Genki Japanese & Culture School (GenkiJACS) is a Japanese language school that offers students the opportunity to study Japanese language and culture in a relaxed and friendly learning environment. We are located in Tenjin, the heart of Fukuoka City, in Kyushu, South Japan. We offer courses in a range of areas, including conversational Japanese, Japanese through pop culture, Japanese culture, and study for exams, all with an emphasis on practical work, inside and outside of the classroom. For students coming from overseas to study abroad, we can arrange a homestay family, and various activities for the duration of your stay. We're here to make your Japanese study enjoyable and worthwhile.
1. Standard Japanese
For people who need to be able to communicate in Japanese, this course offers a heavy emphasis on real-life skills. Learning Japanese just by reading textbooks and listening to tapes doesn't make you a Japanese language speaker. You will study common sentence patterns and vocabulary with your teacher, then use them in practical situations both inside and outside of the classroom. Our course offers a full range of activities that you will find both useful and exciting.
2. Japanese Plus 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 study topics such as ceramics, tea ceremony, calligraphy, and flower arrangement at school, and then join real lessons run for Japanese people with a specialist teacher, as well as learning about Japanese customs, history, and art. We guarantee that you will have a great experience!
3. Japanese Plus Pop Culture
Do you love Japanese manga, music, and movies? Do you wish you knew what they were really saying?
This course uses all the latest trends in Japanese pop culture to teach you the Japanese language as it is really spoken today. You will study Japanese through movies and TV shows, practice with roleplays, and write your own manga. The materials for study are decided based on your interests and Japanese level.
* Small class size:
Classes are limited to a maximum of 7 students, and usually have around 3, giving you plenty of chance to practice with the teacher.
* Practical topics:
All classroom work is based on increasing your practical ability, and reinforced with practical activities outside of the classroom wherever possible. No pointless grammar drills!
* Only licensed teachers:
All of GenkiJACS' teachers are fully qualified graduates of a 420-hour course to teach Japanese as a foreign language.
* Low cost:
We are in the education field because we love teaching and want to spread understanding of Japanese culture. Our courses are priced as low as we can make them.
We offer group discounts for two or more people coming to study together. Discounts are off all school costs (excluding accommodation).
2 people: 10%
3 people: 15%
4 people: 20%
To qualify for this discount, you must apply at the same time for the same course, with the same start date.
About 1,400 USD for 4 weeks
Cost includes all fees for study: registration fee, textbook fees, etc.
All courses can be studied for as many weeks as you would like, and the cost varies accordingly:
2 weeks: 84,000 yen
3 weeks: 115,500 yen
4 weeks: 147,000 yen
Each additional week: 31,500 yen
in Groups of 2-4
Our mission is to make Japanese learning fun and practical, by using innovative teaching methods and real-life situations to give students the necessary skills to master Japanese. We provide a complete learning experience, including cultural events, classes in various Japanese arts, lessons outside the classroom, and homestays with Japanese families.