Japanese Plus Pop Culture (Fukuoka School Only, for now)
Do you love Japanese manga, music, and movies? Do you wish you knew what
they were really saying?
This course uses the latest in Japanese pop culture to teach you the Japanese language as it is really spoken today. You will study Japanese through movies and TV shows, listening to music, and reading manga and modern fiction and non-fiction writing. In-class and out-of-class activities are varied and fun, including:
- roleplays as your favorite characters
- writing your own manga
- visits to a graphic design school to see the process of creating a new manga
- analysing the lyrics of popular songs
- giving "pop culture questionnaires" to local people
- using a video camera to record everyday life, and presenting it to your classmates
- excursions to character goods events
- going outside the classroom to listen to Japanese as it is really spoken
The materials for study are decided based on your interests and Japanese level. We keep a large library of Japanese manga and anime for different levels of learners, and are constantly adding more items as our students request them.
Please note that this course is restricted to Beginner 2 level or higher students. As the materials used are real-world examples of anime, manga, etc., you are required to be able to speak some Japanese before you join this course. This course is also not available in July and August, our busy season. During these months, we run pop culture excursions instead, that you can sign up for at school. Examples include going to a baseball game, visiting a manga school, eating at a maid cafe, wearing anime costumes, etc.
Note: this course is currently only offered at our Fukuoka Japanese language school.
Standard Weekly Schedule
|4-skills application course, two 50-minute classes||
25 class hours
39,900 yen per week
Some random titles from our DVD collection:
We are a revolutionary Japanese language school located in Fukuoka and Tokyo. We specialize in teaching language and culture together, using modern teaching methods and enjoyable classes.