Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it
Tuition, registration, and textbooks are charged separately. The fees
are as follows: $200 for tuition, $30 for first time registration
fee, and $27 for the textbook (for the Beginners class). However, please note that the textbooks
usually last for about five courses. See materials section in the schedule
page for more information. Thus, a typical Beginners class would cost
Do I have to buy
texts for each class?
Not neccessarily. For example, a Beginner's class text will last for
about five consecutive classes (over half a year).
When do I need
to register for a class?
You can register anytime. However, the max enrollment for an adult
class can be 6 to 15 students and once the limit is reached, the class is closed for
What happens after
I complete a class?
If you'd like to continue with your studies, the next level class
is usually available at the same time, with the same instructor.
What if I have studied
We suggest that you call or e-mail us to figure out which class would work best for you.
What will I learn
in the class?
In a typical 7-week class, you will initially learn a “survival
level” of Japanese--basic greetings and basic conversation.
Although there is an emphasis on conversation you will also learn
the fundamentals of reading and writing.
What are the teacher’s
All teachers are native speakers of Japanese and most are trained at the
Tenrikyo Language Institute in Japan.