Japanese Language Programs in Tokyo, Japan

Click on the link below to review a brief summary of what you can expect from each course:

  • Conversational Japanese
    Our Conversational Japanese 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 anymore!

  • Japanese and Culture
    This course offers you the opportunity to learn about the culture while learning the language, and the chance to participate in it with other Japanese people.

  • Japanese Through Pop Culture
    This course uses the latest in Japanese pop culture to teach you the Japanese language as it is really spoken today.

  • Customized Program
    We can create a course specifically for your needs. Tell us the textbook you'd like to use, the topics you'd like to learn, the way you learn best. Custom-design your own education!

Teaching Philosophy

At our school in Tokyo, we believe that good teaching is:

Purposeful - All of our lessons are structured to give you essential Japanese in a way so that you will remember it, and be able to use it yourself.

Practical - Lessons are focused on the skills and topics most useful to actually getting out there and becoming proficient in the language. Activities involve real-world situations, guest instructors, field trips and more.

Professional - All of our Japanese teachers are graduates of a 420-hour Japanese teacher training course at a recognized study institution, and have extensive experience teaching to foreigners. We don't just teach whatever comes up like some other schools; we follow a curriculum designed with the needs of English-speakers in mind.

And, as much as anything else, we believe lessons must be interesting! You can't learn if you're not engaged. Our materials and methods are designed to draw you in to the class, and to make any topic exciting.

Groups and Levels.

Usually there are 2~4 students per class, but during high season there can be up to 8 students. As a general rule, we have no more than 8 students per class, to preserve a study atmosphere where you can learn Japanese closely with the teacher.

Before starting classes all students are to sit for Placement Test. The results of this placement test will allow for the placement of new students in their appropriate level.

Level Content
Complete beginner Have never studied Japanese before or can only use very simple Japanese phrases.

Note: We accept applications from complete beginners, but you must memorize the hiragana and if possible katakana alphabets before you start your study with us. This usually only takes a couple of days.

Beginner 1 Can hold very simple conversations, and read Japanese Hiragana and/or Katakana.
Beginner 2 Can hold simple conversations. Equivalent to having finished Minna no Nihongo book 1 or Genki Japanese book 1, or having passed level 4 of the Japanese Proficiency Test. Students at this level can take the Japanese Through Pop Culture course, although the materials used are restricted, and you may not be able to make requests.
Pre-Intermediate Have some confidence in everyday conversations, and can read texts written using Hiragana, Katakana, and simple Kanji. Equivalent to having finished Minna no Nihongo book 2 or Genki Japanese book 2, or having passed level 3 of the Japanese Proficiency Test. Students at this level can take the Japanese Through Pop Culture course using unrestricted materials, such as your favorite manga/anime.
Intermediate Understand the basics of grammar, can hold most everyday conversations (including telephone skills), and can read texts written using Hiragana, Katakana, and most common Kanji. Equivalent to having passed level 2 of the Japanese Proficiency Test.
Advanced Understand grammar and most of the main kanji in use. Able to use Japanese required in business or university settings. Equivalent to having passed level 1 of the Japanese Proficiency Test.

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We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Japanese Language School in Tokyo, Japan!

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