Introduction Japanese (1)
Starts in January, 2018!
Welcome to Introduction Japanese (1)
This class is designed for those who would like to learn introduction Japanese (1) from zero!
In this class, we'll learn Hiragana, basic phrases and grammar including:
-basic verbs and the past tense
and over 800 vocabulary!
At Blue House Okinawa we use a modern teaching technique called “Flipped Classroom”, where greater student interaction is encouraged and a focus on enjoyment over grades is emphasised.
It is a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom and it moves activities, including those that have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom.
In a flipped classroom, students watch online lectures, collaborate in online discussions, or carry out research at home and engage in concepts in the classroom with the guidance of one of our teachers.
In traditional classes and lectures, students are bound to the pace that the instructor sets for the course.
By contrast, in flipped classrooms, students can review and replay any parts of the lecture or class that they’re having trouble with as many times as they need.
If students continue to have issues, they are able to come to class prepared to ask specific questions about the concepts that give them pause.
Last but not least, students who are absent due to work, illness, or any other reason, can catch up with their peers faster and easier with the flipped classroom model than with the standard one.
To learn introduction Japanese (1), we require students self-study at home each week.
-Watch online lecture videos
-Study with Quizlet and submit your score pictures
-Do the lesson activities
In the Class:
-Review with Quizlet
-Practice speaking and conversation
After the Class:
-Practice your Japanese on #slack
-Practice your Japanese at our study exchange
Our textbook Japanese From Zero! is an innovative and integrated approach to learning Japanese developed by professional Japanese interpreter George Trombley.
The lessons and techniques used in this series have been taught successfully for over ten years in classrooms throughout the world.
In Book of the Japanese From Zero! series, readers are taught new grammar concepts, over 800 new words and expressions, and also learn the katakana writing system.
Online Lecture Videos
Our text book Japanese From Zero is accompanied by online, chapter-by-chapter videos on YouTube, making it easy for you to pre-studdy, review the classroom lesson, and insures that you never fall behind!
We’ve attached the link for the Lesson 1 video so you can see for yourself just how easy and helpful they can be!
Blue House Okinawa uses a fun resource called Quizlet where you can study vocabulary and phrases, practice your writing and listening, and even take tests using online “flashcards”.
Quizlet is the easiest way to practice and master what you are learning, more than 95% of students who learn with Quizlet improved their grades.
Each “flash-card” lesson has a quiz at the end of the lesson that our instructors review in order to know what your strengths are and what you may need to improve on.
See how Quizlet can help you learn here
For students, please read through these articles to understand how to use it on both of your phone and computer.
You can sign up here
the Real Conversation Practice
One of our favorite and most convenient tools used at Blue House is the Slack App.
This free App can be downloaded on both your phone and computer and is a perfect way to communicate with your classmates and teachers at any time and from anywhere.
Perfect for the soldier on temporary duty travel, or if you have to miss a class due to work, sickness, emergency, etc.
You can message your fellow classmates or teachers about any assignments or lessons you may have missed, and you will never feel out of the loop because of a missed class.
Slack is such a beneficial part of our program because it gives our students the means to practice Japanese with each other outside of class.
It’s also a great way to get to know and chat with your classmates to find out which festivals they love to attend, about the best places to eat, or get recommendations for the best hiking spots in Okinawa!
The Slack is our main communication app among students and teachers where you can ask questions about the class or while you're studying Japanese at home,
You can also tell us when you'll be late to the class or you won't be able to make it.
Since we share the informations of Japanese learning hints and practice conversations in Japanese on Slack, We strongly recommend to install both on your phone and on your computer.
So that you can send instant messages on your phone and you can self-study on your computer with links and helpful resources we share to help you study at home.
To see what is the slack, please read tutorial before start using.
To use the app on your phone,
the Real Okinawa experience
We also offer the opportunity for our English and Japanese students to interact, in our “Exchange Classes”.
Our language exchange takes students who speak different languages and engages them in practicing each other's language.
In a language exchange you practice more than you would in a class, talking with native speakers of the language you're learning, in a relaxed and supportive environment where there is patience and time to understand.
A language exchange is also a wonderful way to learn the real spoken language of the culture, with all its "modern" grammar, informal expressions and slang.
Our language exchange is a fantastic way to bridge the gap between classroom learning and communicating in the real world!
When learning to speak another language you need the right kind of practice - and lots of it!
For more details, click here!
Schedule & Lesson Fee
Starts in January, 2018!
*Intensive Morning Class in 2 months
Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00am-11:50am, Fridays 10:00am-11:50am (3days/8 lessons a week)
Monthly Lesson Fee - 46,656 yen/month
*Evening Class in 4 months
Tuesdays 8:00pm-9:50pm, Thursdays 7:00pm-8:50pm (2days/4 lessons a week)
Monthly Lesson Fee - 17,280 yen/month
Registration Fee - 5,400 yen
Teaching Materials - 5,400 yen
*Monthly Lesson Fee is non-refundable.
*The registration fee and the teaching material fee will be added to your first payment.
Coming from overseas?
Unfortunately, we do NOT support any visa sponsorship but you can always apply for working holiday visa in Japan!
We do NOT provide any accommodation either but you can refer to the link below for the place to stay in Okinawa.