Online Japanese Classes

From your home, office or overseas location, learn Japanese at different levels through small online group lessons. Achieve your Japanese education goal anywhere in the world while forging an international exchange.
We help you build confidence in speaking Japanese.


  • Group size
    Max 8 People
  • Location
    Interactive Video Classroom
  • Next Date
    Nov 29 – Dec 24
  • Focus
    Skill-based Japanese learning, conversations and practical skills

Online Japanese Classes

Learn Japanese from anywhere in the world. With our highly accredited learning system, become fluent with guided classes from our professional Japanese teachers. Intensive, part-time and lite intensive Japanese lessons available at flexible schedules.

Friendly: Our small class ensures your learning community is interactive. You will get a chance to form genuine long-lasting connections and exchange tips about Japan with like-minded students.

Professional: Our teachers go through training and are committed to continually improving their teaching methods. We encourage them to provide feedback and personalized advice to students on their progress.

What Sets Coto Academy Apart

With more than 20 years of teaching Japanese to foreigners, Coto Academy has been voted as one of the best Japanese language schools.

We put a strong focus on conversation, which makes our teaching style highly effective and sets students ready for the real world — no matter where they start.

Coto's Online Japanese Classes Are Perfect For...

If you’re not in Japan and you are searching for a native Japanese language teacher, our online course is perfect for you. You might also not live in a place that is near a Japanese school.

Our online Japanese courses allow students to only focus on the Japanese lessons — no more commuting and scheduling conflicts.

Japanese Online Classes For All Levels

Our online course program is structured to 18 different levels and lesson types. From beginners who want to start studying Japanese for the first time to advanced learners, there’s a class that’s right for you. We even have Japanese language classrooms for students who wish to improve their business Japanese.

What Our Students Say About Coto's small online group Japanese classes

“I enjoyed taking lessons at Coto when I lived in Japan. I am excited that they are now offering online Japanese lessons!” – Tim C.

"I am taking Japanese lessons online, and really love Coto Academy. I would highly recommend joining if you are looking to begin or continue learning Japanese!" - Jeremy B

Get started by taking our online Japanese assessment

  1. Take the Japanese assessment below! Enter your email and we'll suggest the best Japanese class to take at your current level. Sign up online and get started taking lessons as early as next week!

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Course Fees

  • ¥10,000 registration fee for new students
  • *Plus cost of materials
Monthly Subscription
A Type
50 Minutes
Once a week
$80 USD/month*


B Type
100 Minutes
Once a week per week
$140 USD/month*


Lite Intensive
100 Minutes
Twice a week
$280 USD/month*


100 Minutes
5 times a week
$530 USD/month*


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  • Online Japanese Courses

    Coto offers online Japanese classes.

    There are several types of Online Japanese Lessons that we offer:

    Each of these have different types of instruction and methods - also pricing for them is different.

    1-1 Online Japanese Lessons

    Our 1-1 Online Japanese lessons have two categories of lesson.

    • Speaking Sessions
    • Learning Sessions

    Speaking Sessions are designed to give a speaking practice environment with a native practice partner.

    During these sessions - there is no instruction of new concepts from a teacher - but rather just speaking practice in a free conversation environment.

    Learning Sessions are designed to teach new concepts in an instructive format. This will allow the student to learn new grammar concepts in a linear format with our custom materials.

    If you are interested in exploring availability or have questions about our online lessons - please contact us through email or online at

    Online JLPT Prep Courses

    Our online JLPT Prep courses are a bit different.

    We offer them for the following levels of the JLPT:

    These classes could be described as followed:

    • Group class in a "lecture" format
    • Designed to prepare for the written exam
    • Classes are recorded so the student can review on their own

    These classes take place 1x or 2x per week depending on if you are enrolled in both the "Kanji and Vocabulary" and "Grammar and Reading" Components - based on the level of the exam.

    Payment / Enrollment / Duration of the Course

    You may want to know - when do our JLPT Courses start? You can enroll any time - the courses themselves repeat and are paid for on a monthly basis.

    The entire curriculum for our N3, N2, and N1 courses are 6 months each.

    The curriculum is taught in a linear fashion - but there is no set start or end date.

    So, if you joined during month 3 - you would study for months 3,4,5,6, and then start with a new class at 1, and 2.

    To enroll:

    • Visit the course page.
    • Fill out the signup form with your details.
    • We will send you a payment link for the tuition and course materials fee based on your needs.
    • Pay the course materials fee - and we will give you access to the online course system and enroll you. You will be notified about this through email.

      You can learn more at our online JLPT Prep Courses website.

    Online Writing Only Courses

    We have a third type of online lesson and that is our writing only business email course.

    This course does not have a live instructor - rather it is a correspondence course where your written business email assignments are graded and assessed by our professional instructor.

    You can learn more about our business email writing course at our dedicated page.

  • 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

How To Enroll

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