Genki Japanese and Culture School
Genki Japanese and Culture School Programs
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...
Genki Japanese and Culture School Reviews
Awesome language experience
Submitted by Lucy Ashdown - Kuala Lumpur Malaysia | September 10, 2017
I attended the one week standard course in July 2017. I was able to take the placement test online before arriving in Japan, which was very convenient for me. The school is very convenient to where I stayed; its central and close to the Metro. The staff were very skillful at placing me at the correct level. One of the best things about my course was the small number of students in the class. The advantage of this was a lot of one-to-one time and small group work. The class moved at a good pace and I never felt overwhelmed by new information and vocabulary because the teachers were very supportive.
I didn't do any of the other activities, but one of the students brought in a glass wind chime she’d made at one of the cultural activities. It was really beautiful, so next time I think it would be worthwhile to enroll for some of these activities as well.
I would like to go back and do another course at GenkiJACS and would recommend this school to my friends.
A magical experience
Submitted by Connie - Highschool | August 03, 2017
I studied at the Genki JACS school in Fukuoka and it was absolutely wonderful. The school is located a few minutes away from Hakata Station and many malls, so there is quick and easy access to many restaurants, shops, and arcades. The classes were taught purely in Japanese, which I found extremely effective because it forced me to figure things out myself and thus make more mental connections to the new things I learned. Genki JACS also offered many different cultural activities, which were very funny and interesting. There were also many opportunities to meet Japanese people and practice my new skills. In fact, I made several friends while I was there.
Great language school in Tokyo, Japan
Submitted by Hans Mauzer - Seoul South Korea | April 20, 2017
It was my first experience of studying Japanese, but studying foreign languages abroad took the most part of my childhood and early 20's :). Because of my busy schedule I could take only two weeks basic course. Of course 2 weeks is a pretty short time, so I didn't expect much in the beginning. From my previous experience I thought it would be a big classroom with about 30 students, but I was nicely surprised when I saw a small room with only 6 people inside. Lessons are everyday monday-friday 4 hours a day, schedule changes every week, sometimes you start at 9:30 am and finish about 1 pm, so you have a lot of time for shopping, sightseeing and etc. Sometimes you start around 2 pm and finish at 6 , which is nice ( can sleep a little in morning :). As I already said there are only 6-7 people in one class, so each lesson you get a lot of teacher attention ( pretty similar with private lesson). Most of the teachers are cute and skilled ladies with their oqn interstion style of teaching, which makes lessons pretty fun and effective at same time.
As for me, I felt the progress even after 2 weeks :) now I can have a simple conversation with my Japanese friends and business partners .
I will continue study Japanese and for sure I will go back to GENKI JACS :)
P.S. sorry for mistakes, english is not my native language and I forgot pretty much
The chance to live in Tokyo and study with local Japanese people
Submitted by Jack H. - - | April 11, 2017
The Genki JACS experience was special for a few reasons. I have entered many language schools in Japan, and the special aspects of Genki JACS were:
1. small class sizes (4-7 teachers).
2. local teachers trained in teaching Japanese.
3. Immersive language learning, with almost zero English used in the classroom.
4. Different options for study, from 2 weeks to 12 weeks.
I would recommend GenkiJACS for those wishing to further their Japanese rapidly.
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.