Blue House Okinawa Japanese School 2024

Learn Japanese with Japanese Friends!

Blue House Okinawa
Japanese School

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Japanese Learning Tips

Living in Okinawa, have you wondered;

  • I always go to the same restaurants. Where do the locals in Japan usually eat?
  • I’ve been looking for a specific item off-base but can’t find it. Where do local Japanese people shop?
  • I separate my trash correctly, but the garbage collector won’t take it. How do local Japanese people separate their trash?
  • I don’t need to learn Japanese fluently; I just need to learn some conversational phrases to get by.

Or studying Japanese, have you wondered;

  • I study Japanese grammar, vocabulary, and phrases but can’t figure out how to use them in practical conversation.
  • I can’t keep up when native Japanese speakers talk. Where can I practice my Japanese conversation skills?
  • I’m not sure if I’m pronouncing my Japanese words correctly. I need native Japanese speakers to check my pronunciation.
  • I need Japanese friends to practice my Japanese with and to keep myself motivated.

We have answers!

Ask Local Japanese Your Questions!

At Blue House Okinawa, you don’t need to be fluent in Japanese to ask questions. You can talk directly with locals who are learning English at our school. Save time and money by asking them where they shop, eat, and hang out!

Meet local Japanese friends at Blue House Okinawa and practice your Japanese with them. In return, you can teach them English. Listen to how native Japanese speakers use their grammar, vocabulary, and phrases in real conversations.

Learn real Japanese with local Japanese people!

Our Answers

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Study with a structured approach

Having a structured approach to Japanese language learning offers numerous benefits that significantly enhance your progress and confidence.

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Meet Local Japanese

You’ll immerse yourself in the vibrant Japanese culture by practicing your Japanese with local friends who are equally eager to learn English. This unique exchange enriches your language skills and helps you forge lasting, meaningful friendships.

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Discover the Best Way to Learn

We’re here to help you explore and find the method that best suits your learning style. With our guidance, you'll unlock the most effective way to master Japanese.

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Study Your Way

The hybrid learning approach at Blue House Okinawa Japanese School combines the best aspects of online and in-class learning. You get the flexibility to study at your own pace with our online program while benefiting from the interactive and supportive environment of our in-class sessions. 

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Learn Japanese Vocabulary

A robust vocabulary allows you to express yourself clearly, understand others more effectively, and engage in complex conversations. With regular practice, you’ll build a rich vocabulary that enhances everyday interactions and deepens your appreciation of Japanese culture. 

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Learn Japanese Grammar

Mastering Japanese grammar is key to effective communication and truly understanding the language. A solid grasp of grammar allows you to form coherent sentences, express your thoughts clearly, and understand others accurately, avoiding common mistakes and boosting your confidence.

Quizlet Spell

Take Online Quizzes

Our interactive and fun quizzes make learning enjoyable while challenging you to apply your knowledge in different contexts. Regular quizzes keep you engaged and motivated by breaking down Japanese learning into manageable segments and tracking your progress. 

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Use Japanese

Engaging with native speakers and fellow learners on our school social media platform, Living Room, provides a supportive environment to practice and improve. By immersing yourself in Japanese through conversations, social media, and practical applications, you can overcome language barriers and achieve greater proficiency.

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Practice Japanese Reading

Our school social media; Living Room platform offers a variety of reading materials, from posts by native speakers to articles and stories, allowing you to engage with authentic Japanese content. This practice helps you recognize hiragana, katakana, and kanji, understand grammar in context, and improve your overall reading speed. 

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Practice Japanese Writing

Writing regularly helps reinforce vocabulary and grammar, improving your ability to communicate effectively in Japanese. On Living Room, you can write posts, comments, and messages, providing a practical way to use Japanese in real-life contexts. 

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Ask Native Japanese Speakers Questions

Our Living Room platform allows you to ask native Japanese speakers questions about culture, manners, etiquette, and everyday language use. Engaging with native speakers helps you understand real-life applications of Japanese and learn about social customs. 

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Practice Japanese Pronunciation

Proper pronunciation helps you be understood by native speakers and reduces misunderstandings. Face-to-face interactions allow you to observe and mimic the mouth movements, intonation, and rhythm of native speakers, boosting your confidence in speaking Japanese.

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Practice Japanese Listening

Regular listening practice helps you become more attuned to the nuances of the Japanese language, boosting your confidence in everyday conversations. Additionally, listening to native speakers provides cultural insights and helps you learn idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms.

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Practice Japanese Speaking

Engaging in conversations with native Japanese speakers helps you develop fluency, improve pronunciation, and gain confidence in your speaking abilities. This immersive experience allows you to use authentic expressions and idioms, enhancing your communication skills in real-world scenarios.

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Practice Conversation

Conversational practice helps you apply vocabulary and grammar in context, improving your communication skills. It enhances your listening and speaking abilities, allowing you to respond naturally in various situations.

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Learn Japanese Culture and Etiquette

Native speakers offer insights into customs, manners, and social expectations, helping you navigate social situations with confidence and respect.  Additionally, learning etiquette in-person helps you practice proper gestures, greetings, and expressions, making your interactions more natural and appreciated by locals.

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Make Friends with Local Japanese

Friendships foster cultural exchange, enabling you to share your own background and learn from others. By forming genuine relationships, you not only enhance your language skills but also create lasting memories and bonds, making your time in Okinawa more enjoyable and fulfilling.

Study Japanese while helping your Japanese peers to study English!

Find Study Buddies

Participating in or organizing a study exchange with local Japanese people at Blue House Okinawa offers a unique and enriching learning experience; Study Exchange. It helps you form meaningful connections, creating a supportive learning community.

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Study at Your Own Pace

The journey to mastering Japanese becomes even more personalized with a self-paced method, combining the best of flexibility with the invaluable support of a dedicated instructor at Blue House Okinawa. This approach adapts to your rhythm, creating a learning experience tailored to your individual needs.

What Our Students Say

What Liam san & Grace san from our Japanese conversation class have to say about:
– Blue House Okinawa
– Our Japanese Conversation Class
– Living in Okinawa

What Connor san & Noah san from our Japanese self-paced class have to say about:
– Blue House Okinawa
– Why They Started Learning Japanese
– How They Study Japanese
– Tips for Learning Japanese

What Other Students Say

Since arriving in Okinawa, Blue House has been an extremely friendly and encouraging environment to begin learning Japanese! The evening classes have been a perfect fit for my busy work schedule and helps me set goals within designated lesson plans. The biggest advantage from blue house is the ability to practice pronunciation, overall speaking ability, and receive real feedback. It is hard to take the first steps into learning a new language but every class I have attended has made me feel comfortable with making mistakes/challenging to do better. It has been rewarding using new vocabulary or sentence structures learned throughout the course and applying it to daily life here in Japan. This is why the unique addition of the language exchange with other Japanese students at the end of each class is something I look forward to every time. On top of the in house learning, they have provided a structure that helps me study throughout the week as well. Given that learning Japanese can be very difficult to begin, this is very useful in creating a focus point and tracking progress made. As I have just completed my first course, I will be taking the next one and highly recommend for someone who wants the extra push to become more involved with learning Japanese language/culture while living in Okinawa.
Mr. Hayes Joyner
Mr. Hayes Joyner
I remember my first class at Blue House Okinawa! 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 Okinawa from the beginning — it introduced me to some of my favorite people in Okinawa and is such a special place ❤️ A few points: 1. This is not a traditional school — they utilize the “flipped classroom” and “blended learning” models (if not familiar, google those terms. They’re interesting!). Independent learners thrive here! 2. Since this is both an English & Japanese language school, I love that there are opportunities to both learn Japanese and help others learn English through Blue House’s conversational exchange club, read aloud club, and public speaking practice in our target language. If you’re someone who takes initiative, there are so many real-life practice opportunities and study buddies here! Beyond language-learning, I’ve loved the extra curriculars (trips, hikes, karaoke, BBQs, field trips). It’s a wonderful group of people making a community learning program come to life! It’s really made my time in Okinawa extra adventurous and interesting!
Ms. Sara Wray
I had spent about 8 months using online based methods to learn Japanese. Blue House Okinawa 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!
Mr. Tom Nelson
Making the decision to start studying Japanese at Blue House has been absolutely incredible! Not only do we have a solid curriculum and get in class help with great teachers, we also have the opportunity to work with Japanese students that are learning English. The language exchange portion of class, where we help these students learn English - and they our Japanese - is my favorite! It’s really helpful to hear all of different pronunciations and dialects when you’re learning Japanese. Also, it’s a wonderful place to make friends as well✨
Ms. Jordan Tate
Ms. Jordan Tate
Blue House Okinawa is my family! We are leaving island soon and Blue House Okinawa was really the best part of my Okinawa experience. It’s worth every penny. Learning Japanese at Blue House Okinawa is fun and very. I have made friends here and 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 Okinawa helps me learning.
Ms. Janice Blanchard
Blue House Okinawa is an excellent place to learn Japanese and make some friends while doing so. The staff that work there are extremely friendly and provide an encouraging environment to learn! The classes are straightforward, with both in class and online work integrated. I also really like and enjoy the language exchange as well. I am so happy I found this place. I would recommend this place to anyone trying to learn Japanese or English.
Mr. Steve Olmo
Mr. Steve Olmo
I really enjoy the Japanese classes at Blue House! Some specifics: - Ample opportunities to connect with other Japanese students and English students - Small class size and good instructors - I also like that through interacting with the students in higher levels, I can see what's possible for me if I keep studying. It's very encouraging. I was a bit hesitant to enroll because of the possibility of classes being held on Zoom. About halfway through my course we went on Zoom and I was worried the quality would deteriorate, but I'm still very happy with my experience and feel engaged with my instructor and classmates even though we are virtual.
Ms. Lucy Amaral
Ms. Lucy Amaral
I love taking biweekly Japanese classes at the Blue House Okinawa! Besides helping me learn a new language, I have been able to learn a lot about Japan culturally and have been able to make some Japanese friends because of the language exchange element of each class. The small class size is awesome because it allows me to ask questions easily and learn more about what I’m particularly interested or am finding difficult to understand. I would definitely recommend Blue House Okinawa to anyone on island looking to learn Japanese language and culture!
Ms. Leslie Nelson
Ms. Leslie Nelson
I arrived in Okinawa a few months ago and was looking for a place to learn Japanese. I'm glad I found Blue House Okinawa. It is a place that provides a positive, encouraging environment for you to practice learning and speaking the language. The language exchanges provide those who are learning English and Japanese an environment where everyone can improve their skills. Highly recommended.
Mr. Raymond Tung
Mr. Raymond Tung
My biggest regret living on Okinawa is not signing up for this class sooner. I look forward coming to this class before work in the afternoon as the staff are so welcoming, friendly and patient. I also get to meet fellow curious students who want to challenge themselves and grow by learning another language. This helps keep my accountability on studying Japanese more than the Duolingo streak does.
Ms. Pamela Mandello
Ms. Pamela Mandello
I recommend Blue House Okinawa to anybody that wishes to learn Japanese. I learned that Japanese is difficult at Blue House Okinawa but students here are motivated to learn, Japanese people are kind and helpful. Blue House Okinawa is like a family where everyone is welcomed. 
Mr. Garion Hallmon
Everyone is so friendly! I was very nervous walking because I'm new, but they welcomed me with open arms and I got comfortable quickly! You learn with other Japanese learners, then work with the English Learners! So, you can practice your Japanese with natives and vice versa with them. Highly recommend!
Ms. Jenna Pontes-Borje
Ms. Jenna Pontes-Borje
I love Blue House Okinawa. 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.
Mr. Renie
Blue House Okinawa is a welcoming and fun language and cultural community! The teachers are fantastic and everyone is there for love of learning. The opportunity for native English and Japanese speakers to exchange knowledge and share the learning experience combined with social and educational cultural gatherings can’t be found anywhere else! The small class sizes make sure you feel comfortable asking questions and get a tailored approach to learning. The books, videos, and in class teaching time reinforce the concepts. And the in class exchange ensures you get practice speaking, not just reading and listening!
Ms. Stefanie Purdie

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Our Curriculum

Have Structure in Japanese Learning

Having a structured approach to Japanese language learning offers numerous benefits that significantly enhance your progress and confidence. Firstly, structure provides clear goals and milestones, allowing you to track your progress and stay motivated. You’ll know exactly what to study each day, which eliminates the guesswork and ensures you’re covering all necessary aspects of the language.

Additionally, a structured plan helps you build a strong foundation in grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. It ensures that you learn and practice language skills in a logical order, preventing gaps in your knowledge. This systematic approach makes it easier to grasp complex concepts and apply them in real-life situations.

Moreover, structure aids in developing good study habits. When you follow a consistent routine, studying becomes a part of your daily life, making it easier to maintain long-term commitment. Ultimately, having a structured learning plan leads to more efficient and effective language acquisition, helping you achieve fluency faster and with greater confidence.

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Meet Local Japanese

Experience Authentic Japanese Culture Firsthand!

 

Learn Japanese and Make Friends with Locals

At Blue House Okinawa, our interactive classes offer you more than just language lessons. Here, you’ll immerse yourself in the vibrant Japanese culture by practicing your Japanese with local friends who are equally eager to learn English. This unique exchange enriches your language skills and helps you forge lasting, meaningful friendships.

 

Join a Truly Collaborative Learning Environment

We are incredibly fortunate to host local Japanese students who are passionate about learning English. This sets the perfect stage for our Language Exchange program, an integral part of our offerings.

 

Dive into Our Language Exchange Program

Language learning comes to life in our program, where you’ll engage in lively conversations with native Japanese speakers. This two-way exchange not only boosts your speaking confidence but also deepens your understanding of Japanese culture. And the best part? This enriching experience is available both in-class and online.

 

In-Class and Online with Living Room

Not only do you get to practice and learn during our in-class sessions, but you can also continue your Language Exchange anytime, anywhere with our school’s social media app, Living Room. This app brings our community together, allowing you to interact with fellow learners and native speakers even outside the classroom.

 

Why Wait to Perfect Your Japanese?

Jump right in—whether you’re stringing together your first sentences or communicating through friendly gestures. Your native-speaking peers are here to help fine-tune your skills, making every interaction a step toward fluency.

 

Connect, Share, and Grow Together

Ask questions, exchange cultural tidbits, and offer mutual feedback. Our program is more than just learning; it’s about connecting, sharing, and growing together. By participating, you’ll transform textbook knowledge into real-world proficiency, making genuine connections that extend beyond the classroom.

 

The Perfect Blend of Practical Learning and Cultural Immersion

At Blue House Okinawa, you’ll not only learn Japanese but live it. Join us and turn your language learning journey into an unforgettable adventure, both in-class and through our innovative Living Room app. Embrace the full experience and make every moment count!

Discover the Best Way to Learn Japanese

Unlock Your Potential with Blue House Okinawa Japanese School!

Have you tried different ways to study Japanese but found it hard to stick with any of them? Or maybe you felt lost with all the options and didn’t know which one to choose?

There are countless methods out there, each promising quick and easy fluency. But here are two key points to keep in mind for learning Japanese effectively:

 

Discover What Works for You

Finding the right approach can sometimes be more challenging than the studying itself. That’s why at Blue House Okinawa Japanese School, we’re here to help you explore and find the method that best suits your learning style. With our guidance, you’ll unlock the most effective way to master Japanese.

 

Build a Consistent Study Routine

Mastering Japanese takes time—about 3,000 hours. Think of it as a marathon, not a sprint. Instead of waiting for motivation to strike, create a habit that helps you study consistently. At Blue House Okinawa Japanese School, we’ll help you establish a study routine that fits seamlessly into your daily life.

 

Join Our Supportive Community

Imagine going to work or school no matter how you feel because it’s part of your routine. Make studying Japanese the same. Join our weekly study groups or set aside 30 minutes before bed to write in Japanese. These small steps will turn into powerful habits.

 

Embrace Mistakes and Challenges

Don’t be afraid of making mistakes or facing challenges. Remember, you’re not alone. Our supportive teachers and fellow students are here to help you every step of the way. In our encouraging community, mistakes are seen as opportunities for growth.

 

Transform Your Life with Japanese

Even when you make mistakes or feel unsure, you have the strength to keep moving forward. At Blue House Okinawa Japanese School, we believe that every challenge helps you grow as a person. Embrace the journey, and watch your skills soar.

You’ve got this! Make Japanese a part of your everyday life and see your language abilities flourish.

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Study Japanese Your Way

Hybrid Learning: Online Program and In-Class Practice

The hybrid learning approach at Blue House Okinawa Japanese School combines the best aspects of online and in-class learning. You get the flexibility to study at your own pace with our online program while benefiting from the interactive and supportive environment of our in-class sessions. This comprehensive method ensures you develop all aspects of your Japanese language skills, from reading and writing to listening and speaking.

 

Online Program:

 

Study Anytime, Anywhere

With our online program, you can learn Japanese at your own pace and on your own schedule. Whether you’re an early riser or a night owl, you can fit your studies into your daily routine.

 

Wide Range of Resources

Access a variety of learning materials, including video lessons and interactive quizzes, designed to reinforce your understanding of vocabulary, grammar, and concepts.

 

Self-Paced Learning

Progress through the lessons at your own speed. If you need more time on a particular topic, you can review it as much as needed without feeling rushed.

 

Flexibility

Study from the comfort of your home or anywhere with internet access. This flexibility makes it easier to balance your studies with work, family, or other commitments.

 

In-Class Practice:

 

Pronunciation Practice

In-class sessions provide the opportunity to work on your pronunciation with native speakers. This direct feedback helps you improve your accent and speak more naturally.

 

Listening Exercises

Practice listening to spoken Japanese in various contexts, including different accents and speeds. This helps you understand real-life conversations better.

 

Speaking Practice

Engage in interactive speaking exercises that encourage you to use new vocabulary and grammar structures. This practice helps you become more fluent and confident in your conversations.

 

Immediate Feedback

Get instant corrections and advice from experienced instructors during in-class sessions. This helps you identify and fix mistakes quickly, accelerating your learning process.

 

Interactive Learning

Participate in dynamic classroom activities that make learning enjoyable and effective. These sessions are designed to reinforce what you’ve learned online and apply it in real-world scenarios.

 

Cultural Immersion

Learn about Japanese culture and etiquette through in-person interactions. This exposure helps you understand the social norms and customs, making your language use more authentic and respectful.

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Learn Japanese Vocabulary

Building a strong vocabulary is fundamental to mastering Japanese and is essential for reading, writing, listening, and speaking. At Blue House Okinawa, we emphasize the importance of learning Japanese vocabulary to enhance your communication skills.

A robust vocabulary allows you to express yourself clearly, understand others more effectively, and engage in complex conversations. With regular practice, you’ll build a rich vocabulary that enhances everyday interactions and deepens your appreciation of Japanese culture. Our comprehensive lessons help you learn new words in context, making them easier to remember and use.

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Learn Japanese Grammar

Mastering Japanese grammar is key to effective communication and truly understanding the language. A solid grasp of grammar allows you to form coherent sentences, express your thoughts clearly, and understand others accurately, avoiding common mistakes and boosting your confidence.

By learning Japanese grammar, you can engage in sophisticated conversations, appreciate Japanese literature and media, and navigate daily interactions with ease. Our structured lessons simplify complex grammatical concepts, making them accessible and easy to apply. We’re here to help you feel confident and capable in your language journey.

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Take Online Quizzes

Quizzes are a fantastic way to reinforce vocabulary, grammar, and concepts, giving you immediate feedback to identify areas for improvement. Our interactive and fun quizzes make learning enjoyable while challenging you to apply your knowledge in different contexts.

Regular quizzes keep you engaged and motivated by breaking down Japanese learning into manageable segments and tracking your progress. This continuous assessment builds confidence as you see tangible improvements, helping you develop a deeper understanding and achieve higher proficiency in Japanese.

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Use Japanese

Using Japanese regularly enhances your ability to think and respond quickly, deepens your cultural understanding, and builds confidence in everyday interactions. At Blue House Okinawa, we encourage students to actively use Japanese in various contexts to solidify their skills. 

Engaging with native speakers and fellow learners on our school social media platform, Living Room, provides a supportive environment to practice and improve. By immersing yourself in Japanese through conversations, social media, and practical applications, you can overcome language barriers and achieve greater proficiency.

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Practice Japanese Reading

Our school social media; Living Room platform offers a variety of reading materials, from posts by native speakers to articles and stories, allowing you to engage with authentic Japanese content. In a social media setting, you encounter everyday Japanese language and expressions, enhancing your ability to understand and use real-life Japanese.

This practice helps you recognize hiragana, katakana, and kanji, understand grammar in context, and improve your overall reading speed. By developing critical Japanese language skills in an interactive and supportive environment, you can accelerate your progress and boost your confidence.

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Practice Japanese Writing

Writing regularly helps reinforce vocabulary and grammar, improving your ability to communicate effectively in Japanese. On Living Room, you can write posts, comments, and messages, providing a practical way to use Japanese in real-life contexts. This practice enhances your ability to express thoughts clearly, develops writing fluency, and boosts your confidence.

You’ll receive feedback from native speakers and fellow learners, helping you identify areas for improvement and refine your skills to use more natural and accurate expressions. By immersing yourself in the Japanese language, you gain valuable experience and accelerate your journey to proficiency.

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Ask Native Japanese Speakers Questions

Our Living Room platform allows you to ask native Japanese speakers questions about culture, manners, etiquette, and everyday language use. While these native speakers might not answer grammatical questions in English since they are not Japanese instructors, they provide invaluable insights into cultural nuances and practical language use.

Engaging with native speakers helps you understand real-life applications of Japanese and learn about social customs. This interaction fosters cultural exchange, enriching your learning experience. By asking questions, you can clarify doubts and develop a deeper appreciation for Japanese traditions, enhancing your cultural competence and confidence in interactions.

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Practice Japanese Pronunciation

Proper pronunciation helps you be understood by native speakers and reduces misunderstandings. In-class practice at Blue House Okinawa provides immediate feedback from experienced instructors, helping you correct mistakes and refine your pronunciation.

Face-to-face interactions allow you to observe and mimic the mouth movements, intonation, and rhythm of native speakers, boosting your confidence in speaking Japanese. This hands-on approach encourages active participation and consistent practice, which are key to mastering the nuances of the language.

By improving your pronunciation, you enhance your overall speaking abilities, making conversations more natural and enjoyable.

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Practice Japanese Listening

At Blue House Okinawa, our in-class sessions offer immersive listening practice to help you understand spoken Japanese in various contexts, including conversations with native Japanese speakers. This practice sharpens your ability to catch key phrases, understand context, and respond appropriately.

Improved listening skills enhance your overall Japanese language proficiency, making interactions smoother and more natural. Regular listening practice helps you become more attuned to the nuances of the Japanese language, boosting your confidence in everyday conversations. Additionally, listening to native speakers provides cultural insights and helps you learn idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms.

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Practice Japanese Speaking

Engaging in conversations with native Japanese speakers helps you develop fluency, improve pronunciation, and gain confidence in your speaking abilities. This immersive experience allows you to use authentic expressions and idioms, enhancing your communication skills in real-world scenarios.

Native speakers provide immediate feedback and correct your mistakes, helping you refine your language use. Additionally, these interactions expose you to cultural nuances and social norms, deepening your understanding of Japanese etiquette and customs. Regular speaking practice enables you to respond naturally and spontaneously, making your Japanese more conversational and effective.

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Practice Conversations

We provide a supportive environment for engaging in real-life conversations. Conversational practice helps you apply vocabulary and grammar in context, improving your communication skills. It enhances your listening and speaking abilities, allowing you to respond naturally in various situations.

Regular conversation practice builds confidence, reduces hesitation, and makes your Japanese more fluent and spontaneous. By interacting with native speakers and fellow learners, you gain valuable feedback and learn to navigate different social settings and cultural nuances. This immersive approach boosts your language proficiency and deepens your cultural understanding.

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Learn Japanese Culture and Etiquette

Language Exchange with native Japanese speakers at Blue House Okinawa provides a deep and authentic understanding of social norms and traditions. Experiencing cultural practices firsthand allows you to appreciate the subtleties of Japanese behavior and values, essential for meaningful interactions.

Native speakers offer insights into customs, manners, and social expectations, helping you navigate social situations with confidence and respect. This direct exposure enhances your cultural competence, making you more adept at forming relationships and conducting business in Japan. Additionally, learning etiquette in-person helps you practice proper gestures, greetings, and expressions, making your interactions more natural and appreciated by locals.

By immersing yourself in the cultural environment, you gain a comprehensive understanding that goes beyond textbooks, enriching your overall language learning experience. 

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Make Friends with Local Japanese

Making friends with local Japanese people enriches your experience in Okinawa and enhances your language learning journey. Building friendships provides opportunities to practice Japanese in real-life situations, improving your fluency and confidence.

Local friends offer insights into Okinawan culture, traditions, and hidden gems, allowing you to experience the island from a unique and authentic perspective. These connections help you understand social norms and etiquette, making your interactions more meaningful and respectful.

Additionally, friendships foster cultural exchange, enabling you to share your own background and learn from others. By forming genuine relationships, you not only enhance your language skills but also create lasting memories and bonds, making your time in Okinawa more enjoyable and fulfilling.

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Study Exchange

Participating in or organizing a study exchange with local Japanese people at Blue House Okinawa offers a unique and enriching learning experience. This exchange provides a valuable opportunity to practice Japanese in real-world contexts while helping local Japanese improve their English or other languages.

This interaction accelerates your language acquisition, improves conversational skills, and builds confidence. Additionally, study exchange helps you form meaningful connections, creating a supportive learning community. These exchanges offer insights into daily life, customs, and traditions, making your learning experience more authentic and immersive.

By collaborating with local Japanese peers, you enhance your language proficiency, gain cultural insights, and build lasting friendships. 

Study Japanese while helping your Japanese peers to study English!

Study at Your Own Pace

Personalized Mastery with Self-Paced Learning

The journey to mastering Japanese becomes even more personalized with a self-paced method, combining the best of flexibility with the invaluable support of a dedicated instructor at Blue House Okinawa. This approach adapts to your rhythm, creating a learning experience tailored to your individual needs.

 

Tailored Learning Pace

A self-paced method at Blue House Okinawa empowers you to control the speed of your learning, allowing you to spend more time on challenging concepts or breeze through familiar topics. You don’t have to wait for other students, enabling you to advance more quickly. This flexibility ensures that your study of Japanese aligns with your personal learning style and daily schedule, making language acquisition a seamless part of your life rather than a disruptive obligation.

 

Accelerate Your Learning Journey

A significant benefit of the self-paced method is the ability to advance quickly through your studies. You can move forward as soon as you’re ready, making your learning experience more efficient and rewarding. Many students find that they can progress faster with a self-paced approach. By focusing on familiar topics briefly and spending more time on challenging areas, you can tailor your study sessions to your strengths and weaknesses, keeping you motivated and engaged.

 

Direct Instructor Support When Needed

While the self-paced method offers autonomy, the role of an instructor remains pivotal. Whether you need clarification on complex grammatical structures, pronunciation practice, or insights into cultural nuances, your instructor is there to provide targeted support. This blend of independence and expert guidance ensures you’re never truly alone on your path to fluency.

 

Deepened Understanding Through Flexibility

The beauty of a self-paced approach lies in the liberty to pause and dive deeply into areas of interest or difficulty. Without the pressure to keep up with a preset class pace, you can ensure that your understanding of the Japanese language is deeply rooted. This flexibility encourages a more reflective and thorough engagement with the language, leading to lasting comprehension and proficiency.

The benefits of a self-paced method supported by an instructor in the context of learning Japanese are manifold. From the flexibility that caters to individual lifestyles to the tailored learning experiences that address specific needs, this approach offers a personalized pathway to language mastery. With the added advantage of deepened understanding and enhanced motivation, learners are well-equipped to embark on a rewarding journey toward fluency in Japanese. Embrace the opportunity to learn at your pace, guided by expertise, and discover the joys of language learning tailored just for you.

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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.

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Payment Method

At Blue House Okinawa, we provide two tailored payment options to suit various needs and learning styles across different class settings. Whether you prefer an intensive learning environment or require flexibility to accommodate a busy schedule, we have the ideal class for you. Below, we outline the key differences between our Regular Class and Flexible Schedule Class.

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
 Beginners Japanese 1 & 2: 7,700 yen
 Beginners Japanese 3 & 4:  7,700 yen
 Pre-Intermediate Japanese 1: 6,600 yen
 Pre-Intermediate Japanese 2: 6,600 yen
 Pre-Intermediate Japanese 3: 6,600 yen
 JLPT Prep N5: 6,600 yen
 JLPT Prep N4: 8,800 yen
 JLPT Prep N3: 11,000 yen

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

 

Tuition
Early Bird Discount
  The payment for the upcoming term or month by the 20th of the preceding month are eligible for a 20% early bird discount. 
2 Payment Methods
  There are two payment methods available.
  By Term: Covering a 2-month period.
  By Month: Covering a 1-month period.
Tuition Subscription Renewal Date
The subscription renews on the 20th of the preceding month. You can cancel the subscription at any time as needed.

 

Self-Paced Regular Class Tuition
– Self-Paced Class is for Beginners Japanese 1 – 4, Pre-Intermediate Japanese 1 – 3 and JPLT Prep.
– This class meets twice a week.

  • By Term with Early Bird Discount ¥ 55,440

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

  • By Term with Regular Price ¥ 66,530

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

  • By Month with Early Bird Discount ¥ 27,720

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

  • By Month with Regular Price ¥ 33,270

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

Japanese Conversation Class 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.

*Class 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
 Beginners Japanese 1 & 2: 7,700 yen
 Beginners Japanese 3 & 4:  7,700 yen
 Pre-Intermediate Japanese 1: 6,600 yen
 Pre-Intermediate Japanese 2: 6,600 yen
 Pre-Intermediate Japanese 3: 6,600 yen
 JLPT Prep N5: 6,600 yen
 JLPT Prep N4: 8,800 yen
 JLPT Prep N3: 11,000 yen

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

 

Self-Paced Flexible Schedule Class Tuition
– Self-Paced Class is for Beginners Japanese 1 – 4, Pre-Intermediate Japanese 1 – 3 and JPLT Prep.
– You can purchase coupons and book your lessons at your convenience.Choose from the following options:
  Flex 8: 8 lessons per month
  Flex 6: 6 lessons per month
  Flex 4: 4 lessons per month
  Flex 2: 2 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 8 ¥ 33,440

    4,180 Yen/Lesson - 8 lessons a month.

  • Flex 6 ¥ 26,400

    4,400 Yen/Lesson - 6 lessons a month.

  • Flex 4 ¥ 18,480

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

  • Flex 2 ¥ 11,000

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

Japanese Conversation Class Tuition
– 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.

Japanese Conversation Class

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.

Blue House Okinawa Japanese:English School-Language Exchange in 1

Japanese Conversation Class

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!

 

Schedule
*Wed 6:20pm - 7:30pm

Beginners & Advanced Japanese Classes

If you’re interested in learning Japanese speaking, reading, writing, and grammar, our Japanese language classes are for you!

The hybrid learning approach at Blue House Okinawa Japanese School combines the best aspects of online and in-class learning. You get the flexibility to study at your own pace with our online program while benefiting from the interactive and supportive environment of our in-class sessions. This comprehensive method ensures you develop all aspects of your Japanese language skills, from reading and writing to listening and speaking.

Placement Test

If you have experience with studying Japanese and you’re wondering what class to take, then take our placement test to see what class fits you the best!

Blue House Okinawa Japanese /English School - Language Exchange in 3

Beginners 1

To begin, you will learn pronunciation, counting, and essential phrases and greetings.

Next, we will cover sentence structure and you will start creating basic sentences using colors, adjectives, question words, and expressions of likes and dislikes.

You'll also expand your vocabulary significantly and learn to write the first half of the Japanese Hiragana alphabet.

Textbook: Japanese From Zero 1

Schedule: Pick one from below
*Tue/Thu 1:15pm-2:25pm
*Tue/Thu 6:25pm-7:35pm
*Tue/Thu 8:10pm-9:20pm

Blue House Okinawa Japanese /English School - Language Exchange in 5

Beginners 2

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

Additionally, we'll practice asking for items, counting objects—which is a significant aspect of Japanese—and using verbs as we explore verb conjugation and the past tense.

By the end of the course, you will be able to write the entire Japanese language in Hiragana.

Textbook: Japanese From Zero 1

Schedule: Pick one from below
*Tue/Thu 1:15pm-2:25pm
*Tue/Thu 6:25pm-7:35pm
*Tue/Thu 8:10pm-9:20pm

Blue House Okinawa Japanese /English School - Language Exchange in 6

Beginners 3

Learn how to use two essential verbs (ある, いる), discuss specific objects and their locations, count living things, and gain confidence with particles and other key grammatical elements.

You’ll also master the first half of the Katakana alphabet and expand your vocabulary along the way.

Textbook: Japanese From Zero 2

Schedule: Pick one from below
*Tue/Thu 1:15pm-2:25pm
*Tue/Thu 6:25pm-7:35pm
*Tue/Thu 8:10pm-9:20pm

Blue House Okinawa Japanese:English School-Learn in a Practical Way

Beginners 4

Explore the Japanese family structure, adjectives, informal verb forms and conjugations, and how to connect sentences, along with other essential grammar concepts.

You'll learn the crucial verb する and how to apply it with your expanding vocabulary to create additional verbs.

By the end of the course, you will be able to write the entire Katakana alphabet, and you'll be amazed at how much you've learned so far!

Textbook: Japanese From Zero 2

Schedule: Pick one from below
*Tue/Thu 1:15pm-2:25pm
*Tue/Thu 6:25pm-7:35pm
*Tue/Thu 8:10pm-9:20pm

Blue House Okinawa Japanese / English School - Language Exchange in 7

Pre-Intermediate 1

Practice discussing your family and relatives, hobbies, nature, seasons, weather, and your town while learning related vocabulary and kanji.

Additionally, you will learn and practice important grammar concepts, including the ている form, normalizing verbs and adjectives, describing when actions occur using とき, expressing changes in state with なる (become), and connecting adjectives and verbs to form more complex sentences.

Textbook: Marugoto A2-1

Schedule: Pick one from below
*Tue/Thu 1:15pm-2:25pm
*Tue/Thu 6:25pm-7:35pm
*Tue/Thu 8:10pm-9:20pm

Blue House Okinawa Japanese / English School - Language Exchange in 8

Pre-Intermediate 2

Practice communicating about meeting up with a friend, planning an evening out, discussing food and meal plans, and sharing your experiences with language study and culture.

You will do all this while learning related vocabulary and kanji, and practicing grammar concepts such as connecting verbs to form complex sentences, asking if something is okay, expressing intentions to go, want, or try to do something, understanding relative time (before/after), and exploring the various nuances of もう/まだ (already/not yet/still).

Textbook: Marugoto A2-1

Schedule: Pick one from below
*Tue/Thu 1:15pm-2:25pm
*Tue/Thu 6:25pm-7:35pm
*Tue/Thu 8:10pm-9:20pm

Blue House Okinawa Japanese /English School - Language Exchange in 9

Pre-Intermediate 3

Practice talking about business trips and an office environment, health and exercise, celebrations, and your feelings while you learn related vocabulary and kanji.

In addition, you will learn and practice grammar concepts including: past experiences, doing too much of something, doing something for the purpose of, new ways to form complex sentences, and expressing your thoughts or what you heard someone say. 

Textbook: Marugoto A2-1

Schedule: Pick one from below!
*Tue/Thu 1:15pm-2:25pm
*Tue/Thu 6:25pm-7:35pm
*Tue/Thu 8:10pm-9:20pm

Blue House Okinawa Japanese /English School - Learn in a Practical Way

JLPT Prep for N5, N4, N2

This class requires a placement test. Please take our online placement test above and take a screenshot of your test result.

Contact us and send us the screenshot.

For JLPT N5 prep, it's a 2 days/week, 5 months class.

For JLPT N4 prep, it's a 2 days/week, 9 months class.

For JLPT N3 prep, it's a 2 days/week, 12 months class.

Schedule: Pick one from below!
*Tue/Thu 1:15pm-2:25pm
*Tue/Thu 6:25pm-7:35pm
*Tue/Thu 8:10pm-9:20pm

Tuition:

Early Bird Price
(before the 20th of the month preceding class start date)
55,440 yen / 2 Months

Regular price
(after the 20th of the month preceding class start date)
66,530 yen / 2 Months

New Student Registration Fee:
11,000 yen

Class Materials:

N5 - 6,600 yen
N4 - 8,800 yen
N3 - 11,000 yen

Testimonials

Curriculum

Japanese Classes

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.

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, students 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 students’ 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 student of Blue House Okinawa.

You can prepare for conversational success by communicating in Japanese with native speakers in our class. 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 reasons why we offer

More Speaking Practice

As we also have Japanese speakers who are learning English, we’re fortunate to have a wonderful Language Exchange program as a part of our curriculum.

In the Language Exchange, you can practice Japanese speaking with real Japanese people, native Japanese speakers. 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 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 friends 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 provides ample opportunity to learn about the values, history, and influences in Japanese society.

Testimonial

Curriculum

Japanese Classes

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.

Pre-Intermediate Japanese 3 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.

Step into Pre-Intermediate Japanese 3, the culmination of your initial explorations into the Japanese language.
This course is designed to solidify your understanding and use of intermediate-level grammar and vocabulary, preparing you for the transition to more advanced stages.

You will refine your skills in forming complex sentences and handling various communicative situations with greater confidence.
Engaging lessons will enhance your fluency and comprehension, incorporating cultural nuances to deepen your connection to the language.

Prepare to challenge yourself and celebrate your achievements as you near the threshold of advanced Japanese proficiency.

After Taking This Course

After taking Pre-Intermediate Japanese 3 class at Blue House Okinawa,
you’ll be able to say Japanese phrases below:

 

*エドワードです。おひさしぶりです。
/ Hi, it’s Edward. Long time no see.
*おぼえていますか。日本で会ったことがあります。
/ Do you remember me? We met in Japan.
*らいしゅうの出張は私とタイラーがたんとうします。
/ Tyler and I will be handling the business trip next week.
*どうぞよろしくお願いします。
/ We’re looking forward to working with you.
*空港にはタイラーさんがむかえに行きます。
/ Tyler will be picking you up at the airport.
*出発時間と到着時間をおしえてください。
/ Please let us know your departure and arrival times.
*出張のスケジュールをおくります。見てください。
/ We’ll send you the itinerary for the business trip. Please check it.

*ABCモーターズのやまださんから電話がありました。
/ Received a call from Mr. Yamada at ABC Motors.
*メッセージがありました。
/ He left a message.
*あしたはかいぎを11時にはじめてもいいですか。
/ “Is it okay to start tomorrow’s meeting at 11 AM?”
*4時ごろもういちどお電話します。
/ “I will call again around 4 PM.”

*けんこうのためにせいかつや食事にきをつけましょう。
/ To promote health through lifestyle and dietary habits, let’s take care.
*せいかつの時間について:
/ About Lifestyle Routines:
*まいにち、おなじ時間にねて、おなじ時間におきてください。
/ Try to sleep at the same time and wake up at the same time every day.
*食事もまいにちおなじ時間にするといいです。
/ It’s good to have your meals too at consistent times daily.
*食事について:
/ About Dietary:
*肉、魚、野菜、くだもの、何でも食べてください。
/ Please eat meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, whatever.
*お酒は飲みすぎないでください。
/ Please don’t drink alcohol too much.
*うんどうについて:
/ About Exercise:
*けんこうのためにうんどうをしましょう。
/ Let’s do exercise for health.
*会社ではできるだけエレベーターは使わないでください。
/ Please don’t use elevators at work as much as possible.

*ジムの使いかた
/ How to Use the Gym
*はじめてトレーニングする人は、トレーナーに聞いてください。
/ People who are training for the first time, please ask a trainer.
*マシンの使いかたがわからない人は、トレーナーに聞いてください。
/ If you don’t know how to use a machine, please ask a trainer.
*ジムの中では食べたり、飲んだりしないでください。飲食はラウンジでお願いします。
/ Please don’t eat or drink inside the gym. For any refreshments the lounge please.
*ジムの中では携帯電話を使わないでください。
/ Please don’t use mobile phones in the gym.
*たばこをすう人は外でお願いします。ジムの中ではすわないでください。
/ For those who smoke, please do so outside. Please don’t smoke in the gym.

*しゅうしょくのお祝いに仕事で使うものをよくあげます。
/ For celebrating new employment, I often give things that can be used at work.
*ペンやめいしいれなどが多いです。
/ Pens and business card holders and such are many (common).
*会社では学生のとき使わないことばを使いますから、じしょもよくあげます。
/ Since at the workplace we use words we didn’t use at college, I often give dictionaries too.
*さいきんは、レストランでいっしょに食事をしたり、パーティーをする人もいます。
/ Recently, there are people who eat together at a restaurant and/or do a party.

*新しい家はどうですか。
/ How is the new house?
*これは会社のみんなからです。
/ This is from everyone at the company.
*新しい家で使ってください。
/ Please use the new house.
*よしださんはよく花をかざると言っていましたから、きっときにいると思います。
/ Since Yoshida-san often said that decorates flowers, I’m sure you like it.

What We Will Learn

In Pre-Intermediate Japanese 3, we’ll study:

Lesson 13 – Lesson 18

*Nounでも いいですか
*Verb た ことが あります
*イ Adjective すぎます、ナ Adjective すぎます、Verb すぎます
*Sentence 1 が Sentence 2
*Verb て1年になります、Verb て1ヶ月になります
*Verb ても いいですか。
*Verb 1 る まえに、 Verb 2
*Verb ると いいです
*Verb ないで ください
*Verb 1 たり、Verb 2 たり しています
*Verb 人
*Sentence んです
*A は B に C を あげます
*B は A に C を もらいます、B は A から C を あげます
*Sentence と 思います
*Sentence と 言っていました

Self-Paced Method

Personalized Mastery with Self-Paced Learning

The journey to mastering Japanese becomes even more personalized with a self-paced method, combining the best of flexibility with the invaluable support of a dedicated instructor at Blue House Okinawa. This approach adapts to your rhythm, creating a learning experience tailored to your individual needs.

 

Tailored Learning Pace

A self-paced method at Blue House Okinawa empowers you to control the speed of your learning, allowing you to spend more time on challenging concepts or breeze through familiar topics. You don’t have to wait for other students, enabling you to advance more quickly. This flexibility ensures that your study of Japanese aligns with your personal learning style and daily schedule, making language acquisition a seamless part of your life rather than a disruptive obligation.

 

Accelerate Your Learning Journey

A significant benefit of the self-paced method is the ability to advance quickly through your studies. You can move forward as soon as you’re ready, making your learning experience more efficient and rewarding. Many students find that they can progress faster with a self-paced approach. By focusing on familiar topics briefly and spending more time on challenging areas, you can tailor your study sessions to your strengths and weaknesses, keeping you motivated and engaged.

 

Direct Instructor Support When Needed

While the self-paced method offers autonomy, the role of an instructor remains pivotal. Whether you need clarification on complex grammatical structures, pronunciation practice, or insights into cultural nuances, your instructor is there to provide targeted support. This blend of independence and expert guidance ensures you’re never truly alone on your path to fluency.

 

Deepened Understanding Through Flexibility

The beauty of a self-paced approach lies in the liberty to pause and dive deeply into areas of interest or difficulty. Without the pressure to keep up with a preset class pace, you can ensure that your understanding of the Japanese language is deeply rooted. This flexibility encourages a more reflective and thorough engagement with the language, leading to lasting comprehension and proficiency.

The benefits of a self-paced method supported by an instructor in the context of learning Japanese are manifold. From the flexibility that caters to individual lifestyles to the tailored learning experiences that address specific needs, this approach offers a personalized pathway to language mastery. With the added advantage of deepened understanding and enhanced motivation, learners are well-equipped to embark on a rewarding journey toward fluency in Japanese. Embrace the opportunity to learn at your pace, guided by expertise, and discover the joys of language learning tailored just for you.

Our Textbook

Our textbook, “Marugoto,” is designed specifically for adult learners of Japanese.
It emphasizes not only the use of Japanese for communication but also the understanding and respect for different cultures.

The textbook prioritizes listening, speaking, and conversational skills, catering to those who wish to quickly acquire basic Japanese proficiency.
It includes various scenarios featuring interactions among people from diverse cultural backgrounds, all conducted in Japanese.

Students like the textbook for its realistic speaking scenarios and the audio resources available through its online platform.
Many appreciate the opportunity to enhance their practice independently through its interactive online components.

Additionally, “Marugoto” offers a glimpse into various facets of Japanese culture via photographs and illustrations, accompanied by numerous natural conversational examples.
The online learning center enables students to study anytime, anywhere, providing more opportunities to practice Japanese, especially during classroom sessions.

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How to Study

1. Sign up for Minato

The Japan Foundation’s JF Japanese e-Learning Minato is a platform dedicated to the study of the Japanese language.
“Minato,” translating to “port,” symbolizes a gathering place for learning and connecting with others who share a similar interest.
At Minato, we offer an invitation to deepen your comprehension and insight into Japan, its people, and their language.

At Minato, a diverse array of Japanese courses awaits you online, making it easier than ever to start your journey into the Japanese language from wherever you are, at any time that suits you.
Have you ever felt discouraged from learning because classes were out of reach, or found yourself too busy to travel for lessons?
Or perhaps you’re curious about starting but feeling a bit apprehensive?
Minato is designed for you.
Here, you can personalize your learning experience by selecting the course level, type, study category, and language of instruction that best fits your needs.
Get ready to embark on your learning adventure with us.

Sign up here

After sign up, register for Marugoto A2-2 here

2. Study Marugoto A2-2 on Minato

This course is designed to offer a thorough understanding of both the Japanese language and culture.
Within the Katsudoo section, participants are afforded the opportunity to develop practical communication skills applicable to daily scenarios.
This is achieved through extensive exposure to Japanese, enhancing your ability to speak by actively listening.
Conversely, the Rikai section is structured to provide a systematic approach to learning how Japanese functions in communicative contexts.

The ultimate goal is to cultivate a comprehensive proficiency in Japanese, encompassing reading, listening, writing, and speaking abilities.

3. Flashcards and Practice on Blue House Okinawa App/Website

You’re zipping through your day, and whether you’re on a coffee break or waiting in line, your phone becomes your gateway to a quick Japanese lesson.
With digital flashcards, you’re actively engaging with the language, thanks to the magic of spaced repetition.
It ensures you review words right when your brain is about to let them slip, making learning stick better.

And if you ever feel like you’re running out of cards, there’s a whole world of pre-made decks online, waiting to be explored.

Example Flashcards: 

4. Flashcards “Learn” on Study Room

To use these flashcards, Select or type the correct answer.

Settings and options
To customize your session, open the Options menu.
You can choose to answer with terms, definitions, or a specific language (if applicable).
You can also choose to study only starred terms, change your audio settings, and select which question types are included.

5. Flashcards “Spell” on Study Room

Spell mode helps you practice spelling terms by prompting you to type what you hear.

To finish a round of Spell mode and see your results, you’ll need to spell each word correctly twice.

Settings and options

If you misspelled a word, the letters you missed will be highlighted and the word will be spelled out for you. Then, you can try it again.
You can slow down the audio by selecting Options and choosing Slow.
To hear a term again, click the Speaker.

Quizlet Spell

6. Lesson Quizzes on Blue House Okinawa App/Website

Get ready for a little victory at the end of each lesson, because that’s quiz time!
Aim for the stars and try to score 80% or higher on these quizzes.
The best part?
You can retake them as many times as you need to hit that sweet 80% mark or even go beyond.

Remember, repetition isn’t just a step in learning a new language—it’s the secret sauce!
So embrace those quizzes, and let’s see your scores soar!

 

7. Writing Practice on Workbook

After you’ve hit 80% or more on lesson quizzes, why not practice writing on workbook?

Practicing Japanese writing significantly enhances learning by improving memorization of kanji characters and their numerous compounds.
It facilitates a deeper understanding of sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary, making the language more accessible.

Writing practice aids in mastering the nuances of kanji, hiragana, and katakana, crucial for reading and comprehension.
Additionally, it boosts confidence in using Japanese in real-world contexts, from casual conversations to formal writing.

Engaging with the writing system actively rather than passively listening or reading encourages active recall, reinforcing learning and retention.

Overall, writing practice is an indispensable tool in achieving fluency in Japanese.

8. 1 Post & 5 Comments 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.

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9. 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!

Study Japanese while helping your Japanese peers to study English!

Practice in Class

1. Ask Questions if There Are Any

Asking questions in class is your secret weapon for learning! 
It clears up confusion, deepens your understanding, and even helps your classmates who might be wondering the same thing. 

Plus, it shows you’re engaged and eager to learn. 
So don’t hesitate—every question is a step toward mastering the material!

 

2. Take the Performance Test with the Instructor

Taking the Japanese speaking performance test with your instructor is a golden opportunity in your language learning journey. 
It’s not just a test; it’s a chance to get personalized feedback on your pronunciation, grammar, and conversational skills. 

This experience boosts your confidence and hones your ability to speak Japanese fluently. Embrace this moment—it’s designed to highlight your strengths and guide your progress toward becoming a confident and proficient speaker.

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3. 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.

 

4. Ask Native Japanese Speakers the Questions You Made

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.

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Japanese Classes

Curriculum

Tuition

FAQs

Japanese Learning Tips

Regular Class

At Blue House Okinawa, we provide two tailored payment options to suit various needs and learning styles across different class settings. Whether you prefer an intensive learning environment or require flexibility to accommodate a busy schedule, we have the ideal class for you. Below, we outline the key differences between our Regular Class and Flexible Schedule 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
 Pre-Intermediate Japanese 3: 6,600 yen

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

 

Tuition
Early Bird Discount
  The payment for the upcoming term or month by the 20th of the preceding month are eligible for a 20% early bird discount. 
2 Payment Methods
  There are two payment methods available.
  By Term: Covering a 2-month period.
  By Month: Covering a 1-month period.
Tuition Subscription Renewal Date
The subscription renews on the 20th of the preceding month. You can cancel the subscription at any time as needed.

 

Self-Paced Regular Class Tuition
– Self-Paced Class is for Beginners Japanese 1 – 4, Pre-Intermediate Japanese 1 – 3 and JPLT Prep.
– This class meets twice a week.

  • By Term with Early Bird Discount ¥ 55,440

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

  • By Term with Regular Price ¥ 66,530

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

  • By Month with Early Bird Discount ¥ 27,720

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

  • By Month with Regular Price ¥ 33,270

    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.

*Class 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
 Pre-Intermediate Japanese 3: 6,600 yen

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

 

Self-Paced Flexible Schedule Class Tuition
– Self-Paced Class is for Beginners Japanese 1 – 4, Pre-Intermediate Japanese 1 – 3 and JPLT Prep.
– You can purchase coupons and book your lessons at your convenience.Choose from the following options:
  Flex 8: 8 lessons per month
  Flex 6: 6 lessons per month
  Flex 4: 4 lessons per month
  Flex 2: 2 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 8 ¥ 33,440

    4,180 Yen/Lesson - 8 lessons a month.

  • Flex 6 ¥ 26,400

    4,400 Yen/Lesson - 6 lessons a month.

  • Flex 4 ¥ 18,480

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

  • Flex 2 ¥ 11,000

    5,500 Yen/Lesson - 2 lessons 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 Pre-intermediate Japanese 3 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 we conclude Pre-Intermediate Japanese 3, the final chapter in your pre-intermediate studies, you have now built a robust foundation in the Japanese language.
This course has pushed you to develop greater fluency and accuracy in both spoken and written Japanese, preparing you for the challenging yet exciting advanced levels ahead.

Your ability to understand and use complex grammatical structures and vocabulary has significantly improved, enabling you to engage more deeply with native speakers and authentic texts.

Continue to immerse yourself in Japanese culture and practice regularly. Your dedication has brought you this far; keep striving and thriving in your language learning journey!

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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.

Pre-Intermediate Japanese 2 Class

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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.

Welcome to Pre-Intermediate Japanese 2, where your journey into the Japanese language continues to unfold!
This course builds on the skills developed in Pre-Intermediate Japanese 1, pushing you further into the grammar and vocabulary that characterize conversational fluency.

You’ll learn to navigate more complex scenarios, from discussing future plans to expressing preferences and opinions.
Our interactive lessons and practical activities are designed to strengthen your speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities, while also deepening your cultural understanding.

Perfect for those looking to refine their Japanese, this class sets the stage for advanced learning.

After Taking This Course

After taking Pre-Intermediate Japanese 2 class at Blue House Okinawa,
you’ll be able to say Japanese phrases below:

 

*今日、すずきさんとびじゅつかんに行きました。
/ Today, I went to the art museum with Suzuki-san.
*待ち合わせの時間は2時半でした。
/ The meeting time was at 2:30.
*ちょっと道をまちがえました。
/ I got a little lost on the way.
*でも、2時20分ごろびじゅつかんにつきました。
/ But, I arrived at the art museum around 2:20.
*よかった!
/ That was good!
*すずきさんもいました。
/ Suzuki-san was also there.
*すずきさんはいつもはやいなあ。
/ Suzuki-san is always early.
*私たちは4時ごろまでいろいろなえを見ました。
/ We looked at various paintings until about 4 o’clock.
*とてもたのしかったです。
/ It was very enjoyable.

 

*こんばん、いそがしいですか。
/ Are you busy tonight?
*いいえ、ひまです。
/ No, I’m free.
*じゃあ、みんなで、タワーにやけいを見に行きませんか。
/ Then, how about we all go to the tower to see the night view?
*町がよく見えますよ。
/ You can see the town very well from there.
*いいですね。じゃあ、見に行きましょう。
/ Sounds good. Let’s go see it.
*それから、やけいのあとで飲みに行きませんか。
/ After seeing the night view, how about we go for drinks?
*安くて、いい店がありますよ。
/ There’s a cheap and good store.
*おさけですか。私はおいしいものを食べに行きたいです。
/ Alcohol? I want to go eat something delicious.
*おいしいものも、もちろんありますよ。
/ Of course, there will be delicious food too.
*いいですね。じゃあ、おねがいします。
/ Great, then please.

 

*私は大学のとき、ドイツ語を勉強しました。
/ I studied German when I was in university.
*ドイツ語は日本語とちがいます。
/ German is different from Japanese.
*ドイツ語ははつおんがすこしむずかしいです。
/ German pronunciation is a bit difficult.
*でも、ドイツ語は書くのがかんたんです。
/ But, writing in German is easy.

 

*私の町にはロシア人のかんこうきゃくがたくさん来ます。
/ Many Russian tourists come to my town.
*私はロシア語がすこしできますから、ときどきバスの乗りかたをおしえます。
/ Because I can speak a little Russian, I sometimes explain how to take the bus.
*私もいつかロシアに旅行に行きたいです。
/ I also want to travel to Russia someday.

 

*らいしゅうのピクニック、楽しみですね。
/ I’m looking forward to the picnic next week.
*3つれんらくします。
/ I will contact you three times.
*1. 食べ物はすずきさんと私が買っていきます。
/ Suzuki-san and I will buy the food.
*お金は一人 1,000円です。
/ It will be 1,000 yen per person.
*ピクニックのとき、私にください。
/ Please give it to me at the picnic.
*2. ケーキはチョコレートのケーキとバナナのケーキとどちらがいいですか。
/ Which do you prefer for the cake, chocolate or banana?
*へんじをお願いします。
/ Please reply.
*3. 飲み物はじぶんで持っていってください。
/ Please bring your own drinks.
*それから、コップやおさらもじぶんで持っていってください。
/ Also, please bring your own cups and plates.
*よろしくお願いします。じゃあ、またらいしゅう!
/ Thank you very much. See you next week!

 

*そのケーキ、どうですか。
/ How is that cake?
*あまりあまくなくて、とてもおいしいですよ。
/ It’s not too sweet and very delicious.
*中に何がはいっていますか。
/ What’s inside it?
*レモンがちょっとはいっています。
/ There’s a bit of lemon in it.
*そうですか。
/ Is that so?
*もう少しどうですか。
/ How about a little more?
*ありがとうございます。でも、もうおなかがいっぱいで…
/ Thank you, but I’m already full…

What We Will Learn

In Pre-Intermediate Japanese 2, we’ll study:

Lesson 7 – Lesson 12

*Nounでも いいですか
*Noun で、Verb て、
*もう Verb ました
*まだです
*Noun にいきます、Verb にいきます、Noun にきます、Verb にきます
*Noun のまえに
*Noun のあとで
*Noun 1 は Noun 2 が イ Adjective / ナ Adjective です
*Verb て ください ませんか
*Verb かた
*Verb たい です、Verb たくない です
*週に1回、月に1回、年に1回ぐらい
*Verb て みます
*Verb ましょうか
*Verb て いきます、Verb て きます
*なんでも、いつでも、どこでも、いくつでも
*Noun 1 と Noun 2 どちらがいいですか
*Noun 1 が いいです
*イ Adjective そうです、ナ Adjective そうです
*イ Adjective そうな Noun、ナ Adjective そうな Noun
*イ Adjective くて、イ Adjective くなくて、ナ Adjective で、ナ Adjective じゃなくて

Self-Paced Method

Personalized Mastery with Self-Paced Learning

The journey to mastering Japanese becomes even more personalized with a self-paced method, combining the best of flexibility with the invaluable support of a dedicated instructor at Blue House Okinawa. This approach adapts to your rhythm, creating a learning experience tailored to your individual needs.

 

Tailored Learning Pace

A self-paced method at Blue House Okinawa empowers you to control the speed of your learning, allowing you to spend more time on challenging concepts or breeze through familiar topics. You don’t have to wait for other students, enabling you to advance more quickly. This flexibility ensures that your study of Japanese aligns with your personal learning style and daily schedule, making language acquisition a seamless part of your life rather than a disruptive obligation.

 

Accelerate Your Learning Journey

A significant benefit of the self-paced method is the ability to advance quickly through your studies. You can move forward as soon as you’re ready, making your learning experience more efficient and rewarding. Many students find that they can progress faster with a self-paced approach. By focusing on familiar topics briefly and spending more time on challenging areas, you can tailor your study sessions to your strengths and weaknesses, keeping you motivated and engaged.

 

Direct Instructor Support When Needed

While the self-paced method offers autonomy, the role of an instructor remains pivotal. Whether you need clarification on complex grammatical structures, pronunciation practice, or insights into cultural nuances, your instructor is there to provide targeted support. This blend of independence and expert guidance ensures you’re never truly alone on your path to fluency.

 

Deepened Understanding Through Flexibility

The beauty of a self-paced approach lies in the liberty to pause and dive deeply into areas of interest or difficulty. Without the pressure to keep up with a preset class pace, you can ensure that your understanding of the Japanese language is deeply rooted. This flexibility encourages a more reflective and thorough engagement with the language, leading to lasting comprehension and proficiency.

The benefits of a self-paced method supported by an instructor in the context of learning Japanese are manifold. From the flexibility that caters to individual lifestyles to the tailored learning experiences that address specific needs, this approach offers a personalized pathway to language mastery. With the added advantage of deepened understanding and enhanced motivation, learners are well-equipped to embark on a rewarding journey toward fluency in Japanese. Embrace the opportunity to learn at your pace, guided by expertise, and discover the joys of language learning tailored just for you.

Our Textbook

Our textbook, “Marugoto,” is designed specifically for adult learners of Japanese.
It emphasizes not only the use of Japanese for communication but also the understanding and respect for different cultures.

The textbook prioritizes listening, speaking, and conversational skills, catering to those who wish to quickly acquire basic Japanese proficiency.
It includes various scenarios featuring interactions among people from diverse cultural backgrounds, all conducted in Japanese.

Students like the textbook for its realistic speaking scenarios and the audio resources available through its online platform.
Many appreciate the opportunity to enhance their practice independently through its interactive online components.

Additionally, “Marugoto” offers a glimpse into various facets of Japanese culture via photographs and illustrations, accompanied by numerous natural conversational examples.
The online learning center enables students to study anytime, anywhere, providing more opportunities to practice Japanese, especially during classroom sessions.

How to Study

1. Sign up for Minato

The Japan Foundation’s JF Japanese e-Learning Minato is a platform dedicated to the study of the Japanese language.
“Minato,” translating to “port,” symbolizes a gathering place for learning and connecting with others who share a similar interest.
At Minato, we offer an invitation to deepen your comprehension and insight into Japan, its people, and their language.

At Minato, a diverse array of Japanese courses awaits you online, making it easier than ever to start your journey into the Japanese language from wherever you are, at any time that suits you.
Have you ever felt discouraged from learning because classes were out of reach, or found yourself too busy to travel for lessons?
Or perhaps you’re curious about starting but feeling a bit apprehensive?
Minato is designed for you.
Here, you can personalize your learning experience by selecting the course level, type, study category, and language of instruction that best fits your needs.
Get ready to embark on your learning adventure with us.

Sign up here

After sign up, register for Marugoto A2-1 here

2. Study Marugoto A2-1 on Minato

This course is designed to offer a thorough understanding of both the Japanese language and culture.
Within the Katsudoo section, participants are afforded the opportunity to develop practical communication skills applicable to daily scenarios.
This is achieved through extensive exposure to Japanese, enhancing your ability to speak by actively listening.
Conversely, the Rikai section is structured to provide a systematic approach to learning how Japanese functions in communicative contexts.

The ultimate goal is to cultivate a comprehensive proficiency in Japanese, encompassing reading, listening, writing, and speaking abilities.

3. Flashcards and Practice on Blue House Okinawa App/Website

You’re zipping through your day, and whether you’re on a coffee break or waiting in line, your phone becomes your gateway to a quick Japanese lesson.
With digital flashcards, you’re actively engaging with the language, thanks to the magic of spaced repetition.
It ensures you review words right when your brain is about to let them slip, making learning stick better.

And if you ever feel like you’re running out of cards, there’s a whole world of pre-made decks online, waiting to be explored.

Example Flashcards: 

4. Flashcards “Learn” on Study Room

To use these flashcards, Select or type the correct answer.

Settings and options
To customize your session, open the Options menu.
You can choose to answer with terms, definitions, or a specific language (if applicable).
You can also choose to study only starred terms, change your audio settings, and select which question types are included.

5. Flashcards “Spell” on Study Room

Spell mode helps you practice spelling terms by prompting you to type what you hear.

To finish a round of Spell mode and see your results, you’ll need to spell each word correctly twice.

Settings and options

If you misspelled a word, the letters you missed will be highlighted and the word will be spelled out for you. Then, you can try it again.
You can slow down the audio by selecting Options and choosing Slow.
To hear a term again, click the Speaker.

Quizlet Spell

6. Lesson Quizzes on Blue House Okinawa App/Website

Get ready for a little victory at the end of each lesson, because that’s quiz time!
Aim for the stars and try to score 80% or higher on these quizzes.
The best part?
You can retake them as many times as you need to hit that sweet 80% mark or even go beyond.

Remember, repetition isn’t just a step in learning a new language—it’s the secret sauce!
So embrace those quizzes, and let’s see your scores soar!

 

7. Writing Practice on Workbook

After you’ve hit 80% or more on lesson quizzes, why not practice writing on workbook?

Practicing Japanese writing significantly enhances learning by improving memorization of kanji characters and their numerous compounds.
It facilitates a deeper understanding of sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary, making the language more accessible.

Writing practice aids in mastering the nuances of kanji, hiragana, and katakana, crucial for reading and comprehension.
Additionally, it boosts confidence in using Japanese in real-world contexts, from casual conversations to formal writing.

Engaging with the writing system actively rather than passively listening or reading encourages active recall, reinforcing learning and retention.

Overall, writing practice is an indispensable tool in achieving fluency in Japanese.

8. 1 Post & 5 Comments 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.

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9. 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!

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Practice in Class

1. Ask Questions if There Are Any

Asking questions in class is your secret weapon for learning! 
It clears up confusion, deepens your understanding, and even helps your classmates who might be wondering the same thing. 

Plus, it shows you’re engaged and eager to learn. 
So don’t hesitate—every question is a step toward mastering the material!

 

2. Take the Performance Test with the Instructor

Taking the Japanese speaking performance test with your instructor is a golden opportunity in your language learning journey. 
It’s not just a test; it’s a chance to get personalized feedback on your pronunciation, grammar, and conversational skills. 

This experience boosts your confidence and hones your ability to speak Japanese fluently. Embrace this moment—it’s designed to highlight your strengths and guide your progress toward becoming a confident and proficient speaker.

Blue House Okinawa Japanese /English School - Language Exchange in 5

3. 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.

 

4. Ask Native Japanese Speakers the Questions You Made

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.

Blue House Okinawa Japanese /English School - Language Exchange in 6

Japanese Classes

Curriculum

Tuition

FAQs

Japanese Learning Tips

Regular Class

At Blue House Okinawa, we provide two tailored payment options to suit various needs and learning styles across different class settings. Whether you prefer an intensive learning environment or require flexibility to accommodate a busy schedule, we have the ideal class for you. Below, we outline the key differences between our Regular Class and Flexible Schedule 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
 Pre-Intermediate Japanese 2: 6,600 yen

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

 

Tuition
Early Bird Discount
  The payment for the upcoming term or month by the 20th of the preceding month are eligible for a 20% early bird discount. 
2 Payment Methods
  There are two payment methods available.
  By Term: Covering a 2-month period.
  By Month: Covering a 1-month period.
Tuition Subscription Renewal Date
The subscription renews on the 20th of the preceding month. You can cancel the subscription at any time as needed.

 

Self-Paced Regular Class Tuition
– Self-Paced Class is for Beginners Japanese 1 – 4, Pre-Intermediate Japanese 1 – 3 and JPLT Prep.
– This class meets twice a week.

  • By Term with Early Bird Discount ¥ 55,440

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

  • By Term with Regular Price ¥ 66,530

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

  • By Month with Early Bird Discount ¥ 27,720

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

  • By Month with Regular Price ¥ 33,270

    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.

*Class 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
 Pre-Intermediate Japanese 2: 6,600 yen

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

 

Self-Paced Flexible Schedule Class Tuition
– Self-Paced Class is for Beginners Japanese 1 – 4, Pre-Intermediate Japanese 1 – 3 and JPLT Prep.
– You can purchase coupons and book your lessons at your convenience.Choose from the following options:
  Flex 8: 8 lessons per month
  Flex 6: 6 lessons per month
  Flex 4: 4 lessons per month
  Flex 2: 2 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 8 ¥ 33,440

    4,180 Yen/Lesson - 8 lessons a month.

  • Flex 6 ¥ 26,400

    4,400 Yen/Lesson - 6 lessons a month.

  • Flex 4 ¥ 18,480

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

  • Flex 2 ¥ 11,000

    5,500 Yen/Lesson - 2 lessons 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 Pre-Intermediate Japanese 2 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 we draw our Pre-Intermediate Japanese 2 class to a close, you’ve made substantial progress in mastering more nuanced aspects of the Japanese language.
Your ability to discuss a wider range of topics with greater complexity reflects your growing proficiency.

This course has equipped you with advanced grammar and vocabulary, paving the way for engaging in more sophisticated conversations and understanding deeper cultural contexts.
Continue to practice and expose yourself to the language as much as possible to retain and further develop your skills.

Your dedication is the key to your success—keep moving forward with enthusiasm and confidence!

Japanese Classes

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Tuition

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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.

Pre-Intermediate Japanese 1 Class

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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.

Dive deeper into the Japanese language with our Pre-Intermediate Japanese 1 class!
Tailored for those who have mastered the basics, this course focuses on enhancing your conversational skills and understanding of Japanese grammar.
You’ll expand your vocabulary and start to tackle more complex sentences, enabling you to express a broader range of ideas and emotions.

Practical exercises and cultural lessons will enrich your learning experience, connecting language skills with real-world usage.
Whether you’re studying for personal satisfaction or professional reasons, this class is your next step towards fluency in Japanese.

After Taking This Course

After taking Pre-Intermediate Japanese 1 class at Blue House Okinawa,
you’ll be able to say Japanese phrases below:

 

*私は、ジョイです。
/ I am Joy.
*東京の品川にすんでいます。
/ I live in Shinagawa, Tokyo.
*かぞくは二人です。おっとと私です。
/ There are two people in my family: my husband and me.
*おっとのしごとはコンサルタントです。コンピューターのかいしゃではたらいています。
/ My husband’s job is a consultant. He works at a computer company.
*私はしごとはしていません。がっこうで日本語をべんきょうしています。
/ I am not working. I am studying Japanese at school.

 

*しゅみは えです。
/ My hobby is painting.
*ひまなとき、こうえんで えをかきます。
/ In my free time, I paint in the park.
*はなのえを よくかきます。
/ I often paint pictures of flowers.
*人は あまり かきません。
/ I don’t paint people very much.

 

*日本にはきせつが4つあります。
/ Japan has four seasons.
*春、夏、秋、冬です。
/ They are spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
*私はあたたかいのが好きですから、春が好きです。
/ I like warm weather, so I like spring.
*春は3月から5月ごろです。
/ Spring is from March to around May.
*私は春によくりょこうします。
/ I often travel in spring.

 

*今、雪がふっています。
/ It’s snowing now.
*子どもたちが雪だるまをつくっています。
/ The children are making a snowman.
*雪が1メートルつもっています。
/ The snow has piled up to one meter.
*花はぜんぜんさいていません。
/ The flowers are not blooming at all.

 

*このあたりはレストランや店が多いです。
/ There are many restaurants and shops around here.
*デパートもあります。
/ There is also a department store.
*買い物やしょくじにべんりです。
/ It’s convenient for shopping and dining.
*とてもにぎやかでたのしいです。
/ It’s very lively and fun.

 

*あした、町に行きますか。
/ Will you go to town tomorrow?
*えきのちかくに すてきなくつの店がありますよ。
/ Near the station, there is a nice shoe store.
*えきの北口をでて、まっすぐ行ってください。
/ Exit the north gate of the station and go straight.
*こうさてんをわたって、すぐ右にまがってください。
/ Cross the intersection and turn right immediately.
*えきからあるいて、10分くらいです。
/ It’s about a 10-minute walk from the station.
*店のなまえは「アネモネ」です。
/ The name of the store is “Anemone.”
*小さくてかわいい店です。
/ It’s a small and cute store.
*私のあねの店で、私もまいにちアルバイトをしています。
/ It’s my sister’s store, and I also work there part-time every day.
*よかったら、来てください。
/ If you’d like, please come by.

What We Will Learn

In Pre-Intermediate Japanese 1, we’ll study:

Lesson 1 – Lesson 6

*Verb て います。
*Particle に for Place, で for means/method
*Verb る こと
*Noun の とき、 イ Adjective とき、ナ Adjective な とき
*Noun に なります、 イ Adjective く なります、ナ Adjective に なります
*イ Adjective い のが すきです、ナ Adjective なのが すきです
*イ Adjective い のは すきじゃです、ナ Adjective なのは すきじゃないです
*Sentence 1 から、Sentence 2
*Noun / イ Adjective / ナ Adjective です、でした
*Verb ます、ました
*Noun で、 イ Adjective くて、ナ Adjective で
*Noun だけど、 イ Adjective いけど、ナ Adjective だけど
*Noun 1 や Noun 2 (など)
*Verb て ください。
*Verb 1 て、Verb 2
*Noun 1 じゃなくて、Noun 2

Self-Paced Method

Personalized Mastery with Self-Paced Learning

The journey to mastering Japanese becomes even more personalized with a self-paced method, combining the best of flexibility with the invaluable support of a dedicated instructor at Blue House Okinawa. This approach adapts to your rhythm, creating a learning experience tailored to your individual needs.

 

Tailored Learning Pace

A self-paced method at Blue House Okinawa empowers you to control the speed of your learning, allowing you to spend more time on challenging concepts or breeze through familiar topics. You don’t have to wait for other students, enabling you to advance more quickly. This flexibility ensures that your study of Japanese aligns with your personal learning style and daily schedule, making language acquisition a seamless part of your life rather than a disruptive obligation.

 

Accelerate Your Learning Journey

A significant benefit of the self-paced method is the ability to advance quickly through your studies. You can move forward as soon as you’re ready, making your learning experience more efficient and rewarding. Many students find that they can progress faster with a self-paced approach. By focusing on familiar topics briefly and spending more time on challenging areas, you can tailor your study sessions to your strengths and weaknesses, keeping you motivated and engaged.

 

Direct Instructor Support When Needed

While the self-paced method offers autonomy, the role of an instructor remains pivotal. Whether you need clarification on complex grammatical structures, pronunciation practice, or insights into cultural nuances, your instructor is there to provide targeted support. This blend of independence and expert guidance ensures you’re never truly alone on your path to fluency.

 

Deepened Understanding Through Flexibility

The beauty of a self-paced approach lies in the liberty to pause and dive deeply into areas of interest or difficulty. Without the pressure to keep up with a preset class pace, you can ensure that your understanding of the Japanese language is deeply rooted. This flexibility encourages a more reflective and thorough engagement with the language, leading to lasting comprehension and proficiency.

The benefits of a self-paced method supported by an instructor in the context of learning Japanese are manifold. From the flexibility that caters to individual lifestyles to the tailored learning experiences that address specific needs, this approach offers a personalized pathway to language mastery. With the added advantage of deepened understanding and enhanced motivation, learners are well-equipped to embark on a rewarding journey toward fluency in Japanese. Embrace the opportunity to learn at your pace, guided by expertise, and discover the joys of language learning tailored just for you.

Our Textbook

Our textbook, “Marugoto,” is designed specifically for adult learners of Japanese.
It emphasizes not only the use of Japanese for communication but also the understanding and respect for different cultures.

The textbook prioritizes listening, speaking, and conversational skills, catering to those who wish to quickly acquire basic Japanese proficiency.
It includes various scenarios featuring interactions among people from diverse cultural backgrounds, all conducted in Japanese.

Students like the textbook for its realistic speaking scenarios and the audio resources available through its online platform.
Many appreciate the opportunity to enhance their practice independently through its interactive online components.

Additionally, “Marugoto” offers a glimpse into various facets of Japanese culture via photographs and illustrations, accompanied by numerous natural conversational examples.
The online learning center enables students to study anytime, anywhere, providing more opportunities to practice Japanese, especially during classroom sessions.

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How to Study

1. Sign up for Minato

The Japan Foundation’s JF Japanese e-Learning Minato is a platform dedicated to the study of the Japanese language.
“Minato,” translating to “port,” symbolizes a gathering place for learning and connecting with others who share a similar interest.
At Minato, we offer an invitation to deepen your comprehension and insight into Japan, its people, and their language.

At Minato, a diverse array of Japanese courses awaits you online, making it easier than ever to start your journey into the Japanese language from wherever you are, at any time that suits you.
Have you ever felt discouraged from learning because classes were out of reach, or found yourself too busy to travel for lessons?
Or perhaps you’re curious about starting but feeling a bit apprehensive?
Minato is designed for you.
Here, you can personalize your learning experience by selecting the course level, type, study category, and language of instruction that best fits your needs.
Get ready to embark on your learning adventure with us.

Sign up here

After sign up, register for Marugoto A2-1 here

2. Study Marugoto A2-1 on Minato

This course is designed to offer a thorough understanding of both the Japanese language and culture.
Within the Katsudoo section, participants are afforded the opportunity to develop practical communication skills applicable to daily scenarios.
This is achieved through extensive exposure to Japanese, enhancing your ability to speak by actively listening.
Conversely, the Rikai section is structured to provide a systematic approach to learning how Japanese functions in communicative contexts.

The ultimate goal is to cultivate a comprehensive proficiency in Japanese, encompassing reading, listening, writing, and speaking abilities.

3. Flashcards and Practice on Blue House Okinawa App/Website

You’re zipping through your day, and whether you’re on a coffee break or waiting in line, your phone becomes your gateway to a quick Japanese lesson.
With digital flashcards, you’re actively engaging with the language, thanks to the magic of spaced repetition.
It ensures you review words right when your brain is about to let them slip, making learning stick better.

And if you ever feel like you’re running out of cards, there’s a whole world of pre-made decks online, waiting to be explored.

Example Flashcards: 

4. Flashcards “Learn” on Study Room

To use these flashcards, Select or type the correct answer.

Settings and options
To customize your session, open the Options menu.
You can choose to answer with terms, definitions, or a specific language (if applicable).
You can also choose to study only starred terms, change your audio settings, and select which question types are included.

5. Flashcards “Spell” on Study Room

Spell mode helps you practice spelling terms by prompting you to type what you hear.

To finish a round of Spell mode and see your results, you’ll need to spell each word correctly twice.

Settings and options

If you misspelled a word, the letters you missed will be highlighted and the word will be spelled out for you. Then, you can try it again.
You can slow down the audio by selecting Options and choosing Slow.
To hear a term again, click the Speaker.

Quizlet Spell

6. Lesson Quizzes on Blue House Okinawa App/Website

Get ready for a little victory at the end of each lesson, because that’s quiz time!
Aim for the stars and try to score 80% or higher on these quizzes.
The best part?
You can retake them as many times as you need to hit that sweet 80% mark or even go beyond.

Remember, repetition isn’t just a step in learning a new language—it’s the secret sauce!
So embrace those quizzes, and let’s see your scores soar!

 

7. Writing Practice on Workbook

After you’ve hit 80% or more on lesson quizzes, why not practice writing on workbook?

Practicing Japanese writing significantly enhances learning by improving memorization of kanji characters and their numerous compounds.
It facilitates a deeper understanding of sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary, making the language more accessible.

Writing practice aids in mastering the nuances of kanji, hiragana, and katakana, crucial for reading and comprehension.
Additionally, it boosts confidence in using Japanese in real-world contexts, from casual conversations to formal writing.

Engaging with the writing system actively rather than passively listening or reading encourages active recall, reinforcing learning and retention.

Overall, writing practice is an indispensable tool in achieving fluency in Japanese.

8. 1 Post & 5 Comments 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.

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9. 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!

Practice in Class

1. Ask Questions if There Are Any

Asking questions in class is your secret weapon for learning! 
It clears up confusion, deepens your understanding, and even helps your classmates who might be wondering the same thing. 

Plus, it shows you’re engaged and eager to learn. 
So don’t hesitate—every question is a step toward mastering the material!

 

2. Take the Performance Test with the Instructor

Taking the Japanese speaking performance test with your instructor is a golden opportunity in your language learning journey. 
It’s not just a test; it’s a chance to get personalized feedback on your pronunciation, grammar, and conversational skills. 

This experience boosts your confidence and hones your ability to speak Japanese fluently. Embrace this moment—it’s designed to highlight your strengths and guide your progress toward becoming a confident and proficient speaker.

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3. 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.

 

4. Ask Native Japanese Speakers the Questions You Made

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.

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