Continuing education guidance and actual results
What makes Kyoshin Language Academy’s continuing education program so strong?Kyoshin’s continuing education real-world expertise.
Kyoshin Language Academy’s parent company Kyoshin has 36 years of experience as a continuing education preparatory school and has helped tens of thousands of students enter Japanese universities. Utilizing years of real-world experience and know-how, Kyoshin has assembled a group of continuing education professionals unequaled by other Japanese language schools.
Continuing education guidance
At Kyoshin Language Academy we actively support students who wish to enter Japanese universities, graduate schools, and vocational colleges. Kyoshin utilizes its university entrance examination know-how cultivated over many years to provide special preparatory classes. These classes cover a range of subjects from English to mathematics and are taught by Japanese teachers with specialized knowledge in a variety of fields. Additionally, we of course provide a wealth of information through academic advisement. All staff, from curriculum coordinator to guidance counselors and homeroom teachers share in the responsibility of guiding each student from school selection to admission.
Regular tests and student consultations
Experienced homeroom teachers take on the responsibility of guiding students to their desired educational institutions. Since students have different continuing education aspirations and varying Japanese abilities, we continually hold private consultations and guidance sessions to ensure that each student is proceeding along the appropriate path.
Furthermore, we provide personalized feedback and review study methods based on the results of regular tests and practice exams.
Of course, we also provide counseling regarding daily study habits and concerns for students living and studying abroad for the first time. We place the utmost importance on creating an environment where students can study without preoccupations.
At Kyoshin Language Academy we provide not only Japanese language education, but also nurture international-minded personal development through careful instruction. For this reason we are prepared to assume a parental role and provide strict guidance when necessary.
Furthermore, we issue attendance and progress reports directly to our students’ parents 4 times a year. In this way families can rest assured that students are effectively utilizing their time in Japan.
Test characteristics and frequency
Classes are held from April to June (April term), July to September (July term), October to December (October term), and January to March (January term) for a total of 4 terms per 1 school year.
Regular examinations are held 4 times a year 2 weeks before the end of the term for 2 days. There are 2 types of exams. The first type is held to evaluate whether students have learned the material covered in their respective classes. The second type is an aptitude test administered school-wide which is used to evaluate students’ overall Japanese level. The results of these exams count for 50% of a student’s total grade, with normal evaluations (homework, tests, quizzes, classroom attitude, project work, etc.) making up the other 50%. Students are then given evaluations in the areas of language knowledge, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, composition, and conversation, as well as an overall grade.
Private consultation characteristics and explanation
After every end-of-term exam, we hold private meetings with each student to discuss the results. We review study habits and class and test preparation, and point out any areas for improvement. At this time we can also help students address any concerns they may be facing in their daily lives. At this school, all members of our staff are ready to regularly meet with each individual student. As a rule, we provide comprehensive guidance and consultation regarding each student’s daily life. By maintaining good grades, attendance, and study habits, students will be prepared to continue their educations at Japan’s universities and vocational schools. Ultimately we strive to produce autonomous learners who can adapt to life in Japan through a comprehensive education system.