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Genki Japanese and Culture School, Fukuoka, Japan

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of student apartments
  • Homestay accommodation very close to school

Fukuoka  

Genki Japanese and Culture School

The language school Genki Japanese and Culture School was founded in Fukuoka, Japan in 2005. The school is located in the heart of Fukuoka City, one of Japan's biggest cities, within walking distance of all amenities. Fukuoka is regularly chosen as one of the best cities in Asia, with beautiful beaches and friendly people.

The school address is: Hakata Eki Higashi 1-16-23, Hakata-ku, 812-0013 - Fukuoka (Japan).

Accreditations and Quality seals

School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Video game console

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

14

Number of public workstations:

3

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 70
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 50
  • Junior courses in summer: 40
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 5

Average age of students

  • in summer: 23 years
  • throughout the year: 26 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 15
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 10
  • Junior courses in summer: 15
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 10

Minimum age of students

  • 14 years
  • 14 years for specific Junior courses

Exams offered:

  • JLPT, JETRO

Average examination results:

85% at JLPT, JETRO.

Japanese teacher qualifications

  • 80 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

12
12
12
5
5
12
30

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Fukuoka International Airport (FUK). It takes 10 minutes by subway to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 11.Jan.2016, 11.Feb.2016, 21.Mar.2016, 29.Apr.2016, 03.May.2016, 04.May.2016, 05.May.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 19.Sep.2016, 22.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 03.Nov.2016, 23.Nov.2016, 23.Dec.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 02.Jan.2017, 09.Jan.2017, 20.Mar.2017, 03.May.2017, 04.May.2017, 05.May.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 11.Aug.2017, 18.Sep.2017, 09.Oct.2017, 03.Nov.2017, 23.Nov.2017

Courses

All prices in ¥ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in ¥ 4100038950 8200077900 123000116850 164000155800 205000194750 246000233700 287000272650 328000311600 410000389500 492000467400 4100038950
Standard Japanese classes followed by an extra hour of just conversational practice every day, to give you the confidence you need to survive in Japan. Not available to complete beginner students.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 11:20
Afternoon: 12:30  - 15:20
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
High season
High season supplement per week: 3250 ¥ High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in ¥ 3250030875 6500061750 9750092625 130000123500 162500154375 195000185250 227500216125 260000247000 325000308750 390000370500 3250030875
This course offers a heavy emphasis on real-life skills and a full range of activities that you will find both useful and exciting.
Beginners should know the Hiragana alphabet.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016, 02.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 11:20
Afternoon: 12:30  - 14:20
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
High season
High season supplement per week: 3250 ¥ High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in ¥ 4100038950 8200077900 123000116850 164000155800 205000194750 -- -- -- -- -- --
Learn about Japanese culture while learning the language. As well as learning about Japanese customs, history and art you will study topics such as ceramics, tea ceremony, calligraphy and flower arrangement in class then attend lessons with a specialist teacher. Beginners should know the hiragana alphabet. Available for maximum 5 weeks.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016, 02.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 11:20
Afternoon: 12:30  - 16:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in ¥ 4100038950 8200077900 123000116850 164000155800 205000194750 -- -- -- -- -- --
We use all the latest trends in Japanese pop culture to teach you the Japanese language as it is really spoken today. Learn Japanese through movies and TV shows, practice with role play, and write your own manga. Beginners should know the hiragana alphabet. Available for maximum 5 weeks.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016, 02.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 11:20
Afternoon: 12:30  - 15:20
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
High season
High season supplement per week: 3250 ¥ High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
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Note: All courses offered by Genki Japanese and Culture School, Fukuoka can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 21500.00  ¥
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 6500 ¥. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses: The school also offers an Exam Skills option class once a week, and a Kanji Study option class. Cost: 2150 yen per class.
There are no classes on national holidays. A free educational field trip will be arranged for students instead. Field trip days are considered normal school days, so school starts on a Monday even if it is a public holiday.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 14000 28000 42000 56000 14000 9500
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Supplement for dinner: 500 Yen per night (to be arranged by the student directly with the host family after arrival)
Price extra night:
2000 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
39 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 14
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 24000 48000 72000 96000 24000 9500
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Private apartments are generally similar to a hotel room in quality. All necessary appliances are usually in the apartment, including a washing machine, vacuum cleaner, air conditioning, TV, etc. Most private apartments are very centrally located, in the main business/entertainment district and within easy walking distance of the school itself. Apartments include broadband Internet access.
Price extra night:
3500 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 13000 26000 39000 52000 13000 9500
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
This modern dorm has spacious rooms, good facilities, and is shared with Japanese university students, so it offers lots of chances to meet people! It's located centrally in the city, a short train ride from school.
Price extra night:
1900 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
Phone, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 10000 20000 30000 40000 10000 9500
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
The apartments are usually owned by a Japanese person, who rents a room out to students. Important differences from host families are that the owner may not be home a lot, and you are expected to take care of yourself. Most of these apartments are quite close to the center of the city. They may or may not have Internet access.
Price extra night:
1500 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 16000 32000 48000 64000 16000 9500
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Includes breakfast and dinner from Monday to Saturday (no meals on Sundays).
Price extra night:
2500 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 14
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
High season
  • Accommodation arrival/departure days are: Saturday to Saturday OR Sunday to Sunday.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    Fukuoka Airport: for 6000 ¥ (one way); for 12000 ¥ (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Dancing 0.5 km
Diving 5 km
Golf 2 km
Horse riding 5 km
Mountainbiking 5 km
Music 0.5 km
Sailing 3 km
Squash 1 km
Tennis 1 km
Volleyball 2 km
Windsurfing 5 km
Other leisure options: Karaoke, Japanese martial arts, most Japanese cultural arts
Examples of social activities
organised by language school:
Karaoke, international exchange parties, visits to local schools

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.5/5.0 
Facilities
3.8/5.0 
Social activities
4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.4/5.0 
Value for money
4.1/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
4.3/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.3/5.0 
Other
4.4/5.0 
Students liked about Genki Japanese and Culture School, Fukuoka
Really nice ambience. Good teaching in really small groups ( <6 ).
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Friday night parties organised by the school.
Other comments: No problem at all. Everything was done quickly and efficiently !
the teachers were very friendly and always understandable
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: very good memories, plus it was my first journey to Japan
The atmosphere during class is very good. The teachers are so funny, but you still learn a lot.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Karaoke on every Friday evening is fun!
Other comments: I recommend you this language school. Everybody is very nice and funny, so that it is fun to go to school. Together with the other pupils you can discover the city. It is an unforgetable experience!
The teachers are all fun!
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Enjoy the city! You can even get to the beach by nishitetsu in less than 40min!
Other comments: All the students are fun and eager to learn
The quality of the teaching
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0
Dormitory L
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: I would definitely recommend it

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