Are you ready to learn Kanjis? Join our Pre-intermediate class!
Our textbook, Marugoto, was developed for adult learners of Japanese. It was designed with an emphasis on using Japanese to communicate, as well as understanding and respecting other cultures.
The focus is on the listening, speaking, and conversations for those who need to speak basic Japanese immediately. Each topic in the textbook contains situations where people from a variety of cultural backgrounds interact in Japanese.
Students have commented that they love the real-life speaking scenarios and audio provided by the online resource for this curriculum.
Many are excited by the quality of practice they can get on their own by using the interactive online component of the course.
You can also experience various aspects of Japanese culture through photographs and illustrations while listening to a number of natural conversations taking place in each situation. With the online learning center, you can study anywhere, anytime! Study online and get even more opportunities to practice Japanese during class.
This class is designed for those who have already learned Hiragana, Katakana and basic Japanese, and ready to learn Kanji and next level of Japanese.
This class aimed to be able to:
*understand frequently used daily expressions.
*ask and answer questions about personal topics.
*communicate in a simple way and talk about routine tasks requiring simple information.
*describe the background and environment in simple terms.
*understand Japanese culture and its background history.
Online Learning Center
Our textbook provides great online learning resources.
On the online learning center, you can study anywhere anytime!
Study online and get even more opportunities to practice Japanese during the class.
Whether in or out of the classroom, you can study Japanese anytime you'd like.
To see more details please click here!
Pre-made Electronic Flashcards
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.
Blue House Okinawa teachers work to provide vocabulary that’s relevant to your stage of learning through Quizlet.Teachers do the prep work by compiling vocabulary in an easy-to-use resource.
Quizlet allows students to learn in multiple ways, including flashcards, matching games, fill-in-the-blanks, audio loops, etc. 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.
the Real Conversation Practice
One of our favorite and most convenient tools used at Blue House is the Google Hangouts 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.
It 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!
Attending for a short period of time?
Yes, you can attend classes for a short period of time -- as many classes as you'd like. However, please be informed of the following:
-Regardless of length of course chosen, the registration fee and teaching material fee must be purchased.
-The minimum contract available is one month. Please purchase the partial payment for each class if you wish to attend the call by month.
-Please arrange your orientation date through the contact form below.
Need to know future course schedule?
Please keep checking our website. Future schedules will be updated here first. If you don't see a schedule here, we are still working on confirming it. We apologize for any inconvenience!
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.
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Life at Blue House Okinawa
Blue House Okinawa is a close-knit, unique community for learners of English and Japanese to support each other, share culture, and meet their language goals.
We welcome you not as just a student but as a community member.
If you have an idea, a skill, or a way to help a fellow student, a class, or the school, share it!
Our Unique Curriculum
Many students want to join a particular class that may be part-way through a semester -- that is fine! Time is precious, and there is no need to wait until the class restarts.
Join when you can, study for that week’s lesson, and review past lessons on your own.
Our curriculum is set-up so you can learn all of the material on your own and use the school for practice, clarification, and reinforcement.
Our Other Classes
You've never studied Japanese before? Come and join our Beginners 1 to learn Japanese from zero!
You already know Hiragana and basic Japanese? Then join our Beginners Japanese 2!
Don't need to learn how to read or write Japanese? Join our conversational Japanese!