If you have any questions please refer to the FAQs below. For further questions, please contact us through our chat box.
- When do courses start?
Courses do not have one set starting date. You can join in existing classes at various times. Even if you start a course halfway through, you will be able to catch up with other classmates. New course times vary and depend on class size and availability of students at the same level. Since we have a variety of levels, we are sure to find the most suitable class for you.
As for the private lessons, you can start anytime as long as we have a coach and a classroom available!
- What time does classes start?
Each class has a different schedule. Some classes are in the morning and some are in the evening. We, therefore, need to know your Japanese level and your schedule to find out which class is the best for you!
- Will I have same coach for all of my classes?
For the group class, the same coach will coach a course for an entire semester. For private lessons, it is possible to have the same coach or different coaches if you prefer. It is up to you and your schedule.
- What language do teachers use in the classroom?
Classes are held mostly in Japanese but when needed, you can ask questions in English and teachers are able to explain vocabulary and concepts in English.
- Do I have to know Japanese characters (Kana and Kanji)? What is the focus of the lessons?
The lesson focus is mainly on communication skills. Therefore, there will be many oral-activities in the classroom, reading and writing practice will be done as homework. However, we do recommend learning Hiragana and Katakana for beginners and some Kanji for intermediate students so that you can learn pronunciation and vocabulary more efficiently. It can be arranged to focus on other areas of Japanese or special requests in private lessons.
- What is the maximum class size?
The maximum is 6 students in one group.
- What is the level-up system and do I get a certificate upon completion?
After finishing the syllabus for each level, a short test will be given. Upon successful completion, a certificate confirming this will be awarded.
- How much is the tuition fee?
Our tuition is set as a point system, we have a variety of point sets that we offer. For more details please refer to our ‘Tuition’ page. If you need any advice regarding deciding on what point package is best suited for your learning goals feel free to contact us for consultation, we provide you a quote based on your study plans.