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Genki Japanese and Culture School, Fukuoka, Japan

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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

IALC Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • 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 some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

13

Number of public PC 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 throughout the year: 85
  • Junior courses in summer: 40
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 5

Average age of students

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

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
5
5
5
12
30
1
5
2

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Fukuoka International Airport (FUK).

Fukuoka Airport:
6000 ¥ pick up
12000 ¥ return (both ways)

Language school closed

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 08.Jan.2018, 12.Feb.2018, 23.Mar.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 03.May.2018, 04.May.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 17.Sep.2018, 24.Sep.2018, 08.Oct.2018, 23.Nov.2018, 24.Dec.2018, 31.Dec.2018

Japanese Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in ¥ -- 85000 80750 127500 121125 170000 161500 212500 201875 255000 242250 297500 282625 340000 323000 425000 403750 510000 484500 42500 40375
Price in US$ -- 728 1092 1456 1820 2184 2548 2912 3640 4368 364
Standard Japanese classes with five extra lessons focusing on just conversational practice every week, to give you the confidence you need to survive in Japan.

Requires 150 hours of previous Japanese study.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Fully booked on: 21.May.2018 - 29.Jun.2018
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 3250 ¥ High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
Special Offers
- Book a course with your friends and get the following discounts:
- 2 students: 10%
- 3 students: 15%
- 4 or more: 20%
Only applicable for short-term bookings and on tuition costs. Students must book the same type of course and start on the same day. .
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in ¥ -- 65000 61750 97500 92625 130000 123500 162500 154375 195000 185250 227500 216125 260000 247000 325000 308750 390000 370500 32500 30875
Price in US$ -- 557 835 1114 1392 1670 1949 2227 2784 3340 279
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 .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 17.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
Fully booked on: 21.May.2018 - 29.Jun.2018
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 3250 ¥ High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
Special Offers
- Book a course with your friends and get the following discounts:
- 2 students: 10%
- 3 students: 15%
- 4 or more: 20%
Only applicable for short-term bookings and on tuition costs. Students must book the same type of course and start on the same day. .
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 24 40
Price in ¥ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 590000 560500 990000 940500
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5053 8479
The 6-month course has no breaks. For the 1-year student visa course, each term is 10 weeks long. After each term there is a 3-week break before the next term begins.

Students in this program must be in possession of a valid visa to stay in Japan for the study period.
Student visas available at the Fukuoka school for starting dates in April and October only.
Beginner students should know the hiragana alphabet.
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jan.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 01.Oct.2018.
Fully booked on: 21.May.2018 - 29.Jun.2018
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 3250 ¥ High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in ¥ 42500 40375 85000 80750 127500 121125 170000 161500 212500 201875 -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 364 728 1092 1456 1820 -- -- -- -- -- --
Learn Japanese as it is really spoken today, through movies and TV shows, attend cosplay events, practice with role play, draw and write your own manga, learn modern slang and master the intricacies of Japanese youth culture.
Maximum 5 weeks.
Beginners should know the hiragana alphabet.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 17.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
Fully booked on: 21.May.2018 - 29.Jun.2018
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 3250 ¥ High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
Special Offers
- Book a course with your friends and get the following discounts:
- 2 students: 10%
- 3 students: 15%
- 4 or more: 20%
Only applicable for short-term bookings and on tuition costs. Students must book the same type of course and start on the same day. .
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in ¥ -- 85000 80750 127500 121125 170000 161500 212500 201875 -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 728 1092 1456 1820 -- -- -- -- -- --
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.
Extra activities will take place on Saturday.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 17.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
Fully booked on: 21.May.2018 - 29.Jun.2018
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 3250 ¥ High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
Special Offers
- Book a course with your friends and get the following discounts:
- 2 students: 10%
- 3 students: 15%
- 4 or more: 20%
Only applicable for short-term bookings and on tuition costs. Students must book the same type of course and start on the same day. .
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Note: All courses offered by Genki Japanese and Culture School, Fukuoka can be reserved 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 classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved 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:Individual (private) lessons not available during 04.06-31.08.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 15000 30000 45000 60000 15000 9500
Price in US$ 136 271 406 541 136 86
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Supplement for dinner: 600 Yen per night (to be arranged by the student directly with the host after arrival). Some families are not able to prepare dinners. Please inquire upfront if you would like dinner as an option.
Price extra night:
2150 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
40 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
Dates
High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 19200 38400 57600 76800 19200 9500
Price in US$ 174 347 520 693 174 86
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
2750 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 14
Dates
High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 25000 50000 75000 100000 25000 9500
Price in US$ 226 451 677 902 226 86
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
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:
3600 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
13 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates
High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 15000 30000 45000 60000 15000 9500
Price in US$ 136 271 406 541 136 86
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
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:
2150 ¥ (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
Dates
High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 17000 34000 51000 68000 17000 9500
Price in US$ 154 307 460 613 154 86
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Includes breakfast and dinner from Monday to Saturday (no meals on Sundays).
Meals not available during Obon holidays (usually the second week of August).
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, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 14
Maximum age of students: 19
Dates
High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
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

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing0.5 km
Diving5 km
Golf2 km
Horse riding5 km
Mountainbiking5 km
Music0.5 km
Sailing3 km
Squash1 km
Tennis1 km
Volleyball2 km
Windsurfing5 km
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

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
4.5/5.0 
Value for money
4.1/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.3/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.4/5.0 
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
Homestay
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
Homestay
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
Homestay
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
Organization, discipline and friendliness, air conditioning.
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
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: All learning and cultural offers
Other comments: only good

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