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
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.
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.