– Our Know-How is to Know Who
“Expand the Global Culture and Enhance the Local Cultures.”
We believe that language is culture. While expanding English as a global language, we also want to value the local languages worldwide. We want to contribute to creating a world where people around the world respect and understand each other’s differences and value the various indigenous cultures that exist in the world.
At We Languages, we embody the spirit of “WA”（和） – the symbiotic mindset inherent in the Japanese language. Understanding the heart of the Japanese people is the key to deepening language comprehension and cultural awareness.
Our guiding principle is “Omoiyari,” reflected in the Japanese vowel “a-i-u-e-o” (あいうえお). We aim to share this principle globally, shaping it into a code of conduct for our team.
|A(あ)||Aite ni Yorisou (相手に寄り添う)||Engage with others attentively and empathetically.|
|I(い)||Itawaru (労わる)||Treat others thoughtfully and compassionately.|
|U(う)||Uyamau (敬う)||Respect and courtesy to people, nature, and all aspects of life.|
|E(え)||Enryo (遠慮)||Strive for modesty, nurture humility, and maintain a humble stance.|
|O(お)||Omotenasu (おもてなす)||Extend caring and hospitable hands to all individuals and facets of our world.|
“Creating the world’s one and only language school.”
Our philosophy is founded upon student-centered learning. We thoroughly seek to understand the students before us. We provide them with the most necessary content and the most efficient and impressive lessons. We will continue to train our people and develop our systems to achieve this.
■10 Core Values
– Be Odd
– Be Real
– Be Honest
– Be Open-minded
– Be Adventurous
– Be Resourceful
– Be Consistent
– Be Authentic
– Be Humble
– Be Happy
|April 1996||Opened school in Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.|
|January 2001||A computerized progress management system launched|
|December 2001||A total renovation of the Shibuya School|
|December 2004||Inter FM “Better English with Catherine” program started.|
|January 2009||Launched “Welife,” a cloud service for student class management|
|April 2017||Online Japanese Course|
|October 2018||Hiragana Times Inc. becomes a subsidiary|
|April 2020||All language lesson services to go fully online|