Language salon TSUMUGI offers fun Japanese lessons for both children and parents. Lessons are taught online using a unique workbook that enables us to create lessons suited to each student's learning needs.
TSUMUGI lessons will help both you and your child grasp the basics of Japanese. Many parents tell us that learning to speak Japanese makes the experience raising kids in Japan much more enjoyable.
At TSUMUGI, our mission is to support families who want to get the most out of their time in Japan.
Each topic looks at a situation you are likely to come across while raising children in Japan.
Many parents tell us they have experienced feelings of disappointment, frustration, or awkwardness due to not being able to speak Japanese.
At the end of each lesson, you will do a role-play activity to practice the phrases you have just learned.
By practicing what to say in various real-life situations, you will be better prepared to deal these situations when confronted with them.
Once you gain confidence, you will start to enjoy speaking in Japanese.
This is a space for writing down useful phrases related to any topic you choose.
It could be something general, such as you or your family member's interests, or something more specific like phrases for explaining about your child's allergies. By fully utilizing this space, you can create a personalized workbook that greatly supports your life in Japan.
Language salon TSUMUGI offers fun lessons uniquely targeted at parents and children.
Only TSUMUGI lessons are created from a mother's perspective and focus on teaching useful phrases for mothers raising children in Japan.
By combining the Tsumugi workbook together with our online lessons, you will quickly gain the confidence to speak about a range of everyday topics.
I really appreciate learning sentence patterns for real situations I’m in.
The worksheet illustrations are cute and help me picture myself in the situations for better practice.
The flow of the lesson was really logical and each phase built on the previous one. By the end of the lesson, I felt more confident in talking to other moms in Japanese.
Tona sensei is so nice and she teaches in a genuine and friendly way.
I found today's session good.
It forced me to remember the sentences through repetition.
I liked that it was in a conversation format that can be used in everyday life.
The TSUMUGI Workbook is helpful for practicing particular real-life scenarios in which you may find yourself.
While my Japanese reading and writing has been improving, my listening and speaking skills (which I actually need more for everyday interactions) require a lot more work.
I found using this 'workbook' with Tona-sensei to be very useful in guiding the practice conversations.
However, I did find myself trying to cheat and read the sample sentences when they were in view instead of learning the phrases naturally.
That said, with all the repetition and variations of using the sentence structures, I did actually remember them long enough to try them with some mama-tomos the next day.
A. When learning a language, it is important that instruction is provided in the language being taught wherever possible.
That said, our experienced staff will adjust their teaching style to match each student's Japanese ability.
All of our teachers speak conversational English, so don't hesitate to ask questions in English.
A. Yes, we offer a 20-minute trial lesson for all prospective new students.
Before the trial lesson, the teacher will assess your Japanese ability and confirm your learning objectives.
A. No, we can also use other teaching materials.
This will depend on each students specific learning objectives (e.g. studying for JLPT, learning Japanese for emergency situations (natural disasters, etc.), exchanging a video diary).
Whatever your needs, we'll create the perfect lessons for you!
A. Currently, we request that students pay all fees (lesson fees, workbook fee, etc.) via direct deposit.
If you live outside of Japan, please contact us to confirm payment options.