* College Entrance Preparation Course (1 year)

       Beginner A / B (19 weeks each)    Intermediate First Half A / B (6 weeks each)

      Intermediate Second Half A /B (9 weeks each)    Advanced A / B (4 weeks each)

* College Entrance Preparation Course (1.5 years)

       Beginner A / B (19 weeks each)    Intermediate First Half A / B (6 weeks each)

       Intermediate Second Half A /B (9 weeks each)    Advanced A / B (23 weeks each)

* College Entrance Preparation Course (2 years)

       Beginner A / B (19 weeks each)    Intermediate First Half A / B (16 weeks each)

       Intermediate Second Half A /B (12 weeks each)    Advanced A / B (24 weeks each)

       (A is the morning class and B is the afternoon class)

* Goals in each level

Beginner Level    To master basic grammar, vocabulary and kanji. To be able to have conversation useful in everyday life, and read and write simple sentences.

Intermediate Level First Half    To master the beginner’s level grammar and be able to read and write slightly complex sentences. To be able to have conversation necessary in everyday life.

Intermediate Level Second Half    To master slightly advanced grammar, kanji and vocabulary and be able to have general conversation. To be able to pursue study at a vocational school or junior college.

Advanced Level    To master advanced kanji, grammar and vocabulary and acquire comprehensive Japanese language proficiency that is useful for study and research at university and graduate school and necessary for social life.

Features of each level

Beginner Level                 The beginner level consists of the introductory class for those who learn Japanese for the first time and the class for those who have previously studied the language a little. Students gradually develop the four basic language skills of "reading" "writing" "listening" and "speaking" from the ground up. In this level, students learn everyday conversation, read and write simple sentences and master 400 kanjis. With the goal of "being able to communicate smoothly in everyday situations", students practice activities like role-play and task listening in class. The interactive class offers many opportunities for students to communicate with the instructor and other students in Japanese.


Intermediate Level                 This level is for those who have some previous study of Japanese. Classes cover not only daily communicative expressions but also basic aspects of academic study. In this level, students review the grammar rules that they learned in the beginner level and master more functional expressions. The goals in this level are to be able to have coherent conversation in "listening" and "speaking", to understand a certain amount of paragraphs in "reading", and to write relatively long paragraphs in "writing." More than 800 kanjis should be mastered, and as preparation for the advanced level, students acquire abilities to understand more difficult sentences such as newspaper articles, conversation skills in more complex situations, and the basics of report and essay writing where "paragraph composition" skills in addition to writing skills are required. The interactive class enables students to familiarize themselves with more complex conversation and writing.


Advanced Level                 This level aims to improve students' command of Japanese to the level they can pursue studies and advanced research in their specialized area using Japanese. It aims for students to acquire ability to participate in university lectures conducted in Japanese and engage in social life with ease. Reading materials include articles on current affairs in addition to literary work and reviews. Students work towards acquiring the composition skills required for writing more advanced reports and papers, and the ability to engage in discussions and give an oral presentation on an advanced topic. Students also acquire systematic knowledge on Japan, which is essential in understanding Japanese language.


☆ Participatory class “interactive class” developed by Rakuhoku Gakuen over 54 years

In addition to lectures in the classroom, all classes offer students many opportunities to familiarize themselves with "real Japanese" through various hands-on learning and extracurricular activities that are exclusively available in Kyoto. Also, under our unique intensive learning system, students get to learn more advanced content before actually proceeding to the next level, with beginners-level students learning intermediate-level content and intermediate-level students learning the content of the advanced level. This brings out students' potential and motivation. All classes are conducted in "interactive class" format. Students' spontaneous participation doubles and triples the learning speed, creating an efficient learning environment.


Special Courses

○ Individual tutoring course

○ Course for working people

○ Course for foreign students living in Japan

○ Returnee course

○ Corporate course

○ Course for foreign engineers and researchers living in Japan