What Our Students Say
I remember my first class at Blue House! I was brand new to Okinawa and the Japanese language. I was able to have basic exchanges, and it made me so happy to practice with native speakers and have such a fun community to learn in. I’m two years into studying now and am so glad I found Blue House from the beginning — it introduced me to some of my favorite people in Okinawa and is such a special place ❤️
I had spent about 8 months using online based methods to learn Japanese. Blue House gave me the opportunity to learn Japanese face-to-face with native Japanese speakers. The language exchanges forced me to step outside of my shell and speak among our Japanese peers, which was exactly what I needed to do to gain confidence to apply my classroom learning to the real world. Most importantly, it has been an incredibly fun experience to learn Japanese while helping others to learn English!
I love Blue House. It works with my busy schedule and is extremely flexible. My favorite aspect is that you are learning Japanese and practicing alongside students who are attempting to learn English.
We are leaving island soon and Blue House was really the best part of my Okinawa experience. It’s worth every penny.
The new exposure class was excellent! We have been on the island for a few years and we were surprised at how much we didn't know about the Japanese grocery stores. Kana-sensei gave a very detailed class on the differences between Aeon, San-A, Kanahide, Union, and Max Value. The class focused on which are considered expensive, middle priced, and discount. She also covered which stores are best to purchase fruit, vegetables, meat, and fish. Useful phrases and cash/credit purchasing was also discussed in detail. I would recommend this class to anyone that is new to the island and would like to have the confidence to walk into one of the various Japanese supermarkets and do some grocery shopping for things that may not be available at a base commissary.