Acceleration Program (ACCP)

    Intended Audience

    ACCP is open to students who abilities range from beginner to intermediate and who want to study the highest volume of Japanese possible in the shortest amount of time possible.
    The reasons as to why students take ACCP can be varied. However, there has been a trend over the life of the course of tertiary level students from the Northern Hemisphere enrolling in ACCP during their summer vacation to supplement the Japanese that they have previous learned during the courses they have taken in their home countries.

    Why ACCP?

    ACCP is perfect for those who wish to get the most out of their Japanese skills in the shortest period of time possible. However, the goals of those who are taking ACCP compared to those who are entering our SILAC course are usually quite different. Whilst SILAC objective is to improve the conversational ability of those enrolled, ACCP focuses on all four competencies that are essential in learning a foreign language: speaking, reading, listening and writing.

    If these are the goals that you are looking to achieve, then ACCP is the course for you.

    Benefits of studying in ACCP include:

    • Accelerated content: As stated in the name, the rate of delivery of class material in ACCP is considerably more intense. For those who are serious about picking up as much Japanese as possible in the shortest period of time will be pleased to know that classes will roughly cover four units per week. These may for example may include positive and negative grammar tenses, dialogues, and reinforcement and reproduction exercises in addition to YAMASA generated materials.

    • Variety of content/Elective classes: As mentioned earlier, ACCP differs to other medium term courses offered at YAMASA in that it covers the full gamut of Japanese language learning: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Keeping in mind that the learning needs of all of our students differ, YAMASA provides elective classes to allow our students to brush up on the areas that they feel they need practice in as well as to help them achieve the objectives they have for their Japanese study. (See below) This provides maximum flexibility and variety for our students.

    • Maximum class sizes of 10: Due to the cap on class sizes, it can be guaranteed that you will not get lost in the shuffle and that your needs on both an educational and personal front are appropriately catered for. Thanks to these class size regulations, your teacher will be able to give you the utmost attention and answer any question you may have during class time.

    • Supplementary materials: Being on top of the trends in modern education, YAMASA has developed a set of Powerpoint materials that are used at the elementary level of the course in order to supplement the set text. This decision was made to allow the absorption of materials to proceed at a faster rate.

    Content

    Class Timetable

    An average day in ACCP usually consists of the following:

     
    時間 星期一 星期二 星期三 星期四 星期五
    1 9:00 - 9:50 普通課程
    2 10:00 - 10:50
    3 11:00 - 11:50
    11:50 - 12:40
    午休時間
    4 12:40 - 13:30 普通課程
    5 13:40 - 14:30 普通課程 選修課程 普通課程 普通課程
    6 14:40 - 15:30 Elective

    Elective Classes

    As mentioned earlier, YAMASA offers a range of elective classes designed to help our students in the areas in which they need the most support. Elective classes that are offered in YAMASA’s ACCP stream of classes are listed below:

    Elective Name What will I study in this elective?
    Kanji Fundamentals Students who enter into the Kanji fundamentals course, upon consultation with their teacher, get to decide the rate and intensity of their kanji study. Study is largely self-directed so students will be able to focus on the kanji that interest them most and are most practical in their everyday life.
    Pronunciation Workshop The aim of this class is to help students identify areas that are traditionally difficult for students of Japanese to handle. These may include:
    • longated vowels
    • characters that have differing yet similar pronunciation
    • intonation
    • natural accent
    As our students come from vastly differing linguistic backgrounds, individual needs will remain forefront in your teacher’s thinking.
    Accelerated Presentation Project This class is designed around a singular goal: being able to give a presentation in Japanese. Accelerated Presentation Project classes allow students to cover all areas of Japanese language learning (reading, listening, speaking, writing) while creating of their presentation. This makes it both practical and educational whilst giving students the confidence to speak in Japanese in front of groups of people.
    Reading Essentials Students will be given texts that can potentially range from Japanese folk tales to potentially texts assigned by the students themselves. Reading Essentials students will be able to read these texts while taking advantage of real time support provided by the classroom teacher and voice their opinions concerning the content they have just read.

    Start Dates

    How long does the course run for? The class can run from 4 to 12 weeks.
    When does the course start?
    Year Term Start date
    2016 Summer August 11th
    What days do classes run? Monday through Friday.
    How many total classes per term will I take?
    What time does class start and finish? Classes start at 9 o’clock and finish at 3:30 with a 50 minute break in between.
    What is the length of an average class? 50 minutes

    Tuition Fees

    期間 學費(¥) 期間 學費(¥)
    4週 210,000 9週 358,000
    5週 240,000 10週 370,000
    6週 280,000 11週 385,000
    7週 305,000 12週 400,000
    8週 330,000 入學後,可延長學習期間
    • 學費不包含教科書費用。

    ACCP額外課程費用

    額外課程 追加費用
    A:私人課程 每堂4,000日圓

    貨幣換算

    學費折扣(ACCP 特別集中課程)

    ※各項折扣無法合併使用。

    • 再入學報名ACCP者,在繳交第一次學費時可享8折優惠
    • 持有打工渡假簽或JET簽證者,在繳交第一次學費時可享9折優惠。
    • 一次繳交1年份學費者,可享9折優惠
    • 在下列期限前完成全部手續(學費全額匯款等)者,可享早鳥折扣
      <16週前> 9折 <12週前> 95折
    • 各項課程的額外選修課程不適用折扣優惠。

    Start Dates

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    Visa Information

    此課程總長度最長為12週,因此您可持90日短期觀光簽證入境。若您所持之簽證種類為打工度假簽證,
    您可停留之期間,取決於您所持護照之國籍。(請見備註)
    學生簽證者,須就讀長期學術課程至少6個月,故不可單獨報名此課程。

    備註:
    2014年,日本政府公布67個短期免簽國家,列表內所列國家之國民,將可以更簡便之方式入境。
    若您對於現正持有之簽證種類有疑問或您正計畫申請簽證或變更簽證種類 ,
    請透過電子信箱admissions@yamasa.org或電話81 (0)564-55-8111與YAMASA招生組連絡。

    Application

    Congratulations! By choosing to study at YAMASA, you have taken the first step towards improving your Japanese language skills!
    The next step that you will need to take is to start the application process.

    Questions

    If there is anything that you still need to know about, we would be delighted to answer any of your inquiries. Feel free to contact us at any time via e-mail at admissions@yamasa.org or to call us on 81 (0)564-55-8111.
    Note: We aim to reply to all inquiries within 1 business day (excluding weekends and Japanese Public Holidays).