Acceleration Program (ACCP)
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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.
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.
An average day in ACCP usually consists of the following:
|9:00 - 9:50||Lesson|
|10:00 - 10:50|
|11:00 - 11:50|
|11:50 - 12:40|
|12:40 - 13:30||Lesson|
|13:40 - 14:30||Lesson||Elective classes||Lesson||Lesson|
|14:40 - 15:30||Elective|
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.|
The aim of this class is to help students identify areas that are traditionally difficult for students of Japanese to handle. These may include:
|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.|
|How long does the course run for?||The class can run from 4 to 12 weeks.|
|When does the course start?||
|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|
Take advantage of the following discounts that are available to all students enrolling or re-enrolling in YAMASA!
- Returning students enrolling in this course are eligible for a 20% discount on their initial payment of fees.
- Students with a Working Holiday Visa or a JET Programme Visa are able to receive a 10% discount on their initial payment of fees.
- For those students who complete all of their enrollment by the periods indicated below, the following discounts are available.
- 16 weeks prior to start: 10% Discount
- 12 weeks prior to start: 5% Discount
- For students who have JLPT N2, a 10% discount is awarded to the initial payment of fees. (Certificate must be provided. This discount will be applied when a certificate is received by 17:00 of the previous business day before your starting date even after payment. The certificate is acceptable only in PDF format or as the original.)
- The discounts can be claimed one time only and cannot be claimed in unison with other eligible discounts.
- The discounts also do not apply to extra optional courses/lessons.
- Only one discount can be used at a time.
|Study Duration||Tuition Fees（¥）||Study Duration||Tuition Fees（¥）|
|4 Weeks||210,000||9 Weeks||358,000|
|5 Weeks||240,000||10 Weeks||370,000|
|6 Weeks||280,000||11 Weeks||385,000|
|7 Weeks||305,000||12 Weeks||400,000|
|8 Weeks||330,000||Extensions are possible|
- Fees do not include the cost of Textbooks
ACCP Optional Lesson Fees
|A：Private Lesson||1 Lesson ¥4,000|
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As this course runs on principle for a maximum of 12 weeks, you may be able to enter the country on a short term 90 day visa if you are coming from overseas or on a working holiday visa. Please note that your length of stay will be determined largely by the passport that you hold (See note below).
Student visas are only issued for courses that run for more than a prescribed total of 6 months and due to the fact that the length of this course can be subject to change, it is not possible to apply for a student visa to enroll initially enroll in this course on an exclusive basis.
Note: In 2014, the Japanese government granted exemptions to a group of 67 countries in regards to applying for short term visas; meaning that residents of these countries are better able to enter Japan.
For further information regarding whether or not you qualify for any of the two visas listed above or if you currently hold or will apply for a different type of visa to those listed above, please contact the admissions department at YAMASA via e-mail at email@example.com or via telephone at 81 (0)564-55-8111.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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).