As a way to support those who wish to learn Japanese but who are not yet in Japan or are unable to access quality online Japanese teachers, the Japan Study Abroad Network matches students with experienced, English-speaking Japanese teachers to provide affordable and high-quality 1-on-1 classes online to serve a variety of learning objectives.
Because these classes are private, meaning it is just you and your teacher, you will have the opportunity to speak with your teacher about any changes you’d like to make about the class content as you go, so that you are always learning what you need, as your needs change.
In this way, is okay if you are not sure exactly what course to take. In the first class, the teacher will discuss your learning objectives and help you make a learning plan together.
Here are the four main types of online classes that we offer:
This program is designed for those who would like an intensive and well-rounded study of the Japanese language, which encompasses reading, writing, listening and speaking. Lessons highlight the important grammar structures of the Japanese language, train your reading and writing abilities, and teaches the key vocabulary words necessary for continued academic study in Japanese. This course is suitable for complete beginner or advanced students who are serious about learning Japanese in the long-term. It is highly recommended to learn hiragana and katakana before beginning this course.
This class is designed for those who wish to improve their Japanese communication abilities, with an emphasis on speaking and reading in everyday, useful Japanese. This course is a little less intense than the General Japanese Language Course as you practise communicating with your teacher about real and role-play scenarios, with visual aids to guide the lessons. This course is suitable for beginners to intermediate students who are planning on visiting, living and/or working in Japan, or who wish to be able to communicate with Japanese people more effectively, for a variety of purposes.
This course focuses on Japanese to be used in professional settings, and covers essential verbal communication for both customer service scenarios as well as business-to-business interactions. Upon request, this course can also provide training for resume writing, interviews with Japanese companies, sales and business meetings, presentations, and email writing. This course is broken into two types: Business Survival for Beginners and Advanced Business Communication (recommended for N2+), and is suitable for learners who are currently working with Japanese people or companies, or who aim to work in such professional contexts in the future.
This course is an intensive study of Japanese that focuses on targeted exercises in order to prepare you for taking the most common Japanese language tests, including the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test), EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students), BJT (Business Japanese Proficiency Test), J-TEST (Test of Japanese Language), TOPJ (Top Japanese), and NAT-TEST (The Japanese Language Test). This program is intense, and best suited for serious students who are fully committed to passing the exam. Because there will be a lot of homework and training involved, this course will likely require students to purchase several textbooks.
Class dates & times are flexible, based on your availability and that of our teachers.
We recommend a minimum of once a week, ideally repeated on the same day and time, though there may be flexibility.
You can choose how many classes you would like to take.
Note that we will give you a 10% discount if you register for 10 classes or more.
The course fees listed below are the total. There are no administration or other fees.
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Note: All above fees are in JPY and subject to tax [10%].
If after your first lesson you are dissatisfied with any aspect of your class, we will retain ¥1,500 JPY (50% of the class) and refund all remaining course fees paid. This applies regardless of how many classes you registered for.
To participate properly in class, you will need:
We don’t have many teachers, but the ones we do have over 10 years experience teaching Japanese to international students, can speak English well, and are highly passionate about helping you achieve your goals.
As we hire our teachers directly, you will find that the costs of our specialized programs are less expensive for you than others.
As a Global Japanese Study Abroad Agency, we are able to support you in various other ways through and beyond this program, including introducing programs, jobs, accommodations and other opportunities in Japan.
Please fill out this short form to register for your Online Japanese Language Program: