GenkiJACS was created to be one of the first Japanese Schools in Japan teaching communicative Japanese for everyday life, rather than academic Japanese for higher education. All aspects of our schools in Fukuoka and Tokyo are organized around this central philosophy.
We run multiple programs and events to help our students make friends with Japanese people, and that is why our classes are by far the smallest of any accredited Japanese Language school in Japan. We adopt our lessons to the needs of each student, while keeping them practical and interesting, to give you the skills and confidence for success. Classes involve real-world situations, guest instructors, field trips and more, and the small size of our schools means you will have plenty of time to talk with the teachers both inside and outside of class.
Our staff have helped students to arrange birthday parties, to ship medicine, to rent a studio for music practice, to shop for non-allergen products and much more.
These are some of the reasons why we were the first Japanese Language School ever to be voted Star World Language School, the highest award available to a language school and that is why students come back to study with us again and again.
Intensive Course List (2 Weeks~)
Standard Japanese: You won`t get far in japan without being able to speak the language, but using the special techniques our teachers have developed, you`ll be surprised how easy it is to learn to speak Japanese, and you will be fluent before you know it! Our Standard Course uses interesting, modern materials and activities to focus on improving your Japanese speaking ability in a way that gives you the flexibility to adapt to new situations. Small group classes offer a full range of useful and exciting activities at a reasonable cost. That is probably why it is our most popular course.
10 Grammar Lessons and 10 Practice Lessons a Week.
Japanese and Conversation: This course build on the Standard Course by adding five extra-small group lessons per week focusing on specialized, communicative Japanese, current affairs, and vocabulary that can be hard to cover in the standard classes, giving you the tools you need to actually communicate in daily life with Japanese people.
10 Grammar Lessons and 10 Practice Lessons a Week + 5 Conversational Classes
Japanese and Traditional Culture: 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 learn topics such as kimono-wearing, pottery, tea ceremony, calligraphy, Zen meditation, Japanese cookery, martial arts such as aikido, katana sword fighting, religion, customs and more!
10 Grammar Lessons and 10 Practice Lessons a Week + 3 Two- Hour Cultural Lessons
Japanese and Pop Culture: This combines the best of our fun excursions to local pop culture hotspots, and Japanese study using manga, anime and music. You will attend cosplay events, learn how to draw your own manga, and much, much more! You`ll also learn modern Japanese slang, and master the intricacies of Japanese youth culture.
10 Grammar Lessons and 10 Practice Lessons a Week + 3 Two-Hour Pop Culture lessons.
Survival Japanese for Tourists: Tokyo only 50-minute crash course in the basic Japanese you need to survive as a tourist. Learn common kanji used in restaurant menus, how to ask for directions, or even how to make Japanese friends!
Schedule: 1 x 50-minute lesson / same-day bookings available
Long Term Courses: (6 months~)
Our long-term study course is the perfect way to start your life in Japan! Study with GenkiJACS for 6-12 months. If you don't need a student visa, you can take this course at either our Tokyo or Fukuoka branch. Student visas are available in Fukuoka, and only valid for study of 12 months
Student Visa Course (1 Year~)
The student visa lets you stay in Japan for a year or more, and allows you to work part time while you study. The student visa application is quite difficult, but GenkiJACS can complete most of the process for you and provides support in English for any parts you have to do. We are here to make it easy for you!
There are, however, academic and attendance requirements. You have to pass your regular tests and have attendance higher than 80% in order for your visa to be valid. The course is booked and paid in advance all in one or in instalments. You will have 20 class hours per week - two classes focusing on grammar and two classes focusing on applying your skills to real-world situations. Classes have a maximum of 8 students, by far the smallest of any accredited Japanese school, and focus on communication skills for daily life, rather than academic Japanese.
The course has 2 intakes each year: April, and October. The student visa application also has very strict deadlines:
Start Date: April Application Deadline: November 20 of the previous year.
Start Date: October Application Deadline: May 20
1 Year Student Visa course is only available at Beginner 0, Beginner 1 and 2 levels.
Schedule: 10 weeks of classes, then 3 weeks of holiday, repeating.
Course available: Start dates on the first Mondays in January, April, July and October.