FAQ

In few words – why learning with us is worth it?

Fantastic atmosphere and events (No. 1 in our surveys) Location in the very town centre of Warsaw. Professional staff with confirmed qualifications.

Your courses seem quite expensive?

We care about providing services at the highest level, this is why we do not compete with price. Instead, we invest in tools to facilitate the contact with the language for you. The course price includes an entire range of tools (conversations, library, online journal, e-learning platform, e-books, online call slips, free compensatory classes) which aid our pupils in achieving their linguistic goals.

When and how can I enrol?

Enrolment begins when the course starting date is announced. You can enrol online – complete the form here.

How must does the course cost?

A semester of a course, with 2 classes a week, 90 min each, costs PLN 1550/semester, 1 class a week, 135 min each – PLN 1200/semester, 1 class a week, 90 min each – PLN 750/semester. You can pay in instalments.

Where can I buy the student's books?

There’s no need to buy the student’s book – it’s included in the course price.

Why do you want to conclude a contract? Do you want to bind me to you?

There are schools that don’t require a contract (there aren’t many of them, though). At a first glance, it might seem like an attractive option – the student can resign from the course with no consequences. But the truth is, such a clause can be simply included in the contract. With us, you can resign from the course at any time and we will give you a refund for unused classes (we need 7 days to process the resignation).

The contract gives the student a guarantee of course quality for its entire duration – it specifies the number of course hours, student’s rights (e.g. if the student an ask the lecturer for assistance in case of absence), school’s obligations, etc. Otherwise, what would be your guarantee that the next instalment for the course will not be increased because some people from the group resigned?

The contract is a guarantee for the student and not for the school, because if the student is in delay with payments, the school can simply ban him/her from the classes with immediate effect.

I learnt Japanese in the past. How should I tell which group to join?

Take a level test available on our website here and submit it, providing your e-mail address and enquiry – we will contact you.

Is Japanese hard?

Contrary to popular opinion, Japanese is a relatively easy language for the Polish in terms of its vocal aspects. As opposed to Vietnamese, it does not have tones, whereas Japanese shi or chi type sounds, giving tremendous problems to English speakers, are pronounced the same a Polish sounds (si and ci, respectively). The characters, however, are a challenge, but the so-called syllabaries (a type of alphabet where one character usually corresponds to one syllable) – thanks to them, even beginners can write down the given content in Japanese. Additionally, the Japanese Ministry of Education established that for a Japanese to use his/her own language without any problems, he/she has to learn 2 000 of the so-called everyday use characters. This number is much lower than in Chinese, and to handle everyday life in Japan, you only need to know about 800 characters (Nihongo Noryoku Shiken N3 level).

What if I have to resign?

We understand that sometimes, against their will, it turns out the students can’t find time for additional Japanese classes. If you resign before the course starts, we give you a 100% refund. If you resign later, the contract has a one-week notice period which means that we will refund your payments less classes already covered + classes from the week following the date of resignation submittal. You don’t have to state the reason for your resignation, but remember that it must be made in writing (e-mail or letter).

I have classes with a Polish lecturer, I'd prefer a native speaker!

For lower level classes, especially A1 and A2, we want you to have contact with a lecturer speaking Polish as it makes it easier to explain the complex elements of the Japanese grammar or origin of Japanese characters when your skills in the Japanese language are at a very early stage. In general, we believe that it’s less important if the lecturer is Japanese or Polish – the more important aspect is the lecturer’s linguistic and methodical preparation. A Japanese with linguistic preparation? Of course! A simple example – you wouldn’t like to have a lecturer speaking the Hokkaido dialect, would you? Or one that doesn’t know how to use honorific forms as he doesn’t use them too often.

Our school hires only Japanese who completed a training in teaching Japanese as a foreign language and a course in methodics. This gives you the guarantee that the person teaching you is well-prepared to pursue this profession and is not a housewife earning additional coin at a language school. Just to stay on the safe side: we have nothing against housewives, but against lack of teaching qualifications. Additionally, our lecturers are under constant methodical supervision and they share their experience and knowledge at the lecturers’ meetings to prepare even more interesting classes.