Class students will be appropriately placed in classes for beginner to pre-intermediate(N3) level. Students will learn to communicate in actual situations: travel, shopping, everyday matters. Classes are conducted for 3 hours every day and though the program is short, the classes start with the basics. You can enjoy your learning experience with your classmates from around the world.

Let’s get to know Japanese culture!

Experiencing traditional Japanese culture
We offer various cultural-experience activities supported by Japanese volunteers, mainly collage students. Wear Japanese traditional summer outfits, called “YUKATA,” Experience Japan’s long-established hospitality called “OMOTENASHI” through tea ceremony to fully enjoy Japanese traditional culture!

Optional Programs

In addition to all-participating programs for all students, we have optional programs as listed below. Why not experience more than just a language learning or sight seeing trip with Osaka YMCA?

※Additional costs such as transportation and entrance fees are at your own expense.
※Please note that the schedule and plans for 2017 may be changed.
Experiential lessons at vocational schools Program
Japan’s cultural exports such as art, fashion and pop culture are enjoyed the world over. We will visit a number of technical colleges that specialize in training students in these disciplines and see first hand how these techniques are developed. Technical colleges to be visited include those specializing in:

Activities done in 2018 (some changes might occur 2019)

Let’s find out the secret of OMOTENASHI - Osaka YMCA International College(Hotel services)

  • Let’s create KAWAII - ECC Artist College(Nail art, make-up)
  • Manga drawing workshop - OCA College(Character design)
  • Anime dubbing workshop - ESP Entertainment(Dubbing voice-training)
  • Explore the world of Japanese cuisine – TSUJI Culinary Institute/TSUJI Institute of Patisserie(Japanese cooking)

Outdoor camp programs in Rokko

Let's go camping in nature of Mt. Rokko!
You can make great experience through campfire, night view, and game activity! 
*This is optional program and \9,000 is needed to join.