Academic course April enrollment (a year) ・ July enrollment (a year and nine months) ・ October enrollment (a year and six months)
Career course April enrollment (a year) ・ October enrollment (a year six months)
Advanced academic course April enrollment (those in the second year of the Japanese School)

A course after graduation

  • Returning to their countries … those who return to their home country and work or go on to higher education by making the best use of Japanese they learned
  • Academic … Those who wish to go on to university, graduate school, or vocational school in Japan (They return to home if they are not admitted to any school in the graduation year)
  • Employment … Those who have graduated from university or graduate school in their home countries (They return to home if they could not find a job in the graduation year)

Shurin’s course setting

In Shurin, we take the course set before enrollment as provisional.
Living in Japan is the first experience for foreign students. Foreign students who do not speak Japanese well as a communication tool will experience a variety of things.
In Shurin, many classes are opened to match the different levels of Japanese ability and speed of learning. To that end, the classification tests are conducted four times a year.
Also, with regard to future goals, in addition to regularly scheduled interviews several times a year, individual interviews can be arranged at any time as desired and modify the course direction taking into consideration of the life in Japan and the stages of Japanese learning.

Levels, study contents, and goals

Elementary level

Learning contents Students will learn the basic grammar of Japanese focusing on oral practice using teaching materials. Those from non-Kanji-speaking countries will learn Kanji kindly. Those who do not understand Kanji will learn it comfortably.
  • To be able to make an easy conversation in most daily life scenes.
  • To make easy conversation with superiors using honorific words.
  • To be able to read and write short sentences with a little Kanji.
  • To be able to concisely express your intentions as well as various situations using several sentences.
Target level
Japanese Proficiency Test

Elementary-middle level

Learning contents Summarizing basic grammars using comprehensive teaching materials. As a bridge to the middle level, students will study comprehensively to read and understand, compose sentences, make conversation, and listening in relation with good balance.
  • To be able to communicate smoothly in various daily life scenes.
  • To be able to explain various things in simple terms.
  • To be able to read and write little long sentences using beginner grammar.
Target level
Japanese Proficiency Test

Middle Level I

Learning contents Studying to increase vocabulary and expression. Students will practice to widen the variations of conversation to communicate without problems in school or in daily life. Also, they will practice to read and comprehend long sentences of over 1000 letters correctly, as well as writing an essay on familiar topics.
  • To be able to make conversation in a slightly complicated situation in a familiar scene.
  • To be able to change the schedule by explaining the reasons and express yourself, such as the impression of the sentence, using multiple sentences.
  • To be able to understand long sentences with help of teachers.
  • To be able to communicate according to the situation or person you speak using honorific words.
  • To be able to speak a long sentence correctly.
  • To be able to explain abstract things such as self-experience and hope.
  • To be able to understand easy newspaper articles with dictionaries and help of teachers.
Target level
Japanese Proficiency Test

Middle Level II

Learning contents To understand and express sentences more accurately, students will learn various expression with appropriate use of words. They will start taking selective subjects of their interest or weakness.
  • To be able to express your opinions and explain with reasons.
  • To be able to make an advice and ask favors with considering the other’s feelings.
  • To be able to understand a little abstract sentence and a simple article on various topics without a dictionary.
Target level
Japanese Proficiency Test

Middle Advanced Level

Learning contents Students will practice so that they can use what they learned in the middle level. They will read various types of sentences and practice explaining their contents and expressing their opinion in their own words.
  • To be able to explain in detail on topics of your interest, express opinions, discuss, and write sentences.
  • To be able to tell opposing opinions and advice, etc. using Japanese specific expression.
  • To be able to read sentences reading between lines and making guess.
Target level
Japanese Proficiency Test

Advanced Ⅰ~Ⅱ

Learning contents Students will read sentences of 2000 to 3000 letters of a wide variety of writings, essays, and novels. They will practice expressing their opinions logically in any field. Also, they will learn fine expression including differences in nuance, practice speaking and writing properly using them in conversation and composition.
  • To be able to fluently exchange opinions and information on a wide range of social and cultural topics.
  • To be able to tell your opinion according to a situation.
  • To be able to understand logically complex sentences such as newspaper articles and criticism accurately.
  • To be able to live a college life after enrollment like the other Japanese students.
  • To be able to do a task using Japanese if trained.
Target level
Japanese Proficiency Test
N2 ~ N1

Advanced III~IV

Learning contents We use a variety of teaching materials including raw teaching materials. Students will strengthen their ability by presenting the contents they read and writing it in a report, which is a series of tasks combining reading comprehension, discussion, debate, presentation, and dissertation.
  • To be able to read and listen to Japanese in the same way as Japanese do and discuss using correct and fluent expression of their thoughts to Japanese or on professional topics.
  • To be able to use the different set of words depending on the person you talk to.
  • To be able to understand technical sentences without a dictionary and write papers and dissertation on your own.
  • To be able to live a university or graduate school life without any problem.
Target level
Japanese Proficiency Test

Textbook (References)

Beginners level

Middle level

Advanced level