Genki Japanese and Culture School in Fukuoka City Genki Japanese and Culture School (GenkiJACS) is an internationally acclaimed communicational Japanese language school that offers short-term study abroad courses, learning the Japanese language and culture in a relaxed and friendly environment.
GenkiJACS was nominated by popular vote as one of the world's top language schools every year from 2009 to 2011. We are one of only two Japanese language schools in the world that are accredited by IALC, the International Association of Language Centers.
We offer courses in a range of areas, including conversational Japanese, pop culture, Japanese culture, and study for exams, all with an emphasis on practical work, inside and outside of the classroom. For students coming from overseas to study abroad at our language school, we can prepare a range of accommodation options including homestays and dorms, and arrange various activities for the duration of your stay. Learn more..
The core course offers two 50-minute grammar classes and two 50-minute “application” classes each day. In general, you will study new grammar each afternoon, do related homework that night, then practice your new skills in the application class the next morning.
Our courses: Standard Japanese, Japanese Plus Conversation, Japanese Plus Traditional Culture, Japanese Plus Pop Culture, Japanese Plus Activities, Japanese Plus Exams, and more!
Certificates and Diplomas
Genki: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, book 1 and 2
All of our lessons are structured to give you essential Japanese in a way so that you will remember it, and be able to use it yourself.
Lessons are focused on the skills and topics most useful to actually getting out there and becoming proficient in the language. Activities involve real-world situations, guest instructors, field trips and more.
All of our Japanese teachers are graduates of a 420-hour Japanese teacher training course at a recognized study institution, and have extensive experience teaching to foreigners. We don't just teach whatever comes up like some other schools; we follow a curriculum designed with the needs of English-speakers in mind.
Social and Cultural Activities
We organize a wide variety of events and activities for students to discover Japan and to get to know their classmates, and also to improve their Japanese language abilities. Activities range from movie nights, parties, city tours, and cultural events to baseball games, manga schools, and cosplay meetings!
We offer several accommodation options for students coming to learn Japanese with us from outside Fukuoka:
1. Homestay with a Japanese Family
3. Room in a Shared Apartment
4. Private Apartment
5. Longterm Private Apartment
Excursions and Visits
We arrange usually 3-5 excursions per week, to a range of beautiful local spots including Nagasaki, the world's largest volcanic caldera, local festivals, temples and shrines, and lots more!