Live the moment
Each Lesson tailored
Reach your goals
Whether you are a first time learner of Japanese, or you would like to improve your level of speaking, writing and learning Japanese. Every lesson and course is structured around your requirements
Japan is a world away
Learning a language, is a lifelong journey. Each lesson, you will notice improvements. Your skills will refine, knowledge increased, and confidence furthered. Then will you find you can reach more goals.
Each day, you will gain improvements and find yourself better than yesterday, in speaking, writing, listening, in Japanese. Making the choice to learn or improve your Japanese, is the biggest step, after that, it's smooth sailing at Sunshine Japanese.
Live your dreams
The country, people, customs are very different and sometimes distant from the ones you are used to, be amazed by the Japanese way, then be inspired to dive into the world of Japan. Japan may be a far off distant place but it can be brought closer through the study of the Japanese language and culture.
Be able to speak, listen, write, and even think in Japanese. Whether on your next trip or even in your home city, communicating and interacting with native Japanese speakers will come natural. Enjoy experiencing Japan everywhere you go.
Always dreamt of travelling, working, studying in Japan?
Start learning or improving your Japanese language skills and knowledge and jump into your dream at Sunsine Japanese.
Hello, my name is Yoko O’Brien, a Japanese teacher and founder of Sunshine Japanese, Cairns, Australia. I have been teaching Japanese in Cairns since 2007, although I was also teaching in Japan before that. I love travelling around Japan, and enjoy talking about the culture and places to visit, which integrate into my lessons in a fun and motivating way.
Learn in Person
or learn Online
Courses (subject to change without notice)
Course fee (both in person and via Zoom)
Travel Japanese course in a group of family/friends: 1 hour x 5 lessons, fixed schedule once a week / fee – $140 upfront
Private Travel Japanese course: 1 hour x 5 lessons, flexible schedule / fee – $190 upfront
General Japanese course in a group of friends (Beginner to upper levels): 1 hour x 10 lessons, fixed schedule once a week / fee – $280pp upfront
Family private lesson (2 people): flexible schedule / fee – $55 for 1 one-hour lesson (more than 2 people available with an extra fee)
Private lesson: flexible schedule / fee – $40 for 1 one-hour lesson; or $190 for 5 one-hour lessons
Oshaberi Club: held once a month, one-hour lesson, able to enroll each time / fee – $30 each time
*You can have a level check for free beforehand, except a travel and a beginner course.
Travel Japanese course: 1 hour x 5 lessons
No previous knowledge required
Learn what to say when traveling in Japan: such as check-in/ check-out; ask for directions; in taxi; at a restaurant; at a station and so on
Provided with useful travel information about what Japanese do in certain situations, which will ease your trip
If you are interested in learning more after having completed this course, you will be able to start a beginner Japanese course with discount
Beginner Japanese course (General): 1 hour x 10 lessons
Learn from the ground up
Obtain a basic understanding of Japanese grammar and culture which is especially related to the language to make your learning developing with ease
Focus on conversation; however, this course includes study of the Japanese alphabet letters which is called hiragana
At the end of this course, you will be able to introduce yourself / some others; ask what an item is; show/ ask where a certain place is; ask how much it is; tell/ ask time and date; and talk about your day, where to go
At the end of this course, you will be able to enjoy your travel in Japan to the full with essential communication as well as greetings. Good preparation for your next trip to Japan
Also, you can move on to the next level of the module
Elementary Japanese course 1 (General): 1 hour x 10 lessons, once a week
Continuously focus on conversation; and also learn hiragana in order to be able to read sentences only in hiragana
At the end of this course, you will be able to talk about basic daily life, what you do/did; therefore, you will be able to start posting Japanese messages on Facebook or any social media
Not only one direction message but also intercommunication with Japanese will you be able to approach.
Also, you can move on to the next level of the module
General Japanese courses (Upper than Elementary 1): 1 hour x 10 lessons, once a week
Please contact Yoko for the details:
Private lessons: flexible
Completely tailored lessons to your demands for both contents and time schedule.
Especially for people in the intermediate or upper level, a free conversation lesson will help in developing vocabularies, grammar and expression related to own life and opinions.
Oshaberi (chat) Club: 1 hour, once a month (2 people or more)
Situational conversation lesson: a scenario will be provided allowing you to participate through casual conversational chat between each other.
Aiming to utilise your knowledge and skills to increase your confidence in conversation
2 groups, elementary to pre-intermediate and intermediate or higher, separately
0411 389 789
8-14 Munro Tce,
Mooroobool, QLD, 4870, Australia