Online Japanese Classes

From your home, office or overseas location, learn Japanese at your own pace in small online group lessons. Boost your Japanese language skills and achieve your Japanese education goal from anywhere in the world.

Explore Japanese culture and build confidence with your Japanese today.


  • 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 Language Classes

Learn Japanese from anywhere in the world with our interactive learning system and support from professional Japanese teachers.

Private and group online Japanese lessons available with flexible scheduling.

Features of Online Japanese Language Lessons

Friendly, small classes: With a maximum of 8 students per class (or a one on one private lesson). We make learning Japanese fun and interactive.

Professional: Our Japanese teachers are professionals with real world experience and are committed to helping students speak Japanese. We encourage them to provide feedback and personalized advice to students on their progress.

Flexible schedules to learn Japanese anytime:We provide high-quality Japanese language courses on the weekend, evenings, and in the morning, allowing you to fit the right Japanese course online into your busy life.

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.

Coto's Japanese language education put a strong focus on conversational and practical Japanese skills, which makes our learning style effective and sets students ready for the real world — no matter where they start.

Coto's Online Japanese Classes Are Perfect For

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

• 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.
• You may live in Japan but still want to learn Japanese online either way due to busy schedules.

Students join our online courses for a variety of reasons and come from diverse backgrounds, professions, and age groups. Whatever the reason, our online courses are a flexible way to learn Japanese anytime without disrupting your daily life.

Japanese Online Classes For All Levels

Our online course program is structured to 18 different levels and lesson types. Ranging from beginner to advanced Japanese, there’s a class that’s right for you. We even have Japanese video lessons 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

Japanese teacher having online Japanese class
  • Essential Grammar & Conversation (Upper Beginner / N4)

    LEVEL: Upper Beginner (JLPT N4) - B Type - 16,000 JPY / Month
    This upper beginner Japanese online course is designed to equip Japanese learner with Japanese phrases for complex situations.

    You will grow to be more comfortable in holding everyday Japanese conversations.

    Unsure about your Japanese level?

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  • Bridge to Intermediate (Upper Beginner / N4-N3)

    LEVEL: Upper Beginner (JLPT N4-N3) - B Type - 16,000 JPY / Month or 30,000 JPY / Month
    This course helps you transition from beginner to intermediate level. The Japanese online group class focus on the core basic sentence patterns.

    You will further learn Japanese vocabulary and link its usage to a variety of daily situations. More importantly, you will start to build complex sentences.

    Finally, you will learn how to apply and combine all conversational expressions that are learned at the beginner level.

    Unsure about your Japanese level?

    Have questions?


  • Intensive (Beginner 4)

    LEVEL: Beginner - Upper Beginner (JLPT N4) - Intensive - 60,000 JPY / Month
    Take a Japanese language course onlin intensively for one month to boost your learning progress. Lessons last for 4 weeks and are held 5 days.a week (Monday to Friday).

    Taught by Japanese tutors, you will achieve maximum progress ini minimal time.

    Materials: Genki 2 and Genki 2 Workbook
    Number of students: 2-8/class

    Unsure about your Japanese level?

    Have questions?

  • Lite Intensive (Beginner 4)

    LEVEL: Upper Beginner (JLPT N4) - Lite Intensive - 30,000 JPY / Month
    Learn Japanese language online with Coto's upper-beginner intensive course. It uses the Genki textbook series and will cover ways to construct natural conversations.

    By the end of this course, you will be able to have more natural conversations and make long sentences by using “when~” and adnominal modification.

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    Have questions?


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Intermediate / Upper Intermediate (N3-N2)

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Course Fees

  • ¥10,000 registration fee for new students
  • 100-minute lesson: 4 points
  • 50-minute lesson: 2 points
Monthly Subscription & Point Purchase
8 points
$75 USD*


16 points
$130 USD*


32 points
$248 USD*


48 points
$353 USD*



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  • What textbooks and Japanese course material do you use?

    We use a mix of our in-house materials, Coto's self-published Nihongo Fun and Easy and other trusted textbooks and workbooks like Genki
  • Do I need specific equipment to take online courses?

    Online courses are mostly conducted via Zoom, so you should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. We strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and a reliable internet connection for certain Japanese lesson components.
  • How many students can I expect in group Japanese lessons?

    To learn Japanese in the most effective way, we limit a Japanese lesson to 8 students. This allows you to participate in more conversations and receive ample support from our professional language teachers. 
  • How do I select online lessons?

    You can visit the course catalog to browse our part-time and lite intensive Japanese classes. In addition to searching by course duration and availability, you can also search by subject to ensure you find a course that reflects your interests.    Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form for a free course consultation, or reach out to us at [email protected] with some information on your background and what you hope to learn. We can then provide some personalized course advisement.
  • What is the difference between online intensive, part-time and lite intensive classes?

    In an intensive online course, you'll learn Japanese five days a week for a month. A lite intensive course is a two-day-per-week course, with a total of four 50-minute sessions. Our current part-time Japanese lessons meet weekly too, but it puts a stronger focus on conversation practices. Lite intensive and intensive course is a more traditional “course”  that covers many aspects of the Japanese language.

How To Enroll

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