Japanese Conversation Class

Table of Contents

Japanese Classes

Curriculum

Tuition

FAQs

Japanese Learning Tips

Who We Are

Beyond Language Learning

A Close-Knit Multilingual Community
Join us and become part of a vibrant community where Japanese and English learners teach and learn from each other.

Authentic and Immersive Practice
Experience genuine language practice with native Japanese speakers in our Japanese class providing endless opportunities for real-world application.

Supportive and Community-Centered
Embrace a relaxed, community-oriented approach to learning. Together, we support, grow, and share joyful moments, making every step of the journey enjoyable.

Jump into the Japanese language without any pre-study with our laid-back and engaging class!
Designed for learning in a fun, stress-free environment, our Japanese Conversation class let us explore the language together, right from the get-go.

If your time is limited but you’re keen to start speaking Japanese, our casual conversation classes are just what you need.
Perfect for those who want to focus on practical speaking skills rather than reading, writing, or complex grammar, our sessions are geared towards helping you master essential phrases and understand the basics for everyday communication.

Our class not only emphasize correct pronunciation and the use of daily expressions but is also ideal for those planning to travel or live in Japan.
Plus, you’ll have the fantastic opportunity to participate in Language Exchange sessions with Japanese students learning English and gain exclusive access to our vibrant online learning community!

Get ready to speak Japanese with confidence and ease.
Join us today and start your journey to becoming a proficient speaker!

After Taking This Course

After taking Japanese Conversation class at Blue House Okinawa,
you’ll be able to say Japanese phrases below:

*Greetings

*Self-Introduction
Ex.
– Nice to meet you. / Hajime mashite, douzo yoroshiku.
– Are you Mr. Suzuki? / Suzuki san desuka.
– The office number is 090-1234-5678. / Kaisha no denwa bangou wa 090-1234-5678.

*Country, People & Language

Ex.
– Japan, Japanese People, Japanese Language / nihon, nihon jin, nihon go

*Occupations

Blue House Okinawa Japanese :English School - Japanese Conversation Class - Greeting

*Directions to a Taxi Driver
Ex.
– To the Narita airport, please. / Narita kuukou made onegai shimasu.
– straight, right, left / massugu, migi, hidari

*Places

Ex.
– bank, post office, hospital, park / ginkou, yuubin kyoku, byouin, kouen

*Counting in Yen

*Place an Order at a Coffee Shop
Ex.
– A large coffee, please. / Ko-hi- L-saizu o hitotsu onegai shimasu.
*Ordering a Pizza on the Phone
Ex.
– My address is Miyagi 1-82, Chatan. / Juusho wa Chatan cho, Miyagi 1-82 desu.

*What Are They Saying at a Convenience Store?

Ex.
– Shall I put it in a bag? / Fukuro ni oire shimasuka.
– Is it ok just like this? (no bag) / Kono mama de yoroshii desuka.
– Shall I put chopsticks? / Ohashi o otsuke shimasuka.

*What Are They Saying at a Coffee Shop?

Ex.
– Are you ready to order? / Gochumon okimari deshitara douzo.
– Is it for here? / Kochira de omeshi agari desuka.
– Is it to go? / Omochi kaeri desuka.

Blue House Okinawa Japanese :English School - Japanese Conversation Class - Ordering Food

*Counting General Objects
Ex.
– one thing, two things, three things … / hitotsu, futatsu, mittsu…
*Ordering at a Restaurant
Ex.
– What is this? / Kore wa nan desuka.
– This is chicken curry. / Kore wa chikin kare- desu.
– Do you have beef curry? / Bi-fu kare- wa arimasuka.

*To Avoid Specific Ingredients

Ex.
– Are there any nuts in it? / Nattsu ga haitte imasuka.
– Can I have it without nuts in it? / Nattsu nashi o onegai dekimasuka.
– I’m allergic to nuts. / Nattsu arerugi- desu.

*Kanji Signs in Restaurants

Ex.
– open for business / 営業中 eigyou chu
– in preparation / 準備中 junbi chu
– regular holiday, closed / 定休日 teikyubi

Blue House Okinawa Japanese :English School - Japanese Conversation Class - Ordering Food 2

*Shopping
Ex.
– What is it? / Nan desuka.
– Where is it? / Doko desuka.
– How much is it? / Ikura desuka.
*Food and Ingredients Vocabulary

*Telling Time
Ex.
– 1 o’clock, 2 o’clock, 3 o’clock … / ichiji, niji, sanji …
– 1 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes … / ippun, gofun, juppun
– What time is it? / Nan ji desuka.

*Asking for Business Hours
Ex.
– What time do you open? / Nanji kara desuka.
– What time do you close? / Nanji made desuka.
– When would be possible? / Itsu deki masuka.

*Days of the Week


*Months and Dates

*Taking Public Transportation
Ex.
– train, bullet train, airplane / densha, shinkansen, hikouki
– I go to the airport. / Kuukou ni ikimasu.
– Does this bus go to the airport? / Kono basu wa kuukou ni ikimasuka.

*Locations
Ex.
– in front of the airport / kuukou no mae
– nearby the train station / eki no chikaku
– to the right of the convenience store / konbini no migi

*At the Station
Ex.
– to get on shinkansen at Osaka / Osaka de shinkansen ni norimasu
– to change to JR at Kyoto / Kyoto de JR ni norikaemasu
– to get off at Gion / Gion de orimasu

*Asking for the Destination

Ex.
– Where does this go? / Kore wa doko ni ikimasuka.
– Does it go to the airport? / Kuukou ni ikimasuka.
– I go to the airport. / Kuukou ni ikimasu.

Blue House Okinawa Japanese :English School - Japanese Conversation Class - At the Train Station

*Everyday Phrases
Ex.
– I eat sandwiches for lunch. / Hirugohan ni sandoicchi o tabemasu.
– I go to work at 7. / Shichiji ni shigoto ni ikimasu.
– I watch movies on my day off. / Yasumi no hi wa eiga o mimasu.
– I buy a new phone. / Atarashii keitai o kaimasu.

*Socializing
Ex.
– Why don’t we go together? / Issho ni iki masenka.
– Why don’t we have lunch together? / Issho ni hiru gohan o tabe masenka.
– Why don’t we have coffee together? / Issho ni ko-hi- o nomi masenka.
– Let’s go. / Iki masho.
– Let’s eat. / Tabe masho.
– Let’s drink. / Nomi masho.

*Describing Your Day
Ex.
– I went to the gym today. / Kyo jimu ni ikimashita.
– I had dinner. / Ban gohan o tabe mashita.
– I didn’t drink beer. / Bi-ru o nomi masen deshita.
– It was fun. / Tanoshi katta desu.
– It was delicious. / Oishi katta desu.

Japanese Manners & Etiquette

We’ll also learn about Japanese Manners & Etiquette too!:

*Dining Manners
– Bad Chopstick Manners
– Manners for Eating Sushi
– Manners for Sushi-Go-Around
– Manners for Eating Noodles
– Manners for Eating Tempura
– Manners at Izakaya; Japanese-Style Bar
– How to Pour Japanese Sake and Shochu
– Manners for Eating Ramen
– How to Make Your Own Onigiri
– Manners for Eating Japanese Confectionery

Blue House Okinawa Japanese :English School - Japanese Conversation Class - Table Manners

*Manners for Staying and Visiting
– How to Drink Japanese Tea
– How to Make Your Own Japanese Tea
– Manners at Ryokan; Japanese-Style Hotels
– How to Wear a Yukata; Japanese-Style Summer Kimono
– Manners at Hot Springs
– How to Take a Public Bath
– Staying at a Japanese Temple/Shrine
– Manners for a Japanese House Visit
– Manners for Giving a Gift
– Manners for Visiting Japanese Temples and Shrines
– How to do Zazen; Japanese Meditation

Blue House Okinawa Japanese :English School - Japanese Conversation Class - Ryokan

*Understanding Japanese Culture
– Japanese Gardens
– How to Spot a Good Bonsai
– Japanese Castles
– Japanese Festivals
– Manners at Japanese Cherry Blossom Viewing Visit
– Kabuki, Noh, Kagura, Gagaku, Bunraku; Japanese Culture
– Kimono; Japanese Traditional Formal Dress
– Kimono Manners
– Sado; Japanese Tea Ceremony
– Kado; Japanese Flower Arrangement
– Shodo, Haiku; Japanese Literature
– Ukiyoe; Japanese Art
– Budo; Japanese Martial Arts
– Origami
– Annual Events in Spring
– Annual Events in Summer
– Annual Events in Autumn
– Annual Events in Winter
– Japanese New Year
– Japanese Shinto-Style Wedding
– Japanese Funeral
– Greeting in Japanese

Blue House Okinawa Japanese :English School - Japanese Conversation Class - Kimono

Japanese Classes

Curriculum

Tuition

FAQs

Japanese Learning Tips

Practice in Class

Listening and Speaking Practice with Native Japanese Speakers in Language Exchange

It immerses you in the language’s natural rhythm, intonation, and cultural nuances, making learning authentic and engaging. 
This direct interaction boosts your listening comprehension and speaking fluency, allowing you to pick up colloquial expressions and slang. 

Moreover, it builds confidence in real-world communication and fosters a deeper understanding of Japanese culture. 
These exchanges are a crucial part of mastering the language in a way textbooks alone cannot provide.

Ask Native Japanese Speakers the Questions

This immersive experience helps learners grasp nuanced pronunciations, understand colloquial expressions, and become familiar with cultural contexts, improving listening and speaking skills. 
It encourages active learning through real-time feedback, helping to correct mistakes and clarify doubts immediately. 

Engaging with natives also boosts confidence in using the language in everyday scenarios, making the learning process more enjoyable and effective. 

Overall, it’s a direct, practical approach to mastering Japanese, making it easier to think and communicate fluently in the language.

Language Exchange May '19

Even More Practice!

Ask native Japanese speakers questions on Blue House Okinawa App/Website

You asked for more ways to practice Japanese, and guess what?
We’ve got you covered with our very own app, made for you amazing students! 🌟
Now you can flex your language muscles anytime, anywhere—whether you’re chilling at home, on your daily commute, or just scrolling through your phone with some time to spare.

Dive into the app and you’ll find all sorts of fun ways to keep up with your Japanese studies.
Post, comment, slide into DMs, and do everything you need to boost your language skills.

Plus, you get to support our awesome local Japanese friends who are learning English, just like in our Language Exchange program at school.

Feeling a bit shy about your Japanese?
Pop into the Living Room to ask if your Japanese hits the mark, or lend a hand (and your English skills) to help local students master English with your comments and posts.

2. Nov 16, Blue House Okinawa English: Japanese School App10

Host a Study Exchange

Want to try out your Japanese?
Or, do you like to practice your listening and speaking?
Then, host a Study Exchange and study with local Japanese friends!

At the Study Exchange, you can:
*see if you remember what you’ve learned.
*see if your Japanese friends understand your Japanese.
*listen to native Japanese speakers’ Japanese pronunciation.
*learn how native Japanese speakers use Japanese.
*understand what your Japanese friends think, how they look at things, and how they express their feelings.
*understand Japanese culture on a deeper level.

Sounds so exciting, right?

Oh after the Study Exchange, don’t forget to post the report for your review!

Regular Class

Intensive Learning with a Fixed Schedule

Our Regular Class is perfect for those committed to mastering Japanese. Attend classes weekly on the same days and times, ensuring a consistent and reliable routine. Benefit from regular, focused practice, immediate feedback from experienced instructors, and interaction with dedicated peers. This structured approach helps you stay disciplined, making steady progress towards fluency.

 

Why Choose Our Regular Class?

 

1. Easy to Build Study Habits
With a fixed schedule, it’s easier to build and maintain your study habits. Attending classes on the same days and at the same times each week helps integrate learning into your routine, making it a regular part of your life.

 

2. Accelerate Your Progress
Join our Regular class and attend lessons weekly to fast-track your language learning journey. Regular attendance not only enhances your understanding of the Japanese language but also speeds up your progress, helping you achieve your goals faster and more effectively.

 

3. Improve Listening and Speaking Skills Faster
Frequent classes enhance your Japanese listening and speaking skills more quickly too. Engaging in regular conversations with native Japanese speakers and receiving direct feedback from instructors improve your practical communication abilities.

 

4. Cost-Effective
The Self-Paced Regular Class is more cost-effective compared to taking eight/four Flexible Schedule lessons. This makes it an economical choice for those looking to maximize their learning within a budget.

 

5. Switch to Flex Class Anytime!
When you sign up for a Regular Class, you have the freedom to switch to a Flex Class anytime in the future. Changing your class is easy and can be done online with just a few clicks. Enjoy the flexibility to choose the learning style that best suits your needs!

Regular Class Tuition

Registration Fee  11,000 yen

Class Materials
 Japanese Conversation: 7,200 yen

*The registration fee and the class materials are required for a new student and each student.

 

Tuition
– This class meet once a week.
Tuition Subscription Renewal Date
The subscription renews on the 20th of the preceding month. You can cancel the subscription at any time as needed.

  • By Term with Early Bird Discount ¥ 27,720

    The payment for the upcoming term by the 20th of the preceding month.

  • By Term with Regular Price ¥ 33,270

    The payment for the upcoming term after the 20th of the preceding month.

  • By Month with Early Bird Discount ¥ 15,400

    The payment for the upcoming month by the 20th of the preceding month.

  • By Month with Regular Price ¥ 18,480

    The payment for the upcoming month after the 20th of the preceding month.

*Register at least 1 day prior to the 1st day of class. If a class is already in session, please wait until the next term starts to register.

2024 Schedule
Jan-Feb Term   *8 Jan – 29 Feb
Mar-Apr Term  *4 Mar – 25 Apr
May-Jun Term  *6 May – 27 Jun
Jul-Aug Term    *1 Jul – 22 Aug
Sep-Oct Term    *2 Sep – 24 Oct
Nov-Dec Term   *28 Oct – 19 Dec

*Tuition fees cover one term regardless of your attendance.

*Cancellation Policy
90% refund for cancellation greater than 7 days prior to the 1st day of class
50% refund for cancellation 1-7 days prior to 1st day of class
NO refunds for cancellation after the 1st day of class

Register today to save your spot!

Flexible Schedule Class

Discover the Ultimate Flexible Schedule Class

In today’s fast-paced world, balancing work, studies, and family commitments can be challenging. Our Flexible Schedule Class is designed for busy individuals, those traveling from afar, and anyone who prefers online learning. This hybrid class offers the best of both worlds, allowing you to tailor your education to fit your lifestyle seamlessly. You can purchase coupons and book your lessons at your convenience, making it perfect for those with busy schedules.

 

Why Choose Our Flexible Schedule Class?

 

1. Start Now!
You don’t have to wait for a new term to start. You can start online program now and come to class whenever you get a chance! This allows you to start learning without delay and fit your education into your life seamlessly.

 

2. Make Your Own Schedule
The ability to make your own schedule is a significant advantage. You can book lessons at times that fit your personal and professional commitments, providing you with the flexibility to learn when it’s most convenient for you.

 

3. Easy to Continue
With the flexibility to create your own schedule, it’s easier to continue your learning journey without interruptions. You can adapt your study times to fit your changing schedule, ensuring that you keep making progress.

 

4. Pay for What You Use
You only pay for the lessons you take, which means you don’t have to worry about wasting money on classes you can’t attend. This pay-as-you-go model is particularly beneficial for those with unpredictable schedules.

 

5. Switch to Regular Class Anytime!
When you sign up for a Flex  Class, you have the freedom to switch to a Regular Class anytime in the future. Changing your class is easy and can be done online with just a few clicks. Enjoy the flexibility to choose the learning style that best suits your needs!

Flexible Schedule Class Tuition

Registration Fee  11,000 yen

Class Materials
 Japanese Conversation: 7,200 yen

*The registration fee and the class materials are required for a new student and each student.


– You can purchase coupons and book your lessons at your convenience.Choose from the following options:
  Flex 4: 4 lessons per month
  Flex 3: 3 lessons per month
  Flex 2: 2 lessons per month
  Flex 1: 1 lessons per month
Tuition Subscription Renewal Date
The subscription renewals monthly on the date you signed up. You can cancel the subscription at any time as needed.

  • Flex 4 ¥ 18,480

    4,620 Yen/Lesson - 4 lessons a month.

  • Flex 3 ¥ 14,850

    4,950 Yen/Lesson - 3 lessons a month.

  • Flex 2 ¥ 11,000

    5,500 Yen/Lesson - 2 lessons a month.

  • Flex 1 ¥ 6,050

    6,050 Yen/Lesson - 1 lesson a month.

*Subscription Cancellation Policy
-100% refund for cancellations made more than 1 day prior to your subscription renewal date.
-No refunds for cancellations made after your subscription renewal date.

 

*Lesson Booking & Cancellation Policy
You can book a lesson from 1 hour to 3 weeks before the lesson in advance.
Your coupon will be available for use from the day your subscription renews for up to 3 weeks.
Please note that the coupon cannot be carried over to the next 4-week subscription period.

Cancellations made more than 24 hours before the scheduled lesson:
Your coupon will be reactivated and can be used to book another lesson.
Cancellations made within 24 hours before the scheduled lesson:
Your coupon will be forfeited and cannot be used for future bookings.

Please send your instructor a message on Living Room and let him/her know when you cancel a lesson within 24 hours before the scheduled lesson.

Register today to save your spot!

*Display price is a price for per lesson.

How to Book a Lesson for the Flexible Class

Once you sign up for the Flex class, you can start booking your lessons as below.
Your coupon will be applied on the checkout page.

Lesson Booking Policy
– You can book a lesson from 1 hour to 3 weeks before the lesson in advance.
– Your coupon will be available for use from the day your subscription renews for up to 3 weeks.
– Please note that the coupon cannot be carried over to the next 4-week subscription period.

Check lesson availabilities.

How to Cancel the Lesson for the Flexible Class

After booking a lesson, you can cancel it here if needed here
*You need to be a student to access your account page.

*Lesson Booking Cancellation Policy
– Cancellations made more than 24 hours before the scheduled lesson:
Your coupon will be reactivated and can be used to book another lesson.
– Cancellations made within 24 hours before the scheduled lesson:
Your coupon will be forfeited and cannot be used for future bookings.
– Please send your instructor a message on Living Room and let him/her know when you cancel a lesson within 24 hours before the scheduled lesson.

Both the Regular Class and the Flexible Schedule Class offer unique benefits tailored to different needs. The Regular Class provides a structured environment that helps build consistent study habits, ensures faster progress, and improves practical language skills. On the other hand, the Flexible Schedule Class offers convenience and flexibility, allowing you to learn at your own pace, pay only for the lessons you take, and start immediately.

No matter which class you choose, you will receive high-quality instruction and support from our experienced teachers. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and resources you need to succeed in learning Japanese, whether you prefer a regular schedule or require the flexibility to fit learning into a busy life.

 

Join Us Today!

Don’t let a busy schedule or distance stop you from learning Japanese. Choose the class that best fits your needs and start your journey with us. Our flexible and regular classes are designed to accommodate your lifestyle and help you achieve your language learning goals. 

How to Start

Here are the easy steps to get you started with your Japanese Conversation class.

1. Please take a moment to review our cancellation policy on the registration page.

2. Go ahead and sign up for the class using the link below.

3. Complete the online orientation. Don’t worry, we’ll send you the link automatically once you’ve registered.

4. Familiarize yourself with our student agreement and house rules.

5. Register and set up your profile on our school app or website.

6. Install and set up the Japanese keyboard on your devices.

7. Introduce yourself on the app or website to connect with your classmates.

8. Once you’ve completed all the steps, drop us a message in the Living Room.

We’re excited to have you join us and can’t wait to see you in class!

As our Japanese conversation class comes to a close, you’ll make remarkable strides in your speaking and comprehension skills.
This journey will equip you with practical language tools and confidence to engage in conversations with native speakers.

We hope the real-life scenarios and interactive sessions inspires you to continue practicing and exploring the nuances of Japanese.
Keep building on this foundation—practice regularly, stay curious, and seek opportunities to converse in Japanese.

Your progress is a testament to your dedication, and with continued effort, you’ll find your fluency ever improving. Keep up the great work!

Japanese Classes

Curriculum

Tuition

FAQs

Japanese Learning Tips

Who We Are

Beyond Language Learning

A Close-Knit Multilingual Community
Join us and become part of a vibrant community where Japanese and English learners teach and learn from each other.

Authentic and Immersive Practice
Experience genuine language practice with native Japanese speakers in our Japanese class providing endless opportunities for real-world application.

Supportive and Community-Centered
Embrace a relaxed, community-oriented approach to learning. Together, we support, grow, and share joyful moments, making every step of the journey enjoyable.