Q. What are "Speaking Sessions" and "Learning Sessions"?A. Learning sessions are for people who want to learn new vocabulary and grammar in Japanese - these are taught by a professional teacher. You will be able to learn new information and practice it through exercises. You can choose learning contents from the "material list ".
Speaking sessions are for people who would like to practice their Japanese speaking through having a conversation with an informal tutor. This tutor will help you to have conversations in Japanese - but they will not use any materials to teach you. You will be able to speak freely with them and they will help to facilitate your output of Japanese.
Q. What are the teachers like? Do they speak English?A. All teachers are native Japanese speakers and for learning sessoins, all teachers have experience in teaching students cross culturally.
We hire teachers who are not only experienced with teaching Japanese but also have experience communicating across different cultures. This means that we do our best to have our teachers create a positive learning environment for the student.
Nearly all teachers are able to hold daily conversations in English - so feel free to ask questions!
Speaking Sessions are handled by training teachers who have experience communicating with Japanese learners - this means that if you book a speaking session - they will understand how to keep the conversation going so that you have opportunities to speak Japanese.
Q. How long does 1 session take? How is the learning process like?A. There are two types of sessions - speaking and learning.
Session length can either be 25 minutes or 50 minutes long depending on the type of session that you choose.
A learning session is designed to have a professional teacher guide you through learning contents designed to improve your Japanese ability. As a student - you can choose learning contents from the "material list " that matches your ability and level. Our learning sessions are not only to let the students learn and understand but also be able to use the words and sentence patterns naturally.
Speaking sessions are available for those who want to improve / keep their speaking ability in Japanese. A Speaking Session is free conversation practice - this means that there is no material that the teacher will be showing you. It is an opportunity to chat with a native speaker. The teacher will try their best to help you use what you already know through having a natural conversation.
Q. What kind of learning materials are used for learning sessions?A. During learning sessions we use exclusive learning materials that were written and produced by the teachers from our School.
These materials focus on introducing practical Japanese vocabulary and sentence patterns that you would find in everyday life.
For each learning session - you can select what you would like to learn in advance and share it with your teacher.
Also, you can use textbooks such as Genki books, Minna no Nihongo, JLPT books (Shin kanzen master, Speed master)!
*You will need to purchase textbooks.
Q. Do you have a lesson for super beginner?A. Yes, we do!
Coto Online offer lessons that fit your needs and requests, and you are always welcome to discuss with your teacher!
Also, we have teachers who can speak English (and French too!) so don't worry!
Please feel relax and enjoy your lessons:)
Q. What is the points system?A. When you book both learning and speaking sessions - they cost points in order to book.
A 25-minute Learning session uses 2 points and a 25-minute speaking session uses 1 point.
These points will stay on your account and when you book a lesson we will automatically update your balance.
You can purchase points in packages via paypal or credit card.
Q. Will the lesson points expire?A. Yes, the expiry date depends on the number of points purchased. Lesson points are valid to be used within the time frame according to the package level.
Q. How do I book a sessions?A. To book online sessions - Login to your account.
Choose the date and the time slot you wish to have a session on.
Please not that you can book lessons 48 hours ahead.
*Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to the scheduled time of the session.
Q. How do I Pay? What methods of payment do you accept?A. Payments can be done through Paypal, Bank Transfer or Cash (In-Person).
Please note that for every payment through bank transfer, a commission charge will be incurred. (commission charge for bank transfer from overseas will be 4000 yen)
Q. Can I cancel a lesson? Is there any cost for cancelling my lesson?A. Please log-in, choose the booked lesson at "My page" and click the "Information" button on the right hand side of the lesson list, the cancel button is on the bottom of the page.
Students are able to cancel a session and get the point(s) back if the cancellation is made by 24 hours before the lesson starting time.
Once the 24 hour buffer period has expired, lesson points for the booked lesson will not be refunded if you must cancel.
For example - if your lesson is on Tuesday at 9pm, you have until Monday at 8:59PM to cancel your lesson without any penalty.
Q. Can I reserve the same time and same teacher every week? Can I book a pack of recurring lessons?A. Currently we only offer this service to students who purchase a monthly subscription package or who purchase packages above 128 points. (Monthly packages are limited to 4 weeks per month)
If you purchase a monthly subscription - or a package of 128 points or more - you may request a regular lesson schedule.
Use this form to submit a regular lesson schedule request:
After we receive your request we will check the teachers availability and then confirm whether or not you may have that schedule.
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A professional Japanese lesson with a teacher and hand-picked materials
A conversation session with a partner - speak freely about multiple topics