St. Louis Nihongo Kyoshitsu

(St. Louis Japanese Language School)

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

Location:  Sverdrup Business/Technology Complex

8300 Big Bend Blvd. 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 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 Botanical Garden, and writing an essay for an annual school year book. 

Kokusai I    (Youth class)       8 years old ~ 18 years old as of April 1st

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

 Class Course:              Beginning             8:30  AM    -        9:40  AM

                                      Intermediate        9:45  AM    -      10:55  AM

                                      Advanced             11:00  AM    -      12:10  PM        

                                      Introductory          12:20  PM   -        1:30  PM

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

Semesters:      1st Semester:    April – August (summer vacation:  July through - August)

 2nd Semester:  September – December

 3rd Semester:   January – March

  • 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 student discount with valid ID $45

      • Tuition due every semester.
      • 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                                                      November, 2015