Student-Centered Learning at We
Our passionate coaches and staff work with the utmost attention to the students in order to tailor our programs to meet their needs and help them achieve their dreams and goals. Our unchanging, “Student-Centered” philosophy is at the heart of our school and realized through We’s Contents and We’s Environment.
We will continue to evolve, and aim for self improvement along with you.
Providing tailor-made Japanese lesson plans to each and every client
Everyone’s goals and needs are different. Just as all of us have different nationalities, languages, goals, motivations, values, occupations, and lifestyles, lesson plans should also be diverse to meet the specific needs of each individual. At We Japanese Language School, our Japanese Student Partners work closely with clients to determine their individual goals and design a lesson plan that is tailor-made.
Every aspect of our lessons is customizable to suit the unique needs of each and every client.
Online Based Lessons × Offline Premium Lessons
You cannot be a true teacher of a language if you believe that “language is just a tool”. Words build the foundation of culture and thoughts, and nurtures them. Language shapes how we perceive the world. For example, a native born Japanese living in Japan, will perceive their thoughts and feelings, in Japanese, fundamentally being shaped by their language. That is why when learning a language one must consider the culture behind it in order to get a better understanding, thus being able to better express the language and find a new found appreciation for it. Aim to learn a new language so that you can also see the world though another perspective.
Coaches over teachers.
- are experts in the fields of conversation, business, and test preparation.
- have Super-J Coaching qualifications.
- are able to provide explanations concisely and clearly in English, if needed.
- have received training in the ‘W.W.W. Method’, which is an original coaching methodology developed by ‘We.’
- understand the needs of English-speakers.
- believe that teaching Japanese is their lifework.
- are passionate and serious about their students’ progress.
- who coaches Business Conversation class, has extensive business experiences.
The counselors are equally as important as the coaches
Before you enroll, a Student Counselor will provide a counseling session to learn about your needs and goals so they can customize a study plan that is right for you. We believe that the quickest path to improving your Japanese is for the students, the instructors, and the Student Partners to share the same short-term and long-term visions. To this end, the Student Partners will work closely with the instructor and provide study counseling every three months so you can keep track of your progress.
Inhanced language learning.
Traditional language schools have tendencies to only concentrate on practicing four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Therefore, often emphasizing the importance of structure and grammar. Though having such emphasis on these factors tends to bore many and fundamentally limits the learning and expression of a language. At We, there are other factors we focus on: ‘Facts’, being able to internalize and state facts; ‘Values’, to be able to relate to oneself and one’s own values; ‘Opinions’, the ability to express your opinions; and ‘Sentiments’, to be able to input one’s sentiments through dialogue. These are the other core aspects of language learning that We values.
Lessons meaningful for you.
Since our founding in 1996, we have been focusing on a “student-centered” principle which is to create our lessons focused on the students individually. Thus we have developed various systems and contents with this focus. For example, “Metrix”. This is a system where you can organize your values and interests which will be applied to your language lessons to help your coaches make lessons more relevant and personal to you. Feel free to explore our “student-centered principles” with free counseling and trial lessons.
To guarantee improvement, our lessons follow the 3 ‘W’s.
First to prepare for progress, we make sure students ‘Warm Up’ to get their mind, heart, and feelings ready to study Japanese. In the next phase ‘Work Up’; students learn, practice, and make progress. Lastly we ‘Wrap Up’, in this phase we review the day’s progress with the students so they can be more confident, motivated, and retain the progress made. The ‘WWW Method’ is structured so that every minute of your study will contribute to your success.
Language Learning – learning a new language creates a new self.
You cannot be a true teacher of a language if you believe that “a language is just a tool”. Words build the foundation of culture and thoughts and nurture them. Language shapes how we perceive the world. For example, a native-born Japanese living in Japan will perceive their thoughts and feelings, in Japanese, fundamentally being shaped by their language. That is why when learning a language one must consider the culture behind it in order to get a better understanding, thus being able to better express the language and find a newfound appreciation for it. Aim to learn a language so that you can also see the world through another perspective.