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Class Types

Fona Group Classes

Fona group classes are held on the days and times established by Fona, for specific skill level students. They always follow the standard Fona School curriculum, focusing on real-life, natural conversation.

Private Classes

Private classes include actual private lessons as well as classes with only you and your own family members or friends. You decide who will be in the class. You can use the opportunity to improve your skills, or to prepare for TOEIC or TOEFL, and so on. We'll provide the kind of lesson you need.

Positive Progress Program

The Positive Progress Program is a full service program, that includes face-to-face lessons, online study, e-mail correspondence and so on. It's basically the closest you'll ever get to fully guaranteed success. We do whatever we can possibly do to ensure your success. This program is for the truly serious client, the client that wants absolutely to succeed.

Class Size

Up to 4 people

1 - 20 people

1 person

Lesson Length & Frequency

Once a week (60 minutes) except holidays.

As the client, you decide.

Once a week (60 minutes) except holidays.

Dispatch Available?

No

Yes

Yes

Zoom Lessons Available?

No

Yes

Yes

Membership Fee

JPY10,000

JPY10,000

JPY10,000

Annual Fees

No

No

No

Equipment Fees

No

No

No

Teaching Material Fees

No

No

No

Lesson Fee*

18+: JPY12,000
13-17: JPY11,000
(Fixed-rate monthly fee, including Fona-produced materials)

JPY6,000*/60 minutes
For 1 student alone**
(Includes Fona-produced materials)

JPY950,000/year
(Includes Fona-produced materials)
Refer to the Fona English Course Comparison for details of the Positive Progress Program benefits.

*Annual payment & ticket package discounts are also available.

**Please ask regarding further details of lesson frequency, number of students, combinations, and so on.

Note: Kids under 2 years of age are free to be in the classroom with their mom and/or dad with no extra charge. We also provide English-language babysitting during your lesson for kids 2 years and older. (Refer to the Kid Classes page for details.)

Fona Group Class or Private Class?

Which class type is better for you, depends on you and your needs. Think about the advantages described for each class type, and your own personality, objectives, goals, and so on to determine what you think would be best for you.

One criterion that is easy to understand is that if you join a Fona group class you know for sure that you will follow the exclusive and exceptional Fona School curriculum, as is explained under the Lesson Content heading. Of course you are welcome to follow the Fona School curriculum in a private class as well, but if you want to take lessons for test English, school English, English for journalists, reading, etc., then you need to take lessons in a private class where you can decide everything about the class and lesson content.

If you still have trouble deciding which would be best, feel free to try both, and/or to consult with a Fona associate.

Of course you're also welcome to switch back and forth at any time, or to take multiple lesson types simultaneously.

The Positive Progress Program is, exactly as the name implies, a program that positively ensures your progress.

The program itself naturally includes everything available in the standard program. In addition, all of those things are more focused and concentrated in the Positive Progress Program. The reason for that is that you will have more contact with the teacher(s). In fact, you can have daily contact with the teacher(s).

Whether you study language or some other subject, frequency of exposure is key. The months and years you spend, and the frequency at which you study are far more important to your progress than the number of minutes or hours you spend each time you study. The Positive Progress Program is where you can truly learn and experience those differences.

One of the biggest reasons that a lot of people have trouble achieving the progress they'd like is actually because of their own paradigms. In other words, they believe themselves to be a person that cannot speak English. We'll teach you how to rewrite those paradigms.

This is a full-service program for positive progress!

Languages Used in the Lessons

At Fona, we want you to learn just as quickly and efficiently as possible, so we adjust the language we use to teach according to the skill level of the class. There's no point in going through the motions of a lesson if the students aren't understanding what the teacher says. We explain details and subtleties in Japanese to improve and enhance your understanding of those things without wasting lesson time.
For example, in a Basic Conversation class, we'll use English up to 30% of the time during the study time, and about 50% of the time during the practice time. In an Essential Conversation class, we'll use English 50% of the time during the study time. In an Advanced Conversation class, we'll use English about 95% of the time during study time and practice time, both. Thus, we adjust the language usage in the class according to the skill levels of the students to make the most of the lesson time.

Fona Group Class Discounts

Annual Payment Discount

Pay a full year's lesson fees at once, and get a discount.

Adult: ¥126,000

(Standard price for 1 year: ¥144,000)

¥18,000 cheaper!

Junior high - Senior high: ¥115,500

(Standard price for 1 year: ¥132,000)

¥16,500 cheaper!

Note: The annual payment discount is only available for full-year tuition. If you need to stop coming to the lessons before the end of the year, you can make up the time you missed after your original year is finished. (The year can start in any month.)

Family/Multi-course Discount

If a member of your family also takes a course with us, or you take more than one course with us, you get a special discount.

Adult: ¥12,000 → ¥11,000

Junior high - Senior high: ¥11,000 → ¥10,000

Note: The family discount applies brothers, sisters, cousins, and so on, up to fourth-degree relatives.

Annual Payment for Family/Multi-course Discount

Adult: ¥115,500

(Standard price for 1 year: ¥132,000)

¥16,500 cheaper!

Junior high - Senior high: ¥105,000

(Standard price for 1 year: ¥120,000)

¥15,000 cheaper!

Private Class Fees by No. of Students

No. of People Rate/Person/60 minutes 15-minute Extensions
1 ¥6,000 ¥1,500
2 ¥3,600 ¥900
3 ¥3,000 ¥750
4 ¥2,400 ¥600
5 ¥2,000 ¥500
10 + ¥1,500 ¥375

The lesson time shown above is the minimum. You can increase that time in 15-minute increments.

Classroom lessons, dispatch lessons and even online lessons are all currently charged at the same rate.
In the case of dispatch lessons, you are also responsible for the travel fees for the teacher(s). Travel fees are calculated from the nearest classroom.
In the case of online lessons, you are also responsible for the shipping fees for the materials.

Calculation ExampleExample 1: Two students taking 2 lessons/month, at 90 minutes each.

Lesson Fee* × No. of Lessons = Monthly Fee/Person
¥5,400 × 2 = ¥10,800

Calculation ExampleExample 2: One student taking 1 lesson/week, at 60 minutes each.

Lesson Fee* × No. of Lessons = Monthly Fee/Person
¥6,000 × 4 = ¥24,000

Note: In months with 5 lessons, the total for the month will be 5 x [lesson fee].

Lesson Rate Calculator

Private Class Discounts

Hours Description Free Hours Validity

13-hour package

You get 13 hours for the price of 12.

1 hour

6 months

26-hour package

You get 26 hours for the price of 23.

3 hours

12 months

52-hour package

You get 52 hours for the price of 45.

7 hours

24 months

104-hour package

You get 104 hours for the price of 87.

17 hours

60 months

208-hour package

You get 208 hours for the price of 153.

55 hours

84 months

Calculation ExampleExample 1: A 26-hour ticket for 2 students.

Lesson Fee for 1 Hour/Person × Paid Hours = Ticket Price/Person
¥3,600 × 23 = ¥82,800

Standard Price: ¥93,600

Calculation ExampleExample 2: A 52-hour ticket for 1 student.

Total Fee for 1 Hour × Paid Hours = Total Ticket Price
¥6,000 × 45 = ¥270,000

Standard Price: ¥312,000