Huge news! We will open a Tokyo branch of Genki Japanese Language School in June this year! Plans are still in progress, but it looks like the new school will be easy walking distance from Shinjuku Station, right in the heart of the world’s busiest city. It couldn’t get more convenient!
We should have three Fukuoka GenkiJACS staff there to kick it off: Tomoe-sensei will be school manager as well as teacher, Junko-sensei will be teaching, and Ayako-san will be working in administration!
The new school will be basically the same as GenkiJACS’ current great school in Fukuoka – most of the courses and accommodation options will be the same, and the teaching style will of course be unchanged. However, there will be a few differences:
1)No homestays, at least at first. It’s tough to arrange convenient homestays in Tokyo, so we’re leaving this for later, if at all.
2)No unaccompanied under-18 students. We feel Tokyo isn’t a suitable environment for younger students to be by themselves.
3)No Japanese Plus Activities or Japanese Plus Exams courses. We’re keeping it simple!
There’s still lots to be decided for the new school, and lots of work to do, but we’ll be adding details to the main site every week, as things are completed. And we hope we’ll see you in Tokyo sometime soon!