Akamonkai Language School

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School Highlights

  • Great support for continuing to higher education
  • Fast-paced but available to students of all levels
  • Support available for those seeking employment
  • Courses suitable even for those without knowledge of kanji
  • EJU (University Entrance Exam) prep classes offered
  • Student support offered in multiple languages
@Gaijinpot: "Akamonkai is ideal if you really want to improve your Japanese fast! With courses available for all levels, the fast-pace will have you reaching your Japanese goals faster than you can imagine."

Akamonkai has fast-paced courses available for students of all levels.

About

Since 1985, Akamonkai Japanese Language School has been offering quality learning experiences to over 20,000 students from more than 80 countries. What makes Akamonkai really stand out from other language schools is its combination of fast-paced teaching and a huge variety of courses suitable for all levels of Japanese learner.

Located in Nippori, a charming shitamachi (traditional downtown) area of Tokyo, the school offers classes at 18 levels to suit a variety of levels and abilities. Trained and experienced teachers are dedicated to serving the needs of the students both academically and in their day-to-day lives.

To support students in reaching their goals, Akamonkai provides dormitories, higher education support and comprehensive job-hunting support. At Akamonkai, there is a curriculum or program to fit anyone and everyone’s needs.

GAIJINPOT RECOMMENDS: THE GENERAL COURSE

Akamonkai has courses for all levels of Japanese student, whether or not you have a baseline knowledge of kanji. At the same, courses are a bit faster paced than some other schools, but students who study at Akamonkai will be greatly rewarded.

If you’re looking for a school that will really help you step up your Japanese, Akamonkai is the pick for you.

Courses

General Course

The General Course is designed for students who plan to study in Japan long-term on a student visa. With 17 levels to choose from, you can find the right class for you.

Enrollment Period: April, July, October, January Class Schedule: 4 x 45-minute lessons per day (Mon - Fri) Class Duration: 9:00 ~ 12:30 or 13:00 ~ 16:30

Fees:

1-Year Tuition: ¥810,000 1-Year 3-Month Tuition: ¥992,500 1-Year 6-Month Tuition: ¥1,175,000 1-Year 9-Month Tuition: ¥1,357,500  2-Year Tuition: ¥1,540,000

University Preparatory Curriculum

In our University Preparatory Curriculum, students study the Japanese language long-term on a student visa. This course is approved by the government's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology and allows students with fewer than 12 years of education in their home countries to earn the qualifications to attend Japanese universities.

Enrollment Period: April & October Class Schedule: 4 x 45-minute lessons per day (Mon - Fri) Class Duration: 9:00 ~ 12:30 or 13:00 ~ 16:30

Fees:

1-Year 6-Month Tuition: ¥1,235,000 2-Year Tuition: ¥1,620,000

Business Employment Course

In this popular course, students will develop high-level Japanese language skills, study business etiquette, and learn how to operate Microsoft Office software. Through Akamonkai's group company, the school assists students every step along the way in finding employment at a Japanese company. Enrollment Period: April, October Class Schedule: 4 x 45-minute lessons per day (Mon - Fri) Class Duration: 9:00 ~ 12:30

Fees:

6-Month Tuition: ¥535,000

Short-Term Course

If students can get a visa on their own, or if they come from a country that does not need a visa for a stay of 3 months or less, the short-term course is perfect. Classes are offered at 18 levels to suit each student’s level and abilities. After they finish this short-term course, students can change to a student visa and continue their studies with the support of GaijinPot Study.

Enrollment Period: April, July, October, January Class Schedule: 4 x 45-minute lessons per day (Mon - Fri) Class Duration: 9:00 ~ 12:30 or 13:00 ~ 16:30

Fees:

3-Month Tuition: ¥195,000

Internship and Job Support Class

To meet the rising demand for foreign workers coming to Japan, Akamonkai has created this course as an alternative to the Business Employment course. In this course, students work as an intern to obtain business skills in the afternoon, on weekends, and holidays.

Japanese classes are more geared towards useful skills for service jobs, and students will work in service industries such as airports, hotels, department stores, and tourist information centers with the chance to use their Japanese in a real environment.

Akamonkai can also use their connections in these industries to help students transition to full-time employment once the course is completed.

Enrollment Period: April*, October* Class Schedule: 4 x 45-minute lessons per day (Mon - Fri) Class Duration: 9:00 ~ 12:30, internships are held after school and/or on weekends.

*Be aware that an interview will be required before being accepted into this course to confirm that the student's Japanese level is sufficient.

Fees:

6-Month Tuition: ¥535,000

3-Week Course

The 3-week course is perfect to improve your skills during a short trip in Japan. The course also offers a good opportunity to experience studying at a Japanese language school before committing to a longer course. After they finish this 3-week course, students can change to a student visa and continue their studies with the support of GaijinPot Study.

While the course is short, classes are intense and you'll learn a lot. You'll be able to participate to extra curricular activities along with the other students and socialize with Japanese locals.

Enrollment Period: Every month Class Schedule: 4 x 45-minute lessons per day (Mon - Fri) Class Duration: 9:00 ~ 12:30 or 13:00 ~ 16:30

Fees:

3-Week Tuition: ¥70,000

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