Blue House Okinawa Japanese School
Learn Japanese in a practical way!
Our Language Exchange program will let you be able to learn Japanese and practice right away with local Japanese.
Come and visit our initial consultation to find out more!
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Do you feel uncomfortable exploring Okinawa without a Japanese Speaker?
Do you only go to places that you know are English accommodating?
Do you feel left out of Japanese friends’ conversation?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above we have classes for you!
Come out for new experiences and learn in the process with us!
Make the most of your stay in Okinawa 🙂
Schedule & Tuition
Lessons：Once a week (90 minutes total)
Registration Fee：5,400 yen
Course Materials Fee：2,500 yen
12,960 yen (for one month)
This class is designed for:
those who would like to learn the very basic of conversational Japanese.
You don’t have any knowledge of Japanese but would like to learn conversational Japanese?
This class is for you!
In this class, you do NOT need to know Hiragana or Katakana.
We’ll learn useful and practical conversational Japanese!
The textbook we use:
-instead of grammar, phrases and their function within conversations are written out to help students learn natural sound Japanese.
-units are composed of several different element, with a variety of situations, functions, and topics to allow students to effectively learn genuinely helpful expressions,
-conversations drills are presented separately from grammatical explanations to support students easily understand both practical exercises and the working of the Japanese language.
Our goal is:
-to motivate students to talk about a variety of subjects have learned.
-to have students feel more familiar with Japan.
As we also have English classes in the house, we’re so fortunate to have this wonderful program, Language Exchange as part of our curriculum.
In our Japanese classes, we practice Japanese conversations with native Japanese speaker, the real Japanese people from the English classes.
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 to meet some of our Japanese local friends through our Language Exchange and make real connections with them to learn the Japanese culture and deepen your intercultural understanding.
Blue House Okinawa Japanese School Policies
Blue House Okinawa is a wonderful school to learn from and make new friends.
We encourage students to work together and use your new language skills with each other.
We offer events to encourage intercultural learning and experiences; however, we are not a dating service and discourage use of our school and events being used to that end.
Our expectation is that students interact respectfully and contribute to a healthy learning community.
Language Exchange Events are free for current tuition paying students.
Anyone not currently paying tuition, can still come to a Language Exchange Event for a ¥1000 fee.
BLUE HOUSE SPECIAL EVENTS:
Special events will require a ¥500 non-refundable administration fee, paid during sign up via the Blue House Okinawa website.
If there are any other fees, (ferry, bikes, etc) they will be paid in cash at the event place on the day of the event.
*If your plans change, please let the organizer know ASAP.
DAMAGE OR LOSS OF PERSONAL PROPERTY:
Damage to or loss of personal property or injury on premises or off-site: We do not assume any responsibility, either real or imposed, for the loss of personal property or injury of any student.
Tuition payments for the following month are due on the20th of the current month.
All fees are non-refundable.
ACCESS TO ONLINE CLASS MATERIALS:
Quizlet, the Facebook Group and Facebook Group Chat, special events are for tuition paying students.
Access to these are from the 1st of the month through the 30th/31st of the month.
If your tuition is not paid before the 1st of the month, your access ends. Once tuition is paid, it will then be restarted.
*If you are taking time off from class but intend to return and need access to class materials to continue your studies, you have the option of paying a ¥2,500 usage fee per month for up to 3 months maximum.
Please contact us via the Blue House Facebook Page.
We offer a discount for student referrals.
If you refer a new student to Blue House Okinawa, and they sign up and pay tuition for a course, you will receive a ¥2,700 discount on your tuition for the same month the newly referred student signed up.
*1 discount allowed per month.
School Closings will be posted on the Facebook Group Page. (Inclement weather, etc.)
FACEBOOK GROUP CHAT – YOUR FASTEST FORM OF ONGOING COMMUNICATION:
Please make the most of the Blue House Okinawa Facebook Group and Group Chat.
Our Facebook Group provides a private, direct connection between staff members and students.
ABSENCES / VACATIONS / DELAYS:
*Absences – Please let your teacher know ahead of time via Facebook Group Chat
*Vacations – Please notify your teacher via Facebook Group Chat AND Blue House Facebook Page if you are going on vacation.
You can discuss your tuition payments and whether or not you want to use the online course materials for a fee. This way we know when to expect you back and if we need to save your spot in a class.
*Delays- If you are running late, please send a quick text via Facebook Group Chat, so your teacher knows to expect you.
STUDENT VISA / REFERENCES / LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION:
The only thing we offer is a Letter of Verification.
This will show dates of attendance and receipts of payment.
WHO SHOULD STUDENTS CONTACT?:
Questions about student progress, assignments, tests, project timelines, and other class related information, should be directed to the teacher responsible for the class either in person or through your Facebook Group Chat.
Questions regarding vacations, tuition, payments and future courses should be directed to Blue House Okinawa Facebook Page.
How to sign up：
You can sing-up here!
You can add our desired payment to cart above and proceed to the payment.
*Please add Registration Fee and Course Materials if you sign up a course at Blue House Okinawa for the first time.
*Please informed that the payment is NON-REFUNDABLE once it has made.
Blue House Okinawa
Interested in learning Japanese with us?
Come and visit us at initial consultation!
***Please park your car by the seawall. Street parking by Blue House is not allowed.***
It’s only a few minutes away from the seawall to Blue House!
Please plan to come early since you’ll take a walk to Blue House!
*Please bring your notebook and pens you feel comfortable with.
And most importantly, bring an open mind to this new adventure at Blue House!