All courses can be tailored to your individual needs and schedule and have ten 50-minute classes per week of conversational Japanese, and ten classes of the chosen intensive course.
Use the table below to help select the best course for you:
|Japanese through Pop Culture||High||Medium||High||High||Low|
|Japanese and Traditional Culture||Medium||Medium||High||High||Low|
|Japanese for Exams||Low||High||Low||Medium||High|
1. Conversational Japanese - one-to-one or 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: 20 conversational classes per week.
2. Japanese and 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! Schedule: 10 conversational classes and 10 cultural classes per week
3. Japanese Through Pop Culture - yes, learning can be fun
Do you love Japanese manga, music, and movies? Do you wish you knew what they were really saying?This course uses all the latest trends in Japanese pop culture to teach you the Japanese language as it is really spoken today. You will learn Japanese through movies and TV shows, practice with role plays, and write your own manga. The materials for learning are decided based on your interests and Japanese level. Schedule: 10 conversational classes and 10 pop culture classes per week
4. Farmstay Japanese - get your hands dirty!
In conjunction with Willing Workers on Organic Farms (WWOOF), we offer a package of either two or four weeks of classes to prepare you for life on the farm. We will also arrange the details of your farmstay, to place you in the Kyushu area. You are free to stay for up to six months with one or several of the many participating farms. Schedule: 10 conversational classes and 10 farming-topic-related classes per week
5. Japanese for Exams - you're almost guaranteed to pass!
For people who want to pass any of the Japanese proficiency tests. You will learn grammar, vocabulary (including kanji), reading skills and listening with your experienced teachers, aimed at achieving your exam goals with ease. You will have the chance to check your progress every week, using previous test papers. Schedule: 10 conversational classes and 10 exam study classes per week
6. Tea Ceremony Course (Fukuoka Residents Only)
GenkiJACS is proud to offer 3 special tea ceremony courses combining study of traditional "Urasenke" tea ceremony with kimono fitting. Come for a one-day visit, take a basic course, or do our full course and receive formal certification! Schedule: One 1 to 2 hour class per week
7. Your Request - a course designed with you in mind
We can create a course specifically for your needs. Tell us the textbook you'd like to use, the topics you'd like to learn, the way you learn best. Custom-design your own education! For example, if you'd like to practice the Japanese you studied in the previous semester at university, we can arrange to use the same textbook. Please note that costs may be higher than for standard courses, depending on the content; in addition, this option is not available from June through August. Schedule: 10 conversational classes and 10 private classes per week.