Japanese Langue lessons on Sado Island
You can freely decide the intensity of your lessons. You simply book a certain number of hours and let us know the time period within which you want to take the lessons. Part-time lessons would be around 10 hours a week and intensive lessons would be 20 hours a week. You will discuss the exact schedule with the teachers at the beginning, who will then work out a timetable.
We can offer lessons at two locations in Sado: In Nakaoku, in the center of the island, where classes are offered at the Community Center, and near the Ryotsu Ferry Terminal, where classes are provided at the lobby of the Sado Tourism Office.
At both locations we can arrange accommodation in a single room of an apartment, which you can share with other language students or participants of our other programs (subject to availability). Alternatively, there is accommodation in a guesthouse at the Ryotsu ferry port and in a farmhouse in Nakaoko.
The language teachers also speak English. If you already have knowledge of Japanese, we will send a placement test before your arrival.
You can also combine the language lessons in Sado with our other programs in Sado, namely templestay, environmental conservation volunteering, Working Holidays and internships.
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Location: Sado Island, Japan
Farmhouse with Guest Rooms in Nakaoku
Japanese One-to-One Language lessons on Sado Island
Teaching materials are not included. The one-time costs for are 3800 JPY for the textbook or alternatively for teaching materials made by the language teacher.
If you arrive in Narita or Haneda on a Friday before 9am you can travel on the same day to Sado via train to Niigata and ferry to Ryotsu Port. If you arrive before noon, you would have to take the route via Joetsu and ferry to Ogi port (total costs approx. 160 EUR/180 USD).
If you arrive later or on any other day of the week, you can book additional nights with us at the Sharehouse in Tokyo (1300 JPY/night in a dorm room) and travel to Sado on the following Friday or Monday. Optional pick-up from Narita or Haneda Airport on another day of the week +80 EUR/90 USD. You can also come to our Tokyo Sharehouse by public transport yourself.
Alternatively, you can also travel independently to Sado on any other day of the week. For the arrival or departure in Sado on a different weekday than Monday or Friday, we would charge an additional 80 EUR (90 USD) for the transfer from/to Ryotsu Port per vehicle and 20 EUR (22.50 USD) from/to Ogi Port. Additional nights in the project and program participation + 48 EUR/night (57 USD) on full board.