Intensive Japanese Courses

Learn kanji, grammar, reading, vocabulary and speaking with a professional native Japanese teacher. Dramatically improve your Japanese language skills in a short period of time. 5 days per week, 3 hours per day, for 4 weeks.

About

  • Group Size
    Max. 8 Students
  • Location
    Tokyo and Yokohama
  • Duration
    4 Weeks
  • Days
    Monday–Friday
  • Morning Schedule
    9:30–12:20
  • Afternoon Schedule
    14:10–17:00
  • Dates (Next 3 Months)
    Aug. 30–Sept. 24th

    Oct. 4th–29th

    Nov. 1st - 26th
    All Course Dates

4-Week Intensive Japanese Course in Our Tokyo and Yokohama Japanese School



With 20 years of experience teaching Japanese to international students, our full-time intensive course is designed for effective and systematic learning. It's a great way to dramatically improve and master your Japanese while having fun in a friendly and supportive environment. Japanese lessons start every month.

We offer different courses at varying intensities, schedules and locations. For international residents in Japan, our Japanese school in Tokyo and Yokohama provides the best learning facility at the most reasonable and affordable cost.

You can choose between morning and afternoon classes according to your own schedule and time slot. The morning course starts at 9:00 to 12:00, and the afternoon class starts at 14:10 to 17:00.


Japanese Learning in a Small Group



With a maximum of 8 students in our small class, we welcome international students from around the world. This allows you to participate in more conversations, build confidence in speaking Japanese and feel at ease. Stay motivated by engaging with passionate learners local to Tokyo and Yokohama under shared objectives.


Most importantly, the class size allows you to receive extensive support and guides from our professional language teachers. Our instructor will want to monitor your growth and give feedback — something less possible in a large class. You will have more chances to speak Japanese daily with your classmates.


Japanese Classes for All Levels



Each small group lesson is 3 hours and consists of a progressive curriculum. Lessons are divided into beginner (N5-N4), intermediate (N3) and advanced (N2) at different levels. We accept students who never take Japanese lessons and advanced speakers who aim to reach native Japanese fluency. Classes to different modules, from learning everyday conversations to doing work-focus preparations.

Through our free Japanese assessment, we will assign the most appropriate Japanese language level that best fits your current Japanese skill and learning goal.


Extensive Curriculum and Practical Education Approach



Using a practical and proven educational method, classes cover aspects of all Japanese language skills, from kanji to speaking, in a well-balanced manner. Students are encouraged to be proactive in speaking Japanese and learning grammar structures.

However, we also see the importance of learning beyond written theory and textbooks. Our certified Japanese teachers place importance on communication skills: conversation and presentations at different complexities. You’ll be introduced to layers of Japanese culture, manners and aspects important to your life and work in Japan. In other words, we want to prepare you for the "real" Japan.


When can you apply?



Class levels and availability are fixed each month based on demand. If you would like to join the following month and secure a space, we recommend that you apply to join at least three weeks in advance. We want to ensure the best chance of a course opening for your level.

Depending on your schedule and location, we also offer online private and group ​Japanese courses.


What our students say about our Intensive Japanese Courses.



I have been trying to improve my Japanese to a business level in hopes of switching industries. Working full time it was hard to find courses that perfectly matched my working schedule. I took a 3-month intensive course here and it was really effective.
- Elaine



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Japanese Crash Course

Next: Beginner Level 1-2-3
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  • Japanese Crash Course

    LEVEL: Total Beginner

    A four week crash course for absolute beginners to the Japanese language.


    No Japanese language experience needed. Our crash course is perfect for eager beginners, designed to teach you the basics of Japanese starting with hiragana and katakana. You will then move to common expressions that you can use immediately in your daily life. By the end of this course, you will be able to hold short conversations in Japanese in limited situations.

    Class Structure:


    The teaching method for this course focuses on learning key Japanese phrases and simple words with no explicit emphasis on grammar explanations.

    You will learn two to three key phrases per chapter of our materials through immersive usage.

    You will also learn the basics of the Japanese phoentic alphabet.

    Learning Goals:


    • Hiragana, katakana and basic Kanji introduction
    • Greetings and introducing yourself using basic common Japanese expressions
    • Give simple orders in a restaurants or shops
    • Ask directions in the street or train station
    • Talk about your impressions of Japan


    This course is offered at:

    • Tokyo - Iidabashi Station
    • Yokohama - Yokohama Station
      • Morning 9:30–12:20
      • Evening 14:10–17:00
      • Morning 9:10 –12:00
      • Evening 14:10–17:00
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Beginner Level 1-2-3

Next: Beginner Level 4-5-6
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  • Beginner Level 1-2-3

    LEVEL: Beginner 1 - 2 - 3 (JLPT N5)

    Learn the basics of Japanese communication


    Our beginner Japanese course is perfect for students who understand the fundamentals of hiragana, katakana, kanji characters and vocabulary.

    If you want to move past that point and learn the basics of conversational Japanese, you will enjoy this course.

    This course includes many opportunities for spoken role-plays and practice exercises, which encourage students to be confident in their ability to speak Japanese. You will be able to understand and hold regular conversations in Japanese.

    Classs Structure:


    Class is conducted in small groups with pair participation and spoken role-play. The class format is designed to encourage students to speak and interact confidently.

    12-week curriculum, with levels divided into 4 weeks and 3 terms. The course can be purchased as a package or individual weeks. By the end of this course, you will have learned roughly 150 Kanji symbols, 300 new vocabulary words, and 70 key sentences.

    Learning Goals:


    • Introduce yourself in standard Japanese expressions
    • Japanese conversation for daily life
    • Understand numbers and tell timein Japanese
    • Use appropriate casual and polite phrases
    • Give basic advice and reasons; talk about your experiences
    • Tokyo - Iidabashi Station
    • Yokohama - Yokohama Station
    • Iidabashi
      • Morning 9:30 –12:20
      • Evening 14:10 –17:00
      • Morning 9:10–12:00
      • Evening 14:10–17:00
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Beginner Level 4-5-6

Next: Intermediate Level 1-2
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  • Beginner Level 4-5-6

    LEVEL: Beginner 4 - 5 - 6 (JLPT N4)

    Broaden your expression in Japanese


    Our upper beginner course is perfect for students who want to start broadening their conversational Japanese and gain more practical Japanese skills. If you take this course, you will learn to express yourself with more complex phrases using appropriate Japanese expressions.

    Like our crash course and beginner levels, you will have many opportunities for role-plays. This will solidify what you learn and instill confidence in your ability to speak Japanese.

    Course Structure:


    12-week curriculum, with levels divided into 4 weeks and 3 terms. The course can be purchased as a package or individual weeks.

    By the end of this course, you will have learned roughly 150 Kanji symbols, 300 new vocabulary words, and 70 key sentences.

    Learning Goals:


    • Have short conversations in Japanese
    • Talk about hearsay on basic contexts
    • Express feelings using more complex sentences and grammar structures
    • Understand and use Japanese honorifics
    • Give instructions and express notion of obligation
    • Tokyo - Iidabashi Station
    • Yokohama - Yokohama Station
      • Morning 9:30–12:20
      • Evening 14:10–17:00
      • Morning 9:10–12:00
      • Evening 14:10–7:00
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Intermediate Level 1-2

Next: Intermediate Level 3-4-5
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  • Intermediate Level 1-2

    LEVEL: Intermediate 1 - 2 (JLPT N4 - N3)

    Have natural daily conversations in Japanese


    In this transition course to Intermediate, you will review previously learned expressions so that you can hold more natural conversations in a wider range of circumstances.

    You will also broaden your vocabulary which is applicable to daily situations in Japanese life.

    About the Course:


    This course is split into 2 terms with each term being 4 weeks in length. The course can be purchased as a package or individual weeks. By the end of this course, you would have learned roughly 150 Kanji symbols, 500 new vocabulary words, and 70 key sentences.

    Learning Goals:


    • Form longer sentences and combine multiple phrases
    • Use phrases for giving and receiving efficiently
    • Adapt your speech to diffrent situations
    • Refuse requests in proper Japanese manners
    • Review and master verb groups and tenses
    • Give speeches with the use of proper intonations
    • Tokyo - Iidabashi Station
    • Yokohama - Yokohama Station
      • Morning 9:30–12:20
      • Evening 14:10–17:00
      • Morning 9:10–12:00
      • Evening 14:10–17:00
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Intermediate Level 3-4-5

Next: Advanced Level 1-2
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  • Intermediate Level 3-4-5

    LEVEL: Intermediate 3 - 4 - 5 (JLPT N3)

    Get proficient in Japanese


    As you start the intermediate course, you will further develop your proficiency in the Japanese language and practice your knowledge with real-world scenarios. You will be able to make personalized thoughts, form your own opinions and express more complex feelings in conversations. You will also learn to use proper intonations when speaking Japanese.

    About this course:


    12-week curriculum, with levels divided into 4 weeks and 3 terms. . The course can be purchased as a package or individual weeks. By the end of this course, you would have learned roughly 220 Kanji symbols, 600 new vocabulary words, and 80 key sentences.

    Learning Goals:


    • Learn the passive form for social events, and public speeches
    • Discuss quantity and qualities of items
    • Building and understanding complex sentences
    • Practice interviews, participating in discussions, and giving speeches and presentations
    • Tokyo - Iidabashi Station
    • Yokohama - Yokohama Station
      • Morning 9:30–12:20
      • Evening 14:10–17:00
      • Morning 9:10–12:00
      • Evening 14:10–17:00
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Advanced Level 1-2

Next: Advanced Level 3-4-5
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  • Advanced Level 1-2

    LEVEL: Advanced 1 - 2 (JLPT N3 - N2)

    Transition to advanced

    In this transition course to an Advanced Japanese level, you will focus on understanding abstract and more difficult content in Japanese. You will also broaden your conversation to topics of interest and specialized fields. You will become able to express and defend your point of view. You will also get familiar in real business scenarios and use keigo.

    At this point, you are able to give suggestions, complaints and advice in more detail using reasons and complex sentence structure.

    Course Details:


    This course is split into 2 terms with each term being 4 weeks in length. The course can be purchased as a package or individual weeks. By the end of this course, you would have learned roughly 200 Kanji symbols, 300 new vocabulary words, and 70 key sentences. This is the perfect prep for our Japanese Advanced Course.

    Learning Goals:


    • Understand abstract contents on Japanese issues
    • Use complex phrases for topics beyond daily life
    • Express your point of view and defend your opinions on specific topics
    • Use clear examples of complex concepts
    • Practice debating, giving speeches, and having complex conversations
    • Tokyo - Iidabashi Station
    • Yokohama - Yokohama Station
      • Morning 9:30–12:20
      • Evening 14:10–17:00
      • Morning 9:10–12:00
      • Evening 14:10–17:00
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Advanced Level 3-4-5

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  • Advanced Level 3-4-5

    LEVEL: Advanced 3 - 4 - 5(JLPT N2)

    Have deep discussions in Japanese


    Duration 12 Weeks

    In the advanced Japanese course, you will learn more abstract content that will allow you to carry on more sophisticated conversations, make negotiations and make professional requests.

    Your grammar and vocabulary will become proficient enough that you will be able to speak in-depth and objectively with native Japanese speakers. You can hold your own opinion when participating in discussions and complicated talks. Our teachers will also focus on business and current large-scale events.

    About this course:

    This course is split into 3 terms with each term being 4 weeks in length. The course can be purchased as a package or individual weeks. By the end of this course, you would have learned roughly 500 new Kanji symbols, 750 new vocabulary words, and 180 key sentences. The advanced course is the perfect prep for our Japanese Business Course.

    Learning Goals:


    • Talk about complex topics and a variety of themes using abstract vocabulary
    • Express yourself using more natural phrases
    • Discuss Japanese news, politics and current global events
    • Convey your feelings and adapt your speech to appropriate context
    • Create compound sentences, as well as command complex sentences
    • Make complex comparisons and contrasts on abstract themes
    • Tokyo - Iidabashi Station
    • Yokohama - Yokohama Station
      • Morning 9:30–12:20
      • Evening 14:10–17:00
      • Morning 9:10–12:00
      • Evening 14:10–17:00
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Course Fees

  • ¥10,000 registration fee for new students
  • *Plus cost of materials
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FAQ


  • What is the Schedule of Intensive Courses?

    Please see the intensive course schedule for 2021 and 2022 below.
  • How many levels are there?

    There are 16 class levels - divided into units of 4 weeks.

    Based on your level check results - we will suggest a suitable course level for you based on your current ability and class availability.

    For a total beginner with no knowledge of Japanese - it would take 64 weeks to complete all of the course levels.
  • Are classes instructed in Japanese?

    We conduct our classes primarily in Japanese, but use English in our basic course to facilitate comprehension. Students just beginning to learn Japanese can rest assured that more complex instruction will be in English.

    As your ability progresses and you join higher level courses - English is used progressively less until it disappears entirely.
  • Intensive Course Cancellations and Refunds

    Can I Receive a Refund on My Intensive Course?

    We understand that plans change and you may need to alter your study schedule.

    Coto proccesses refunds based on when you withdraw from the class.
    In some cases - we can offer a full refund. In other cases we offer a partial refund.

    Please note that changing when you study with us is regarded as a cancellation.

    For example - if you were going to start intensive course in June, but then you decided to start in September - this would be counted as a cancellation.

    If you are doing this before the required cancellation deadline - there is no penalty and you can shift your start date.

    If you are leaving the country - we also offer the option to transfer your existing lesson credits / package to online course credits for our Online Courses

    Below we have included our terms and conditions for our refund policies which can also be found in our terms and conditions at the bottom of the intensive application - as well as in full at our support base. (COMING SOON)

    Please read the terms below to find out if you qualify for a refund.

    Refund & Cancellation Policy

    These policies are subject to the cooling off guidelines as set forth by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs Agency, Government of Japan. Should you wish to cancel the whole transaction, you need to notify us in writing within 8 calendar days of the date of the remittance.  Please contact Coto Japanese Academy for more details.

     In case you receive refund due to cancellation, please apply from the specified forms and select the mode from the methods we specify. The refund must be made to the account in the name of the payer. In addition, please note that if you apply for a refund of 100,000 yen or more multiple times, there will be restrictions on your next contract.

    1) We recommend also notifying us by email.

    2) Coto Academy retains the enrollment fee in the case of cancellation after course commencement.

    3) Coto Academy accepts cancellation on a weekly basis only.

    4) Changing the course dates, classes (AM/PM) or level is considered a cancellation.

    Refund prior to the course start

    1) 15 days or more before course commencement: full refund, no charges.

    2) Within 14 days prior to course commencement: tuition will be refunded minus a 15,000 yen cancellation fee.

    Refund after the course start

    Tuition will be refunded minus a cancellation fee based on rules indicated below.

    The deadline for cancellations for the following week is 18:00 on Thursday of the week prior.

    A) Coto Academy will retain the weekly tuition cost for the number of weeks counted as completed.

    B) Coto Academy will refund the weekly tuition cost for the number of weeks left, minus a 20% cancellation charge.

    C) In the case B) exceeds 50,000 yen, the maximum cancellation charge will automatically be set at 50,000 yen.

    All refunds will be made by the end of the month after approval of cancellation, by bank transfer or PayPal, minus the transfer fee.

    Course Availability

    Our Intensive Courses will be open if a minimum of 2 students are enrolled. Classes have a maximum of 8 students.

    However, if by the time of the scheduled start date, or after the course begins, it occurs that you will be the only student due to other students cancelling, we will provide 2 lessons a day (50 min×2) in your scheduled class time.

    Regarding any field trips, we will provide 3 lessons as a replacement in the event of you being the single class participant.

     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Intensive Courses

    How Long Are Your "Intensive Courses"?

    Our Intensive Japanese Language Courses are 3 hours long.
    3 blocks of 50 minute sessions with a 10 minute break in-between.

    How Many Levels Are There for Intensive Courses?

    Intensive course ranges from beginner to advanced Japanese over 16 terms of 4 weeks. Total beginners are most welcome to join our crash course program. More information on our level is available here.

    How Do I Know What Level of Intensive Course to Take?

    Visit us for a free level check and interview - we will be able to determine your level and give you advice on which level of Intensive course would be most appropriate for your Japanese ability.

    You can book a level check by sending us a contact inquiry at https://www.cotoacademy.com/contact

How To Enroll

If you’d like to get started with our Japanese lessons – the first step is to connect with us for a free level check and consultation.