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Summer Course

Summer courses are held every year in July.

While studying Japanese, students also experience Japan through various cultural activities, and by touring popular landmarks. Please contact us for details.

※We can also tailor courses for schools and organizations throughout the year.

Private Lessons

Private and small group lessons may be arranged at anytime.  Please contact us for details.

ZERO Japanese

This course is a preparation class for people who have no prior experience in Japanese but wish to join our Standard Japanese Course at the Elementary Level.

  • With an aim towards cultivating communicative ability, emphasis is placed on speaking and listening skills.
  • Students learn the conversational ability necessary for real, everyday situations, and through exercises such as speaking with Japanese people, improve their proficiency.
  • In addition, students are also taught how to read hiragana and katakana, as well as simple kanji.
  • Upon completing the course, students will be fully equipped to join the Elementary Level classes.

*This course may not be available on a regular basis. Please contact us for details.

Cultural Activities & Other Options

Enrollment in the Standard Japanese or ZERO Japanese course is a prerequisite. Minimum enrollment of 2 weeks.

*These courses may not be available on a regular basis. Please contact us for details.

Traditional Culture and Activities

Starting with activities like calligraphy, flower arrangement, and tea ceremony, students experience aspects of traditional culture, as well as participate in customary activities like  hanami (cherry blossom viewing picnics) . In addition to acquiring knowledge through actual experiences, students also gain a deeper understanding of the Japanese culture. 

Three 90-minutes sessions per week.  The activities repeat every 12 sessions; participation of 2-4 weeks is recommended.

Pop Culture

Students research and put together presentations on topics related to contemporary youth culture (cosplay, maid cafes, video games, etc.).  Discussions of the topics in classes will also help increase each student’s Japanese ability.  Topics in Japanese pop culture will be explored in depth, encouraging a more fundamental understanding of Japan as a whole.  Five 45-minutes classes per week; 2-4 weeks participation only.  Japanese level of JLPT N3 or higher is required.  Participants must have a digital camera (video recorder) and a computer of their own.


Building on what students have learned in elementary and/or intermediate classes, this course aims to increase their real-life communication ability. 

Five 45-minute classes per week.  Elementary and intermediate class students only.

JLPT Preparation

Based on the JLPT syllabus, all four skills, grammar, vocabulary, listening, and reading receive full emphasis, as students study actual past exam questions using the newest study materials. As students progress through the course, mock exams will be administered to measure their achievement.  JLPT N2, N3, or N4 only.

Five 45-minutes classes per week.  Available April to June, and October to December for 8 weeks each.

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