Japanese Language Classes for Homeschooling and Kids

Many families have taken a leap into homeschooling during the peak of the pandemic, and incorporating Japanese lessons as part of the curriculum has become a popular choice. We get a lot of requests about how we can provide high-quality Japanese lessons for children and homeschoolers.

In this blog, we will take a look at the different options available for parents who are interested in finding Japanese classes. We hope this guide is helpful to families around the world who are looking for a supportive language program.

Coto Academy is happy to answer any questions you might have about homeschooling and special private programs. For direct inquiries, email us at [email protected].

What Types of Lessons are Available for Homeschoolers?

Coto Japanese Academy offers a tailored approach to finding the right lesson that fits your Japanese level. Regardless of your children’s age, we provide a customized curriculum over which you, as the family, have control. You can consult directly with our specialized tutors to decide the best fit-for-you lesson plan.

We provide the following lessons:

  • Special private 1-1 lesson
  • Special private group lessons

Coto Online can also be used to support classroom learning and as a complete extra program for students who want to study Japanese outside of the classroom.

Benefits of Coto Online Japanese Lessons for Homeschoolers

Coto Online offers an online course for learners of Japanese at all levels. We provide private classes that are presented in topic-based units, which give students the opportunity to practice in their desired key areas: speaking, listening, reading, writing, kanji and vocabulary.

Every student’s homeschooling journey is unique, so lessons are customizable. We want to partner with you to decide on the best-appropriate lesson plan.

Our key features are:

  • Flexible scheduling. Consult with our coordinator or pick a time that works best with your lifestyle and daily activities.
  • Speaking practice or learning practice.
  • Study on a set or regular schedule with the same teacher. This allows our instructors to give vital feedback and guidance.
  • Study with different teachers as little or as much as you want.

Credits and Certification

We will work with you to match the needs of your accreditation or certification based on your school.

What Counts as a Credit for Homeschoolers?

In general, a course that takes approximately a (high school) school year, or 120-180 hours of work to complete counts as one credit. A course that takes approximately one semester, or 60-90 hours to complete, would receive half credit.

Each state has a different set of graduation requirements for homeschoolers.

The Carnegie Unit is the most common unit used by high schools. One credit equals around 150 hours a year or 36 weeks of 50 min sessions per day per subject. If using the Carnegie Unit:

  • 1.0 Credit = 150-180 hours or an hour-long class, five times a week for 36 weeks
  • 0.5 Credit = 75-90 hours or an hour-long class, five times a week for 18 weeks.

Most states require the same or a similar number of required credits for high school graduates.

  • California, Illinois, Iowa, Montana: 13
  • Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia: 22
  • Alabama, Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Washington, West Virginia: 24

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What are special private 1-1 lessons?

Special private 1-1 lessons allow you to create a customized curriculum with your teacher. We use this type of lesson for homeschooling because it allows the parents total control over the curriculum that their teacher uses.

What are special private group lessons?

These are the same as the 1-1 special private lessons but it allows you to save on the cost by having more than one student join. For example, if you can find friends in your homeschool cohort that would like to pool resources and reduce their costs by hiring a teacher to teach multiple students then this would be a good option for you.

Are there other lesson types available?

We are in the beginning phases of providing Japanese lessons for kids – both online and offline. Because of this – we would love to hear from you about your needs.

Who are your tutors? Can I choose who teaches my child Japanese?

We understand that a good fit between teacher and student is very important, especially when teaching kids.

Initially, because this is a manual process we will have to match teachers and students manually.

In the future we hope to give full control to you by allowing you to use our booking system for this purpose – inside this new booking system, you will be able to see more information about the teacher before you book with them.

Homeschool Japanese Tutoring

If you are looking for High-quality tutors for homeschool learners – Coto Japanese Academy provides private 1-1 and special private lessons for this purpose. Get in touch with us today to discuss your options.

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