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Curriculum

Common curriculum

We hold importance in not just education but creating personnel ready for the work force so we have a special curriculum made of three segments, including learning Japanese.

Learning Japanese

Through textbooks used by regular Japanese language schools, students learn grammar and vocabulary to acquire N1 to N2 certification for the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).

First year

Basic Japanese

Learning material: “Dekiru Nihongo”- Beginner
(For N4 level)

  • SpeakingLearn to speak with teachers and friends
  • WritingLearn to write about themes related to daily life
  • ListeningLearn to listen to important information in daily life
  • ReadingLearn to read basic daily information

Learning material: “Dekiru Nihongo”- Beginner
intermediate (For N3 level)

  • SpeakingLearn to discuss and explain to the people around you, and speak about your experience and home country
  • WritingLearn to write about news related to daily life, your goals and plans for the future
  • ListeningLearn to collect information from people around you
  • ReadingLearn to read simple guidelines and explanations in daily life

Second year

Advanced Japanese

Learning material: “Dekiru Nihongo”- Intermediate
(For N2 level)

  • SpeakingLearn to express your situations and feelings based on circumstances and people
  • WritingLearn to write your opinions about events that happened in society and daily life
  • ListeningLearn to communicate well with the people around you while understanding their thoughts
  • ReadingLearn to expand your horizon and acquire important details from complex information sources such as the media and more

Learning material: Elective classes based on goals
(For N1 level)

  • SpeakingLearn to understand relationships in society and speak with suitable expressions
  • WritingLearn to write in a well-constructed form for emails and more based on goals and themes
  • ListeningLearn to comprehend situations calmly in a business setting or even when an emergency happens
  • ReadingLearn to pick up information with higher priority based on situations

Career design

Focuses on determining student’s career paths by observing their own interests and strengths, and also aims to improve integrity in order to adapt to any kind of work environment.

First year

Period of self-discovery &
self-understanding

  • Orientation (understanding and compliance schedule/rules)
  • Greetings and class community
  • Self-analysis (knowing your interests and strengths)

Period of goal setting

  • Discover your own learning style (understand the best way of learning for yourself)
  • Life plan program

Second year

Period of self-education &
elucidation of direction

  • Regional exchange
  • Consensus talk (communicate by understanding others’ arguments rather than just emphasizing your own)

Period of career decision & support

  • Improve integrity and the basic skills of a member of society
  • Learn about the industrial establishment and corporate structure

Employment support

Focuses on learning the business culture of Japan, including business manners and how to job hunt in Japan.

First year

Basics of employment

  • Career guidance
  • Alumni visit, job fair
  • Methods of analyzing job-postings and information collection
  • Understanding the status of residence

Second year

Job-hunting training

  • Learn how to write resumes
  • Interview practice
  • Individual interview and understanding your situation
  • Deciding your dream job

Business Japanese training

  • Business communication
  • Business documents
  • Result collection and report
  • Job-hunting curriculum dedicated for three types of professions; “omotenashi (foodservice & lodging)”, “sales & business”, and “production management & development management”.

Time table (example)

Students will study Japanese four hours a day, five times a week. An additional Japanese language prep class or other selective courses such as programming and web design are also available.

First year

    Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat & Sun
AM
1
9:30-10:20
Scene related learning 1 Introduction
Scene related learning 2 Introduction
Class review
Practice! Presentation (1)
Exercises (Exam preparation etc.)
Self study/part-time job etc.
2
10:30-11:20
Scene related learning 1 Conversation practice (1)
Scene related learning 2 Conversation practice (1)
Practice! Group work (1)
Practice! Presentation (2)
3
11:30-12:20
Practice! Group work (2)
Practice! Communication practice outside school
4
12:30-13:20
Scene related conversation 1 Vocabulary & expressions
Scene related conversation 2 Vocabulary & expressions
Practice! Group work (3)
Reading comprehension
PM
5
13:30-14:20
LUNCH TIME
6
14:30-15:20
Japanese language learning review Creative classes through videos
7
15:30-16:20
8
16:30-17:20
Self study at home and/or part-time job

Second year

    Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat & Sun
AM
1
9:30-10:20
Profession based learning Basics A
Profession based learning Practice
Profession based learning Basics A
Profession based learning Practice
Japanese news
Self study at home and part-time job etc.
2
10:30-11:20
3
11:30-12:20
Profession based learning Basics B
Profession based learning Advanced practice
Profession based learning Basics B
Profession based learning Advanced practice
Exam preparation
4
12:30-13:20
PM
5
13:30-14:20
LUNCH TIME
6
14:30-15:20
Japanese language learning review
Creative classes through videos
7
15:30-16:20
8
16:30-17:20
Homework and/or part-time job

Course schedule

From their second year, students wishing to work after graduation can select courses that fit their dream profession and will learn Japanese aimed specifically for that profession. Students wishing to proceed with their studies rather than work can learn Japanese necessary for their field of interest.

First year at VPL

Japanese language
class(JLPT level N3)

Selective

IT programming/ web design Japanese

Second year at VPL

Japanese language
class(JLPT level N2)

Selective

Sales
/customer service
Japanese

Lodging
Japanese

Production management
Japanese

IT programming/
web design
Japanese

Classes for JLPT (N1)
Japanese

Students seeking jobs
Students proceeding with studies

Path after graduation

Employment

Sales/ customer service

Employment

Lodging facilities

Employment

Production management

Enroll to a vocational school

Employment

IT companies

Other professions

Learn your interests
at N Yobikou.

Through a mobile app, students acquire free access to an online database comprised of learning materials (videos) to catch up or go over their classes, and informative videos to find and learn about their dream job.

N Yobikou app is an online learning service that allows users to learn from 23 different genres, ranging from educational videos focusing on Japanese, IT programming, web design, fashion, game, beauty, design and culinary arts, to informative videos such as interview guidance and industry related knowledge. All instructors are current professionals in respective fields, providing 4,000 videos to be watched anytime, anywhere. From basic to advanced, this app allows users to improve their skills based on their goals.

Learning Japanese
Programming
Web design
Fashion
Illustration
Game
Hair & makeup
Culinary arts