JLS is a one year course designed for overseas students wishing to then enrol in further education. With a carefully planned curriculum designed to nurture each individual, foreign students will reach a comprehensive level of Japanese ability. We also offer the subjects to improve Japanese language through music and drama, such as "Learning Japanese through Music" and "Learning Japanese through Drama".
Students in the past who have completed all three years have gone on to study at four year universities, returned home to work in jobs requiring Japanese ability, and even found work in Japan. Studying Japanese at the college gives you the basis for a wide range of opportunities.
A Message from the Department Head
The Japanese Language Section for Foreign Students (JLS)
Department Head Isomi ABE
Welcome to the homepage of "The Japanese Language Section for Foreign Students" !
Why not come to Yamagata and study Japanese language?
Yamagata is famous for its delicious cherries. How is it possible to convey the taste and hue, to someone who has never eaten one? For example, you may try using a words such as the following, "It is sweet and slightly sour and is shiny like a red ruby". But whatever language you use can never live up to the actual experience. Learning Japanese in Japan, has many advantages over any self-taught method.
We have a reputation for our superior curriculum and careful guidance and support. We provide a wonderful learning environment.Everything you will find in Yamagata [ the staff, Japanese students, magnificent mountain range scenery, hot springs, blizzards, folktale village, delicious cherries, soba, Hanagasa Festival... ] will surely help to guide you.
We are looking forward to seeing you.