Intensive Japanese Courses

Looking for an intensive Japanese course in Tokyo or Yokohama? Coto Academy offers a variety of courses to suit your needs, from beginner to advanced. Our experienced teachers will help you learn Japanese quickly and effectively.


  • Class Size
    ≤ 8 students
  • Location
    Shibuya, Iidabashi, Minato & Yokohama
  • Duration
    4 weeks/level
  • Days
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Intensive Japanese Courses in Shibuya, Iidabashi, Minato & Yokohama

4 weeks of learning real Japanese - full time study

Class Format:

Small group Japanese lessons: ≤ 8 students
3 x 50-minute sessions (10-minute breaks in between)
Professional instructors: Native Japanese teachers
Speaking-Focused: Pair-dialogue sessions & Practical examples

Monday to Friday • 3 hours per day
(Morning or Afternoon sessions are up to you)

What our students say about the Intensive Japanese Courses:

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

• Elaine

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Common Questions / FAQ

  • Are makeup lessons offered?

    You may be wondering what happens if you cannot attend one of the intensive course sessions. Catch-up lessons are offered with some conditions. Catch up lessons (50min private lesson) can be offered for full day in-class lessons missed between Monday- Thursdays only, on a per-day basis. In order to qualify for a catch up lesson you must have been absent for the full class day - partial attendance is ineligible for a catch up lesson. Friday is a test / field trip day so there are no catch up lessons offered. To receive the catch up lessons you need to cancel the lesson before 18:00 on the previous day and we offer a maximum of 4 catch up lessons per 4 weeks. Please refer to the terms and conditions for more details.
  • Who can join the intensive course?

    Students from all levels are accepted from total beginner to advanced.
  • What is the Intensive course curriculum like?

    We use a practical and proven method, classes cover aspects of all Japanese language skills, with a focus on speaking. Students are encouraged to be proactive in speaking Japanese and learning grammar structures early. We see the importance of learning beyond written theory and textbooks and want to make sure that our students are learning Japanese that they can actually use. Our certified Japanese teachers place importance on communication skills: conversation, presentation, and speaking publicly. You’ll be introduced to layers of Japanese culture, manners and aspects important to your life and work in Japan. We want to prepare you for the "real" Japan.
  • Who takes Japanese lessons at Coto? Who are Coto Students?

    Our Students are typically international residents that are a mix of working professionals, people who want to improve their career prospects or change careers and families of international business people. We do not provide student visas to learners who study with us. We have a very diverse student body with many students from the United States, Canada, France, Germany.  A wide range of ages from mid twenties - all the way to 70s. We do not provide student visas to our students.
  • How is the Course Divided? What levels are offered?

    Lessons are divided into beginner (N5-N4), intermediate (N3) and advanced (N2) at different levels. Each level lasts 4 weeks.
  • How many students are in your intensive Japanese course?

    Our lessons are small and friendly. With a maximum of 8 students, we focus on community learning. This allows you to participate in more conversations, build confidence in speaking Japanese and feel at ease with your peers. We find that having someone motivated alongside you will increase your motivation. The small class size allows you to receive extensive support and guidance from our professional language teachers. Having this cap allows our instructors to monitor your growth and give feedback — something that isnt possible in a large class. Most importantly, you will have more chances to speak Japanese with your classmates.  

Japanese Crash Course

Next: Beginner Level
Students studying Japanese
  • Total Beginner

    A 4-week crash course for absolute beginners to the Japanese language

    No Japanese language experience needed. It's a beginner Japanese course, designed to teach you the basics of Japanese.
    The lessons will start with hiragana and katakana. You will then move to common expressions that you can use immediately in your daily life (2-3 phrases per chapter)
    By the end of this course, you will be able to hold short conversations in Japanese in limited situations.

    Coto Minato Crash Course (Only Minato)

    Practice Essential Japanese

    You will learn the most essential Japanese to enjoy an independent life in Japan. We will cover how to read Hiragana and Japanese Numbers / Counting. Fun activity-based lessons will let you practice Japanese outside of the classroom.

    Your Achievements Would Be

    Japanese Crash Course
    • Hiragana, Katakana, and some Kanji
    • Greeting and introducing yourself in Japanese
    • Giving orders in restaurants, supermarkets…
    • Traveling around using trains or buses; asking for directions if need to
    • Talking about your impressions of Japan
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Beginner (6 levels)

Next: Intermedia Level
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  • Beginner

    Level 1, 2 & 3

    The speaking Japanese course for basic communication

    Our beginner Japanese course is perfect for students who understand the fundamentals of hiragana, katakana, kanji characters, and vocabulary.
    Via role-plays and speaking exercises, you will become confident in your ability to speak and hold regular conversations in Japanese.

    Level 4, 5 & 6

    Broaden your expressions in Japanese

    An upper beginner course that is perfect to level up your expressions using more complex phrases. In this interactive environment, you’ll have opportunities to solidify what you’ve learnt by speaking Japanese.

    Duration: 4 weeks/level
    (The course can be purchased as a package or individual weeks)

    Your Achievements Would Be

    Level 1, 2 & 3
    • 300 words, 150 kanji, 70 sentences
    • Introduce yourself
    • Daily life conversation
    • Understand numbers and tell time
    • Use casual and polite phrases
    • Give advice and reasons
    Level 4, 5 & 6
    • 300 words, 150 kanji, 70 sentences
    • Apply complex expressing grammar
    • Understand Japanese honorifics
    • Use casual and polite phrases
    • Give instructions
    • Express commitment
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Intermediate (5 Levels)

Next: Advanced Level
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  • Upper Beginner

    Level 1 & 2

    Become natural in daily conversations

    In this transition course to Intermediate, you will review previously learned expressions to be a natural communicator in a wider range of circumstances (casual talks, travel plans, funny stories,…)

    Level 3,4 & 5

    Become proficient in Japanese

    In this intermediate course, you’ll be able to make personalized thoughts, form your own opinions on real-world subjects (popular events, pop cultures, environmental topics, …) with accurate intonations.

    Duration: 4 weeks/level
    (The course can be purchased as a package or individual weeks)

    Your Achievements Would Be

    Level 1 & 2
    • 500 words, 150 kanji, 70 sentences
    • Form long & complex sentences
    • Adapt your communication tones to different situations
    • Refuse requests in appropriate Japanese manners
    • Give speeches using proper intonations
    Level 3, 4 & 5
    • 600 words, 220 kanji, 80 sentences
    • Learn passive forms for social events, and public speeches
    • Discuss quantity and qualities of items
    • Practice interviews, discussions, and presentations
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Advanced (5 levels)

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  • Advanced Level 1 & 2

    Start with keigo and business settings

    In this transition course to Advanced, you will focus on understanding abstract and more difficult content. You can not only express but also defend your point of view.
    At this point, you’ll be able to give detailed suggestions, complaints and advice using reasons and sophisticated sentence structures.

    Level 3,4 & 5

    Have deep discussions in Japanese

    In this Advanced Japanese class, you will learn abstract expressions that help you carry on sophisticated conversations, make negotiations and professional requests.
    At this level, your Japanese proficiency is enough to discuss in-depth and objectively with native Japanese speakers.
    Subjects of discussion in class would be business settings and current large-scale events.

    Duration: 4 weeks/level
    (The course can be purchased as a package or individual weeks)

    Your Achievements Woule Bd

    Level 1 & 2
    • 300 words, 200 kanji, 70 sentences
    • Understand abstract expressions
    • Use complex phrases beyond daily conversations
    • Express and defend your point of view
    • Practice debating, giving speeches
    Level 3, 4 & 5
    • 750 words, 500 kanji, 180 sentences
    • Discuss politics and current global events
    • Create compound sentences
    • Make complex comparisons and contrast on abstract themes
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Course Fees

  • ¥10,000 registration fee includes PDF material for new students.
  • Optional paper form lesson material available for an additional ¥2,000.
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How To Enroll

If you’d like to get started with our Japanese Classes, connect with us for a level check and consultation.