Intensive Japanese Course in Tokyo, Yokohama

Learn kanji, grammar, reading, vocabulary and speaking with a professional 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.

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  • Group Size
    Max. 8 Students
  • Location
    Tokyo and Yokohama
  • Duration
    4 Weeks
  • Days
    Monday–Friday
  • Morning Schedule (Iidabashi)
    9:30 – 12:20
  • Morning Schedule (Yokohama)
    9:10 - 12:00
  • Afternoon Schedule (Both Schools)
    14:10–17:00
  • Dates (Next 3 Months)
    May 9 – Jun 3

    Jun 6 – Jul 1

    Jul 4 – Jul 29
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Intensive Japanese Courses at Our Tokyo and Yokohama Japanese Schools


Learn to speak, read, and write REAL Japanese


There is a difference between textbook Japanese and the Japanese that you will need for your daily life in Japan.  Our courses focus on practical spoken Japanese for daily life that will help you to live comfortably while you are in Japan.

With pair-dialogue sessions, practical examples, and down-to-earth explanations from the instructors, we do our best to provide Japanese that you will actually use in your daily life.


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Intensive Class Format:


- Small Group Japanese lessons - Maximum of 8 students
- Speaking Focused - Practice your Japanese Speaking
- Professional Instructors - Native Japanese Teachers


Intensive Class Schedule:


- 3x 50 minute sessions.
- 10 minute breaks in-between sessions
- Morning and Afternoon Sessions. 


You can choose between morning and afternoon classes according to your own schedule.


- morning course is from 9:10 to 12:00 ( Yokohama ).  9:30-12:20 (Iidabashi ) 
- afternoon class is from 14:10 to 17:00.


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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Common Questions / FAQ


  • 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.  
  • When can I join the intensive course? How long are classes?

    You can join at the beginning of each month.

    When should you apply?

      (Applying for the course is best done at least 2 weeks prior in order to secure your space.)

    How long does the course last?

      The intensive course is divided by separate levels.  Each level last 4 weeks.

    What time are the classes?

      You can choose between morning and afternoon classes according to your own schedule. The morning course is from 9:10 to 12:00 ( Yokohama ).  9:30-12:20 (Iidabashi, Tokyo ) , and the afternoon class is from 14:10 to 17:00 at both locations.  

Japanese Crash Course

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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