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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  

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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

  • 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 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 in summer: 70
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 50
  • 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
12
30

Airport transfer

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

Language school closed

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

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$ -- 714 1070 1427 1783 2140 2497 2853 3566 4280 357
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.

Requires 100 hours of previous Japanese study.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 3250 ¥ High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
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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$ -- 546 819 1091 1364 1637 1909 2182 2727 3273 273
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.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
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 3250 ¥ High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 20 30 40
Price in ¥ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 528500 502075 768500 730075 968500 920075
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4435 6448 8126
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.

Beginner students should know the hiragana alphabet.
Starting dates
2017: 02.Jan.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 02.Oct.2017.
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 02.Oct.2017
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 3250 ¥ High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
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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$ -- 714 1070 1427 1783 -- -- -- -- -- --
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 .
Absolute beginners start on: 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
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 3250 ¥ High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in ¥ 42500 40375 85000 80750 127500 121125 170000 161500 212500 201875 -- -- -- -- -- 42500 40375
Price in US$ 357 714 1070 1427 1783 -- -- -- -- -- 357
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.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
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 3250 ¥ High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
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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 05.06-01.09.

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$ 133 265 398 530 133 84
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 after arrival)
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 03.Jul.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
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$ 221 442 663 884 221 84
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:
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 03.Jul.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 13000 26000 39000 52000 13000 9500
Price in US$ 115 230 345 460 115 84
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
Dates
High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 16000 32000 48000 64000 16000 9500
Price in US$ 142 283 424 566 142 84
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, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 14
Dates
High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
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 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
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
4.5/5.0 
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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