Why do you want to learn Japanese?
I love learning new languages and after learning English to a high level, I thought Japanese was the one for me. I love how musical it sounds and the intonation, so for me speaking in Japanese is quite fun!
Why did you choose Japan Switch?
The prices are very reasonable and they allow you to choose your own schedule. I researched other schools but the private lessons here are more than half the price of other Japanese language schools in Tokyo. Since they have a monthly contract system, I wanted to test it out before committing to a long-term program at another school.
I also only wanted to take two lessons a week and I was able to commit to the same day and time each week, so the prices and monthly contract system are a perfect match for me.
How are your lessons?
My lessons are great! I chose private lessons so I could learn at my own pace and spend more time learning about my interests. The teacher Sato sensei is amazing, he is so open minded and very easy to understand. We have great conversations about Japan and Japanese culture, but I also feel my Japanese is improving a lot.
We were able to complete the second textbook together after 3 months. I think coming in twice a week for private lessons is good for me because I can practice outside of the classroom and ask my teacher questions and practice again and ask questions again. This has helped me to develop a good routine for improving my Japanese and the location of the Japanese language school is convenient as well.
How did Japan Switch surprise you?
I was a little bit nervous because the book was different and I thought maybe it would be too easy but actually the lessons are challenging and very interesting. I learn so many new things at every lesson and have improved my Japanese a good amount in the 4 months that I have been here. I honestly feel I have actually been learning Japanese at Japan Switch for much longer!
I am also really proud that I was able to finish the textbook before I had to return to my home country. Thank you Japan Switch for supporting me in the last 4 months of my working holiday and I think it is a great school for people on a working holiday visa in Tokyo for price and value.
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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