Japanese Language Lessons for Parents and Children  ことばサロンTSUMUGI

Language Salon TSUMUGI offers excellent lessons for children and parents who wish to learn Japanese.

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Japanese Language Lessons for Parents and Children  ことばサロンTSUMUGI

Japanese Language Salon TSUMUGI
Director: Hitona Wada

Enrich Your Life and Relationships in Japan Together with TSUMUGI!
How is your new life in Japan?
Bringing up your child in a foreign country is not always easy. Just imagine if you could make yourself understood more in Japanese, how much better your ordinary life would be. Imagine the possibilities that would open for you, and the friendships you could make. We at TSUMUGI will help you make the most out of your time in Japan.

Providing Support for Your Peace of Mind in Japan
I have been teaching Japanese to people from around the world for over fifteen years. As well as teaching Japanese, I also offer psychological health care support. It is my wish to provide a safe learning environment for you and your family. I will be there to assist and support you every step of the way to overcome the difficulties of living in another country.

To Support Parents and Children from Overseas Living in Japan
I am also a parent of two children. I clearly remember how nervous and worried I was before my son started elementary school, wondering if he and I could adjust and have a good beginning to our new life. I will never forget the tension and worry I had. Having experienced these feelings, I understand and share your concerns as you step into an unknown world.

Bringing Together Language and Compassion
TSUMUGI means “to spin cotton together into thread”. Learning language is the same! I would like to bring people and hearts together through learning Japanese. We will support you as we work together to improve your life in Japan.

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Terms and conditions regarding payments and cancellations for normal course lessons.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation regarding the conditions below. Please note different terms apply to sample lessons, and spring and summer vacation intensive courses.

1. Enrolment Registration Fee
There is an enrolment registration fee of 1,500 Yen per person for first-time students.

2. Advance Payment
In principle, the lesson fee for 1 course (8 to 10 lessons) must be paid in advance in one payment.

3. Cancellation of a Course in Progress
If more than 50% of the course has been taught, there is a non-negotiable no refund policy.
If 49% or less of the course has been taught, there will be a partial refund of the course fee if in unavoidable circumstances.
Example: If 3 lessons of an 8-lesson course have been taught, you will be refunded for the remaining 5 lessons
Example: If 4 lessons of an 8-lesson course have been taught, you will not be refunded for the remaining 4 lessons.
※If you change your lesson program, the difference in payment will be charged to you or refunded accordingly.

4. Transportation Expenses for the Lecturer
You will be charged the actual transportation expenses for lessons taught outside our classroom. However, there will be a uniform transportation charge of 500 Yen applicable for lessons taught within Nagasaki City, Nagayo Town and Togitsu Town.
※Transportation fees for lessons taught in other areas will be discussed with special conditions.
※Lessons outside of our classroom are in principle taught within Nagasaki Prefecture, Fukuoka Prefecture, and Saga Prefecture.

5. Materials Fee
If you buy your course materials through Japanese Language Salon TSUMUGI, the cost of the materials will be charged to your lesson fee.

6. Payment Methods
Payment methods are:
① Credit card
② Bank transfer to our designated bank account
③ Cash payment on your first lesson
※If you choose method ① or ②, please be sure your payment is made one week in advance of your first lesson so we can prepare your lesson materials.

7. Lesson Absences
If you are going to be absent from one of your lessons, contact us by email or telephone before your lesson starts. Failure to notify us by that time will result in that lesson being subtracted from your lesson hours.
If you contact us in advance because you need to miss a lesson, you can have up to 2 free make up lessons.
However, please be careful as 3 or more make up lessons are not possible.

To parents and children preparing for elementary school


Japanese Language School TSUMUGI especially emphasizes support for parents and children who are around elementary school age.
There are now about 44,000 children who need Japanese language support in Japan. Why not join us to have a better and more enjoyable school life? Please check our various sample lesson programs below. Every lesson will be customized at your request to best suit your personal needs.
We will determine the location and schedule for your lessons individually following our consultation with you.


Children’s Classes   Apply Now! Japanese Language Salon TSUMUGI

Japanese Language Lessons for Parents and Children  ことばサロンTSUMUGI

Children’s Class Fees
Lesson fees will be paid on a course-by-course basis.
Private lesson: 1 course = 60-minute lesson x 10 = 30,000 Yen per person
Group lesson (3 to 8 students): 1 course = 60-minute lesson x 10 = 60,000 Yen for 1 group (more than 3 students is a better value)
※Students are responsible for making their own groups and taking their lessons together.
※If there are more than 9 students in a group, please contact us using our inquiry form.


Everyday Japanese
Contents:
We will use games and activities to learn everyday Japanese. We recommend this course for students whose home language is not Japanese.
Target Age:
Around 3-9 years old
Number of Students:
1-8

School Japanese
Contents:
What is school like in Japan? What kind of rules are there?
We recommend this course for children about to start elementary school.
Target Age:
Around 3-9 years old
Number of Students:
1-8

Learning Hiragana
Contents:
It is better to be able to read some hiragana before you start elementary school. If you can read some hiragana, you will be more confident in school.
Target Age:
Around 3-9 years old
Number of Students:
1-8

Playing with Numbers in Japanese
Contents:
This is a preparation course for elementary school. We will play with numbers in Japanese to give your child a good start in school.
Target Age:
Around 5-9 years old
Number of Students:
1-8

Reservations and Inquiries


Parents’ Class   Apply Now! Japanese Language Salon TSUMUGI

Japanese Language Lessons for Parents and Children  ことばサロンTSUMUGI

Parents' Class Fees
Lesson fees will be paid on a course-by-course basis.
Private lesson: 1 course = 90-minute lesson x 10 = 40,000 Yen per person
Group lesson (3 to 8 students): 1 course = 90-minute lesson x 10 = 100,000 Yen per group (more than 3 students is a better value)
※Students are responsible for making their own groups and taking their lessons together.
※If there are more than 9 students in a group, please contact us using our inquiry form.

Japanese Used in School Prints and Renrakuchoo (Teacher Correspondence Notebooks)
Contents:
This class is for learning to read and write Japanese that is often used in prints and renrakuchoo (teachers’ correspondence notebooks) for school. You won’t miss important information from the school or teachers anymore!
Target: Parents with children over 3 years old
Number of Students:
1-8

Japanese for Bringing Up Children
Contents:
Learn how to speak or talk with your children, your child’s teachers, and other parents or friends in Japanese. You won’t have to worry about hogoshakai (parents’ meetings) or kateehoomon (teachers’ visits from school) anymore!
Target:
Parents with children aged over 3 years old
Number of Students:
1-8

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Online Lessons   Apply Now! Japanese Language Salon TSUMUGI

Japanese Language Lessons for Parents and Children  ことばサロンTSUMUGI

Don’t worry, we will teach you wherever you are! Japanese Language Salon TSUMUGI also offers personalized online lessons. Practice Japanese with your teacher using the Internet. Private lessons and group lessons for up to 5 students are both available.


Contents:
Available for both parents and children. Please let us first know your needs.
Target:
Children 3-9 years old and parents
Also available for educational facilities and companies.
Preparation for taking online lessons You will need a webcam (either a pc or a smartphone with a camera, or as a separate component). For information regarding compatible systems and browsers, see below.
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux
Setting up an online meeting with Zoom.
(Contact us if you need further information or help)
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362033-Getting-Started-on-Windows-and-Mac

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Events and Special Lessons   Apply Now! Japanese Language Salon TSUMUGI

Japanese Language Lessons for Parents and Children  ことばサロンTSUMUGI

Event Schedule

We periodically organize events such as free consultations for families having problems with Japanese, sample lessons, and reading Japanese picture books.
These events are free or at low prices. Please come and join us!



5-day course in March, 2020 (120 minutes x 5 days)
Contents: Prepare for elementary school or the new semester together!
For children to learn hiragana or school Japanese. For parents, we offer consultations about parents’ worries or concerns about Japanese school life and Japanese used in schools.
Target: Special course for children 5 to 9-years-old and parents together.
Number of Students: 1-5 pairs
Expected Date: In March 2020 for five days (120 minutes x 5 days)
Expected location: Central Nagasaki City (location to be announced at a later date on our homepage)
Lesson Fee: 15,000 Yen for one parent and child (additional family members can join the course for 3,000 Yen per person)

Reservations and Inquiries

Lesson Contents and Levels

Q. Are your lessons taught in English?
A. No, as it is our aim to immerse our students in the Japanese language right from the start, our classes are taught in Japanese. Our experienced teachers will ensure you have fun learning and developing your Japanese ability.


Q. At what age can my child begin lessons?
A. At around three years old. We require children below elementary school age be accompanied by a parent.


Q. I understand your lessons are offered for children up to 9 years old. Can an eleven-year-old child still take your lessons?
A. Yes, under certain conditions. Please use our inquiry form to let us know your child’s level of Japanese, and how they currently study Japanese.


Q. I am not sure of my child’s or my level of Japanese. Can you assess our Japanese language proficiency before we apply for classes?
A. Yes, of course! There will be a free consultation before you apply for classes. Following your consultation, we will arrange a class that best suits your needs.


Q. Are your lessons only available for children?
A. No, our lessons are available for both children and adults. A key feature of TSUMUGI is we also provide lessons for parents who wish to learn Japanese.


Q. Are all your lessons taught face-to-face in the classroom?
A. We offer both face-to-face lessons and online lessons. At this time, our office is located in Nagasaki city, although we can also visit other prefectures and offer online lessons.


Q. What is the minimum number of students required for your lessons?
A. We are happy to teach classes starting at one student. However, three or more students can make a group lesson, which is more reasonably priced. For further information, please check our lesson program pages.


Q. I need to learn Japanese within a short period. Do you offer intensive courses for adults?
A. We would like to be able to fulfil any requests for courses. Use our inquiry form to let us know more detailed information.

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Operation Japanese Language Salon TSUMUGI
Director Hitona Wada
Location 8F Dejima-Kooryuukaikan, Dejima-machi,
Nagasaki City, NAGASAKI , 850-0862, JAPAN
Parking Free parking is available
Inquiries and Email Reservations and Inquiries
Email: office※kotoba-tsumugi.com
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Access
  • By streetcar: 2 minutes’ walk from Dejima Streetcar stop
  • By Nagasaki Bus: Take a Nagasaki Bus to Shinchi Terminal (Via Oohato) to Oohato Bus stop. 5 minutes’ walk from Oohato Bus stop
Buisiness Contents
  • Japanese Language Support
  • psychological Health Care Counseling Support
  • Multicultural Coexistence Support
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