Japanese school in Fukuoka: Genki Japanese and Culture School

From 86500.- JPY
approx 718.- EUR
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Key points

  • Central location, close to the sea
  • Maximum of 8 participants per class
  • Motivated, qualified and experienced teachers
  • A welcoming and exciting city, in a magnificent location

The school

Levels
Beginner to Upper intermediate
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
24 years
Nationality mix
United States, United Kingdom, France, etc..
ratings
62 authentic opinions

The school is housed in a modern 6-floor building, just steps from Hakata Station: the biggest train station in Southern Japan. The area is home to some of Fukuoka’s greatest attractions, including traditional temples, many universities, gigantic shopping malls and the Canal City entertainment complex. You will have the chance to study Japanese in this lively neighbourhood together with students from all over the world. The school has 14 spacious classrooms with natural light where you will enjoy interactive lessons in small groups. Other facilities include a small library, a language lab, computers, a quiet study room and a video game centre. On the first floor, a large student lounge is perfect for relaxing with your friends and practicing your new language skills in a friendly atmosphere.

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Included in the price

  • Language course & course material
  • Host family or residence
  • School enrolment fee & certificate
  • Travel documents

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Standard course

Beginner to Upper intermediate, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From JPY 86500.-
(about EUR 709.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 9
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:10 or 11:25-15:50-15:50 or 14:05-17:45
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Residence, single room, no meals
2
86500
126000
122000
3
119000
173500
167500
4
151500
221000
213000
6
216500
316000
304000
8
281500
411000
395000
12
411500
601000
577000
16
541500
791000
759000
24
801500
1171000
1123000
Extra week (24+)
32500
47500
45500
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ EUR 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date Beginner
03.01 / 06.02 / 06.03 / 03.04 / 01.05 / 05.06 / 19.06 / 03.07 / 18.07 / 07.08 / 21.08 / 04.09 / 02.10 / 06.11 / 04.12.2017
Course start date
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.01 / 09.01 / 20.03 / 03.05 / 04.05 / 05.05 / 17.07 / 11.08 / 18.09 / 09.10 / 03.11 / 23.11.2017
Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday or Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Conversation course

Elementary to Upper intermediate, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From JPY 106500.-
(about EUR 873.-)
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 5 conversation)
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 9
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:10 or 11:25-15:50 + 1 hour to be specified
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Residence, single room, no meals
2
106500
146000
142000
3
149000
203500
197500
4
191500
261000
253000
6
276500
376000
364000
8
361500
491000
475000
12
531500
721000
697000
16
701500
951000
919000
24
1041500
1411000
1363000
Extra week (24+)
42500
57500
55500
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ EUR 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date Beginner
03.01 / 06.02 / 06.03 / 03.04 / 01.05 / 05.06 / 19.06 / 03.07 / 18.07 / 07.08 / 21.08 / 04.09 / 02.10 / 06.11 / 04.12.2017
Course start date
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.01 / 09.01 / 20.03 / 03.05 / 04.05 / 05.05 / 17.07 / 11.08 / 18.09 / 09.10 / 03.11 / 23.11.2017
Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday or Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Course + culture

Beginner to Upper intermediate, 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 week(s)
2 week(s) - From JPY 106500.-
(about EUR 873.-)
Lessons
26 of 50 minutes
(10 grammar + 10 conversation + 6 options)
Course duration
2 / 3 / 4 / 5 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 9
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:10 or 14:05-17:45 + 2 hours to be specified
Options: Japanese Plus Traditional Culture and Japanese Plus Pop Culture. Options can be combined, but only one can be chosen per week. 
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Residence, single room, no meals
2
106500
146000
142000
3
149000
203500
197500
4
191500
261000
253000
5
234000
318500
308500
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ EUR 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date Beginner
03.01 / 06.02 / 06.03 / 03.04 / 01.05 / 05.06 / 19.06 / 03.07 / 18.07 / 07.08 / 21.08 / 04.09 / 02.10 / 06.11 / 04.12.2017
Course start date
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.01 / 09.01 / 20.03 / 03.05 / 04.05 / 05.05 / 17.07 / 11.08 / 18.09 / 09.10 / 03.11 / 23.11.2017
Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday or Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 6500 JPY
Extra night with host family, breakfast 2150 JPY
Extra night in a residence 1900 JPY
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Fukuoka Airport) 6000 JPY
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (03.07-02.09.2017) 3250 JPY

Other accommodation options

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.5/5
Overall rating

98% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

62 students gave their opinion about this school

16 years old - New Caledonia
/ 5
4 weeks, December 2016 – January 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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40 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, November – December 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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School highlights
« L'emplacement, l'organisation de l'école, la disponibilité et la gentillesse de l'équipe »
Top tips
« En plus des activités purement touristiques, il faut aller au supermarché et au drugstore (les magasins pour la vie courante), assister à une représentation de Noh, aller dans un onsen (source d'eau chaude). Pour rencontrer plus facilement des Japonais, c'est bien de participer à l'après-midi d'échanges avec des Japonais qui apprennent l'anglais à l'école GenkiJACS. Un moyen simple de faire connaissance avec des personnes très intéressantes. »
27 years old - Germany
/ 5
Lehrkräfte sind gut vorbereitet und freundlich.
4 weeks, September – October 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich habe mir bereits im voraus innerhalb eines Jahres selbstständig die Grundlagen der japanischen Sprache angeeignet. Da mir aber die praktische Übung fehlte, hat mir dieser Sprachaufenthalt sehr geholfen. Ich habe täglich mit meiner Gastfamilie, den Lehrern und anderen japanischen Menschen vor Ort reden können und somit meine Fähigkeiten sehr gut trainieren können. Insbesondere in den Tandempartnergesprächen die teils über mehrere Stunden gingen konnte ich extrem viel über die Sprache, Kulter, aber auch Slang lernen. »
33 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2016
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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Staff availability
32 years old - Germany
/ 5
Die Menschen in Fukuoka sind sehr freundlich und für eine Millionen Stadt ist sie sehr sauber und sicher.Für Menschen, die es gerne ein schwülwarmes bis schwülheißes Klima mögen, ist dieser Ort im Sommer das Richtige. Mir hat es gefallen :). Es gab einige schöne japanische Sommerfeste. Die Schule ist angenehm klimatisiert. Ich bin täglich mit der U-Bahn zur Schule gefahren, die 5min Fußweg vom Hauptbahnhof entfernt liegt, also direkt im Zentrum und somit einfach zu erreichen. Mit der Schule war ich voll und ganz zufrieden. Guter Unterricht und sehr gute Freizeitangebote von der Schule.Alles im Ganzen hat mir der Sprachaufenthalt in Fukuoka sehr gefallen, den ich gerne wieder machen würde.
5 weeks, July – August 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, ich habe auf jeden Fall fortschritte gemacht durch den Unterricht, aber auch durch meine Gastfamilie.Ich habe mit der japanischen Sprache bei Null angefangen und mittlerweile kann ich einfache Sätze schreiben, sprechen und verstehen. Ich habe auch sehr viel über die Kultur und die Sitten gelernt. »
17 years old - United Kingdom
/ 5
Loved it The family was extremely nice, and although it wasn't a 5 star hotel it was comfortable and I felt very welcome.
2 weeks, July – August 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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School highlights
« The people were amazing - the teachers were extremely nice, and the students very friendly. »
20 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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« Gut gelegen znd angenehm offene Atmosphäre. »
22 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, June – July 2016
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
22 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, June – July 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Other)
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19 years old - Belgium
/ 5
8 weeks, April – June 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (3 / 5)
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
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Testimonials

Elise
Elise

I stayed in Fukuoka, Japan, for 1 month.
My trip was good. The school staff welcomed me very well and teachers were helpful and very patient in teaching the language.

My class included 5 students, which is much better for learning.
My host family was great and I am still in touch with them. They made me discover the real Japanese cuisine.
There are many places to visit and it is impossible to get bored. Japanese people are extremely warm and helpful; in 3 different occasions, I struggled to find an address and, each time, someone took me the place I was looking for.
It was an enriching trip; I would love to go back to Japan.

Thank you ESL and Sophie for turning this trip into a success!

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Daria Seccia
Daria Seccia

I loved my language study stay and I am glad I could live this exciting, new experience. I could get to know my host family, the school staff and the other students better. They were all very friendly. Unfortunately, I don’t have any picture of the school, but here is a picture of myself in Marina Town, which is located close to the house of my host family. If you would like to see more pictures, you’ll find them on Facebook. I would like to go on another trip like this one soon.

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Host family
The host families carefully selected by the Genki school have a great sense of hospitality and a real desire to share their language and culture with you. Most of the families live near the city centre, around 30 minutes away from the school by public transport. You will stay in a single room with breakfast provided. Living with a Japanese family is an excellent opportunity to discover Japanese customs and culinary traditions but also to practise the language daily. You needn't worry about your level of Japanese; even beginners manage to make themselves understood in these welcoming Japanese families.

Sharely Style Hakata Residence
You will stay in an air-conditioned single room fitted with a private bathroom and a fridge, and share the laundry facilities and common kitchen with the other guests. Bedlinen is provided but towels are not. The rooms are in keeping with Japanese standards and are therefore relatively small, but decorated in the European style. It will take you around 20 minutes by public transport to get to the school.

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Sharely Style Hakata Residence

General information

Sharely Stye is located in a quiet residential area and is home to around 140 students, both from GenkiJACS, as well as Japanese students studying at University and other international students studying at other schools. There is a reception area which is open between 9 AM and 9 PM. Each room has its own, en-suite bathroom, a bed, a desk, a small fridge and a veranda. All bedding is provided.

Journey to school

Door to door travel time :
30 minutes
Means of transportation :
Train
Public transportation average costs :
Discount passes available for stays of 1, 3 or 6 months: 1 month: 6,350 JPY 3 months: 18,100 JPY 6 months: 30,960 JPY
Walking time from residence to the public transport station :
15 minutes

Walking time to

Supermarkets :
5 minutes
Coffees :
12 minutes
Restaurants :
7 minutes
Shops :
5 minutes
Pharmacy :
10 minutes

Residence availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check in/Check out
Sunday from 9:00 am
Sunday until 9:00 am
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
24h staff on site
Deposit
Cash or credit card
1

Board status

Use of kitchen 1
Board

Residence facilities

Reception desk
09:00 - 21:00
1
Smoking area
Outside
1
Cafeteria
Common kitchen area
Fully equipped with all utensils, pots and pans, rice cooker, kettle, fridge, toaster, etc.
1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available
Free cost
1
Vending machine 1
Laundry
Free cost
1
Common area/lounge 1
Internet access WIFI
In common lounge and some bedrooms. Free access.
1
Internet access cable 1
TV in the common room 1
DVD in the common room 1
Balcony/terrasse 1
Garden
BBQ area 1
Wheelchair accessible
But not recommended.
1
Car parking
Bike parking 1
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
60 rooms
min.: 0 m2 / max.: 12 m2
1
Air conditioned 1
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilets 1
Ensuite Shower 1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared shower bathroom
Cleaning
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Internet access WIFI
Internet access cable 1
Floor
Wooden floor
1
Balcony 1
Safety box
Room Key provided 1
Leisure activities are very important for our school, which makes every effort to allow its students to discover the Japanese culture in all its richness and diversity. Calligraphy, origami, tea ceremony, cooking, pottery, martial arts or manga; Japanese courses + culture are your way to discover Japan from the inside. Every week, our partner school will offer different excursions and outings to you. From Nagasaki to Mount Aso, to cinema evening, BBQs or Izakaya (Japanese restaurants), you will have plenty of opportunities to speak Japanese, meet new friends and bring back great photos!

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