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Learn Japanese in Tokyo: Language Courses

Japanese language courses are offered from 1 to 24 weeks.  There are a great range of short and longer term Japanese courses, with a variety of additional classes which ensures the Japanese School appeals to language students with a wide range of interests.

Six Month Course    24 wk course

Ideal long term study programme for those who want to make serious progress with their Japanese.

Standard Course    Short courses  2 wks+

Levels offered Beginner to Advanced
Minimum age 16
Course duration 2+ weeks
Number of lessons 20 group lessons per week
Lesson duration 50 minutes
Maximum per class 8 student
  • Timetable: 09.30 to 14.20 hrs (alternatives may also apply)
  • Min age: 16 yrs
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The Japanese language course is purely communication orientated, ideal for those who wish to study key grammar and conversation skills of the language, but don’t require in-depth study.   Classes are made up of 2 lessons of grammar and 2 lessons of conversation per day, with the main focus on real-life skills.  Learn common sentence patterns and vocabulary with your teacher and use them in practical situations both in and out of the classroom.
In reality we anticipate 2 to 3 students per class and rising 5 to 6 students per class in July/August.

If a student is the only person at his/her Japanese ability level, the Japanese school will provide reduced private classes for them.

Standard Course uses interesting and modern materials and activities to focus on improving your Japanese speaking ability in a way that gives you the flexibility to adapt to new situations, until one day you won’t even need a teacher any more!

Small-group classes are given both inside and outside of the classroom – you will learn essential communication techniques in structured lessons with the teacher, then practice them in real-world situations, such as:

Asking at the train station
Calling a movie theatre to ask for showtimes
Ordering delivery sushi
Calling a restaurant to make reservations
Giving a questionnaire to people in the park
Asking for directions at the train station
Buying electronics

Levels offered:
Beginner level 1, Beginner level 2, Pre-intermediate level, Intermediate level, Advanced level

* Sample schedule only. Actual schedule may differ.

AM PM
4-skills application class,
two 50-minute classes
Japanese grammar,
two 50-minute classes
Weekly Total 20 class hours

Start dates 2021

  • Jan4 12 18 25
  • Feb1 8 15 23
  • Mar1 8 15 22 29
  • Apr5 12 19 26
  • May10 17 24 31
  • Jun7 14 21 28
  • Jul5 12 20 26
  • Aug2 9 16 23 30
  • Sep6 13 21 27
  • Oct4 12 18 25
  • Nov2 8 15 23 29
  • Dec6 13 20 27

Beginners start dates are underlined and in bold. Other levels can begin on any of the start dates shown. For a detailed quote, or to book a course, click on "Get a Quote".

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Standard Plus Course    Short courses  2 wks+

Levels offered Elementary to Advanced
Minimum age 16
Course duration 2+ weeks
Number of lessons 25 group lessons per week
Additional lessons Additional activities
Lesson duration 50 minutes
Maximum per class 8 student
  • Timetable: 09.30 to 14.20 hrs (alternatives may also apply)
  • 20 group Japanese lessons per week plus 5 additional conversational classes
  • Levels offered: Elementary plus (equivalent to 5 weeks/100 lessons)
  • Core classes: As Standard Japanese Course
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PLUS: Additional classes focus on some of the interesting aspects of conversational Japanese that it can be hard to cover in the Standard Japanese Course classes, such as slang, dialects, specialized vocabulary, and more.  By using the special curriculum and techniques developed by the school’s teachers, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to learn to speak Japanese, and you’ll improve your language skills before you know it! Using diverse and up to date materials and activities to focus on improving your Japanese speaking ability in a way that gives you the flexibility to adapt to new situations. Small-group classes are given both inside and outside of the classroom – you will learn essential communication techniques in structured lessons with the teacher, then practice them in real-world situations, such as:

Asking at the train station
Calling a movie theater to ask for showtimes
Ordering delivery sushi
Calling a restaurant to make reservations
Giving a questionnaire to people in the park
Asking for directions at the train station
Buying electronics

*Sample schedule only. Actual schedule may differ.

AM PM
4-skills application class, two 50-minute classes Japanese grammar, two 50-minute classes
Conversational Japanese, one 50-minute class
Weekly Total 25 lessons

Start dates 2021

  • Jan4 12 18 25
  • Feb1 8 15 23
  • Mar1 8 15 22 29
  • Apr5 12 19 26
  • May10 17 24 31
  • Jun7 14 21 28
  • Jul5 12 20 26
  • Aug2 9 16 23 30
  • Sep6 13 21 27
  • Oct4 12 18 25
  • Nov2 8 15 23 29
  • Dec6 13 20 27

Beginners start dates are underlined and in bold. Other levels can begin on any of the start dates shown. For a detailed quote, or to book a course, click on "Get a Quote".

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JLPT Exam Preparation    Short courses  2 wks+ 

Levels offered Elementary to Advanced
Minimum age 16
Course duration 2+ weeks
Number of lessons 20 group lessons per week
Additional lessons Additional activities
Lesson duration 50 minutes
Maximum per class 8 student
  • Timetable: 09.30 to 14.20 hrs (alternatives may also apply)
  • 20 group Japanese lessons plus additional exam orientated classes per week
  • Exam preparation schedule: One hour of class per week, plus homework
  • Ideal dates: September to November (leading up to the JLPT exams in December)
  • Core classes: As Standard Japanese Course
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PLUS: Preparation for the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Tests). Each week your teacher gives you homework, then analyses your weak points and discusses learning strategies with you. This option is available year-round, as a once-weekly option. Please note that you cannot choose which JLPT level you want to prepare for. Teachers at the school will assign a level for you according to your test results.

Start Dates: Please see Standard Course dates for September to November (leading to JLPT exams in December)

Pop-Culture & Japanese    Short courses  2 wks+

Levels offered Elementary to Advanced
Minimum age 16
Course duration Up to 4 weeks
Number of lessons 20 group lessons per week
Additional lessons Additional activities
Lesson duration 50 minutes
Maximum per class 8 student
  • Timetable: 09.30 to 14.20 hrs (alternatives may also apply)
  • 20 Standard group Japanese lessons plus Pop-Culture activities on Saturday
  • Learn Japanese as it is really spoken today!
  • Core classes: As Standard Japanese Course
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Additional classes focus on Japanese pop culture, to teach you the language as it is really spoken. You will study Japanese during the week and learn more about modern Japanese life during Saturday guided sessions (three events are arranged every Saturday).

Saturday Activities
1st week Maid Cafe Toyoto car theme park Manga drawing class
2nd week Nakano Broadway Animation museum Cosplay lesson
3rd week Plastic food making session Disaster drill experience Japanese sword play lesson
4th week Owl Cafe Cat Cafe Digital illustration lesson

 

Start dates 2021

  • Jan4 11 18 25
  • Feb1 8 15 22
  • Mar1 8 15 22 29
  • Apr5 12 19 26
  • May10 17 24 31
  • Jun7 14 21 28
  • Jul5 12 19 26
  • Aug2 9 16 23 30
  • Sep6 13 20 27
  • Oct4 11 18 25
  • Nov1 8 15 22 29
  • Dec6 13 20 27

Beginners start dates are underlined and in bold. Other levels can begin on any of the start dates shown. For a detailed quote, or to book a course, click on "Get a Quote".

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Japanese & Traditional Culture     Short courses  2 wks+

Levels offered Elementary to Advanced
Minimum age 16
Course duration Up to 4 weeks
Number of lessons 20 group lessons per week
Additional lessons Additional activities
Lesson duration 50 minutes
Maximum per class 8 student
  • Timetable: 09.30 to 14.20 hrs (alternatives may also apply)
  • 20 Standard group Japanese lessons plus cultural activities
  • Min age: 16 yrs (majority of students will be 18 yrs+ age range)
  • Core classes: As Standard Japanese Course
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PLUS: Cultural classes enable you to learn all about Japanese culture whilst still learning the language, and the chance to participate in it with other people.  You will have the chance to participate in or experience  some of the following: kimono wearing, ceramics decoration, tea ceremony preparation, calligraphy writing, flower arranging, Japanese cookery, dance and theatre trips, military arts classes(e.g. aikido), religion/spirituality, customs.

Activities
1st week Lecture A Touchou Temple Kushida Shrine
2nd week Lecture B Calligraphy  Tea ceremony
3rd week HAKATA Traditional Craft
Furusato Kan
Zazen Meditation Pottery
4th week Hakata Doll Painting Katana Sword Class Yusentei Japanese gardens

Start dates 2021

  • Jan4 11 18 25
  • Feb1 8 15 22
  • Mar1 8 15 22 29
  • Apr5 12 19 26
  • May10 17 24 31
  • Jun7 14 21 28
  • Jul5 12 19 26
  • Aug2 9 16 23 30
  • Sep6 13 20 27
  • Oct4 11 18 25
  • Nov1 8 15 22 29
  • Dec6 13 20 27

Beginners start dates are underlined and in bold. Other levels can begin on any of the start dates shown. For a detailed quote, or to book a course, click on "Get a Quote".

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Private Tuition    Short courses  1 wk+

Levels offered Beginner to Advanced
Minimum age 18
Course duration 1 week+
Number of lessons 15 or 20 per week
Lesson duration 50 minutes
Maximum per class 1 student
  • Timetable: Varies from student to student
  • Offered: Ten months of the year
  • Sorry not available in July/August
  • 10+ private Japanese language lessons per week
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Flexible and intensive, these courses allow maximum progress for students or business people with limited time for study. Prices quoted in the price list apply to morning based programmes, reductions are offered for afternoon based programmes.

Start dates 2021

  • Jan4 11 18 25
  • Feb1 8 15 22
  • Mar1 8 15 22 29
  • Apr12 19 26
  • May10 17 24
  • Aug30
  • Sep6 13 20 27
  • Oct4 11 18 25
  • Nov1 8 15 22 29
  • Dec6 13 20 27

Beginners start dates are underlined and in bold. Other levels can begin on any of the start dates shown. For a detailed quote, or to book a course, click on "Get a Quote".

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