Japan Switch FAQ
We are only open on weekdays.
- Monday - Friday
- 9:30 - 1:30 PM
We are closed on the national holidays
Do you offer makeup lessons?
Yes, we offer one 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.
We do not offer flex schedules for both group and private lessons. Lessons are fixed at the same day and time each week but we do offer one make up lesson a month.
If you take two lessons weekly, you receive 1 make up lesson a month for each lesson.
We want to create a consistent environment for our students and coming at the same day and time helps to build a strong routine.
Yes, you can take multiple lessons weekly 🙂
You can take 1, 2, 3, or 4 lessons or more a week. The amount of lessons you take is your choice. You can also change the amount of lessons you take each month.
For example, you would like to take 2 group lessons and 1 private lesson this month and next month, but you would like to reduce it to 2 group lessons the following month.
Yes, you can!
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.
※ Please check FAQ > System > Minimum period of enrollment as well.
1 : Schedule a level check and school consultation at our Shinjuku School using the contact form here.
2 :We will do a Japanese level check for you in person
3 : We will look at our schedule for the right lessons that match your goals and availability. You can check our group lesson schedules on the group lessons page.
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.
You can calculate your monthly lesson costs using our monthly lesson fee calculator here.
Our textbooks books are very reasonably priced.
Beginner 1 : 2052 yen w/tax
- Beginner 1 Drill Book - 250 yen w/tax
Beginner 2 : 2160 yen w/tax
Pre-Intermediate : 3240 yen w/tax
We only accept payments from credit or debit cards. We do not accept cash or other forms of payment.
For more information on getting a debit or credit card, please refer to this article from BFF Tokyo.
Your monthly lesson fees will be automatically deducted from your credit & debit card for your second month and onward.
What do most schools provide?
Most Japanese schools only provide lessons and homework. They do not teach you how to study and most teachers do not understand how tough it is to learn Japanese.
For Japan Switch, the owner of the school is an American who has passed the highest level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test and had learned Japanese from zero.
What does Japan Switch provide in class?
We do not focus on writing because that is something you can do on your own and there are many apps for that. We provide lessons in person to help you improve your speaking, so you can improve your communication from day one.
What does Japan Switch provide out of class?
Tyson will share many of the tips, tools, and frames of thinking that helped him to learn on his own to help you with your journey outside the classroom.
We will send you this information gradually week by week through an automated newsletter in small doses.
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.
We do not directly assign homework for our classes. However, we have created a guide 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 do not offer JLPT lessons, but our sister school Coto Language Academy does offer special JLPT lesson support.
We conduct our classes primarily in Japanese, but use English in our basic course to facilitate comprehension.
Yes, they are Japanese native speakers.
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.
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 the contract on a monthly basis. 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.
For group lessons, you have to be 18 years and older. For private lessons, you have to a be 16 years and older.
Japan Switch provides affordable morning and noon Japanese lessons in Tokyo. Centrally located, relaxed environment and quality textbooks. Japan Switch is quickly growing and providing help to the foreign community in Japan
Opening Hours : 9:30 - 1:30 PM
Opening Days : Monday - Friday
Location : Shinjuku, Tokyo