FAQ

ARE YOUR TEACHERS NATIVE JAPANESE?

Yes. All of our teachers are Japanese, speak native Japanese and have taught Japanese in Melbourne to many students. We understand the importance of having a native Japanese teacher when learning Japanese in Melbourne.

ARE THE JAPANESE TEACHERS QUALIFIED?

Absolutely! Our Japanese teachers hold formal teaching qualifications obtained in Australia and/or Japan. They are bilingual in English and Japanese and have taught Japanese classes in Melbourne for students.

WHAT LANGUAGE IS USED IN JAPANESE CLASSES?

Our Japanese classes follow our school's curriculum. Beginner Japanese classes are taught in native Japanese with English as support. Intermediate Japanese classes and above are taught in Japanese.

CAN I ASK QUESTIONS IN ENGLISH?

Yes, providing you have not learnt how to ask it in Japanese yet. Our teachers teach Japanese classes in native Japanese with English. This helps beginner students understand what they're learning during the early stages. As students progress with our Japanese classes, we encourage everyone to use Japanese as much as possible.

DO YOU OFFER JAPANESE CLASSES FOR ADULTS IN MELBOURNE?

Yes we have Japanese classes in Melbourne for adult students. Adults can choose from Japanese classes or Japanese tutoring on weekday, weeknights and weekends.

ARE STUDENTS GIVEN HOMEWORK?

Yes our Japanese courses include regular assigned homework. The homework is cleverly structured to support what is taught in class. Studying Japanese outside of class is very important for our students.

WHAT IF I DECIDE TO JOIN A JAPANESE CLASS?

Occasionally a tutoring student may decide they'd like to join one of our Japanese classes instead. Depending on availability, this can be arranged. In some cases, students can also work towards joining a higher level class. This option is subject to your teacher's approval.

HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE IN YOUR JAPANESE CLASSES?

The maximum number of students in our Japanese classes is 6. We believe our course material and teaching method works best with small group classes. Our teachers can also provide sufficient support and attention to all students in class.

WHAT ARE YOUR CLASSROOMS LIKE?

Big, clean and bright! We've created classrooms that are comfortable and spacious. It's important to feel comfortable when learning Japanese in Melbourne. Students always enjoy arriving for their Japanese classes.

CAN I JOIN AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR?

Yes you can. We do not operate within traditional school terms. Students can join our Japanese school in Melbourne anytime during the year. Find out more info about our available Japanese classes in Melbourne.

WHO ATTENDS YOUR JAPANESE CLASSES?

Students who attend our Japanese classes come from all different walks of life. Some study for fun, others study for work or business. We've taught police, lawyers, business owners, couples, actors, uni students and more. There are so many reasons why students want to study Japanese in Melbourne.

 

WHAT IS YOUR ENROLMENT PROCESS?

All students must first attend a free trial lesson or level check appointment with a teacher. During this appointment, you will learn about how our Japanese classes are facilitated. It provides you the opportunity to meet a teacher and understand what our Japanese classes are like in Melbourne.

WHAT JAPANESE CLASS LEVEL SHOULD I JOIN?

You may have learnt some Japanese before. Whether recently or many years ago, we will need you to attend a free level check first. This way we can make sure you are placed in a suitable Japanese class.

I WANT TO LEARN HOW TO READ, WRITE AND SPEAK JAPANESE

All of our Japanese classes incorporate learning how to read, write and speak Japanese. In class, we focus mostly on speaking. Most often writing exercises are assigned as homework/study.

I'M FALLING BEHIND IN CLASS, WHAT CAN I DO?

From time to time, students can feel overwhelmed and fall slightly behind the Japanese class. In these situations we can arranged additional supplementary lessons (private) to focus on what you're struggling with in class.

HOW DO I PAY FOR MY JAPANESE CLASSES

Our school operates on a monthly schedule. This way we can offer more flexible options for students. All Japanese classes are paid for monthly. Further information can be found in our school's T&C's.

WHERE IS YOUR JAPANESE SCHOOL LOCATED

Our Japanese language school is located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, in Nunawading. Our location offers 7 days a week 'FREE' parking right outside the Japanese school in Nunawading. Being situated close to major roads such as Springvale road, Maroondah hwy and the eastern freeway, we are located in a very convenient location.

SHOULD I LEARN JAPANESE BEFORE I GO TO JAPAN?

100% Absolutely. You will have a much richer travel experience when in Japan. Apart from that, many students have often commented on how much more the locals appreciate when you speak some Japanese. They appreciate the effort and go out of their way to help you along your journey in Japan.

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO MY JAPANESE CLASSES?

We provide everything from course material, folders etc (all included in lesson fees). You are more than welcome to bring your own pens/pencils or stationary as well. We also recommend students keep a diary (in Japanese) to help keep track on their process.

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