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 (Sat. only)


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 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 Kyoshitsu International classes is to provide an introduction to 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 and the Japanese Festival at the Botanical Garden, and writing an essay for an annual school yer book. 

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 IIThere are 4 classes in each course  


                             Introductory   Beginning   Intermediate   Advanced 

                                    – Please ask the teacher about class hours.

                                    – Level/placement is determined by an interview with the teacher.

                                    – Classes may change due to enrollment numbers.

                                    – Class times may change.

Classes meet:    

                                    – Classes meet every Saturday.

                                    – Each class is a 60 minute lesson.

                                    – The academic year has 42~45 lessons per year.

                                    – The school year follows the Japanese school year.

Tuition:              Tuition due every term.

                               April – August  September – December  January – March

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

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

                                                                                                     (Effective April 1, 2022)

                                  – College student discount with valid ID for initial fee

                                  – 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 Webster Hall, Webster University

Contact:       Noriko McLeer                                                                         February 22, 2022