1 Month Course

Shinwa Foreign Language Academy

Q&A
Price
school-reference
detail

Course description

This course is specially tailored for people who want to learn basic Japanese and allow time for sightseeing in Tokyo and surrounding areas.

The course is relaxed and doesn't interfere with schedules as classes are held in the morning, meaning that from lunch time you are free to explore Tokyo and put your language skills to the test.

NOTE: We cannot sponsor visa applications for this course.

Course topics

Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities

Class schedule

Course duration
4 weeks
Start dates
06 Apr 2020, 01 Jul 2020, 08 Oct 2020 and 06 Jan 2021
Classes per week
20 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 45 min)
Class days
Monday - Friday
School holidays
18 Mar 2020 - 05 Apr 2020, 07 Apr 2020 - 08 Apr 2020, 03 May 2020, 04 May 2020, 05 May 2020, 06 May 2020, 20 Jun 2020 - 30 Jun 2020, 23 Jul 2020, 24 Jul 2020, 01 Aug 2020 - 16 Aug 2020, 21 Sep 2020, 22 Sep 2020, 26 Sep 2020 - 06 Oct 2020, 08 Oct 2020 - 12 Oct 2020, 03 Nov 2020, 23 Nov 2020, 19 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021, 11 Jan 2021, 11 Feb 2021, 23 Feb 2021, 20 Mar 2021 - 07 Apr 2021

Shinwa Academy does not hold classes on the holiday dates above. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.

Class times

You can choose from the following class times:

Morning session
09:00 AM - 12:25 PM

Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.

Class level

All levels, beginner to advanced
You will take a placement test before your arrival in Tokyo to determine your class level.

Class size

Average 15 students
Maximum 20 students

Student age

Age range 18 years old and older
Average 23 years old
(24 in the summer)

Certificate

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.
Read more...
school
photos

Photos

  • Building of Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 1/52
  • Classroom at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 2/52
  • Classroom at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 3/52
  • Classroom at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 4/52
  • Computer room at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 5/52
  • Entrance to Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 6/52
  • Activities offered at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 7/52
  • Activities offered at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 8/52
  • Activities offered at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 9/52
  • Activities offered at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 10/52
  • Classes at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 11/52
  • Activities offered at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 12/52
  • Activities offered at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 13/52
  • Activities offered at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 14/52
  • Activities offered at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 15/52
  • Classes at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 16/52
  • Classes at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 17/52
  • Activities offered at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 18/52
  • Activities offered at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 19/52
  • Activities offered at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 20/52
  • Teachers and Staff at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 21/52
  • Student residence offered by Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 22/52
  • Student residence offered by Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 23/52
  • Student residence offered by Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 24/52
  • Student residence offered by Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 25/52
  • Activities offered at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 26/52
  • Student residence offered by Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 27/52
  • Student residence offered by Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 28/52
  • Student residence offered by Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 29/52
  • Student residence offered by Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 30/52
  • Student residence offered by Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 31/52
  • Student residence offered by Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 32/52
  • Student residence offered by Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 33/52
  • Student residence offered by Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 34/52
  • Student residence offered by Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 35/52
  • Student residence offered by Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 36/52
  • Student residence offered by Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 37/52
  • Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 38/52
  • Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 39/52
  • Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 40/52
  • Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 41/52
  • Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 42/52
  • Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 43/52
  • Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 44/52
  • Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 45/52
  • Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 46/52
  • Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 47/52
  • Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 48/52
  • Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 49/52
  • Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 50/52
  • Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 51/52
  • Shinwa Foreign Language Academy 52/52
reviews

Reviews

100% recommend

based on 2 reviews
5 stars
2
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Quality of teaching
School facilities
Social activities
School location
Housing

"Supportive native speaking staff and enthusiastic teachers"

Katie Lambert

I was picked up at the airport and guided by a Ben from the office who took me to me accommodation by train, then registered me at city hall, got my insurance, hanko, bank account and mobile phone. He was really helpful.

Classes began a few days later and were hard at first as they do not use English at all so it’s fully immersive and intensive. But I soon caught up and adapted to the study culture of Japan.

Teachers helped me a lot and were really supportive and enthusiastic. They helped me to apply for college and I got in too.

Ben helped me a lot in his free time too, taking me to hospitals, dentists and even to sort out my first bills at my apartment.

Read more...

My ratings for this school

Quality of teaching
School facilities
Social activities
School location
Housing
Duration of study
74 weeks
Date of study
15 Oct 2018 - 20 Mar 2020
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Ben Merritt, Office Director at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy responded to this review.
20 August 2019

Thank you very much. I will look forward to seeing you graduate in March.

"Energetic, fast paced and great support"

James Stevens

I studied for an 18-month course and graduated last year. The course was fast pace and hard to keep up for the first 2 weeks. But teachers organizes man to man classes after in English to help me catch up. After a week of these, I was back on track.

Japanese schools teach in Japanese only which was daunting at first but once you pick up the language and self-study you can learn very easily.

I went from beginner to N3/2 level in my time.

After I graduated I returned to the states and now work in a company that needed a Japanese speaker so I often visit Japan now.

It’s a good school and the English speaking staff, Ben was super supportive and helpful. He taught me basic grammar in his free time when I was stuck and helped me with registering at city hall and stuff.

Can’t recommend this school enough.

Read more...

My ratings for this school

Quality of teaching
School facilities
Social activities
School location
Housing
Duration of study
75 weeks
Date of study
5 Oct 2015 - 17 Mar 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Ben Merritt, Office Director at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy responded to this review.
01 February 2018

Thank you very much for your review!

I hope your studies are going well and that you are able to use Japanese as often as you can with your chosen career!

visa

Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.

Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you.

Flights and airport transfer

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Tokyo based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

Travel insurance

Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

Learn more about our insurance plan »

Read more...
questions

Questions and answers

Have questions? Get answers from Shinwa Foreign Language Academy staff, Language International student advisors, and past students.

Ask a question
Show prices