Since our inception in 2004, GenkiJACS has continuously grown, and now takes in more than 600 students from overseas each year, mostly from Western countries. The school has been voted as one of the top five World Star Language Schools every year since 2009 at language travel industry awards.
The new school is just a short walk from Shinjuku Station, the world's busiest train station. Its closeness to Shinjuku Station’s transport hub makes it arguably the most conveniently located Japanese school in the country.
The school overlooks the famous Hanazono Shrine, and students pass through the traditional shrine gates to enter the building. Despite being in the center of the busiest part of Japan, the school's location is peaceful and relaxing, a perfect environment to learn Japanese language and culture.
The school offers the same kind of courses as are currently offered at its Fukuoka branch. GenkiJACS’ courses focus on everyday communicational Japanese, and learning both the language and the culture simultaneously, with courses such as Japanese Plus Traditional Culture, and Japanese Plus Pop Culture. The school holds between 7 and 10 activities and events each week, to keep students entertained. We pride ourselves on flexibility – students can start any Monday throughout the year, and study for as many weeks as they like. Class sizes are very small, with a maximum of 7 students per class, and an average of 4.
All teachers are graduates of a Ministry-of-Education approved, 420-hour course to prepare them to teach Japanese to foreigners. All teaching staff and administrative staff are also bilingual English/Japanese, so even beginner students can be secure in coming to the school!
- Movie Night: One evening a fortnight, we show a Japanese film for discussion;
- Outings: On weekends, we run outings to local festivals, shows, and famous places, depending on the interest of our students. For example, recently we have visited Mt. Aso (the largest active volcano in Japan), a pottery workshop for hands-on practice, an anime school, and a soba noodle workshop;
- Game night: As part of our quest to spread Japanese culture around the world, we teach Japanese games such as hanafuda to our students in the evenings. These events can go on until late at night, as no-one wants to lose the last game!
- Dinner: Every two weeks, we take students to a different local restaurant to experience Japanese cuisine at its finest, whether its eating live fish, or a restaurant with a two-story waterfall inside!
- Special classes: Whenever we can, we run special "one-off" additional classes, taught by visiting lecturers on Japanese cultural topics, that any students can attend. Recently, we have offered special classes on Japanese flower arranging, tea ceremony, and calligraphy.
- Comfortable, welcoming classrooms
- A large lounge for students to relax, with PCs, games, TV, drinks and more!
- A study and theater room, with giant screen
- PCs with broadband Internet access
- free wireless Internet access
- textbooks, mangas and a library of other reading material
- game console with large selection of games
- TV, DVD player, and large library of DVDs for free rental
- portable DVD and CD players for independent study
- big-screen video projector
- free coffee, tea and Japanese tea
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M05271 is an acclaimed, award-winning Japanese language school in Southern Japan. Our field of expertise is in Japanese language and culture teaching. We offer the following services: Japanese language classes, culture classes, accommodation including homestays, and cultural activities. We are one of only two Japanese...
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