Japanese and English Language Exchange​ Club

With Free Online Japanese Courses

Welcome to Blue House Okinawa Club!

Free Online Japanese Courses

Create Your Account and Start Now!

Free! Beginners Japanese 1 Course

To start, you will learn pronunciation, counting, and lots of useful phrases and greetings.

Next, we move on to sentence structure while creating basic sentences using colors, adjectives, question words, and talking about what you like/dislike.

You’ll learn a lot of vocabulary and will be able to write the first half of the Japanese Hiragana alphabat.

Free! Beginners Japanese 2 Course

You will learn how to talk about what you want/don’t want, locations, dates (days, months, years), and time.

In addition, we’ll practice asking for things, counting objects (a big topic in Japanese!), and using verbs as we learn about conjugation and the past tense.

Of course, you will learn a bunch of vocabulary and will be able to write the entire Japanese language in Hiragana by the end of the course.

Free! Beginners Japanese 3 Course

Learn how to use two very important verbs (ある, いる), talk about specific objects and their locations, count living things, and gain confidence with particles and other useful grammar.

You’ll master the first half of the Katakana alphabet and learn new vocabulary in the process.

Free! Beginners Japanese 4 Course

Learn about the Japanese family structure, adjectives, informal verb forms/conjugations, connecting sentences, and more key grammar concepts.

Of note, you’ll learn the very important verb する and how to use it with your growing vocabulary to form a ton of new verbs.

After you complete the course, you will be able to write the entire Katakana alphabet and you’ll be amazed at how much you’ve learned!

Have you felt like…

Why Can't I Speak Japanese Yet!?

One of the most common challenges reported to us is how much difficulty Japanese learners have in interacting in their target language.


For example, despite perhaps years of dedicated study in Japanese, many learners feel paralyzed and defeated in interactions with native Japanese speakers.


This challenge is largely due to the fact that language-learning is multifaceted.


Proficiency requires separate yet overlapping skills, such as reading, listening, writing, cultural awareness, speaking, pronunciation, etc.


Schools often emphasize grammar, reading and writing over other aspects.


Thus, learners become discouraged and feel as if they don’t know anything after years of study, when in fact they just haven’t had sufficient practice in a particular skill to make them a balanced learner.


At Blue House Okinawa, club members are given the opportunity to develop all areas of language to build towards proficiency.


We provide practical listening and speaking practice with both peer learners and native speakers.


Our goal is to build club members’ confidence and put their learning to use quickly and often.

Or do you feel like…

I'm Nervous About Speaking in Japanese...

We’ve seen learners struggling in Japanese conversation, as sometimes they’re unsure of how to say specific words or phrases.


This is a regular concern that is easy to overcome once you become a Club member of Blue House Okinawa.


You can prepare for conversational success by communicating in Japanese with native speakers in our club.


These tools are most valuable because you learn

1. It is ok to make mistakes and

2. How to correct those mistakes.


You will soon find you know more than you think you do!


The more you try and do, the better you will become.


Remember that for Japanese people, English is just as hard for them, as Japanese is for you.


They appreciate your attempts to converse in their language and will try to find a way to communicate with you.


Just keep trying and you’ll do great!

Those are the reason why we offer

More Speaking Practice!

As we also have Japanese club members who learn English, we’re so fortunate to have this wonderful program, Zoom Language Exchange as a part of our curriculum.


In the Zoom Language Exchange, you can practice Japanese speaking with native Japanese speakers, the real Japanese people.


Here’s where the give-and-take of learning happens!


It’s student-driven and set up as a mutually-beneficial learning program.


In the Zoom Language Exchange, don’t wait for perfection to speak Japanese — start with what you can, even if it turns into charades, and let your native speaking peers guide you to accuracy!


Ask questions, share cultural insights, and provide feedback to each other while building your Japanese speaking confidence.


This Language Exchange program will let you be able to learn Japanese in a practical way and practice what you have learned right away.


You will meet some of our Japanese club members and make real connections with them to learn the Japanese culture and deepen your intercultural understanding.


It’s a fantastic way to bridge the gap between textbook learning and communicating in the real world!

Beyond Language-Learning

We pride ourselves in our focus on building the ability to learn and succeed beyond learning language. 


We seek to nurture independent, lifelong learning. 


Our goal is to get comfortable operating in Japanese in everyday, practical interactions.


Much of successful language learning is going beyond your comfort zone and just going for it!


As many native English speakers are coming from cultures that greatly contrast that of Japan’s, Blue House Okinawa Club provides ample opportunity to learn about the values, history, and influences in Japanese society.

Reviews

What Our Students Say?

「ブルーハウスはかぞくです」

私はブルーハウスがすきです。
クラスはとてもおもしろくてたのしいです。
ここでともだちをつくりました。
モニカ先生はやさしくてがまんづよいです。
クラスメートもやさしいです。
にほんごはむずかしくて、私ははなすときはずかしくなります。
でもブルーハウスはべんきょうをたすけてくれます。

“Blue House is my family”

I like Blue House a lot.
It is very interesting and fun.
I have made friends here.
Monica sensei is kind and patient.
My classmates are also kind.
Japanese is hard and I get shy when I talk in Japanese.
But Blue House helps me learning.

ーMs. Janice Blanchard

「日本語を学びたい人にはおすすめです」

私は、ブルーハウスで日本語はむずかしいということをまなびました。
でも、ブルーハウスの学生はまなぶいよくがあって、日本人はしんせつでやさしいです。
ブルーハウスはかぞくのようで、みんなをかんげいしてくれます。
日本語をまなびたい人にはおすすめです。

“I recommend Blue House to anybody that wishes to learn Japanese”

I learned that Japanese is difficult at Blue House.
But students at Blue House are motivated to learn, Japanese people are kind and helpful.
Blue House is like a family where everyone is welcomed.

I recommend Blue House to anybody that wishes to learn Japanese.

ーMr. Garion Hallmon

Come and join

Blue House Okinawa Club
Online!

And meet Japanese friends 🙂

In our online community

You Can Practice Japanese with
Native Japanese Speakers!

1. Community

*Use the community as your journal.
Make a habit to use Japanese everyday.

*Communicate in Japanese and see if native Japanese speakers can understand your Japanese.

*Talk about anime, manga, video games, sushi, tea or anything you'd like with native Japanese speakers.


*Make Japanese friends! From home!

***Coming Soon!***

2. Group Session

*Join our weekly instructor-led group sessions over Zoom.

*You'll meet native Japanese speakers and practice with them!

*In addition to practicing Japanese, you can also ask our instructors questions about the community, app, language exchange, etc.

3. Video Call

*Make friends with native Japanese speakers in the community and group sessions!

*Video call with them and practice your Japanese.

*You can video call whenever you'd like and as much as you'd like, as long as your friends are available .

4. Test Prep

*Prep for your Japanese test with your Japanese friends.

*Practice your Japanese speaking with native Japanese speakers.

*Have your Japanese friends read aloud practice scripts and test yourself.

Blue House Okinawa Club

What Make Us Unique?

Japanese Management Team

We're an English/Japanese school in Okinawa, Japan, providing a unique language exchange program.

Blue House Okinawa Club is also managed by our Japanese and English instructors.

Ask us any Japanese questions if you have any!

Group Session
***Coming Soon***

A little nervous about speaking in Japanese to native Japanese speakers?

Join our weekly instructor-led group sessions.

We practice together 🙂

Learning Community

We have instructors running the club to provide structure, guidance, and a good learning experience.

Blue House Okinawa Club is made up of dedicated, paid members,  everyone is committed to supporting each other.

FAQ

Monthly membership subscription is $98(***coming soon***).

Just want to enjoy our app/community without weekly instructor-led group sessions?

You can sign up for an app-only monthly membership  subscription for $68.

Sign up our app-only monthly membership  subscription for $68. 

You can enjoy our community without the group sessions!

For now, our community is for English learners and Japanese learners. 

We might add more languages to exchange practice in the future as our membership grows.

No worries.

You can study Japanese from zero with Beginners Japanese 1 course and practice what you’ve learned with native Japanese speakers in Blue House Okinawa Club.

We need an agreement signed off by a parent or guardian for a member of 19 years old and under.

Please let us know if the name on the credit card or PayPal that you make the payment with and your account name will be different.

The group session is a weekly, instructor-led group session over Zoom. 

Come and join to make a habit to use your Japanese at least once a week!

Right now, we’re planning to have it Monday and Wednesday around noon(JST) and Tuesday evening(JST).

We’ll schedule more sessions as we get more members.

Please send us message in our community.

We recommend joining our weekly group sessions to make a habit of using your Japanese at least once a week.

Can’t make it every week? 

That’s ok! You can still participate four times in the month.

We accept credit cards and PayPal.

You can simply cancel the membership subscription at any time on your account page.

How to Sign Up

1. Registration

The club membership is a $98 monthly subscription (***coming soon***).

You don’t need to participate in weekly group sessions? Then just join our app-only membership for a $68 monthly subscription.

2. Payment

You can pay with your credit card, Stripe or PayPal.

You’ll be automatically charged the monthly subscription fee unless you cancel your membership.

3. Set up your account

Within 24 hours after payment, you’ll receive an email from us.

You can access our community and set up your account following the instructions.

4. Welcome!

Now you’re in! Go ahead and introduce yourself in both English and Japanese.

Remember to offer help first, before you ask for help. Practice Japanese “give-first” culture 😉

Join Us Today!

Blue House Okinawa Club,
The English-Japanese
Language Exchange Community

Free Online Japanese Courses

Create Your Account and Start Now!

Free! Beginners Japanese 1 Course

To start, you will learn pronunciation, counting, and lots of useful phrases and greetings.

Next, we move on to sentence structure while creating basic sentences using colors, adjectives, question words, and talking about what you like/dislike.

You’ll learn a lot of vocabulary and will be able to write the first half of the Japanese Hiragana alphabat.

Free! Beginners Japanese 2 Course

You will learn how to talk about what you want/don’t want, locations, dates (days, months, years), and time.

In addition, we’ll practice asking for things, counting objects (a big topic in Japanese!), and using verbs as we learn about conjugation and the past tense.

Of course, you will learn a bunch of vocabulary and will be able to write the entire Japanese language in Hiragana by the end of the course.

Free! Beginners Japanese 3 Course

Learn how to use two very important verbs (ある, いる), talk about specific objects and their locations, count living things, and gain confidence with particles and other useful grammar.

You’ll master the first half of the Katakana alphabet and learn new vocabulary in the process.

Free! Beginners Japanese 4 Course

Learn about the Japanese family structure, adjectives, informal verb forms/conjugations, connecting sentences, and more key grammar concepts.

Of note, you’ll learn the very important verb する and how to use it with your growing vocabulary to form a ton of new verbs.

After you complete the course, you will be able to write the entire Katakana alphabet and you’ll be amazed at how much you’ve learned!