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Private Japanese Lessons in Shinjuku and Shin-Yurigaoka

Asao Language School is a year-round Japanese language school based in Shin-Yurigaoka, Kanagawa and Shinjuku, Tokyo in Japan.
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Cultural / Social activity in December 2018

2018/12/07 – 2018/12/07

Welcome back to Asao Language School!

Please join us for the last event of the year, Bounennkai for a chance to get to know the members of our community :)

Let's cap off the year of the dog with one last kapnai together before heading home!

Time and Date:
20:00 - 22:00 on 07 Friday December
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Cultural / Social activity in November 2018

2018/11/25 – 2018/11/25

Welcome back to Asao Language School!

Have you been to a horserace in Japan?

In November, we are going to have another Shakaikakenngakubu this Sunday!

We are going to visit Tokyo Racecourse in Fuchu and watch one of the most prestigious horse races in Japan called Japan Autumn International J...

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Posted on 2018/11/20

We, Asao Language School offer a cultural / social enrichment activity to the members of our community every month.
In October, at Stage 13 of Yamabu, we explored part of the Hakone Kyu-Kaido Road in Hakone, a part of the Old Tokaido Road which historically connected Tokyo to Kyoto. We walked on ...

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Asao Teacher Training

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2018年10月26日金曜日15:45 - 16:45に新宿教室にて、第十回Asao Teacher Trainingを行いました。今回も各先生方からバラエティーに富んだ質問が寄せられ、講義、講義後のディスカッション共に大変盛り上がりました。

今回が現行のAsao Teacher Trainingの最終回でした。以下、これまでに行われた全10回の講義内容です。

第一回
ゼロレベルのフリー会話
直接法と間接法における会話のきっかけ作り

第二回
動詞の導入
辞書系/ます系における現在過去肯否定系の導入と練習方法

第三回
動詞の活用
辞書系/ます系からの活用導入と練習

第四回
形容...

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Asao Teacher Training

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We, teachers must take collective responsibility for creating an effective learning environment that supports our students' learning process. Organized by our Academic Manager, Aiko sensei, our latest teacher training session was held at our Shinjuku classroom on 26 Friday October. The main topic...

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Cultural / Social activity in October 2018

2018/10/28 – 2018/10/28

Please join us for our next Cultural / Social enrichment activity to explore Japan and share the experience with us!

In October, we will be exploring part of the Hakone Kyu-Kaido Road (10:45 - 15:30 on 28 Sunday October).

We are meeting at 10:45 beside the ticket gate of Hakone-Yumoto station...

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Posted on 2018/10/16

Hi everyone, we are a group of private Japanese language teachers called Asao in Tokyo. We organize a cultural / social enrichment activity for the members of our community every month. Two weeks ago, we were planning to go hiking in Hakone. However, the typhoon hit Tokyo and therefore, to be on ...

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Posted on 2018/10/14

Q: I would like to share my knowledge in English or other languages I speak in exchange of Japanese lessons :) is it possible in the group?

A: We do not proactively promote opportunities for language exchanges ourselves but we, the teachers, staff and students meet up in our monthly events and ...

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Posted on 2018/10/13

Q: It’s already 2 pm so bank transactions might not be processed the same day today, please let me know how I go about paying for the lesson tomorrow. Do I get it done and you are ok to confirm tomorrow?

A: When you make the payment, please take a photo of the receipt and email it to us so that...

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Services

Private Japanese Lessons in person

  • A 60 minute Private Lesson in person

    ¥3,800
    Private lessons in person at our classrooms in Shin-Yurigaoka (5 minutes' walk from South Gate) and in Shinjuku (2 minutes' walk from JR Shinjuku South Gate). Lessons outside our classrooms will require additional 500 yen per day as the teacher's transportation cost. The price above includes the tax and there will be no additional cost, e.g. textbook fees and registration fees. Lessons are also available at the locations of your choice in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba prefectures. Lessons will be structured according to your request. A 60-minute lesson typically consists of a grammar lesson, speaking and listening practices and new vocabularies, idioms and expressions are introduced throughout the lesson. A sample 60-minute lesson structure will be that 20 minutes for catching up, welcoming general questions and checking homework, 30 minutes for reviewing the previous lesson and working on new vocabularies, idioms and grammars, 10 minutes for welcoming questions again.
  • A 90 minute Private Lesson in person

    ¥5,700
    Private lessons in person at our classrooms in Shin-Yurigaoka (5 minutes' walk from South Gate) and in Shinjuku (2 minutes' walk from JR Shinjuku South Gate). Lessons outside our classrooms will require additional 500 yen per day as the teacher's transportation cost. The price above includes the tax and there will be no additional cost, e.g. textbook fees and registration fees. Lessons are also available at the locations of your choice in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba prefectures. Lessons will be structured according to your request. A 90-minute lesson typically consists of a grammar lesson, speaking and listening practices and new vocabularies, idioms and so on are introduced throughout the lesson. A sample 90-minute lesson structure will be 10 minutes for catching up, 15 minutes for welcoming and answering general questions, 20 minutes for checking homework, 40 minutes for reviewing the previous lesson and working on a new lesson and 5 minutes for welcoming questions again.
  • A 120 minute Private Lesson in person

    ¥7,600
    Private lessons in person at our classrooms in Shin-Yurigaoka (5 minutes' walk from South Gate) and in Shinjuku (2 minutes' walk from JR Shinjuku South Gate). Lessons outside our classrooms will require additional 500 yen per day as the teacher's transportation cost. The price above includes the tax and there will be no additional cost, e.g. textbook fees and registration fees. Lessons are also available at the locations of your choice in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba prefectures. Lessons will be structured according to your request. A 120-minute lesson typically consists of a grammar lesson, speaking and listening practices and new vocabularies, idioms and so on are introduced throughout the lesson. A sample 120-minute lesson structure will be 10 minutes for catching up, 15 minutes for welcoming and answering general questions, 20 minutes for checking homework, 70 minutes for reviewing the previous lesson and working on new lessons and 5 minutes for welcoming questions again.

Private Japanese Lessons on Skype

  • A 60 minute Private Lesson on Skype

    ¥2,200
    Private lessons on Skype. The price above includes the tax and there will be no additional cost, e.g. textbook fees and registration fees. Lessons will be structured according to your request. A 60-minute lesson typically consists of a grammar lesson, speaking and listening practices and new vocabularies, idioms and expressions are introduced throughout the lesson. A sample 60-minute lesson structure will be that 20 minutes for catching up, welcoming general questions and checking homework, 30 minutes for reviewing the previous lesson and working on new vocabularies, idioms and grammars, 10 minutes for welcoming questions again.
  • A 90 minute Private Lesson on Skype

    ¥3,300
    Private lessons on Skype. The price above includes the tax and there will be no additional cost, e.g. textbook fees and registration fees. Lessons will be structured according to your request. A 90-minute lesson typically consists of a grammar lesson, speaking and listening practices and new vocabularies, idioms and so on are introduced throughout the lesson. A sample 90-minute lesson structure will be 10 minutes for catching up, 15 minutes for welcoming and answering general questions, 20 minutes for checking homework, 40 minutes for reviewing the previous lesson and working on a new lesson and 5 minutes for welcoming questions again.
  • A 120 minute Private Lesson on Skype

    ¥4,400
    Private lessons on Skype. The price above includes the tax and there will be no additional cost, e.g. textbook fees and registration fees. Lessons will be structured according to your request. A 120-minute lesson typically consists of a grammar lesson, speaking and listening practices and new vocabularies, idioms and so on are introduced throughout the lesson. A sample 120-minute lesson structure will be 10 minutes for catching up, 15 minutes for welcoming and answering general questions, 20 minutes for checking homework, 70 minutes for reviewing the previous lesson and working on new lessons and 5 minutes for welcoming questions again.

Semi Private Japanese Lessons in person

  • 10 × a 60 minute Semi Private Lesson

    ¥20,000
    Semi Private lessons in person at our classrooms in Shin-Yurigaoka and in Shinjuku. The same time and day once a week for a period of 10 weeks. The price above includes the tax and there will be no additional cost, e.g. textbook fees and registration fees. Lessons outside our classroom will require additional 500 yen per day as the teacher's transportation cost. Lessons are available at the locations of your choice in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba prefectures. Lessons will be structured according to your request. A 60-minute lesson typically consists of a grammar lesson, speaking and listening practices and new vocabularies, idioms and expressions are introduced throughout the lesson. Maximum number of learners per class is 3. Semi Private lessons are available for those wish to study with their partner, family and colleagues, providing their purpose of learning and their current Japanese levels are the same.
  • General Japanese Course - Elementary

    ¥20,000
    Semi Private lessons in person at our classrooms in Shinjuku. Lessons take place at 14:30 - 15:30 on Fridays for a period of 10 weeks. You can start any Friday. The price above includes the tax and there will be no additional cost, e.g. textbook fees and registration fees. A 60-minute lesson typically consists of a grammar lesson, speaking and listening practices and new vocabularies, idioms and expressions are introduced throughout the lesson. Maximum number of learners per class is 3. General Japanese Course - Elementary is specifically available for those wish to start from scratch.

Asao Teacher Training

  • Asao Teacher Training

    ¥0
    We are a group of experienced Japanese language teachers working in a team. We regularly organise teaching training sessions for ourselves and new teachers. Asao Teacher Training is provided for free and is available for Japanese teachers who are passionate about education and willing to improve. We would like to make sure that for students, every lesson is fun, practical and result oriented. Teachers at Asao have a variety of professional backgrounds, which includes but not limited to IT, Translation, Tourism, Language Education, Fashion, Construction, Social Care, Arts, Music Business, Elementary Education, Journalism, Food, Business (Management, Marketing, Sales, Logistics and Accounting ) and so on. If you are interested in further familiarizing yourself with teaching technics, exchanging opinions with other Japanese teachers and discussing related topics with experienced teachers, please feel free to let us know. You are more than welcome to join us.

Cultural / Social Activities

  • Monthly Cultural / Social Activities

    ¥1,000
    We organize a Cultural / Social Activity every month. There are Konnshinnkai, Yamabu, Shakaikakenngakubu, Zukoubu, Ryouribu and so on. The teachers and the students together enjoy exploring Japan and discovering the joy of sharing the unique experience with people of similar interest while practicing the languages. Anybody who is interested in such as language learning, social get-together, hiking, culture, history, social study, arts and crafts and cooking is welcome. For more information about what we do, please also visit our official Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus and YouTube channels.

Translation services

  • Translations from English to Japanese and from English to Mandarin Chinese

    ¥25
    We provide translation services from English to Japanese and from English to Mandarin Chinese for such as Website content, Blogs, SNS updates, Business emails, Slideshows, Reports, Product descriptions, Online articles, Essays, Audio files, letters, Recipes, Restaurant menus, Posters, Flyers, Brochures, Sign boards and so on. We can also edit and proofread your content. It will be 25 yen per word (tax included). We are a team of native Japanese and Mandarin Chinese speakers with a good grasp of English language. Every work we provide will go through quality checks by native speakers of the language. We work with tight deadlines and provide our clients with high-quality, professionally written content.
Hi everyone, 

Thank you very much for visiting our minisite

It is very nice to meet you. 

We are a group of 10 experienced and skilled private Japanese language teachers working in a team called Asao Language School.

We provide quality-learning experience to Japanese language learners of various levels, professions, nationalities, first languages and age groups with their individual study goals both in person and on Skype.

All of us are native Japanese speakers with an extensive teaching experience abroad as well as in Japan. 

We specialize in teaching Conversational Japanese, General Japanese, Academic Japanese, JLPT Preparation and Business Japanese. 

We originally come from various professions, such as Sales, Marketing, Accounting, Elementary Education, Translation and Tourism, Editorial and Journalism, Music, Cooking and so on. 

We are passionate about what we do and hope that our assistances provide additional contributions to your Japanese study :)

Lesson time and locations:

We provide lessons both in person and on Skype from 08:00 to 22:00 from Monday to Sunday including public holidays. 

Our lessons in person take place at our classrooms in Shin-Yurigaoka (5 minutes' walk from South Gate) , in Shinjuku (2 minutes' walk from JR Shinjuku South Gate) as well as at the locations of your choice in Kanagawa, Tokyo, Saitama and Chiba prefectures. 

Teaching methodology:

In our lessons, we apply interactive teaching methodologies coupled with lesson plans that are tailored to fit your academic needs. 

Please feel free to let us know your questions and requests. Our priority is to focus on your requests in each lesson. 

We generally use Direct Method in our lessons, however, if requested, other languages, e.g. English is also used supplementarily. 

Lesson Style and Structure: 

We apply communicative approach in our lessons. Our teaching style is interactive and we always make sure that our lessons are interesting, engaging and relaxed but professional and result oriented at the same time.

A 60-minute Private Lesson typically consists of a grammar lesson, speaking and listening practices and new vocabularies, idioms and expressions are introduced throughout the lesson. 

A sample 60-minute lesson structure is as followed:

0 - 20 minutes: 
Catch-up, Welcome general questions and Check homework
20 - 50 minutes: 
Review and Work on new topics
50 - 60 minutes: 
Welcome questions again

We will focus on improving your speaking, listening and comprehension skills while recognizing that reading and writing tasks are equally important for your speaking and listening progress.
  

For Whom:

Our Lessons cover various proficiency levels, from Japanese for everyday usage to JLPT Preparation. 
Students, families, expats, international assignees and corporate personnel as well as those who wish to supplement their current lessons are welcome. 

Semi-Private lessons (Max 3 learners per class) are also available for those wish to study with their partner, family and colleagues, providing their purpose of learning and their current Japanese levels are the same.   

Lesson fees: 

Prices for Private Lessons in person at our classrooms in Shin-Yurigaoka and/or in Shinjuku are as followed: 

A 60 minute Private Lesson is JPY 3800
A 90 minute Private Lesson is JPY 5700
A 120 minute Private Lesson is JPY 7600

The prices above include 8% consumption tax

Lessons that take place outside our classrooms will require additional 500 yen per day as the teacher's transportation cost.

Prices for Private Lessons on Skype are as followed:

A 60 minute Private Lesson is JPY 2200
A 90 minute Private Lesson is JPY 3300
A 120 minute Private Lesson is JPY 4400

The prices above include 8% consumption tax.

No additional fees, e.g. registration fee, course textbook and materials fees.

Terms and Conditions:

Please kindly make sure to read carefully through our Terms and Conditions described below and if you have questions or need clarifications in the related matter, please let us know.

Please note that booking lessons with us requires advance payment in a form of bank wire transfer or Gennkinnkakitome or PayPal or in cash in person at our classrooms (open from 08:00 to 22:00, from Monday to Sunday) in Shinnyurigaoka or in Shinnjyuku from the first lesson.

And, your booking(s) will be confirmed when we confirm the receipt of your payment.

If you prefer cash payment, please kindly let us know well in advance, so that we can ask our accountant to call in in time to collect the payment at one of our classrooms requested. Please kindly note that for each cash payment, there is minimum payment requirement of 10000 yen.

If you prefer bank wire transfer, please let us know. We will forward you our bank account detail. Please kindly note that we also accept single payment for a multiple number of bookings, all bank charges are the responsibility of the sender and once made, fees are not refundable and not transferrable to others, e.g. family members and friends.

When you have made the payment, please kindly let us know so that we can confirm the receipt of your payment and your booking(s). Subsequently, we will forward you the contact detail of your teacher.

If we cannot confirm the receipt of your payment at the latest 24 hours prior to the pre-scheduled commencement of the lesson(s), the pre-scheduled lesson(s) will be cancelled automatically without prior notice. Please kindly note that domestic fund transfer requests submitted after 14:30 (Japan Standard Time) on business days and on weekends or holidays will be processed on the following business day.

Regarding our cancellation and rescheduling policy, please kindly note that we ask everyone to let us know at the latest by 24 hours prior to the scheduled commencement of the lesson(s) so that we can inform the teacher in advance and also save your credit for the lesson(s).

A make-up lesson will be then scheduled at a time that is mutually convenient with the student and the teacher and the saved credit will be carried-over to be used on the make-up lesson.

However, cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled commencement of the lesson(s) and no shows are charged at 100% of the fee of the day, unless otherwise your reason for cancellation meets our Extenuating Circumstances policy.

Please kindly note that if you fail to make it to the pre-agreed meeting or lesson locations on time, within 15 minutes following the commencement of the lesson, your teacher reserves the right to leave the location and the credit shall not be refunded. In cases where your medical condition makes it impossible to attend the scheduled lesson and if this condition existed but was not advised at the time of the booking, no refund will also be given. 

Please also kindly note that notice of cancellation and rescheduling must be provided in writing and applies from the date it is received by Asao Language School.

Please kindly note that Asao Language School reserves the right to change, without notice, our Terms and Conditions at anytime. If we do not enforce any condition of these Terms and Conditions or we delay in enforcing it, this will not prevent us from retrospectively enforcing the condition and will not constitute a waiver of that condition. And, Asao Language School also reserves the right to refuse bookings.

FAQ:

"What types of study materials are used?"

In the initial lesson(s), we usually discuss in detail what approach to take in order to achieve your short term and long term study goals. Depending on your requests, we will suggest different lesson structures with a variety of textbooks. Alternatively, we can also take conversation-based approach. Please feel free to let us know your requests anytime. 

"Can I receive a Student Visa by enrolling at your school?"

No, for further information, please contact the nearest immigration office in your neighbourhood or embassy of Japan in your country. Please kindly note that we do not provide student visas.

"Do you offer any sort of trial lessons?"

No, we are very sorry we provide neither free/trial lessons nor discounts on our lesson fees. We are a group of professionally trained and experienced teachers and we are all fully committed to assisting you from the first lesson.

"Can the lessons be bought on a one-time basis or in a block of lessons?"

We accept both one-off private lessons and block bookings. We may suggest that you book the first lesson individually first in order to meet the teacher, ask further questions, set goals and try our sample lesson. You are also more than welcome to try a different teacher(s) after the first lesson(s). 

"Are the lessons always taught by the same teacher(s)?" 

Yes, unless otherwise requested, the same teacher(s) will be teaching your lessons regularly. If the originally designated teacher(s) becomes unavailable whether temporarily or permanently, we will inform you first and suggest an alternative time and date to continue with the same teacher or a new teacher(s) well in advance. 

We regularly update each other among teachers in relation to lesson content, teaching strategies and so on. Therefore, the transition of teachers should be processed smoothly and effectively.

"Are the lessons at Asao usually booked at the same day and time every week or am I able to schedule them for different days and times?"

Both ways are possible. If you prefer to book lessons at different times and days, it will be no problem also. However, as our lesson schedule and the availability of our classrooms change on an on-going basis, please kindly let us know your preferred time(s) and date(s) for lessons well in advance, so that we can reschedule ourselves to accommodate your requests. 

"I prefer to pay in cash. Can I pay directly to the teacher on the day?"

No, we are very sorry booking lessons with us always requires advance payment. As well as that, our teachers do not deal with payment and lesson scheduling themselves, so that they can fully dedicate themselves to the lessons.

"I prefer bank wire transfer to cash" Is it possible for you to accept international bank transfer for payment?"

Yes, if you are already based in Japan and therefore would like to use the Japanese banks, please let us know, we will forward you our bank account details. 

If you prefer to make payment before leaving your country or using your bank abroad, please kindly let us know, we will forward you our bank account details including SWIFT code.

"I'm not sure if I can send a bank wire transfer. What are my options?"

We accept advance payment in a form of bank wire transfer, Gennkinnkakitome, PayPal and cash in person.

Gennkinnkakitome is a type of service provided at every post office in Japan. Through this service, you can send cash to any address in Japan by registered mail. If you take the lesson fee and the specified home address (Please inquire) with you to a post office, and inquire for the service, they will assist you. 

If you prefer PayPal payment, please kindly let us know. We will forward you our account details. Please kindly note that PayPal applies their unique currency exchange rate and handling fees depending on the destinations. For further information, please check their terms and conditions. 

If you prefer cash payment, please kindly let us know well in advance, so that we can ask our accountant to call in in time to collect the payment at one of our classrooms requested. Please kindly note that for each cash payment, there is minimum payment requirement of 10000 yen.

"Can you provide receipts?"
Yes, please let us know to which name you would like us to make the receipt out. Please kindly note that, if you make a payment through a bank wire transfer or Gennkinnkakitome, they will automatically provide you with receipts.

"If I am running late for the class or cannot go to the class, who should I contact?"

After confirming the receipt of your payment and therefore your booking(s), we will forward you the contact detail of your teacher. However, please contact your teacher on that number only in emergency. For lesson scheduling, payment and other administrative work, please continue to directly contact our colleague, Masahiko Kitaya who looks after our administrative work.

Other Types of Lessons and Services:

We are also available for special needs, e.g. Semi Private Lessons, Group Lessons and Business Japanese Workshops, 
Marketing / Sales Assistance, Interpretation and Translation as well as Tour Guide services upon request . 

A cultural / social activity is organized every month. 

For more information about us, please us at the following channels

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We are looking forward to welcoming you to our community soon.

宜しくお願い致します。

Asao

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GS Heime Sato 2 Chome-7-6 Yoyogi
Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 151-0053
Japan

Opening Hours

Mon:8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am – 10:00 pm