Mastering a language takes years, but being able to communicate on a basic level can be achieved in just a few weeks.
Our classes concentrate on practicality
Each week, we will practice different real-life situations and learn how to respond effectively. You will learn basic Japanese grammar, vocabulary, but most importantly, you will gain the confidence to communicate in Japanese.
The program has a minimum of 8-weeks (4-weeks language and 4-weeks internship) and a maximum of 24-weeks.
There are no set dates, you can start and join classes every Monday of the week.
Your internship starts the Monday after you have completed your language course.
On this day, you will learn grammar, vocabulary, and how the language works.
You will also explore different aspects of Japanese culture and daily life that will help you to better understand how the language is used.
Homework will be handed out to reinforce what you learn.
- Ask if a store has what you are looking for
- Ask for the price of something you want to buy
- Request what you would like from a store
It is time to output everything you learned on Monday.
It might sound a bit overwhelming but we are here to help you.
During class we have roleplaying opportunities and the teacher will assist you with all your questions and concerns.
Meet and talk to Japanese in authentic situations and settings. You will get the opportunity to practice your Japanese right away in a real-life setting.
- Order and buy something from a convenience store
- Order that delicious-looking seasonal drink at Starbucks
We understand it might be a bit nerve-racking but your Japanese teacher will be with you at all times to help out if needed.
To ensure you get valuable, hands-on work experience, we strictly screen companies. No coffee runs (unless you're in need of caffeine) or copying boring paperwork. Dodgy internships in Japan will never happen with Zentern and your internship placement is guaranteed.
Languages classes are taught by a professional Japanese teacher and there is English support in case things get lost in translation. Classes can be online and are from 10:00 - 14:00, leaving you enough time to explore Tokyo and most importantly, do your homework!
Everything you need is included in the fee. You just need to bring your notebook, a pen and/or laptop. Easy!
A set of handy and useful information about your city, what to do in emergencies and the best places to visit in town.
Meet locals, internationals and other Zenterns through our language exchange events. A great opportunity to practice what you've learnt so far!
Your first day of the internship can be stressful. We offer you assistance and guide you to your office on your first day.
While uncommon, accidents do happen. We will be at your side throughout your stay in Japan. From the beginning, we ensure all Zenterns are safe and healthy.
We will take care of your accommodation in Japan and based on your preferences, you can pick from several options.More about housing
You will receive an Internship Certificate upon your internship completion.
Your internship supervisor will be more than happy to write you a recommendation letter. Make sure to request this prior to the end of your internship.