Japan Switch FAQ
Japan Switch Shinjuku
- Monday - Friday
- 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Japan Switch Online
- Monday - Friday
- 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
We are closed on national holidays
Looking for Evening or Weekend Lessons?
We recommend our partner Coto Language Academy who provide high quality Japanese lessons to meet your evening & weekend needs.
Do you offer makeup lessons?
Yes, we offer one bonus free make up lesson monthly for our students.
If you are taking 1 class a week, you will receive 1 make up class for the month. If you are taking three classes, you receive 3 classes.
Please note that you would need to be flexible in your schedule and that we cannot guarantee a group lesson student the ability to make up the exact lesson.
We unfortunately do not offer flex schedules for both group and private lessons at Japan Switch. Fortunately, this is why we are able to charge 30 - 50% less than our competitors 🙂
At Japan Switch, you would need to commit to a fixed schedule for the entire month, but we do offer make up lessons.
If your schedule is busy and you really need flexibility, we recommend our partners Coto Language Academy.
Yes, you can 🙂
You can take up to 5 lessons a week. The more lessons you take the faster you will learn. However, please note that you would have commit to a specific amount of lessons each week for the whole month.
Ex. You would be unable to take 4 lessons one week and 1 lesson another week.
Lesson Fees & Payment
Initial Costs at Japan Switch
- One month of lesson fees
We do not charge an entrance / registration fee nor do we charge any other fees like other schools.
Initial Costs Example : 1 private lesson a week
- 1 month of lessons = 12,000 yen + tax
- Textbook = 2100 yen + tax
Total initial payment of around 14,100 yen + sales tax for your first month of lessons. You can calculate your costs here.
1 : Schedule a level check and school consultation using the contact form here.
2 :We will do a Japanese level check for you either online or in person in Tokyo.
3 : We will look at our schedule for the right lessons that match your goals and availability.
4 : You enroll and make the payment by debit or credit card for your first month of lessons and textbook.
5 : You start taking lessons at Japan Switch and start growing!
You can calculate your monthly lesson costs using our monthly lesson fee calculator here.
Please note that you would be on a monthly membership plan and your contract would be continuing automatically.
Our textbooks books are very reasonably priced.
Beginner 1 : 2090 yen w/tax included
- Beginner 1 Drill Book - 250 yen w/tax
Beginner 2 : 2200 yen w/tax included
Pre-Intermediate : 3300 yen w/tax included (two books)
We only accept payments from credit or debit cards. We do not accept cash or other forms of payment.
※ Please note that we do not accept Mizuho Debit Cards.
How Can I Get a Debit or Credit Card?
For more information on getting a debit or credit card as a foreign resident, please read this article on how to make a credit card in Japan or check out the J-Trust credit card for foreign residents.
Your monthly lesson fees will be automatically deducted from your credit & debit card for your second month and onward.
We do not directly assign homework for our classes. However, we have created a guides on how to learn Japanese outside of class using learning apps and other resources.
Here is an example of a guide we created for our students on how to learn Japanese vocabulary both inside and outside the classroom.
We also have guides on speaking, listening, reading, Kanji, YouTube channels, Apps to study, how to make Japanese friends, Japanese culture, Japanese customs, and even how to hack the JLPT coming in 01/2021
We do not offer JLPT lessons at Japan Switch, but our partner Japanese school Coto Language Academy offers special lessons specifically designed to help you pass the JLPT test and they have had a good amount of success at that.
We conduct our classes primarily in Japanese, but use English in our basic course to facilitate comprehension. We also prefer that students avoid having conversations in English with one another during lessons.
We are unable to provide lessons without a textbook or lesson materials or textbooks from a different Japanese language school. We only provide lessons using our textbook materials and teaching style.
We use the following textbook series.
- Nihongo Fun & Easy 1 & 2
- Weekly J
Offline Group Lessons
There is a maximum of six regular students per lesson. However, the maximum number per lesson are seven students.
Since we offer group lesson students 1 make up lesson monthly, the seventh student slot is left open for make up lesson students.
※ This number has been reduced to 5 during 2020 to reduce crowding.
Online Group Lessons
There are a maximum of 4 students per lesson.
Please kindly note that our school is not a government authorized language school that can help you with visa issues.
We are also unable to provide documentation for your tourist visa.
We have been able to reduce your lesson fees by around 30 - 50% by providing a fixed lesson system.
This means that you commit to the same amount of lessons each week at the same day and time. However, the benefit is that you get to have the same teacher each week who understands you.
We do have a free make up lesson system, which you can check in the FAQ > Schedules > make up lessons.
The minimum enrollment is one full month at Japan Switch. If you are unable to attend for one full month, you may join for several weeks, but you would have to pay for the entire month.
※ For students who join after the 15th, you would have to pay for the current month and the following month (about 1.5 months).
You have the option to leave and terminate your monthly continuing membership plan. You would need to come in person and sign a request to terminate the contract in person by the 15th of the previous month or previous school day in the case we are closed on the 15th.
For example, if you would like to cancel your lessons from June 1st, you would need to cancel your membership by May 15th of the previous month.
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Japan Switch provides affordable morning and noon Japanese lessons in Tokyo. Centrally located, relaxed environment and quality textbooks. Japan Switch is your alternative option to a Japanese language school in Tokyo.
Opening Days : Monday - Friday
Shinjuku Branch : Opening Hours
9:30 - 1:30 PM - Group & Private Lessons
2:00 - 5:00 PM - Private Lessons
Online Branch : Opening Hours
9:30 - 1:00 PM - Private Lessons