Course Information

  1. Course Comparison
  2. Course Details
  3. Yearly Course Schedule

We offer the following Japanese language courses. All courses have the same core component of ten 50-minute grammar classes per week, and ten 4-skill “application” classes, where you practice what you learned in communicative situations. Plus courses have these classes, plus additional classes in the specific Plus subject.


Use the table below to help select the best course for you:

Course Lessons per week Speaking Reading,
Kanji, formal Jpese
Cultural
study
Fun Schools Conditions
Standard Japanese Course
20
Medium Medium Medium High Tokyo, Fukuoka None
Japanese Plus Conversation
25
High Medium Medium High Tokyo, Fukuoka Not available for low beginners. Students must have studied up to chapter 5 of a beginner's Japanese textbook such as Genki: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Book 1 (at least 5wks/100 lessons of classroom study).
Japanese Plus Pop Culture
26
High Medium High High Tokyo, Fukuoka Maximum 5 weeks (Note: 5wks of study only available during months with 5 Mondays)
Japanese Plus Traditional Culture
26
Medium Medium High High Tokyo, Fukuoka Maximum 5 weeks (Note: 5wks of study only available during months with 5 Mondays)
Long-term course
20
Medium Medium Medium High Tokyo, Fukuoka Student visas in Fukuoka only
 
Exam Skills Option
1
Low High Low Low Tokyo, Fukuoka Year-round, once per week. JLPT levels N3-N5 only. Not for complete beginners.
Kanji Skills Option
1
Low High Low Low Tokyo, Fukuoka Year-round, once per week. Not for complete beginners.
[NEW!] Survival Japanese for tourists
1
High High Low High Tokyo only None
Private Classes 1-5 Whatever you want! Not available July/August

 

A sample week schedule is available here (PDF, contains Japanese text).

 

Course Details

 

1. Standard Japanese Course
Small group lessons.

For people who need to be able to communicate in Japanese, this course offers a heavy emphasis on real-life skills.
Learning Japanese just by reading textbooks and listening to tapes doesn't make you a Japanese language speaker. You will learn common sentence patterns and vocabulary with your teacher, then use them in practical situations both inside and outside of the classroom. Our course offers a full range of activities that you will find both useful and exciting.
Schedule: 10 grammar and 10 4-skills application classes per week
Course available: Year-round, starting every Monday (for complete beginners: first Monday of every month and third Mondays in June, July and August)

2. Japanese Plus Conversation
Small group lessons.

This course builds on the standard course by adding five extra small-group conversational Japanese lesson per week. These lessons focus on some of the interesting aspects of conversational Japanese that it can be hard to cover in the standard classes, such as slang, dialects, specialized vocabulary, and more.
Not available to beginner students
Schedule: 10 grammar, 10 4-skills application, and 5 conversation classes per week
Course available: Year-round, starting every Monday (for complete beginners: first Monday of every month and third Mondays in June, July and August)

3. Japanese Plus Traditional Culture
Practical activity classes!

Are you interested in Japanese culture? This course offers you the opportunity to learn about the culture while learning the language, and the chance to participate in it with other Japanese people.
You will study topics such as ceramics, tea ceremony, calligraphy, and flower arrangement at school, and then join real lessons run for Japanese people with a specialist teacher, as well as learning about Japanese customs, history, and art.
We guarantee that you will have a great experience!
Maximum length of course: 5 weeks
Schedule: 10 grammar, 10 4-skills application and 3 cultural classes per week
Course available: Year-round, starting every Monday (for complete beginners: first Monday of every month and third Mondays in June, July and August)

4. Japanese Plus Pop Culture
Yes, learning can be fun.

This course gives you the chance to experience the best of modern Japanese culture, whether it's creating your own manga, trying your hand at cosplay, or visiting a maid cafe!
Maximum length of course: 5 weeks
Schedule: 10 grammar, 10 4-skills application and and 3 cultural classes per week
Course available: Year-round, starting every Monday (for complete beginners: first Monday of every month and third Mondays in June, July and August)


5. Long-term Course
Stay in Japan for up to a year!
Long-term course

Our long-term study course is the perfect way to start your life in Japan! Study with GenkiJACS for 6-12 months. If you don't need a student visa, you can take this course at either our Tokyo or Fukuoka branch. Student visas are available in Fukuoka, and only valid for study of 12 months.
Schedule: 10 weeks of classes, then 3 weeks of holiday, repeating.
Course available: Start dates on the first Mondays in January, April, July and October.
Student visas only available for start dates in April and October.

Exam Skills Option

Japanese for Exams picture

Preparation for the JLPT. Each week a teacher gives you homework, then analyzes your weak points and discusses learning strategies with you. This option is available year-round, as a once-weekly option.
*Note that you cannot choose which JLPT level you want to prepare for. Teachers will assign a level for you according to your test results.
Schedule: One hour of class per week, plus homework.

Kanji Skills Option
Kanji skills

 

Intensive kanji study over and above what you learn from the textbook in your standard course material. This option is available year-round, as a once-weekly option.
Schedule: One hour of class per week, plus homework.

Survival Japanese for tourists
Long-term course

Offered at: Tokyo only
A 50-minute crash course in the basic Japanese you need to survive as a tourist. Learn common kanji used in restaurant menus, how to ask for directions, or even how to make Japanese friends!
Schedule: 1 x 50-minute lesson / same-day bookings available

 

Yearly Course Schedule

Which months can you start each course in? Check in the table below:
Green: available. Red: not available

  Standard Japanese,
J+Conversation,
J+Culture, J+Pop Culture
Long-term Course
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