Japanese school in Fukuoka: Genki Japanese and Culture School

From 54000.- JPY
approx 416.- EUR
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Key points

  • Central location, near the sea
  • Maximum of 9 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
14 years
Average age
24 years
Nationality mix
United States, United Kingdom, France, etc..
ratings
83 authentic opinions

Housed in a modern 6-floor building, this language school is 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, multiple universities, gigantic shopping malls and the Canal City shopping centre and cinemas. You will have the chance to study Japanese in this lively neighbourhood together with students from all over the world. The school has 14 attractive classrooms where you will enjoy interactive, small-group lessons. Other facilities include a small library, 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

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Upper intermediate, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From JPY 54000.-
(about EUR 416.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 9
Minimum age
14 years
Schedule
09:30-13:10

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Residence, single room, no meals
1
54000
2
86500
126000
126000
3
119000
173500
173500
4
151500
221000
221000
6
216500
316000
316000
8
281500
411000
411000
12
411500
601000
601000
24
801500
1171000
1171000
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ EUR 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 07.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 01.07 / 16.07 / 05.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 05.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 14.01 / 11.02 / 21.03 / 29.04 / 03.05 / 06.05 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 14.10 / 04.11 / 23.12.2019

Complete beginners: students must memorise the hiragana alphabet before they start the course

For "Japanese + traditional culture" and "Japanese + pop culture"
Activities will take place on Saturday

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Conversation course

Elementary to Upper intermediate, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From JPY 64000.-
(about EUR 493.-)
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 5 conversation)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 9
Minimum age
14 years
Schedule
09:30-13:10 + 1 hour to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Residence, single room, no meals
1
64000
2
106500
146000
146000
3
149000
203500
203500
4
191500
261000
261000
6
276500
376000
376000
8
361500
491000
491000
12
531500
721000
721000
24
1041500
1411000
1411000
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ EUR 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 07.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 01.07 / 16.07 / 05.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 05.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 14.01 / 11.02 / 21.03 / 29.04 / 03.05 / 06.05 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 14.10 / 04.11 / 23.12.2019

Complete beginners: students must memorise the hiragana alphabet before they start the course

For "Japanese + traditional culture" and "Japanese + pop culture"
Activities will take place on Saturday

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Course + traditional culture

Beginner to Upper intermediate, 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
1 week(s) - From JPY 64000.-
(about EUR 493.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
+ 6h. traditional culture
Course duration
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 9
Minimum age
14 years
Schedule
09:30-13:10 + Saturday 09:00 / 10:00-16:00 / 17:00 (activities)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Residence, single room, no meals
1
64000
2
106500
146000
146000
3
149000
203500
203500
4
191500
261000
261000
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ EUR 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 07.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 01.07 / 16.07 / 05.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 05.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 14.01 / 11.02 / 21.03 / 29.04 / 03.05 / 06.05 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 14.10 / 04.11 / 23.12.2019

Complete beginners: students must memorise the hiragana alphabet before they start the course

For "Japanese + traditional culture" and "Japanese + pop culture"
Activities will take place on Saturday

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Course + Pop culture

Beginner to Upper intermediate, 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
1 week(s) - From JPY 64000.-
(about EUR 493.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
+ 6h. pop culture
Course duration
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 9
Minimum age
14 years
Schedule
09:30-13:10 + Saturday 09:00 / 10:00-16:00 / 17:00 (activities)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Residence, single room, no meals
1
64000
2
106500
146000
146000
3
149000
203500
203500
4
191500
261000
261000
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ EUR 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 07.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 01.07 / 16.07 / 05.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 05.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 14.01 / 11.02 / 21.03 / 29.04 / 03.05 / 06.05 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 14.10 / 04.11 / 23.12.2019

Complete beginners: students must memorise the hiragana alphabet before they start the course

For "Japanese + traditional culture" and "Japanese + pop culture"
Activities will take place on Saturday

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) (not available in June, July and August) 6500 JPY
Extra night with host family, breakfast 2150 JPY
Extra night in a residence 2150 JPY
Extra night with host family, half board 2750 JPY
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (01.07-30.08.2019) 3250 JPY
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Fukuoka Airport, before 20:00)
Compulsory (under 18 y.o.)
6000 JPY

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, half board

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

99% of students recommending this school

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

83 students gave their opinion about this school

24 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
Ik woonde bij een host family die door de taalschool was uitgezocht. Ik heb het heel fijn gehad. Lieve mensen die me enorm welkom hebben geheten en me met veel hebben geholpen.
3 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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School highlights
« De meewerkzaamheid en de privélessen waren erg goed »
70 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - France
/ 5
1 week, August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Meals
26 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, June – July 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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19 years old - Germany
/ 5
Gastfamilie: super Schule: sensationell Gegend: schön Vielen Dank! Alle Lehrer sind außergewöhnlich gut, freundlich und lustig. So macht lernen Spaß! Haben mir immer bei allem geholfen, wo ich wegen der Sprache Hilfe brauchte (z.B. ein japanisches Konzert buchen). An Ferientagen tolle Ausflüge an atemberaubende Gegenden; Treffen mit Japanern zum Üben der Sprache und Vieles mehr. Die beste Zeit meines Lebens. Vielen Dank.
12 weeks, December 2017 – March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Der Schritt war der Erste in die Richtung, die ich weiter verfolgen werde. Weiterhin japanisch pauken und eventuell später dort arbeiten. »
School highlights
« Hilfe bei allen Fragen meinerseits von der Schule. Visa Fragen, Fragen über Reisen etc. »
Top tips
« Mehrere Teile Japans sehen. Unterschied wie Tag und Nacht! »
24 years old - Germany
/ 5
Japan ist ein sehr interessantes Land und ich kann jedem nur empfehlen herzukommen. Die Kombination Fukuoka + Tokyo war eine gute Wahl, wobei für mich Fukuoka eindeutig die sympatischere Stadt ist.
16 weeks, September – December 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Da ich zu Beginn praktisch gar nicht sprechen konnte fällt es mir sehr leicht die Unterschiede zu sehen. Mittlerweile spreche ich zwar noch lange nicht fließend, aber eine Grundlage ist gegeben. Auch offizielle Angelegenheiten kann ich i.d.R. gut meistern. »
School highlights
« Die Lehrer haben Spaß an ihrem Job und das merkt man auch im Unterricht. Ich hatte nie das Gefühl, dass ich zur Schule gehen musste, sondern eher, dass ich gehen wollte. »
Top tips
« Die meisten Dinge (insb. Obst) sind in Japan leider deutlich teurer. Restaurants sind aber vergleichsweise günstig, da man kostenlos Wasser oder Tee bekommt und auch kein Trinkgeld geben sollte. Auf gutes Deutsches Brot muss man hier leider verzichten.Was das Reisen betrifft : aus meiner Erfahrung sind die Leute freundlicher, je kleiner die Stadt. In dieser Hinsicht kann ich besonders Saga empfehlen. Anfang November findet in Karatsu das Karatsu Kunchi statt, ein interessantes Festival das ich empfehlen würde wenn man sich in der Gegend befindet. »
26 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
9 weeks, December 2017 – February 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
53 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, October – November 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
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17 years old - Germany
/ 5
Meist relativ kleine Kurse von 5-8 Leuten. Dadurch ist die Lernatmosphäre sehr gut.
3 weeks, August – September 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
School location
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Classrooms
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
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School highlights
« Es waren nur nette Leute dort. Man hat sich schon beim zweiten Tag wie zuhause gefühlt und viele tolle Leute kennengelernt. »
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, August – September 2017
Value for money (5 / 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 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

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 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 with 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. Bed linen 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.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
30 minutes
Means of transportation:
Train
Average public transport cost:
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 distance to public transport:
15 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
5 minutes
Coffee shops:
12 minutes
Restaurants:
7 minutes
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
10 minutes

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)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit
Cash or credit card
1

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk
09:00 - 21:00
1
Smoking area
Outside
1
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
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
Wi-Fi internet access
In common lounge and some bedrooms. Free access.
1
Cable internet access 1
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room 1
Balcony/terrace 1
Garden
BBQ area 1
Wheelchair accessible
But not recommended.
1
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles) 1
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
60 rooms
min.: 0 m2/ max.: 12 m2
1
Air conditioning 1
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet 1
Ensuite shower 1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access 1
Floor
Wooden floor
1
Balcony 1
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1

Leisure activities are very important at the 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 to you. From Nagasaki to Mount Aso, to cinema evenings, BBQ’s 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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Special offers
Save on your course in Japan

Save on your course in Japan

Book a standard course at one of our Genki partner schools in Tokyo or Fukuoka and take advantage of the following special offer: 
 
- Book 24 course weeks and pay JPY 590,000 
- Book 40 course weeks and pay JPY 990,000
 
Conditions: 
- The course must start on one of the following specific dates: 07.01, 01.04, 01.07, 29.07 or 07.10.2019. The starting date on 01.07 is available for the 24-week course only. 
- These special prices include both the registration fee and course material fee. 
- Students must be eligible to receive a visa waiver or long-term visa for Japan. Contact us for more information. 

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 15.09.2018

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