Learn to speak Japanese quickly and simply!
Utilizing a unique and effective method of teaching Japanese JETTA Katakana School of Japanese is offering foreigners in Nagoya a great new way to get up to speed with basic conversational Japanese.
We caught up with JETTA and asked them how it works!
What makes Jetta’s method of teaching Japanese unique?
Jetta teaches Japanese pronunciation using the Roman alphabet. Once you have mastered that the lessons move on to teaching the two Japanese alphabets (hiragana and katakana) and Chinese characters (kanji). The lessons are focused on teaching communication skills, and start from listening, then move onto vocabulary and grammar.
Within 3-6 months, you should be able to communicate at a reasonable level. Jetta also offers reading and writing lessons. In addition to Japanese, the school also offers English lessons – which means the teachers are able to explain Japanese grammar points in English.
Jetta is proud to offer lessons in a relaxed environment.
How many students are in a class?
One-on-one lessons are common. For group lessons you can bring a friend or two; couples are also welcome.
What kinds of people take a class at Jetta?
We get a lot of people who live and work and Japan and housewives, and many people who have always wanted to study Japanese but couldn’t figure out where to start.
What kinds of textbooks / learning materials do you use?
We use a textbook called My Nippongo! while you learn from a native Japanese teacher with an emphasis on learning the sounds of the language. The textbook is written in English, using roman characters for the Japanese parts, which makes it easy for native English speakers to pick up. You’ll start with one word, then two, then three words, before you know it you’ll be stringing sentences together like a pro.
Do you offer classes based on different levels like beginner, intermediate etc?
Yes, absolutely. Beginners start from the basics of Japanese, and learn vocabulary and grammar.
The intermediate class has an emphasis on conversation. You’ll also learn more grammar and reading comprehension. We believe that our ability to explain concepts in English is our school’s strongest point.
What is the most important thing to do when you are learning Japanese?
The first thing is to think about where and when you want to use Japanese. What goal do you want to achieve by learning Japanese? You should have a goal to work towards while you are studying. For example, you will probably want to learn different Japanese compared to say, a brain surgeon or a rocket scientist. It’s important to imagine situations where you will actually use Japanese.
We also think that it is very important that you find a teacher that you click with. We think our teachers have great personalities and are devoted to trying their best at their job. You’ll find passionate teachers at Jetta.
What is the hardest part about learning Japanese and how does Jetta help their students overcome it?
We think the most difficult things are the unique Japanese way of phrasing some things and reading and writing Chinese characters (kanji).
At Jetta we teach starting with Japanese with Roman characters then the hiragana and katakana alphabets, then grammar, then kanji, and finally reading comprehension.
We start speaking practice by teaching you how to say and hear the sounds of Japanese. Then we will teach you the rules of Japanese while speaking about Japanese culture and history. The lessons are catered to your own level. Before you know it, you’ll get better and better at Japanese. We want you to enjoy overcoming the difficult challenge of learning Japanese with your teacher.
What hours are available to take a class?
9am to 8pm daily. Please book your classes at least a day in advance.
How much does it cost?
¥3,000 per lesson or
¥2,500 per lesson monthly (four lessons per month)
Luna Plaza 2F 2-5 Hoo-cho, Chikusa-ku