SCSP (SILAC Special Program in Summer and Winter)

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SCSP combines the tight conversational focus of our existing SILAC program with the emphasis on reading, writing and listening that our Acceleration Program was renowned for.

SCSP is open from December to February and from June to September. It is ideal for those who wish to use their vacation to polish their Japanese language skills. The course itself is very intensive with a base line of 28 class contact hours that are made up of conversation, reading and grammar/vocabulary classes. Elective and private classes are also provided to help students achieve their individual study goals.

SCSP is also a great opportunity to learn more about Japan with all SCSP students able to join the weekly cultural experiences such as calligraphy, Japanese cooking and flower arrangement that are run at YAMASA. Team this up with the ability to set the length and timing of your enrollment and you have all the right ingredients for a great summer!

  • Combines the conversational focus of our existing SILAC course with the conventional focus of our more long term courses.
  • Flexible enrollment allows students to decide their periods flexibly.
  • Student numbers for each class do not exceed more than 16 thus insuring that your learning needs are given full attention.
  • Experienced and empathetic teaching staff whose paramount goal is that you succeed in your Japanese studies.
  • Bilingual customer service team available to help you with any inquiries you may have that require use of your native language.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Good school for improving your speaking skills quickly.

I have studied SILAC for 5 almost months, starting with a level close to zero ( I knew katakana and hiragana before).

The good thing is that you talk a lot, and you improve your speaking skills quickly. Teachers are competent and always trying to help you.

They follow the book Minna no Nihongo, and you study the 1st and 2nd book.

I really enjoyed the small classes and the good atmosphere.

I do recommend it.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Helpful and enjoyable!

I studied in Yamasa's SILAC program for two months and found it to be most helpful. The teachers were quite competent and consistently made the classes both informative and fun. The environment is low-pressure while also providing a great opportunity to improve one's grammar and speaking fluency. I have also studied in Yamasa's Academic Intensive Japanese Program (AIJP), which provides more focused attention on grammar and vocabulary acquisition. The instruction there has also been consistently clear and my facility in Japanese has steadily grown. Combining these elements of conversation and grammar, the SCSP is a great option for those who want to improve their Japanese ability in a fun and affirming environment. I highly recommend!