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SILAC - Curso Corto e Intensivo de Adquisición del Lenguaje

¿Qué es SILAC?

SILAC class SILAC focuses on conversation and speaking and therefore is highly recommended for those who wish to improve their conversational Japanese in a short period of time. Courses can span from 2 weeks at minimum and can last up to 12 weeks at maximum. However, it is entirely possible to enroll in a 12 week course, take a break and then return to the course for another 12 week stint. This formula allows many of our students to continually reinforce the knowledge they have attained in previous stints studying at YAMASA.
The course accepts students whose abilities range from beginner to intermediate and provides a friendly learning environment、flexibility rarely seen amongst courses of its kind and the ability to improve your Japanese considerably in multiple areas.

Potential SILAC students may include:

  • Gente que quiera mejorar especialmente su capacidad oral en japonés.
  • Gente que esté de viaje en Japón y quiera aprender algo de japonés mientras está aquí.
  • Aquellas personas con trabajo a jornada completa o con deberes familiares que les impida estudiar un curso completo.
  • Aquellos que quieran matricularse de un curso completo pero prefieran aprovechar el tiempo de espera hasta que este comience.
  • Gente que viaje usualmente a Japón por periodos de poca duración.

How long does the course run for? From 2 weeks to 12 weeks (depending on how long you wish to/are able to study). Initial applications will allow you to apply up to 12 weeks but extensions beyond this are possible.
When does the course start? Student intakes are conducted every Thursday.
What days do classes run? Monday through Friday. (The last week’s classes will finish on Thursday)
How many total classes will I take during the entire course? The total amount of classes you will take, as well as their composition, will change depending on the length of your course and the level that you are taking. At an absolute minimum, you will take 46 core classes (2 week course) and at maximum, 276 (12 week course).
What time does class start and finish? Classes start at 9 o’clock and finish at 2:30 with a 50 minute break between period 3 to period 4.
What is the length of an average class? 50 minutes


Please check also a full rundown of the contents of a typical SILAC course, as well as a summary of our Fundamentals of Japanese Conversation academic streams.


Desglose del curso

(1 semana)
Básico 1
(4 semanas)
Básico 2
(4 semanas)
Básico 3
(6 semanas)
(12 semanas)
Nivel Cero - Principiante

Comprueba el desglose del contenido por nivel.

Horario de clase

Primera semana

Como se indica a continuación la primera semana del SILAC difiere del horario habitual.

Period Thu Fri
1 9:00 - 9:50 Students will take a placement at 10 am on the Thursday of the week of their arrival to determine their level. This test usually takes between 1 and a half to 2 hours. Students are able to retake their placement tests if they are unsatisfied with their result. Lesson
2 10:00 - 10:50
3 11:00 - 11:50
11:50 - 12:40 Lunch Break
4 12:40 - 13:30 General orientation/Entrance ceremony is held between 13:30 and 15:15. These are held every week.
5 13:40 - 14:30

From week two onwards

Beginner Level
Period Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 9:00 - 9:50 Lesson
2 10:00 - 10:50
3 11:00 - 11:50
11:50 - 12:40 Lunch Break
4 12:40 - 13:30 Lesson Elective classes
5 13:40 - 14:30
Intermediate Level
Period Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 9:00 - 9:50 Lesson
2 10:00 - 10:50
3 11:00 - 11:50
11:50 - 12:40 Lunch Break
4 12:40 - 13:30 Lesson Elective classes
5 13:40 - 14:30


  • Entrance and graduation ceremonies are held every Thursday from 14:40 until 15:15.
  • The above intermediate class timetable will be valid from June 2017.

    We will continue to hold Japanese Cafe (time that is reserved for students to practice free conversations with YAMASA teachers over lunch) from 11:50 until 15:30 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until May 2017. As a result, intermediate classes will not be conducted during fifth period on these days.

    ※Note: Associated costs for Japanese Cafe are included in the course fees.


SILAC can also be taken concurrently with the following classes:

  • Private lessons - Fully customizable one to one Lessons
  • JBPP - Japanese for Business and Professional Purposes

¿Por qué SILAC?

SILAC class Since its founding in 2001, YAMASA’s SILAC stream of courses have been recognized as a highly effective Japanese conversation program that has moved with the times to insure a beneficial learning experience for those involved. For this reason, it has had many students go through its doors; many of these being students who are taking the course for the second or third time.
SILAC offers an enjoyable yet effective Japanese learning experience that also provides maximum flexibility for those enrolled. By focusing on conversational Japanese, we aim to provide our students with a learning experience that is both enjoyable but also highly practical and rewarding.
SILAC is ideal for those wishing to learn Japanese for the first time due to its easy going teachers and engaging curriculum thus making it a highly rewarding experience.

The key advantages of enrolling in SILAC are it’s:

  • Flexibility of enrollment: SILAC gives you the freedom to decide the length of your studies. Courses last from 2 weeks to 12 weeks (see above for how long you can enroll for). You can enroll as many times as you like. If you get to the end of your studies and feel that you want to continue in your chosen class, it is also possible to extend your period of study. SILAC allows you to adjust your study timetable to suit you. SILAC is also ideal for returning students in that they can re-enter the course after a period away from the school (i.e. after returning to their home country or after a period of travel).
    *Note: There is no limit on the amount of times you are able to re-enroll in this course.

  • Strong Focus on Japanese Conversation Skills: SILAC is perfect for those who wish to focus on their day to day conversation skills in a congenial and collegiate atmosphere. As such, the vast majority of classroom activities are geared around this competency. During classes, you will be given plenty of opportunities to use the Japanese expressions that you have been taught with not only your classmates but other members of the YAMASA staff.
    In addition to this, YAMASA has created its own set of materials that are designed exclusively for SILAC students to insure that a focus on oral Japanese is maintained. Furthermore, SILAC also offers a range of elective classes that allow students to focus on areas that they wish to improve in.

  • Manageable class sizes: With an average class size that ranges from 3 at minimum and 10 at maximum, you can be guaranteed that you will not get lost in the shuffle and that all your educational and personal needs will be looked after. This is especially important in a conversation class where being able to use the skills that you have learned is extra important.

  • SILAC class The ability to make friends from a range of diverse cultural backgrounds: As mentioned before, YAMASA is proud of the linguistic and cultural diversity of our school. This is especially true for students in SILAC. Due to new students starting every Thursday, you can be guaranteed that you will meet new and unique classmates every week who will not only help you improve your linguistic abilities but also potentially help you create lifelong friendships. Furthermore, the cultural makeup of the school is consistently changing due to study tours often arriving at YAMASA from a variety of nations such as Taiwan and the USA.
    SILAC, and YAMASA as a whole, prides itself as an institute which views the learning process as extending beyond the classroom. To this end, you will be eligible to participate in the weekend tours and cultural experiences that are run by YAMASA. These are great opportunities to experience both traditional as well as modern Japan.
    YAMASA also often holds social events such as music events and game nights that will allow you to not only mix with your classmates and other YAMASA students enrolled in other courses. To see more about these events, please check out our Facebook page as we often post photos of them online.

Precio del curso

Duración Precio del curso Duración Precio del curso
2 semanas 90,000¥ 8 semanas 224,000¥
3 semanas 113,000¥ 9 semanas 245,000¥
4 semanas 136,000¥ 10 semanas 266,000¥
5 semanas 158,000¥ 11 semanas 284,000¥
6 semanas 180,000¥ 12 semanas 298,000¥
7 semanas 202,000¥ Posible extensión del periodo

Opción A:1 lección 4000¥
※En el precio no se incluye el coste de los libros de texto.

Conversor de moneda

Descuentos disponibles (SILAC Curso Corto e Intensivo de Adquisición del Lenguaje)

※Solo se puede optar a un descuento.
※Los descuentos no son aplicables a las lecciones y cursos extras.

  • A todo estudiante que ya haya estudiado anteriormente en YAMASA se le ofrece un descuento especial del 20% en el pago inicial.
  • Los estudiantes con un "Working Holiday Visa" o un visado obtenido a través del programa JET pueden recibir un descuento del 10% en el pago inicial.
  • Se ofrece un descuento del 10% a los estudiantes que paguen en una única vez los estudios de un año completo.
  • Descuentos por pago con antelación:
    - 16 semanas antes del comienzo del curso: Descuento del 10%.
    - 12 semanas antes del comienzo del curso: Descuento del 5%.
  • Todos los estudiantes que dispongan del JLPT N1 o N2 (se debe presentar el certificado correspondiente) se pueden beneficiar de un descuento del 10% en el pago inicial.

Fechas de inicio

Información sobre el visado

Como en principio este curso dura un máximo de 12 semanas, puede ser posible cursarlo mediante un visado de turismo de 90 días si viene del extranjero, o mediante un visado "Working Holiday". Por favor, tenga en cuenta que la duración de su visado depende mayoritariamente de su país de procedencia*.
Los visados de estudiante solo se reciben para los cursos que duran 6 o más meses y dado que el curso SILAC tiene una duración variable, no es posible realizar la petición del visado de estudiante únicamente para cursar el mismo.

*: En 2014, el gobierno Japonés otorgo exención a un grupo de 67 países en materia de visados de turismo y corta duración. Los residentes de dichos países tienen mayor facilidad para conseguir el visado japonés.
Para obtener más información acerca de si puede usted optar o no a cualquier de los dos visados arriba mostrados o si usted ya dispone de un visado diferente a los anteriores, haga el favor de ponerse en contacto con el departamento de admisiones de YAMASA mediante correo electrónico en admissions@yamasa.org o por vía telefónica en el 81 (0)564-55-8111.


¡Enhorabuena! Al decidir estudiar en YAMASA ha dado el primer paso para mejorar su habilidad en el idioma japonés.
El siguiente paso que deberá realizar es comenzar el proceso de matriculación.

Dudas y preguntas

Si aún tiene alguna duda estaremos encantados de solucionarla. No dude en poner en contacto con nosotros mediante nuestra dirección de correo electrónico en admissions@yamasa.org o por teléfono llamando al 81 (0)564-55-8111.
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