Private/Semi Private Lessons

Intended Audience

Private class Students who enroll in private or semi-private come from all ability levels. However, there are often three distinct types of students who usually enroll in private or semi-private lessons. They are:

  • Students who wish to create a program of study exclusively tailored to their individual needs and prerogatives.

  • Students who have prior commitments (i.e. family, work) that may prevent them from taking on a full time study during business hours.

  • Students who are currently taking courses at YAMASA and who wish to supplement their current course work with additional material.

As the length of time and mode of delivery is decided by the student, the course can go for as long or short as you like and also can be started at any time (See below).

Why Private/Semi Private Lessons?

As mentioned in the previous section (see above), students who take private or semi private lessons usually fall into one of three categories. The following will now give a general outline as to how private or semi-private courses can:

  • Allow enrollees to create a module of study that possesses a high level of flexibility in order to help them achieve their objectives.

  • Help supplement prior learning for students already enrolled in YAMASA courses.

  • Allow students who have other commitments besides study (family, work, travel) that could impede on their ability to undertake a comprehensive course of study.

Content

If enrolled in a YAMASA private or semi-private course, the above listed students can expect:

  • Personalized curriculum: Upon getting in contact with our friendly admissions staff, your Japanese level and study goals will be given a preliminary assessment in person or online. After this has been conducted, you will be given a further assessment with your teacher in order to ascertain what kind of curriculum and/or teaching materials are right for you. Furthermore, in conjunction with your teacher, you will be able to set study goals that will best realize your future plans for studying Japanese.
    As mentioned elsewhere, different people have different goals when it comes to studying the Japanese language. For this reason, when designing your study plan, we do not limit ourselves to merely a ‘traditional’ language curriculum. We are able to encompass other areas of Japanese culture into your study plan if it suits you.

  • Direct access to your teacher: Whilst student numbers will vary depending on whether you have chosen the private or semi-private option, you will be guaranteed that your class size will not exceed 4 students (if you take a semi private class). If you choose the private/semi private lesson option, you will be guaranteed that you will have full one on one access to your teacher. Both options insure that you will have full opportunity to increase your Japanese language proficiency by practicing the Japanese that you have learnt in class and at home.

  • A teacher whose skill set match your needs: Upon completing your preliminary interview, your stated needs will be matched against our vast list of experienced and flexible Japanese language specialists. The utmost will be done to find a teacher whose life experience, interests and skill set will help you realize your objectives.

  • Flexibility: As lessons run between 9 AM and 5 PM, you will be able to choose a time that suits you rather than vice versa.

Start Dates

Course length This will be decided by the student.
Start dates Private/semi-private lessons can be started at any time during the year if not included as part of another course of study.
While private/semi-private lessons can be chosen as a part of SILAC, it should be noted that if you choose a semi-private/private option in conjunction with the AIJP-AJSP, start dates will coincide with regular student intakes: January 27th, April 21st, July 20th and October 19th.
What days do lessons run? From 9AM to 5PM Monday through Friday.
Lessons per term As mentioned earlier, this is decided by the student.
Class start and finish time This will be decided by the student. Private/semi-private lessons differ in that lessons are taught in single periods rather than being taught over a 6 period day.
Class duration 50 minutes

Tuition Fees

Private Lessons

Administration fee ¥5,000
Number of Lessons Tuition Fees - for each lesson
1-50 Lessons ¥5,000
51-100 Lessons ¥4,500
101 Lessons and over ¥4,200
Important Note For example, if you purchase 52 lessons, you will be charged ¥5,000 per lesson for first 50 lessons and ¥4,500 per lesson for the other 2 lessons.
More details

※ Fees do not cover the cost of textbooks.

※ Please note that private lessons and semi private lessons are not considered to be mutually exclusive. Semi-private lessons will not be counted against the amount of private lessons that you have taken when it comes to billing.


Semi-Private Lessons

Administration fee ¥5,000
Number of Lessons Fees - for each lesson per student
1-50 Lessons ¥3,000
51-100 Lessons ¥2,800
101 Lessons and over ¥2,500
Important Note For example, if you purchase 52 lessons, you will be charged ¥3,000 per lesson for first 50 lessons and ¥2,800 per lesson for the other 2 lessons.
More details

※ Fees do not cover the cost of textbooks.

※ Please note that private lessons and semi-private lessons are not considered to be mutually exclusive. Private lessons will not be counted against the amount of semi-private lessons that you have taken when it comes to billing.


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Visa Information

As student visas are only issued for courses that run for more than a prescribed total of 6 months. Due to the fact that the length of short courses can be subject to change, it is not possible to apply for a student visa to enroll in a short course on an exclusive basis. Therefore, students coming from overseas who wish to study in short course alone will, in principle, have to apply for a short term/working holiday visa.

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 admissions@yamasa.org or via telephone at 81 (0)564-55-8111.

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).