Course Curriculum

Course Curriculum

Period Level Educational Material Class Content JLPT
1 - 9mths Beginner Minna no Nihongo
  • Basic grammar
  • Daily conversation
  • Kanji
10 - 12mths Beginner / Intermediate Tema betsu chukyu made ni manabu nihongo
  • Application of content
  • learned at beginner level
  • Reading comprehension
  • Composition
  • Spoken Japanese
  • Kanji
13 - 18mths Intermediate Tema betsu chukyu kara manabu nihongo
N2 Grammar
N2 Kanji
  • Long sentence comprehension
  • Composition
  • Spoken Japanese
  • Listening comprehension
  • Kanji
19 - 24mths Advanced Manabo! Nihongo jokyu
N1 Grammar
N1 Kanji
  • Long sentence comprehension
  • Short essay writing
  • Discussion skills
  • Newspaper / Television
  • Kanji

Time Allocation (intermediate class)

Time Allocation Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
[Morning Class] Lesson 1
9:10 - 9:55
Comprehensive Japanese Comprehensive Japanese Comprehensive Japanese Comprehensive Japanese Comprehensive Japanese
[Afternoon Class] Lesson 1
13:45 - 14:30
[Morning Class] Lesson 2
10:05 - 10:50
Comprehensive Japanese Comprehensive Japanese Comprehensive Japanese Comprehensive Japanese Comprehensive Japanese
[Afternoon Class] Lesson 2
14:40 - 15:25
[Morning Class] Lesson 3
11:00 - 11:45
Grammar Kanji Grammar Kanji Reading Comprehension
[Afternoon Class] Lesson 3
15:35 - 16:20
[Morning Class] Lesson 4
11:55 - 12:40
Grammar Listening Comprehension Grammar Listening Comprehension Composition
[Afternoon Class] Lesson 4
16:30 - 17:15

School Calendar

April - June
  • Entrance ceremony
  • Orientation
  • Health examination
  • Japanese cultural event
  • International exchange event
  • End of term ability test
July - September
  • Japanese cultural event
  • International exchange event
  • End of term ability test
  • Schools fair
  • Homestay experience
  • Sanko festival
  • Vocational college open day/experience
October - December
  • Entrance ceremony
  • Orientation
  • Excursion (extracurricular activity)
  • Health examination
  • International exchange event
  • End of term ability test
  • Schools fair
  • Vocational college open day/experience
January - March
  • Japanese cultural event
  • International exchange event
  • End of term ability test
  • Homestay experience
  • Graduation ceremony / Party

1Sanko festival

Sanko festival is Sanko Gakuen’s largest festival. Schools under the Sanko Gakuen Group in the same area come together to compete in a range of events, performances and cheer squads providing an opportunity to create new bonds that transcend classes and schools and to learn and grow together.

Sanko festival

2Schools Fair

Teachers and students from prominent universities in Tokyo and vocational colleges under the Sanko Gakuen Group visit the school, creating an exclusive forum for gaining access to a range of valuable information, including enrollment information, information on school life, and career paths following enrollment etc.

Schools Fair

3Homestay in a Japanese home

Students are provided with the opportunity to stay in the home of a Japanese family to further their understanding of Japanese home life and deepen their exchange experience.

Homestay in a Japanese home

4Interaction programs with other Japanese students

Taking advantage of its position as part of the Sanko Gakuen Group, the school regularly plans events to enable students to interact with Japanese students. These events are the perfect opportunity to teach some of your own language to Japanese students, ask them about their student life in Japan and test your Japanese language skills.

Interaction programs with other Japanese students

5Experience vocational college classes / events

Students are provided with the opportunity to experience shows by students from the Beauty Art Career College studying hair styling, makeup and nail art etc., classes that touch on Japanese culture and service industry, including kimono classes and on-the-job training from students studying to be professional café owners and pastry chefs at the Sweets & Cafe Career College

Experience vocational college classes / events

6Extracurricular activities (excursions)

Sanko Japanese Language School Tokyo is situated in the heart of Tokyo offering convenient access to a variety of locations. The school provides opportunities to walk around neighboring cities packed full of Japanese history and culture and to visit other popular attractions, including Mt. Fuji and theme parks.

Extracurricular activities (excursions)

A day in the life of an inter national student

We asked some of our international students who have moved on from the Japanese language school to one of Sanko Gakuen’s vocational colleges about a typical day in their life.

Sutima Tatiyarat

After visiting Japan 8 times, I finally got the chance to study in Japan, a country I love so much.

I had visited Japan regularly with my family as a child and fell in love with the country. My dream is to open up a sweets shop in Thailand.

Thailand - Sutima Tatiyarat

9:10 - 12:10 Practical Classes
On the days I have practical classes in the morning I wake up at 6:30 and go to school. Lessons are done in groups of 4-6 and we get to sample the things we make or take them home.

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Time
A lot of the time, I buy my lunch from a convenience store with my friends. Although we do have convenience stores in Bangkok, the range of bento in Japan is much better.

14:00 - 16:00 Supplementary Japanese Class
In order to ensure that I can keep up in my classes, I sometimes take supplementary Japanese classes. I am currently trying to get on top of my kanji.

19:00 At home (lives alone)
I found a place to live looking on the Internet. There are a lot of very nice places to eat near my home, including old coffee shops and cafes.

Gao Yuchen

I am fully enjoying my time in Japan doing 2 of the things I love, cooking and gymnastics.

I started gymnastics when I was 9. I loved Japanese gymnastics and that was the trigger to come to Japan to study Japanese. I am currently enjoying studying to be a chef while working part-time teaching gymnastics.

Taiwan -  Gao Yuchen

6:00 - 7:00 Breakfast
I live on my own so I have to make my own breakfast. Every morning I make a cup of coffee and have a simple breakfast of salad or fruit etc.

9:10 - 12:30 Practical Classes
On days I have practical classes in the morning I arrive at school at 8:45 and prepare for my lessons which start at 9:10. Lessons finish at 12:30 after which we all sample the food we have made.

13:00 - 15:00 Café Class
In the afternoon I take classes on the French we use in cooking, confectionery packaging and drink preparation etc. I love coffee and am currently practicing café latte art in the hope of improving my technique.

18:00 - 20:00 Part-Time Work
3 times a week I work part-time teaching gymnastics at high schools and junior high schools. I am glad that I am able to use the gymnastics I learned as a child.