Bunka Language School
Specializes In Teaching Japanese Language Since 1985
We Focus On Getting You Conversationally Ready FAST!
Only our *in-person courses are SkillsFuture Eligible at the moment! Click on the button below to find out more about how you can use your SkillsFuture credits with Bunka.
*In-person Elementary 1 – Intermediate 4 are SkillsFuture eligible
Why Bunka? Because…
- Our teachers are all native speakers of Japanese and registered with the Ministry of Education.
- We have our very own textbook created by our team of teachers with over 35 years of teaching experience condensed into an interractive and contextualized curriculum that is most suited for Singaporeans.
- The present polite form is introduced together with dictionary form.
- Explanations of the grammar are in English
- We have a small class size, with a maximum of 12 people in each class.
- Hiragana is introduced in Elementary.
- Students are engaged in role-playing real-life situations as the main character such that speaking, listening writing and reading are all covered.
- Many visually attractive illustrations make the content easier to remember.
- The language used closely adheres to daily life.
Online Class VS Offline Class
Ever since COVID-19 happened, the world has changed drastically and Bunka has adapted as well. We have adopted the use of ZOOM to conduct our online classes and after doing an internal round for our existing students, we’re really confident to open registrations to the public as well! Here’s why!
Hear What They Say
16 fruitful weeks with Takatsuka-sensei. The PA1 class might have seemed difficult and intimidating at the beginning. Sometimes we did not even understand what sensei was asking. For example, he asked, “I am asking a question and you are…?”After quite a while then only we knew he wanted us to use the passive form and say “I am being asked a question.” But after a few weeks, we found ourselves on track and making progress. Sometimes when we could not answer a question sensei will use his method to help or “push” us while minimising the use of English. I would say a regular revision of intermediate-level grammar would be helpful. Overall, it was a great class!
Also, thank Ms Angelica and admin team. They are informative, helpful and efficient (much better than my previous school’s admin).
I’ve been studying with Bunka for 2 years now and every lesson has always been fun for me. Japanese is not an easy language to learn but my 先生s never fail to make learning Japanese fun for me and evidently, my classmates too.
Recently, I’ve just joined Mizusaki 先生’s pre-advanced class and although I was intimidated at the start, the following lessons became much more enjoyable as I got used to her teaching style that was geared towards thinking out of the box and being transported to “Mizusaki World”, which I feel is a creative way to learn Japanese.
If you’re pondering over which school to choose out of several Japanese language schools in Singapore, Bunka focuses on conversational Japanese so if you’re seeking to use/ hope to improve your Japanese for communication purposes, Bunka’s the one for you!
Judging from past reviews, everyone has different experiences during their time with Bunka but one advice is to experience it yourself before basing your conclusion on those reviews
I wanted to start to learn Japanese as we love everything about Japan and travel there often. As I work from home I preferred a mid week day time course and it took a while for me to find one available.
I started with Elementary 1 in August 2017 and was very fortunate to get Mizusaki Sensei as the teacher. Usually, she only teaches much higher levels but was training some of the newer teachers at a lower level.
I was quite worried about going back to the classroom but I shouldn’t have been. Mizusaki Sensei has a wonderful teaching style, making the whole learning process so relaxed. I never once felt stupid even though at times I struggled and I love the way she cracks jokes which makes you feel so relaxed.
I was lucky that our classmates continued through and got to the end of Intermediary one with the same classmates which made the learning process much easier too.
Unfortunately, I had to leave Singapore at the end of Intermediary 1 but that’s in order to take a year travelling around Japan. With all of the knowledge I’ve learned from Bunka and Mizusaki Sensei, I will go to Japan with basic knowledge and much more confidence to help when I arrive.
I’ll forever be grateful to Bunka and Mizusaki Sensei for this great experience!
So far I’ve completed Elementary 1. I’m continuing till advanced. I feel the course pace is quite fast, you’ll need to study after every lesson. Also, their method used is highly effective. I can see the patterns in Japanese (especially grammar).
Bunka is a good school for people who focus on learning conversation which is really what I am looking for.
It does not have homework which is a pro and cons depending on people. I do not think we can really rely on once a week class to master a language which the school can give tips on how to study outside class.
Defo LEGIT as heck. The teachers BLEED Japan!