YIEA has been providing quality Japanese language education for over 35 years in the city of Yokohama. Their experience and expertise allow them to evolve with the times and ensure their service constantly meets the expectations of their students and the global community.
Yokohama is a prominent and energetic city attracting tourists and businesses alike. It is situated within the greater Tokyo metropolitan area yet manages to maintain its quiet charm as an international port city. In this marvellous environment, thousands of students have completed their studies and went on to follow their dreams.
More details about YIEA
YIEA is ISO 21001 & ISO 29991 certified. The school not only provides comprehensive learning with equal emphasis on input & output, they also utilize the collaborative learning method. Their Graduate School Preparation Class has a strong track record. Elective classes such as Business Japanese, Project Work, N1/N2 Preparation, EJU Preparation, Current Events & Culture etc, are also available for advanced level students.
Students who plan to advance to universities, graduate schools, and vocational schools are provided with up-to-date information and opportunities to attend college fairs both inside and outside the Academy. Teachers offer guidance to students and follow their progress in the long process.
YIEA’s robust and comprehensive program ensures that students build a strong language foundation for their future. For those who wish to find employment, guidance on how to proceed with job search and what to watch out for in obtaining a work visa are provided. Information of job fairs is also provided and Business Japanese is available as an elective class.
Know more about the details of each course by clicking on the respective links.
Standard Japanese Course (Requires Student Visa)
This is a comprehensive Japanese language program which provides students with solid class focus. Students learn kanji, vocabulary, reading, grammar, writing, listening, and conversation. Preparations for the JLPT and EJU are emphasized and mock exams are provided.
To meet the students’ needs:
- Complimentary review lessons in grammar and kanji are available for elementary level students.
- Advanced level students take elective classes twice a week.
- In-depth tutoring is offered for students writing application essays and preparing for interview tests.
- Understanding of Japanese manners and customs are incorporated throughout the coursework.
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Graduate School Preparatory Course (Requires Student Visa)
Graduate School application procedures in Japan can be quite daunting. This class provides support, counselling and strategic advises to students while improving their language skills required to navigate graduate school studies.
*Students who do not have sufficient Japanese level can begin their study earlier with YIEA then apply to join this class in June.
Short-term Standard Course (Other visa)
This course is designed for students who would like to learn the Japanese language in a comprehensive class and
immerse themselves in the culture for a short period of time (short-stay visa). Curriculum will follow that of the Standard Japanese Course.
1 term (approx. 10 weeks)*
April, July, October, January
Anytime before start of term. Limited capacity.
*2 to 8 weeks course duration is also available upon consultation with YIEA.
YIEA is located in the heart of Yokohama port city.
From Narita or Haneda airport, take a train or Airport Limousine to get to Yokohama.
From Narita airport, it takes about 1 and half hours to reach Yokohama.
From Haneda airport, it takes about 20 to 30 minutes to reach Yokohama.
The nearest station is Sakuragicho Station（JR・Subway). It takes a 4 minute walk to get to the school from the station.
The women’s dormitory is located 1 minute away from the school, while the men’s dormitory is located 15 minutes away.
Choose either single or double occupancy rooms with shared facilities (kitchen, shower, washer/dryer, internet).
Both dormitories are located in the center of the city and within walking distance of the school.
Utilities (6 months)
Rent (per month)
From ￥33,000 to ￥55,000
Other required fees: Deposit and insurance
*Occupant must pay for 6 months stay in advance.
School Application Process
Deadline for application always closes early. Please contact YIEA as soon as possible.
Interview may be required for some applicants.
Scanned documents should be submitted for preliminary review.