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Japanese Language Training for Individuals in Zurich, Switzerland

We offer tailor-made one-to-one Japanese language tuition in English at our classroom in central Zurich (Zollikerstrasse 20, 8008 Zurich, situated close to the Kreuzplatz).

Individual lessons and modules

Whether you book individual lessons or one of our course modules with 5 or 10 lessons at 110 minutes each, you will be able to study at your own pace, with the undivided attention of the tutor, and with a timetable that suits you. Our proven expertise lets you enjoy your lessons in Japanese and helps you realize your potential in the shortest time possible.

Private tuition for flexibility and cost effectiveness

ASIA INTENSIV offers private lessons only. Each lesson, either in the classroom or via video, is geared exclusively to your personal learning goals. You are under no obligation to book lessons at regular intervals. The tuition fee for your Japanese language training can best be kept within your budget by allowing extra time for homework and spacing intervals between lessons accordingly. Should you want to share your learning experience with your partner or a colleague, ask for our offer for lessons with 2 course participants.

Beginners (A1 to B1)

Beginners will start out with a module of 5 lessons dedicated to a systemic overview of the Japanese language and an introduction to the most effective online tools for studying Japanese. In the following modules, learners go on to expand their mastery of Japanese grammar and vocabulary to meet their communication needs in everyday life in Japan.

Advanced students (B2 and higher)

Texts from literature, non-fiction, blogs, print and online media will give you a comprehensive insight into Japanese society. What interests you most? The choice is yours!

Japanese for young people

Preparing for the JLPT Test? Or would you rather enjoy Japanese movies or anime or read manga in Japanese? In 5 lessons of 110 minutes each in the classroom, you will work together with your teacher on your preferred language material by making use of the most effective online tools.

Assistance for self-study

For those who study Japanese on their own and who would like to have access to an expert for straightforward, yet precise answers to their questions, we offer assistance via e-mail. Our answers will reach you together with a minute-by-minute billing statement for the amount of work done.

Tuition fee

Individual lesson, 110 minutes, Fr. 196.-
One-to-one Workshop 5 lessons at 110 minutes each, Fr. 980.-
One-to-one Standard Module, 10 lessons at 110 minutes each, Fr. 1900.-

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Dr. Heinrich Reinfried

Dr. Heinrich Reinfried, studied Japanese at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, from which he obtained his BA (Hons) in 1970 and was awarded his Ph.D. in 1975. Since then, he has helped hundreds of students to achieve their goals in Japanese at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, the University of St. Gallen, the University of Konstanz in Germany, Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences and grammar schools in Zurich.

The textbook Concise Course in Japanese was developed by Dr. Reinfried for the specific needs of students minoring in Japanese at Universities and Colleges.