The 3 Best Japanese Language Schools in the Philippines

So, you’ve decided to take language classes in a school. But where should you enroll? There are so many Japanese language classes to choose from! Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic started, more programs offering online Japanese classes have sprung out, thus increasing available options.

Most schools or services that you’ll come across offer only until JLPT N4 level. These are usually courses that are purely conducted online or are offered by small TESDA-accredited institutions and by universities such as UP and Ateneo.

The tuition fee ranges from Php4,000 to Php10,000 for N5-N4 bundled courses. It’s nearly impossible to enumerate them all here, but if you are interested in these cheaper course offerings, you can find most of them through Facebook.

In this post, I have listed the three most renowned Japanese language schools in the Philippines.

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Learning Japanese? Which is Better: Self Study or Language School

When I decided to learn Japanese, I had no idea how to approach it.

What books should I read? Can I commit myself to study outside of work? Do I have a sufficient budget? I had a lot of questions running in my mind.

None of my family and friends studied Japanese, so I couldn’t get personal advice from them either. But after thinking about it more carefully, it ultimately boiled down to one question: Should I study on my own, or should I enroll in a language school?

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The Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Study Japanese

Learning a language is an exciting endeavor. It brings many different benefits as you improve your proficiency.

Depending on your ability and motivation, some languages may be easier to learn, but some may also be more challenging. 

Japanese is widely considered to be one of the most difficult languages to learn, especially for Filipinos.  Without a Chinese language background, Filipinos often find that mastering around 2,000 kanji or Chinese characters in order to read and write well in Japanese is an overwhelming task.

So then, is studying Japanese worth the time, cost, and effort?  I would say that it is a resounding yes

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