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Learn Japanese with Japanese friends!

At Blue House Okinawa Japanese School

Japanese Classes

Registration Steps

1. Placement Test

Take our placement test to see what class fits you the best.

Level Check

2. Payment

Pick your class and you can simply pay online!

Payment

3. Learn to Study Japanese Better

Take our online "Study Japanese Better" course to get yourself ready.

Learn to Study Better

4. App Setup

Your homework, communication with instructors or other students will be on our school app. Set up your account and introduce yourself to other students!

App Setup

5. Let Us Know!

Let us know once you finish the online "Learn to Study Japanese Better" course and app setup by email so that we can start preparing your class materials and everything else.

Let Us Know!

6. Complete!

Now your registration is completed!

Complete!

FAQs

It depends on your goals.  If you want to progress rapidly, you will need to devote a considerable amount of time studying, practicing, and generally exposing yourself to the language in as many ways as possible.  However, if you're like most people, you are juggling various other commitments including work, family, school, etc. and you probably don't have endless time to devote to Japanese.  Don't worry, that's okay!  Many people have made considerable progress without studying for 10 hours a day.  Ideally, we recommend finding a little bit of time every day (or even every other day) to practice — this will be much more effective than a multi-hour cram session every few weeks.  And this practice doesn't necessarily mean you're sitting at a desk staring at a book.  Reading road signs, playing audio flashcards while you walk the dog, watching youTube videos, and of course listening and speaking to locals are all great ways to practice!  Compared to others learning Japanese around the world, living here in Okinawa, we are fortunate to be surrounded with endless opportunities to practice Japanese, so have fun with it! 

According to the United States Foreign Service Institute, Japanese is considered one of the five most difficult languages for a native English speaker to learn, along with Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin), and Korean.  These languages require an average of 2200 hours of dedicated practice to achieve "professional working proficiency," compared to a language like Spanish which averages about one quarter of this time.  So what does this mean?  Probably not a whole lot.  Language learning varies a lot based on the individual, previous language experience, dedication, interest, and countless other factors.  In addition, most Japanese learners don't need to achieve "professional working proficiency."  Your best bet is to talk to some of our current students and ask about their experiences and progress.  We think you'll find that most students are absolutely amazed at how much they have learned in a short period of time!  It is incredibly rewarding when, after a few short months, you can walk out your front door and immediately apply what you've learned to your daily interactions with Japanese speakers.

No, you can join whichever class is most appropriate for your skill level.  You can even join a class mid-term; no need to wait until a new class begins.  To achieve the best fit, check out our course descriptions, and take our replacement test, and of course, talk to us during your trial lesson at Blue House Okinawa.  We will work with you to ensure you're placed in the best class for your skill level, which may even include sitting in on a class or two to gauge your comfort level with the material.  We recommend selecting your skill level based on your speaking ability, as this is usually hardest to master.

Unfortunately, we are not able to refund or make-up individual classes that you may miss after registering.  Please review our school policies for further information.

Unfortunately we do not offer a military discount.   Please review our school policies for more information on our discount program.

Unfortunately our school is too small to support a student visa.  However, many of our classes are only two to three months long, so you can complete one on a tourist visa!

Unfortunately not.  

We find that a community approach to language learning (practicing with classmates and native speakers) is most effective, and one-on-one instruction does not provide this same opportunity.

We accept online payment only. 

No. At the moment, our curriculum is not designed for drop-in or short-term (less than 2 months) students.

You have other questions to ask?

Come and visit our school for a trial lesson!

1. Placement Test

If you’re wondering what class to take then take our placement test to see what class fits you the best!

2. Online Payment

Please be informed that:



*All tuition payments for the following month are due on the
20th of the current month regardless of form of payment. 
Payment after the 20th will incur a late fee as follows:  
21st – 25th = 10% late fee, 
26th – on = 20% late fee



*Since we do NOT have a front desk person to take care of cash payment at school so that we can keep the tuition price and the cost low, we ask students to make the payments online.



*Students who pay tuition monthly are required to use the Blue House Okinawa website/app to register for your class every month. 

This guarantees your place in class on a monthly basis.



*Tuition fees cover one calendar month/school semester regardless of your attendance. 



*Courses cannot be broken up, as they are scheduled at a specific pace of learning.

Click the class you’d like to register below and proceed to the payment.


Please come back to this page once you complete the payment and continue to the next step.

3. Learn to Study Japanese Better

Once you complete the payment, you’re ready to take “Learn to Study Japanese Better” course below!



Estimated Time of Duration:1 Hour



Login to your account that you’ve created with the payment on this login page.



And come back to this page and take the course below.

4. Blue House Okinawa App

As our students requested more opportunities to practice their target languages, Japanese/English, we have created our own app, just for our students!



Students can use Japanese/English off the class, from home, on the go, whenever they have a little time to spend on the phone 🙂



Our Blue House Okinawa app provides a private, direct connection between staff students and students.



Search for Blue House Okinawa app on App Store or Google Play Store and install it.



Login on the app and start off with 1. Let’s Get Started! and go through all the tutorials to learn how to make Japanese friends!



Estimate Time of Duration: 1 Hour

Welcome!

To Blue House Okinawa 🙂

1. Let's Get Started!

Check your ID, reset password and turn email notifications off.

2. Profile Set Up

Set up your display name, profile picture and cover picture.

3. Practice

Now, let's start practicing Japanese!

4. Practice Even More!

More Practice 🙂

5. Ask a Question

About Japanese language.

6. Help Others

Please help local Japanese learn English. We help each other in our community.

7. Message

Send a message for personal stuff.

8. Friend Request

Let's make some friends!

Practice Japanese with Japanese Friends!

Make the most of your stay in Okinawa with
Blue House Okinawa 🙂

5. Come to Our In-Person Orientation

Once you complete the Learn to Study Japanese Better course and setup Blue House Okinawa app, let us know by email so that we, our admin team and instructor team will start preparing your class materials and everything else!

Blue House Okinawa Japanese /English Language School

6. Complete!

Now you’re ready to start the class!

We’re so excited to meet you in the class٩(๑❛ᴗ❛๑)۶

You have other questions to ask?

Come and visit our school for a trial lesson!

Learn Japanese with Japanese friends!

At Blue House Okinawa Japanese School

Japanese Classes

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