I am a newcomer to Japan without any knowledge of Japanese.
How can I start learning Japanese?
- NIC suggests taking our Japanese beginner course (Level 1 ).
Five different classes are available. You can also take our survival Japanese course for simple communication in daily life.
I work in Japan and am very busy everyday. I want to study Japanese but have no time to go to school. What can I do?
- NIC offers Japanese lessons outside of school. We send Japanese teachers out to wherever you want to have your Japanese lessons. For details contact NIC.
I live in Kanagawa and it is hard for me to go to Japanese school in Tokyo. Any advice?
- NIC’s Japanese teacher dispatch service covers Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa. For details contact NIC.
I have some friends who want to take Japanese lessons with me. Can we spread the cost?
- Yes. NIC offers group lessons and you can spread the cost around your classmates. Group lesson are more economical. See our fee-table.
What if I don’t understand what my teacher explains to me in Japanese?
- Don’t worry. All NIC Japanese teachers speak English and can use English whenever necessary.
My company offers to pay for my Japanese lessons. Is it possible to make a contract with my company?
- Yes. NIC is able to make a contract with your company or with you personally, whichever is more convenient for you.
I am studying Japanese to go to college in Japan. Is NIC a Japanese school suitable for me?
- NIC is not a school for students who need academic Japanese training for entering colleges and universities in Japan.
Does NIC accept visa applications?
- No. NIC does not accept visa applications.
What kind of teaching materials are used for beginners?
- For our Beginners Course (Level 1-3), we use the "Japanese for Busy People" textbook and method.
I want to take the Japanese Proficiency Test. Can NIC help me?
- Yes, we can. NIC offers a preparatory course for both JLPT and JETRO tests.
I am a little hesitant about starting Japanese lessons without knowing what they are like.Any suggestions?
- NIC offers free trial lessons for students who want to see what NIC Japanese lessons are like before deciding to start. For details contact NIC.