts written in Japanese.
  • Understand academic articles of greater length.
  • Increase the size of your vocabulary and the Kanji equivalent to the JLPT N1-2 level.
  • Write compositions on a particular topic
  • Improve your reading, listening, and grammar skills for the JLPT and the EJU, etc.

Our lessons cover all of the following skills: reading, listening, vocabulary, Kanji, grammar and speaking with accurate pronunciation. If you start from the intermediate level, you can definitely improve you language skills to the academic level necessary to study at Japanese colleges and universities.

Note: Prior to the program, all students will be given a level test at the school.
This is done to ensure that all students will start the program at an appropriate level.

Who is Eligible?

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

The program includes Japanese cultural activities.

School Activity

General Japanese Course

Enrollment April, October
Hours of Study 20 lessons per week (Total: 760 lessons) *Each lesson is 45 minutes
# of students 15-20 students per class


Learn correct pronunciation and intonation.
Acquire knowledge of 6,000-10,000 words and 1,000-2,000 kanji.
Learn words and phrases used in daily conversation.
Learn academic Japanese skills necessary for university and college.

[Listening Skills]

You will be able to listen to and understand conversations between native Japanese speakers.
You will improve your listening skills by viewing news programs and movies.
Teachers speak Japanese at a normal speed.
Lots of class materials for EJU and JLPT.

[Speaking Skills]

Only Japanese is spoken within the walls of the school.
Original and unique teaching methods are employed.
Additional study enables students to talk with one another on all topics.

[Reading and Writing Skills]

You will be able to write original stories by the time you complete your course.
You will be able to write reports and articles by the time you complete your course.


Aim for JLPT Level N1-N2.
Enjoy lots of school activities and lots of international cultural exchanges.
Speech contest held each year.

Class Schedule

Students can attend either morning or afternoon classes.
Classes are determined based on the results of a level test.

Morning class :8:40-12:05
Afternoon class : 13:00-16/25

Morning course Afternoon course Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:40 - 9:30 13:00 - 13:50

Main Text

9:35 - 10:20 13:55 - 14:40
10:30 - 11:15 14:50 - 15:35





Current Topics

11:20 - 12:05 15:40 - 16:25

Application Process

Required documents :
  • NILS Admission Form (Download)
  • Diploma of the highest degree completed
  • Pass certificate of JLPT, NAT-Test, etc
  • Your birth certificate
  • Bank statements of your financial sponsor
  • Copy of your passport
  • Photos

  • *Note : Above required documents depend on your nationality. Please contact us for more information.

Please send us all required documents and pay your program fee.


The school will prepare an application form for your Certificate of Eligibility and submit it to Japan Immigration Bureau


The school will send your original certificate to your home-address.


You will apply for a student visa at the nearest Japan Embassy in your country.


Travel to Japan and start your program

Download Application Forms

Download forms and fill them out completely.


Please feel free to contact us from here. If you have questions about the school.