2021 Guide to Part-time Japanese Classes

Find a Japanese course that perfectly fits your desired schedule, lesson structure, course level, personal interests, and goals!

Are you a busy individual looking to study Japanese on the side? Do you want to improve your Japanese conversation skill through engaging, conversation-based lessons? Do you want to expand your Japanese vocabulary while having fun?

If you answered “yes” to at least one of the questions above, check out Coto’s part-time courses available at our schools in Tokyo and Yokohama.


What are our part-time Japanese courses?

Coto’s part-time courses are small-group lessons designed for all levels of Japanese learners. They are perfect for those who are looking for a flexible schedule and lesson plan that perfectly fit their interests and desired results.

The part-time courses are

  • Topic-based – different part-time courses include classes focusing on vocabulary and sentence patterns, those focusing on explanation training, those aimed to strengthen your business Japanese, etc.;
  • Conversation-based – all courses focus on developing and improving Japanese speaking skills through broadening vocabulary and grammar knowledge and learning how to apply them to everyday conversations; and
  • Small-group lessons – all courses are conducted in small groups of no more than 8 students, which allows for an engaging learning environment.

Through engaging classes and conversational exercises with teachers and other Japanese learners, Coto’s part-time lessons will surely grow your Japanese speaking ability as well as your love for the Japanese language.

Who are part-time courses for?

Anyone looking to improve their Japanese ability, especially speaking! By focusing on conversational practice and exercises with professional instructors and peers, these courses will transform you into a better Japanese speaker. If your goal is to be able to freely talk about topics completely in Japanese, our part-time courses will yield satisfiable results!

Furthermore, the part-time courses are for Japanese learners ranging from complete beginners to intermediate and advanced speakers, as well as those preparing for the JLPT. You can find a course that matches your own Japanese level, even if you are a complete beginner or have just started learning Japanese recently.

Part-time lessons are also good for Japanese learners who want to create a short-term or long-term customized study schedule. You are able to choose your desired lesson plans and sign up for a combination of part-time classes that suit your Japanese level and personal goals. Even if you are not sure of your goals, our wide selection of part-time courses will help you discover your interests and what you would like to focus on.

In addition, Coto’s part-time courses are also suitable for those with a busy schedule. Because part-time courses are offered frequently on weekdays and weekends in the mornings, daytime, and evenings, you can easily find a class that will perfectly fit your schedule even while working. If you want to make use of your free time, enroll in our part-time courses!

What types of part-time courses are available?

Coto offers many courses for students with different Japanese levels, interests, and goals.

Beginner level courses:

  • Practical Japanese for Beginners
  • Active Basic Japanese Grammar A&B

Upper-beginner-level courses:

  • Effective Drill Training
  • Conversation Level-Up
  • Essential Grammar and Conversation

Intermediate-level to advanced-level courses:

  • Bridge to Intermediate
  • Natural and Fluent Japanese Communications 1
  • Natural and Fluent Japanese Communications 2
  • Business Japanese
  • Japanese Explanation Training
  • Keigo Training

JLPT courses:

  • JLPT Level N3

For more details and information on the focus and lesson content of each of the above-mentioned courses, visit our Part-time Courses page.

How long are part-time courses?

Most courses meet once a week and are 110 minutes long, but some are 50 minutes long, depending on the course you choose.

More information is on our Part-time Courses page.

When do part-time courses meet?

Most courses are available on weekdays as well as weekends in the mornings, daytime, and evenings. You can easily find a time that best works for your schedule even while working.

You can enroll in more than one course simultaneously and build your own study schedule! For example, if you are a Japanese beginner wanting to study basic Japanese skills and conjugations, you can take a Practical Japanese for Beginners course on Monday mornings while also going to an Active Basic Japanese Grammar A&B course on Wednesday evenings.

Click here for a more detailed schedule for each type of part-time courses at Tokyo and Yokohama schools.

How much do part-time courses cost?

For part-time lessons, you can pay monthly for monthly subscription or purchase a package plan. Below are the costs in detail.

Monthly subscription costs:

  • ¥18,000 for 8 lessons / month (2 lessons / week)
  • ¥32,000 for 16 lessons / month (4 lessons / week)

Package plan costs:

  • ¥40,000 for 16 lessons / 6 months
  • ¥76,800 for 32 lessons / 8 months
  • ¥110,400 for 48 lessons / 12 months
  • ¥211,200 for 96 lessons / 14 months

*New students must pay a one-time registration fee of ¥10,000 in addition to the above-mentioned costs.

*Fees for new materials and resources are not included in these costs.


Student testimonials

What do our students at Coto say about our part-time courses?

We were looking for a friendly school that offers a rather flexible timetable (weekends and midday classes) & Coto Academy is recommended. Teachers and staff offer programs that are demanding and encourage at the same time. Plus classes are small, it’s a great place to learn Japanese!

– Susi

My evening part-time classes fit perfectly into my work schedule, and thanks to Coto I was able to reach advanced levels of Japanese and pass the JLPT.

– Brenda

We will be waiting for you at our schools in Tokyo and Yokohama!


Would you like to study Japanese in Japan?


Realize your dream of moving to Japan and becoming fluent in Japanese.

Move to Japan