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International Class

St. Louis Nihongo Kyoshitsu

(St. Louis Japanese Language School)

c/o Webster University 470 E. Lockwood Avenue St. Louis, MO  63119

Tel 314-246-7750(Saturday only)


St. Louis Nihongo Kyoshitsu is a non-profit organization that focuses on teaching Japanese children Japanese, Math, Culture, History and Geography. It is operated by the parents of students who attend the regular classes and supported by the Japanese Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Education, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of  St. Louis, and  the Japan America Society of St. Louis.  


International Classes (Kokusai I and II)

The purpose of the St. Louis Nihongo Kyoshitu International classes is to introduce both young and adult students who wish to learn Japanese as a second language and become familiar with the culture.


The curriculum consists of basic conversation, reading and writing basic Japanese characters. Students will also learn about Japanese traditions and customs by participating in various activities, such as New Year’s Celebration, Field Day, the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden. 


Kokusai I    (Youth class)      10 years old ~ 18 years old as of April 1st

Kokusai II   (Adult class)       Over 18 years old as of April 1st


Class Course:        Kokusai I & Kokusai II(There are 4 classes in each course)

 ①Introductory  ②Beginning ③ Intermediate ④ Advanced

  • Please ask class hours to a teacher.

  • Level/placement is determined by an interview with a teacher. 

  • Classes may change due to enrollment number.

  • Class times may change.


Classes meet:           

  • Classes meet every Saturday.

  • Each class is 60 minutes lesson.

  • The academic year has 40~43 lessons per year.

  • The school year follows the Japanese school year.


Tuition:               Tuition due every term.

 ① April – August ② September – December ③ January – March


Kokusai I      Deposit $50,   Initial fee $50,   tuition per month $50


Kokusai  II      Deposit $50,   Initial fee $50,   tuition per month $65

  • Deposit will be returned when student withdraws from school, if tuition is paid in full.

  • If student is absent, tuition will still be charged.

  • Text books are not included in tuition.​


Location:                    At the East Academy Buiding, Webster University


Contact:                                            January 1, 2023 

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