GenkiJACS

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GenkiJACS
  • Recommended for Westerners

    The school’s curriculum has accounted for students who need more time and support to learn Kanji, etc.

  • Flexible Class Schedule

    You are able to request an AM or PM class schedule based on your needs.

  • Wifi Available

    Rest assured that this school has wifi available.

  • Part-time Job Support

    This school introduces part-time job opportunities so you can work while studying.

  • Higher Education Counselling

    This school provides specialized counseling to prepare and apply to colleges and universities after graduation.

  • Career Support

    counsellors are available to provide specialized support for full-time employment after graduation.

  • Dormitories Available

    This school introduces affordable shared living spaces.

  • Apartments Available

    This school introduces private apartments.

  • Homestay Available

    This school introduceslocal Japanese families where students can live while studying.

  • In-School Activities

    This school organizes regular interactive & cultural activities in the school.

  • Out-of-School Activities

    This school organizes out-of-school day-trips, excursions and events throughout the year.

  • Student Lounge

    Space outside of the classroom is available for students to interact casually and/or study.

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School Introduction

Winner of many prestigious awards for the quality of its education, GenkiJACS offers Japanese language courses to foreign students of all levels and backgrounds. With courses particularly suited to Western students whose native language is quite different from Japanese, the school has many advantages such as small class sizes, classes tailored to your current level and flexible course lengths, ranging from one week to 18 months. With their proven and award-winning educational methods, all educators are certified by the school, attend intensive courses and have regular training to be specifically teachers at GenkiJACS. Finally, because the school places great importance on its students actually having fun while they study, it offers a wide range of activities that allow them to fully immerse themselves in Japanese culture, educate their listening and communication skills in Japanese, and share ideas and experiences in the best setting possible.
Frequently cited as one of the most livable cities in the world, Fukuoka, unlike Tokyo, is rather affordable and does not have many foreigners, so students will have to practice Japanese on a daily basis. Famous for its shopping district, cuisine and nightlife, Fukuoka is the ideal place for GenkiJACS students to make the most of their stay in Japan while studying Japanese.
Class Size: 8 students max
School Staff Support Languages: English, Spanish, French, Russian
Enrolment Terms: April, July, October, January
Minimum Course Duration: Short Term: 1 week
Long Term: 6 months

Main Features

Small class sizes
With a maximum of 8 students in class, you will get full attention from your teacher!
Flexible schedules
At Genki schools, there are new classes every monday for the whole year so you are able to start studying at your convenience.
Top World Language School
Genki schools won many awards for their teaching achievements including the prestigious ST Star World Language School award four times!
No matter the level
Genki offers classes for all levels, from complete beginners to experts, and you will never be placed in a group of a level different from yours.

School Location

GenkiJACS Fukuoka is located in the heart of the city, near Hakata Station. Close to the beaches and the city center, students can enjoy a full immersion in Japanese culture thanks to numerous festivals such as the Tamaseseri or Nakasu Festival and the rich historical heritage with, for example, the famous Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine.

Nearest Station: Hakata Station (4-minute walk)

Available Courses

  • Long Term Course
  • GenkiLINK
  • Core Course - Short Term
  • Summer Course - Short Term
  • Bildungsurlaub - Short Term

Long Term Course

Course Description

The long term course can be taken for 6 months, 1 year and 1 year and 6 months.
 
Students can take the 6 months course at GenkiJACS without going through the long process of applying for a student visa. Take advantage of the Core Course, add modules as you wish and most importantly, come whenever you want because this course starts at any time of the year.
 
The 1-year long course allows you to take the GenkiJACS core course with a total discount of 25%. For one year, the school will focus on communicative Japanese as well as all the subjects needed to pass the school mandatory JLPT exams (the cost of which will be covered by the school).
 
The 1 year and 6 months course is the longest program that GenkiJACS offers. This long-term visa course allows you to take the school’s core course for one and a half years at a 30% discount. Also, since GenkiJACS is accredited by the Japanese government, you can take this course without having to apply for a visa extension! For this and the 1-year long course the level must be below pre-intermediate. If the Japanese Language level is too high, the 6-month program should be considered instead.

Enrolment Periods & Duration


Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 1 year / 1 year 6 months N/A

November

July 1 year / 1 year 6 months N/A

February

October 1 year / 1 year 6 months N/A

May

January 1 year / 1 year 6 months N/A

August



Morning and afternoon classes:

  • Morning classes are held from 9:30 to 13:10 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon classes are held from 14:05 to 17:45 (Monday to Friday)

Course Features & Electives

  • MANDATORY JLPT TEST

    Students of the 1-year and 1-year-6-months will take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (costs covered by the school)

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
6 months ¥590,000
1 Year ¥990,000
1 Year 6 months ¥1,390,000


Other fees
Enrollment fee included in tuition
Textbooks included in tuition

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

GenkiLINK

Course Description

The GenkiLINK course is a 10-month student visa program specifically designed for high school students who are looking to study Japanese thoroughly while having the opportunity to make Japanese friends of the same age and participate in many activities with them.
 
Required age: 16 to 19

Enrolment Periods & Duration


Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 10 months N/A

Late November

October 10 months N/A

Late March



Morning and afternoon classes:

  • Classes are held from 9:30 to 19:00 (Monday to Friday)
  • Culture Lessons may be held on Saturdays

Course Features & Electives

  • ACTIVITIES

    Join fun activities such as the English club or Kendo club

  • VOLUNTEER OUTREACHES

    Voluntieering activities such as tree planting, beach/park clean-ups and communal sculpturing available

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
10 months ¥966,000


Other fees
Enrollment fee included in tuition
Textbooks included in tuition

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

Core Course - Short Term

Course Description

The core course is the basis for all courses students will choose at GenkiJACS. With 20 50-minute lessons per week, students can choose to add modules for more in-depth study or enjoy even more cultural events with the school. Each day, you will be required to use everything you have learned in practical real-world situations.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

1 Week to 6 Months Program

Intake Application Deadline
Every Monday

N/A



Morning and afternoon classes:

  • Morning classes are held from 9:30 to 13:10 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon classes are held from 14:05 to 17:45 (Monday to Friday)

Course Features & Electives

  • GRAMMAR FOCUS

    2 grammar lessons daily

  • 4 BASIC SKILLS

    Reading, writing, listening, speaking lessons every day

  • PLUS CONVERSATION

    This module can be added to your current course. This module offers 5 extra classes per week and trains you to speak like a native Japanese.

  • JAPANESE CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

    For 6 hours a week every Saturday, the student can enjoy cultural activities like sightseeing, cooking classes, tea ceremony and many more.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
1 week ¥33,000


Other fees
Enrollment fee ¥11,000
Module: Plus Conversation (optional) ¥10,000 (per week)
Module: Cultural Activities (optional) ¥10,000 (per week)
Textbooks ¥11,000

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

Summer Course - Short Term

Course Description

In this special summer course, students from 14 to 19 years old can enjoy the best of GenkiJACS courses and activities with the addition of special services for minors and concerned parents! The student will be accommodated and take the core course during the week and enjoy cultural activities every Saturday.
 
Required age: 14 to 19

Enrolment Periods & Duration

2~4 Weeks Program

Intake Application Deadline
July

N/A



Morning and afternoon classes:

  • Morning classes are held from 9:30 to 13:10 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon classes are held from 14:05 to 17:45 (Monday to Friday)

Course Features & Electives

  • CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

    Cultural activities every Saturday such as Kimono wearing experience, Taiko drumming, Zazen Meditation, Manga drawing, traditional Japanese cooking, Japanese paper making and more

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
2 weeks ¥164,400
3 weeks ¥224,600
4 weeks ¥284,800


Other fees
Home stay ¥168,400 (for 2 weeks)
Module: Plus Conversation (optional) ¥10,000 (per week)
Module: Cultural Activities (optional) ¥10,000 (per week)

Bildungsurlaub - Short Term

Course Description

Designed for German students willing to learn the basics of Japanese Language, the Bildungsurlaub course is a two-weeks program combining the GenkiJACS core course and all their modules to get the best of what the school has to offer.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Enroll anytime! Please inquire for further information.

Course Features & Electives

  • CONVERSATIONAL MODULE

    5 lessons a week

  • CULTURE MODULE

    5-6 lessons a week

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
1 week ¥53,000
2 weeks ¥106,000


Other fees
Module: Plus Conversation (optional) ¥10,000 (per week)
Module: Cultural Activities (optional) ¥10,000 (per week)

Student Demographics

USA

29%

Germany

12%

France

8%

Switzerland

6%

UK

6%

Canada

4%

Australia

3%

Other Countries

32%

Our Free Services

We aim to support all students who are interested in coming to Japan to study & live.
For this reason, we provide all of these services at not cost to you.
  • School & Visa
    Application Support

  • Free Japanese
    Language Lessons

  • Accommodation
    Setup

  • 24-Hour
    Emergency Assistance

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