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Clark International College Japanese Language Preparatory Course

Q & A


Q1:Do you have a scholarship scheme?

A:Yes, we do. We have our own scholarship scheme, and also we actively recommend our students apply for the scholarships provided by the Ministory of Education, and other institutions.
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Q2:Can students work as a part-timer ? Can you introduce us to a part-time job?

A:Yes. After obtaining "Permission to engage in activity other than that permitted under the status of residence previously granted" from the Immigration Bureau, you can work as a part-timer. Our Employment & Part-time Job Support Center assists you by introducing you to a suitable and recommended position. The staff also accompany you at an interview if necessary.

Q3:What countries do the students come from?

A:We have many students from many countries but most of them are from China, Korea, Mongolia, Thailand, Vietnam and also from western countries.

Q4:Do you have any staff members who can speak foreign languages?

A:Yes. We have Chinese, Korean and English speaking staff available.

Q5:How much is the approximate monthly cost of living?

A:It depends on individuals. You will need at least 50 to 60 thousand JPY(YEN) a month in addition to tuition fee.

Q6:In case of illness or injury, how does the school treat students? What about insurance?

A:Our Health Office doctor and staff take care of students with medical needs to introduce appropriate hospitals where foreign language speaking medical staff is available. The doctor and/or staff accompanies them to the hospital if necessary. In Japan, all students must be registered for National Health Insurance, which covers part of your medical expenses and you need to pay only 30% of doctor's bill. Other than this, there is student disaster compensation system available.

Q7: How many students are there in a class?

A:Approximately 10 to 15 in one class.

Q8: What about school hours?

A:One is in the morning from 9:00 to 12:50, and the other is in the afternoon from 13:00 to 16:50. Students are to be allocated to either group by the result of placement test upon admission.

Q9: What kind of textbooks do you use in the class?

A:The main textbooks are as follows.
Elementary Level: 『Minna no Nihongo I/II 』 (Three A Network)
Intermediate Level: 『New Approach Intermediate Class Japanese Language (Basic)』 (Gobun Kenkyusha)
Advanced Level: 『New Approach Intermediate/Upper Class (Accomplishment)』(Gobun Kenkyusha)
In addition to the above, we also use textbooks for grammar, character, vocabulary, listening comprehension, and composition. Other materials such as newspaper may also be used as appropriate.

Q10: Do you accept a visitor to observe the class?

A:Yes, we do. Please let us know your intention of observation in advance.

Q11: Do you use Japanese language all the time during the class?

A:Yes, we teach Japanese through Japanese from elementary level. There is no need to worry as we use an easy level of the language for the students at lower levels so that they can step up according to their progress.

Q12: Is there any course for short-term?

A:Yes, there is. There are Short-term Course for beginners, Auditor Course for residents which can be taken from one month, and other courses including private lessons. Pleaseclick here. for details.

Auditor Course

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