STUDENTS' VOICE

SAM(United States)
Nihongo Kick off Course - 50 online lessons(with Homework)  for 6 month

"Class has been going well.
It has been mostly review with the grammar which is needed as I need the practice.
Natsumi-sensei has been great! "


Q1. Could you tell us what make you motivate to learn Japanese language?

My motivation for learning Japanese is to eventually pass the JLPT1 and become a translator (patents or media).
Japanese language was one of my majors at University of Oregon and I concentrated on reading and writing.


Q2. Could you tell us what problem, issues did you have on studying Japanese before join this online school?

The main issues I have with studying is formal classes for higher levels have start times that conflict with my current work schedule.
I am able to take night classes but once the first two years of instruction are finished, all N3 and higher curriculum is during working hours.


Q3. Could you tell us what made you decide to study Japanese on this online school?

I was looking at doing immersion studying in Japan for at least a year before the Covid-19 pandemic hit.
I also wanted my knowledge to be around N3 before I make the commitment of acquiring my student visa.
If online school continues to work well for me, it may replace studying in Japan.


Q4. Could you tell us what made you decide to study Japanese on this online school?

The good points are being able to practice my speaking with someone that can help me with my mistakes.
I've enjoyed all my lessons so far with Natsumi-sensei.


Q5. Could you tell us what request do you have to improve lessons?

I don't have any requests at this time. The lessons have been going well.


Q6. Is the lesson level appropriate?

The lesson level has been appropriate.

MISHAL(United States)
Nihongo Kick off Course - 50 online lessons(with Homework) for 6 month

Q1. Could you tell us what make you motivate to learn Japanese language?

I was motivated to learn the japanese language because i was intrigued by it.
I was intrigued, by the ‘language’ and ‘culture’ so I decided that i wanted to go to Japan because to me it seemed like a ‘dream’. 
Which is why I decided to apply to japan and learn the language by professional experience.


Q2. Could you tell us what problem, issues did you have on studying Japanese before join this online school?

I was nervous on the whole experience I didn’t actually think I could actually learn it fluently until i joined japanese classes which I’m glad i did.


Q3. Could you tell us what made you decide to study Japanese on this online school?

I searched up online schools during the pandemic and i finally came across this one.


Q4. Could you tell us what made you decide to study Japanese on this online school?

I love this school and the very high quality of education they provide for their pupils.
More importantly, the staff are extremely polite and willingly to help when you’re in need.
I would have made a mistake if i hadn’t joined this online japanese school.


Q5. Is the lesson level appropriate? 

The lesson level is great, I dont feel pressure or stressed at all as the lessons are very easy and understandable.

MATT(United Kingdom)
Nihongo Kick off Course - 50 online lessons(with Homework)  for 6 month

Q1. Could you tell us what make you motivate to learn Japanese language?

I work in an industry which is a rapidly growing market in japan, so knowing Japanese will soon be a crucial skill for my job, with me eventually looking at living in Japan for work.
I’ve also a strong personal interest.


Q2. Could you tell us what problem, issues did you have on studying Japanese before join this online school?

No consistent and reliable ways to be able to check that how I wrote and spoke what I learned was correct and natural-sounding,
or how to put together what I’d learnt into complete sentences. 


Q3. Could you tell us what made you decide to study Japanese on this online school?

The staff! They’ve been fantastic every step of the way, from the very first contact I received.
The level of service provided has been superb.


Q4. Could you tell us what made you decide to study Japanese on this online school?

My tutor is fantastic - she’s patient,able to answer any questions I have,
and sets the perfect lessons for my ability - not too easy, and not too difficult.


Q5. Could you tell us what request do you have to improve lessons? 

Perhaps a little more time to review the day’s lesson at the end,
although homework usually covers this anyway.


Q6. Is the lesson level appropriate? 

Yes, absolutely.
The tutor seems to know my level better than I do!


Benjamin (United Kingdom)

Nihongo Kick off Course - 50 online lessons(with Homework)  for 6 month

Q1. Could you tell us what make you motivate to learn Japanese language?

That is a difficult question. My interest in Japan has grown over the past decade or so. I visited Japan, for the first time, three years ago, and I was frustrated with my inability to communicate to the locals that I met.




Q2. Could you tell us what problem, issues did you have on studying Japanese before join this online school?

Certain aspects of language learning I find I can do by myself. I taught myself hiragana, katakana, and the most basic kanji. However, my speaking and listening ability is not something I feel that I can train adequately, without someone to have conversations with. I also don’t find the explanations of Japanese grammar in textbooks to be satisfactory.




Q3. Could you tell us what made you decide to study Japanese on this online school?

My current plan is to save money in order to fund a years Japanese study at a language school or university “Bekka” course. A lot of the university courses require at least JLPT N4 level – which is my current aim to reach by the end of my current batch of lessons. My listening ability requires a lot of improvement to not hinder me, at that level. 




Q4. Could you tell us what made you decide to study Japanese on this online school?

I am enjoying the conversational aspect of the lessons a lot. Adachi-sensei is very easy to talk to about a variety of topics, which I don’t think I would find in a traditional classroom environment. It feels more tailored to my own needs, rather than a more generic syllabus for a certain level of Japanese ability.




Q5. Could you tell us what request do you have to improve lessons? 

I don’t have much to suggest in the way of improvements. I feel that I can talk to Adachi-sensei, if I require help on a specific issue with my learning, which is the main thing.




Q6. Is the lesson level appropriate? 

I felt that the level of the first few lessons was a bit low. However, it is definitely helping me establish a firm foundation of understanding that will help me down the line.




GINA (United States)
25 online lessons(with Homework)  for 3 month

Q1. Could you tell us what make you motivate to learn Japanese language?

My future goal is to go to University in Japan and stay for a long time.




Q2. Could you tell us what problem, issues did you have on studying Japanese before join this online school?

My parents were against me going to Japan and I did not have the opportunity to properly study Japanese, but they finally gave into my wishes. Also, I have only every self studied until now, so I have never had proper Japanese education.




Q3. Could you tell us what made you decide to study Japanese on this online school?

I finally got the chance to study in Japan at a Japanese language school, but could not go because of the pandemic. This lead me to find other methods of study and I found this online school.




Q4. Could you tell us what made you decide to study Japanese on this online school?

The pros of this online lesson is that I get to learn from a teacher one on one. All the attention is on me and the lesson flow is able to match my needs and the speed can also match my needs.




Q5. Could you tell us what request do you have to improve lessons? 

Class is going well. I don't have any request. 

ERIKA (United States)
35 online lessons(with Homework)  for 3 month

Q1. Could you tell us what make you motivate to learn Japanese language?

I love learning new languages and have been wanting to learn for a very long time. When I travel, I like to be able to speak and interact with local people.




Q2. Could you tell us what problem, issues did you have on studying Japanese before join this online school?

Time. I work full time and have a child. It's hard to dedicate the time to a new language. 




Q3. Could you tell us what made you decide to study Japanese on this online school?

I tried studying on my own but don't have the discipline. I tried going to in-person classes but my schedule didn't accommodate. I tried getting a private tutor, but they were not available in my local searches. I then googled online schools. I found your school and thought that having teacher based in Japan would be a good way to go.




Q4. Could you tell us what made you decide to study Japanese on this online school?

Individual attention, at home classes makes this fairly convenient.




Q5. Could you tell us what request do you have to improve lessons? 

Not sure right now, perhaps I can answer later.

SALOME (Swissland)
Nihongo Kick off Course - 50 online lessons(with Homework)  for 6 month

Q1. Could you tell us what make you motivate to learn Japanese language?

I moved to Japan last year and even though I picked up some of the language throughout my life and the past year, my knowledge is very scattered and not organized. To be able to communicate with Japanese people, be able to work in my field more here, and to be able to make more Japanese friends here and learn more about the culture, it is very important for me to learn the Japanese language properly and seriously.




Q2. Could you tell us what problem, issues did you have on studying Japanese before join this online school?

I only studied at home by myself before signing up for Nihongo Online School, so my knowledge has been pretty basic, theoretical and pretty random. I needed more structure, boundaries and deadlines through a teacher, and conversation practice to force me to say real sentences with proper grammar. 




Q3. Could you tell us what made you decide to study Japanese on this online school?

I was looking for a man-to-man course, but because of the Coronavirus crisis I decided not to do in-person classes. Then I saw an ad for Nihongo Online School through Gaijinpot and I liked the look of your website, and reviews for the regular language school programs from your school were very good. When I inquired about classes your answers were very quick and professional so I decided to sign up.




Q4. Could you tell us what made you decide to study Japanese on this online school?

I like that it's very convenient for me, since I can take the classes from home and all communication and homework is online. I really appreciate Adachi Sensei's way of teaching so far, she recognizes when I have trouble with something and will make me practice that more, while when she sees that I already know something she will not lose time with that. I do like to fit as many lessons into the course as possible. 



Q5. Could you tell us what request do you have to improve lessons? 

So far I'm very happy and do not have any requests.