St. Louis Nihongo Kyoshitsu

(St. Louis Japanese Language School)

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

Tel (314)963-6930(Sat. only)  www//

                                                                                       International Classes


St. Louis Nihongo Kyoshitsu is a non-profit organization that focuses on teaching Japanese children Japanese, Math, Culture, History and Geography.   It is operated every Saturday 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 Field Day and the Japanese Festival at the 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

Office/ Classroom Location:     Sverdrup Business /Technology Complex   

                                                     8300 Big Bend Blvd St. Louis MO63119

Class Course:                           

                                        Kokusai  I        Kokusai  II         Class  Hours       

                                        Introductory     Introductory          8:30 AM -   9:40 AM

                                        Beginning        Beginning             9:45 AM - 10:55 AM

                                        Intermediate    Intermediate       11:00 AM - 12:10 PM

                                        Advanced        Advanced           12:20 PM -  1:30 PM

                                        (Apply from September 7th, 2019.)

      • Level/placement  is determined by an interview with a teacher. 
      • Classes may change due to enrollment number.
      • Class times may change.

Semesters:     Fall Semester:        September – December

                        Spring Semester:   January – August (Saturdays in the second half of August)

      • Classes meet every Saturday.
      • The academic year has 42~44 lessons per year.
      • The school year follows the Japanese school year.   

Tuition:             Kokusai I       Deposit $50,   Initial fee $50,   tuition per month $45

                         Kokusai II      Deposit $50,   Initial fee $50,   tuition per month $60

                                                 * College students can get a discount of half the initial fee with valid ID.

                                                   (Apply from September 7th, 2019.)

      • Tuition is paid each term: January-March   April - August excluding July September - December 
      • 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.                                  

Contact:       Noriko McLeer                                                                            May 4th, 2019