Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions we receive
Is there a discount for paying for lessons in advance?
Yes. Students who purchase a year’s tuition (48 lessons) in advance will get a discount of one month’s fee: i.e. they only pay for 44 lessons.
Are the teachers native English speakers?
Yes. Our teachers are from the USA and the UK.
Can I take lessons at my home or office?
Yes. If you would prefer to take lessons anywhere other than in one of our classrooms we will try to accommodate your request. Before making the contract we will work out available times and the cost of transportation to and from your venue. The actual cost of transportation will be added to your bill, which will be shown to you before the contract is finalized.
Are there any Japanese teachers to explain grammar for TOEIC?
Yes. Our Intensive TOEIC courses are taught jointly by a Japanese teacher who is fluent in English (TOEIC 990 and EIKEN level 1) and a native English speaker. The Japanese teacher focuses on the reading and grammar side of the course, while the native teacher focuses on the listening section and general test strategies.
Can I change the day or time of my lessons?
Yes. Students enrolled in group lessons can attend any lessons of the same type, or come at a different time if there is space in the teachers’ schedule. Similarly, private lesson students may change the time and day of their lesson if there is a suitable space in the schedule.
How many students are in the group lessons?
Up to eight students may enroll in a particular class, but because of our flexible group lesson system, typically only around 2 ~ 4 students attend each class.
What type of lessons do you offer?
Myer Japan offers a variety of lessons. We offer both children and adult English lessons that cater to the English level of the student. Private lessons are offered for more intensive one on one English study or group lessons where you can enjoy learning English with some friends. Toddler lessons are for parents who want to submerse there 2 or 3 year old child in English as early as possible. TOEIC and TOEFL courses are held so the students can prepare for their respective test. Home lessons allow for a more relaxed atmosphere for the students. Café lessons allow for a nice atmosphere where the student and the teacher can enjoy nice English conversation. And telephone lessons/Skype lessons are offered for the slightly more advanced student to hone their English ability as well as prepare for the more difficult tests such as the Japan Guide Test. For more in depth information about classes we offer please click here.
What curriculum do you offer for beginners?
At Myer Japan we do not strictly follow an English curriculum. After we have a pre-lesson with our potential students we work with the student themselves to decide how they would like their English lessons.
Can I teach from home?
Yes. If you have a computer and a headset as well as a Skype account, you may teach telephone English to students anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. You may get a Skype account here.