Learn Japanese in Tokyo
Learn Japanese in Japan, in a small, friendly language school that focuses on the needs of foreign language students. The Tokyo based school specializes in teaching Japanese for communication purposes, in the capital city of Japan. Offering a good range of courses, particularly suited to short term study. These programmes are ideal for adults and students looking to improve their Japanese in an environment with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
The Japanese courses are aimed to meet the needs of non-kanji speakers (and attract predominantly European nationals). The school is conveniently located within walking distance of down town Tokyo’s famous ‘Shinjuku Station’. Students can start on any Monday throughout the year, and study for as many weeks as required. The school aims to be flexible and fun and offers a range of social activities every month, to ensure students learn about Japan’s culture, as well improving their Japanese language skills.
- School established: 2013
- Course duration:
Group tuition: 1-24 weeks +
Private tuition: 1 week +
- Minutes per lesson: 50
- Minimum age: 16 (generally 18+)
Average age: 20-25
- No. of classrooms: 12
- Number of students:
Quietest weeks: 20 per week
Busiest weeks: 70 per week
- Exam preparation: JLPT
About the School
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The school overlooks the famous Hanazono Shrine, and the students actually pass through these traditional shrine gates, to enter the building. Despite being in the centre of the busiest part of Japan, the school’s location is peaceful and relaxing, a perfect environment to learn Japanese and experience the Japanese culture. The school is a short walk from Shinjuku Station, the world’s busiest train station. Its closeness to Shinjuku Station’s transport hub makes it easy to access the whole of Tokyo city.
The courses focus on everyday Japanese, and learning both the language and the culture simultaneously, with courses such as Japanese plus Traditional Culture, and Japanese plus Pop Culture. The school holds activities and events each month, to keep students entertained and help them develop a fuller appreciation of Japanese culture (and have a little fun, too!). Class sizes are very small, with a maximum of 8 students per class (very occasionally 9), and an average of 4/5.
The Japanese School teachers are all native speakers of Japanese, with University degrees, who specialise in teaching Japanese as a second language, many of whom have taught abroad before coming to work in Tokyo.