Genki Japanese and Culture School
Genki Japanese & Culture School (GenkiJACS) is a Japanese language school that offers students the opportunity to study Japanese language and culture at either of our schools...
I am a "repeater" at Genki JACS Fukuoka
Submitted by Rudi Bertels - Antwerp Belgium | October 21, 2016
I am what they call at Genki JACS (and in Japan in general) “a repeater”. It simply means I have come back at Genki JACS. And why? I just feel so much at ease here. Last year I came for the first time at the recommendation of a young fellow Japanese language student in Belgium, and she proved herself right. The teachers are competent, friendly, pay attention to your individual needs and ... without exception have a humorous twitch. In fact I must extend this flattery to the office staff as well. And guess what, I saw many repeaters this year at Genki JACS, which made it at times a happy reunion.
Before I decided to come, I had some hesitation because I am, let us say, at the upper level of the age scale. It is true that there are more young students at Genki JACS, but to their credit, and not in the least because Genki JACS truly creates an all-inclusive atmosphere, they make you blend in easily.
This text has been written in English, because my Japanese is not yet proficient enough to reflect all these thoughts and opinions. But don’t be mistaken : Genki JACS will encourage students at any possible occasion to communicatie in Japanese, so you will not be locked into English (or any other language) during breaks or events organized by the school outside class. You will get what you are here for : learn Japanese!
Join me next year and make yourself a “repeater” too, and while you’re here, don’t forget to discover the gems of Fukuoka and Kyuushuu which are not hidden very well.
Enjoyable, both socially and academically
Submitted by M - Stockholm University | October 04, 2016
I studied at the Tokyo campus from February to May this year, 15 weeks in total. I was a complete beginner when I came but felt that I learned quickly, probably mostly thanks to competent teachers and small classes. The first weeks we were only four students in my class. However, winter seemed to be "low season" and after those first weeks we were usually seven, which is still not bad of course but definitely made a difference. The classes on the lowest levels usually had more students than the higher ones. With seven students the small classrooms feel quite full. But no matter what time of the year you come, both class sized and teaching seems to be a lot better than at other language schools. This one might be a little more expensive but it will be worth it.
I also think the pace is higher compared to many other schools, but sometimes I still felt that we spent a lot of time repeating . In the end I am happy about that though, since I would probably have forgotten a lot by this time if we hadn't. Also, the additional classes you can take (like conversation and kanji) are quite unique and good if you want to "fill your time" with more than the standard classes plus homework. Kanji and conversation classes (especially conversation I think) are both useful and affordable.
Another thing I liked about the school is that you don't have to choose between morning or afternoon classes (like in many other schools). Your schedule looks different from week to week but I liked it. Some days I could sleep out and come to school around lunch, other days I started 9:30 and had the whole afternoon off instead - perfect when you want to explore the city. The school's location in Shinjuku is, btw, a very good starting point for exploring Tokyo. Finally, not only did I improve my Japanese, I also had a lot of fun and made many new friends. The staff and teachers are all nice and helpful and there's a good mix with students of different ages and nationalities.
My second time to study in Genki
Submitted by Andy - Fukuoka Japan | October 04, 2016
The teachers are helpful to students for any academic problems or any cultural stock encountered in Japan. The first time I studied in Genki was to stay with a host family; the second time I stayed in a dorm, and both options are great to you to experience Japanese culture. For living in the dorm, you can meet lots of young Japanese and know their way of life; By staying with a host family, you can improve your Japanese quicker as you can use it in real life practice.
GenkiJacs was absolutely awesome!
Submitted by jangonz - - | September 05, 2016
It's been a year and half since I last studied at Genkijacs but it was absolutely an amazing experience in every aspect. First of all, the administration and teachers go out of their way to make your stay and learning experience the best it could possibly be. If I had any questions, they would not hesitate to help me. They really do their best. Also, the school does it's best to achieve an atmosphere that is friendly, inclusive, and fun for all students! Each class I looked forward to because I'd have such a good time in class while being challenged at the same time. In addition, my homestay was more than I could have asked for. She was basically like a mom and really took care of me. I couldn't have asked for more. I recommended GenkiJacs 100%!
Guillermo Asseburg review
Submitted by Guillermo Asseburg - ITTG( Tuxtla Gutierrez Institute of Technology) | August 04, 2016
Studying at Genki was something really cool, because I got to meet a lot of people from different countries, the teachers at genki are really nice and they manage to make the classes entertaining, I studied for 1 month and I think I learned a lot of Japanese in a short period of time, they have good activities, the problem is that most of them are on Friday and require extra payment, the staff at genki is really nice, they helped me a lot to solve the problems I had in Japan, like finding certain places, or helping me to do certain activities, also they are good listeners, and you can talk to them at anytime.