Part-time Japanese Lessons

Improve your Japanese speaking and conversation ability – As well as Grammar, Kanji, and anything else. Choose classes by topic.

About

  • GROUP SIZE
    Max 8 Students
  • Location
    Tokyo & Yokohama
  • DATE
    Flexible
  • Focus
    Conversation Based

Part-time Japanese Classes in Tokyo and Yokohama


I took a part-time course here. I am around JLPT N3 level . The course materials were very clear and easy to understand and the staff were friendly. The teachers here are great.
- T. Tran


My evening part-time classes fit perfectly into my work schedule, and thanks to Coto I was able to reach advanced levels of Japanese and pass the JLPT.
- Brenda


Our part-time Japanese lessons are designed for busy students who want to create a short-term or long-term customized study schedule. Students are able to sign up for a combination of classes that match their level and interest.

Offering conversation focused classes for Japanese learners of all levels.

Our part-time lessons are taught by professional instructors in small groups and are perfect for students who want to improve their Japanese communication abilities.

This course is available online

Course Fees

  • One time ¥10,000 registration fee for new students
  • Material fee is extra
Monthly Subscription
8 Lessons
2 lessons per week
COURSE PRICE

¥18,000

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16 Lessons
4 lessons per week
COURSE PRICE

¥32,000

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Package Plans
16 Lessons
6 Months
COURSE PRICE

¥40,000

ONE LESSON:
¥2,500 / 50 MINS
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32 Lessons
8 Months
COURSE PRICE

¥76,800

ONE LESSON:
¥2,400 / 50 MINS
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48 Lessons
12 Months
COURSE PRICE

¥110,400

ONE LESSON:
¥2,300 / 50 MINS
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96 Lessons
14 Months
COURSE PRICE

¥211,200

ONE LESSON:
¥2,200 / 50 MINS
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A male student studying Japanese in class
  • Practical Japanese for Beginners

    LEVEL: BEGINNER (JLPT N5)
    You will start by learning Japanese skills for everyday use. Since you'll be studying vocabulary for times and places, as well as basic grammar, you'll be able to create simple sentences by yourself.
    • Tokyo - Iidabashi Station
    • Yokohama - Yokohama Station
    • Morning Course
      • Mon: 9:10 - 11:00
    • Evening Course
      • Mon: 19:10 - 21:00
      • Tue: 19:10 - 21:00
      • Wed: 19:10 - 21:00
      • Thu: 19:10 - 21:00
    • Weekend Course
      • Sat: 10:10 - 12:00
      • Sat: 13:10 - 15:00
      • Sat: 14:10 - 16:00
    • Evening Course
      • Mon: 19:10 - 21:00
      • Wed: 19:10 - 21:00
    • Weekend Course
      • Sat: 10:10 - 12:00
  • Active Basic Japanese Grammar A&B

    LEVEL: Beginner (JLPT N5)
    This is the foundation to be able to communicate in Japanese and the goal is that you'll be able to to use basic conjugated forms and speak naturally.
    • Tokyo - Iidabashi Station
    • Yokohama - Yokohama Station
    • Morning Course
      • Mon & Thu: 9:10 - 11:00
      • Wed & Fri: 9:10 - 11:00
    • Daytime Course
      • Mon: 13:10 - 15:00
    • Evening Course
      • Mon: 19:10 - 21:00
      • Tue: 19:10 - 21:00
      • Wed: 19:10 - 21:00
      • Thu: 19:10 - 21:00
    • Weekend Course
      • Sat: 10:10 - 12:00
      • Sat: 13:10 - 15:00
      • Sat: 15:10 - 17:00
    • Morning Course
      • Mon & Thu: 9:10 - 11:00
      • Wed: 9:10 - 11:00
    • Evening Course
      • Mon: 19:10 - 21:00
      • Wed: 9:10 - 11:00
    • Weekend Course
      • Sat: 10:10 - 12:00
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  • Effective Drill Training

    LEVEL: Beginner to Upper Beginner (N5 - N4)
    This class will help students improve their quick-response ability and build their confidence. Students use a series of specially designed drills and speaking training to improve their communication ability.
    • Tokyo - Iidabashi Station
    • Daytime Course
      • Tue: 13:10 - 14:00
      • Thu: 13:10 - 14:00
    • Evening Course
      • Mon: 19:10 - 20:00
      • Wed: 19:10 - 20:00
  • Conversation Level-up

    LEVEL: Upper Beginner (N4)
    You'll be able to convey your wishes, ask for permission while giving a reason, study assumptive expressions and express your feelings or things that happened more accurately.
    • Tokyo - Iidabashi Station
    • Daytime Course
      • Tue: 14:10 - 15:00
      • Thu: 14:10 - 15:00
    • Evening Course
      • Mon: 20:10 - 21:00
      • Wed: 20:10 - 21:00
  • Essential Grammar and Conversation

    LEVEL: Beginner to Upper Beginner (N5 - N4)
    In this class you will practice making conversation about a variety of topics. You will improve your vocabulary and ability to converse smoothly.
    • Tokyo - Iidabashi Station
    • Yokohama - Yokohama Station
    • Morning Course
      • Thu: 11:10 - 13:00
    • Daytime Course
      • Mon: 13:10 - 15:00
    • Evening Course
      • Mon: 19:10 - 21:00
      • Tue: 19:10 - 21:00
      • Wed: 19:10 - 21:00
      • Thu: 19:10 - 21:00
      • Fri: 19:10 - 21:00
    • Weekend Course
      • Sat: 10:10 - 12:00
      • Sat: 13:10 - 15:00
    • Morning Course
      • Mon: 9:10 - 11:00
      • Thu: 11:10 - 13:00
    • Evening Course
      • Tue: 19:10 - 21:00
      • Thu: 19:10 - 21:00
    • Weekend Course
      • Sat: 13:10 - 15:00
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Intermediate To Advanced

Next: JLPT
Student studying Japanese with book
  • Bridge to Intermediate

    LEVEL: Upper Beginner (JLPT N4 - N3)
    This course focuses on the core basic sentence patterns, improving vocabulary for a variety of daily situations, and building longer sentences through combinations. The class enables students to apply and make the most of these abilities.
    • Tokyo - Iidabashi Station
    • Yokohama - Yokohama Station
    • Morning Course
      • Tue: 9:10 - 11:00
      • Fri: 9:10 - 11:00
    • Evening Course
      • Tue: 19:10 - 21:00
      • Thu: 19:10 - 21:00
    • Weekend Course
      • Sat: 14:10 - 16:00
    • Evening Course
      • Tue: 19:10 - 21:00
      • Thu: 19:10 - 21:00
  • Natural and Fluent Japanese Communication 1

    LEVEL: Intermediate (JLPT N3)
    The goal of this course is to acquire a broad spectrum of vocabulary and freely use it in numerous sentence patterns during conversations, so you'll be able to speak about general things in Japanese only.
    • Tokyo - Iidabashi Station
    • Yokohama - Yokohama Station
    • Morning Course
      • Tue: 9:10 - 11:00
    • Daytime Course
      • Tue: 13:10 - 15:00
      • Fri: 14:10 - 16:00
    • Evening Course
      • Mon: 19:10 - 21:00
      • Wed: 19:10 - 21:00
      • Thu: 19:10 - 21:00
    • Weekend Course
      • Sat: 10:10 - 12:00
      • Sat: 13:10 - 15:00
      • Sat: 14:10 - 16:00
    • Daytime Course
      • Mon: 14:10 - 16:00
    • Evening Course
      • Tue: 19:10 - 21:00
      • Tue: 20:10 - 21:00
  • Natural and Fluent Japanese Communication 2

    LEVEL: Intermediate (JLPT N2)
    The goal of this course is to acquire a broad spectrum of vocabulary and freely use it in numerous sentence patterns during conversations, so you'll be able to speak about general things in Japanese only.
    • Tokyo - Iidabashi Station
    • Daytime Course
      • Mon: 14:10 - 15:00
    • Evening Course
      • Wed: 20:10 - 21:00
    • Weekend Course
      • Sat: 11:10 - 12:00
      • Sat: 14:10 - 15:00
  • Business Japanese

    LEVEL: Upper Intermediate (JLPT N3 - N2)
    Learn the etiquette and vernacular of doing business in Japan. You will learn basic formal expressions (basic keigo), setting-specific expressions on business situation in Japan.
    • Tokyo - Iidabashi Station
    • Yokohama - Yokohama Station
    • Evening Course
      • Tue: 19:10 - 21:00
    • Evening Course
      • Tue: 19:10 - 21:00
  • Japanese Explanation Training

    LEVEL: Upper Intermediate to Advanced (JLPT N2)
    We recommend this course for anyone who can communicate using only Japanese, but feel they have problems with detailed explanations.
    • Tokyo - Iidabashi Station
    • Yokohama - Yokohama Station
    • Morning Course
      • Tue: 9:10 - 11:00
(Upper Intermediate)
    • Daytime Course
      • Mon: 13:10 - 14:00 
(Upper Intermediate)
    • Evening Course
      • Tue: 19:10-20:00 
(Advanced)
      • Wed: 19:10 - 20:00 (Upper Intermediate)
      • Thu: 19:10 - 20:00 (Advanced)
    • Weekend Course
      • Sat: 10:10 - 11:00 (Upper Intermediate)
      • Sat: 13:10 - 14:00 (Upper Intermediate)
      • Sat: 13:10 - 14:00 (Advanced)
    • Evening Course
      • Tue: 19:10 - 21:00
  • Keigo Training

    LEVEL: Beginner (JLPT N3-N2)
    This course is designed to hone in your Keigo Japanese to improve your Japanese language in a professional setting.
    • Yokohama - Yokohama Station
    • Morning Course
      • Tue: 9:10 - 11:00
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JLPT

Japanese teacher asking the student a question
  • JLPT Level: N3

    The ability to understand Japanese used in many common everyday situations.
    Comprehension:
    • Kanji

      650

    • Vocabulary

      3750

    • Able to read and understand most written materials concerning everyday topics.
    • Able to grasp summary information such as newspaper headlines.
    • Tokyo - Iidabashi Station
    • Daytime Course
      • Monday - Grammar: : 15:10 - 16:00
        Textbook: 『TRY! 日本語能力試験 N3 文法から伸ばす日本語』
      • Monday - Reading : 16:10 - 17:00
        Textbook: Jan.-Jun.『N3文法スピードマスター』/Jul.-Dec.『実力アップ!日本語能力試験 N3 読む』
    • Evening Course
      • Tuesday - Grammar : 19:10 - 20:00
        Textbook: 『TRY! 日本語能力試験 N3 文法から伸ばす日本語』
      • Thursday - Reading : 19:10 - 20:00
        Textbook: Jan.-Jun.『実力アップ!日本語能力試験 N3 読む』/Jul.-Dec.『N3読解スピードマスター』
      • Tuesday - Reading : 20:10 - 21:00
        Textbook: Jan.-Jun.『N3読解スピードマスター』/Jul.-Dec.『実力アップ!日本語能力試験 N3 読む』
      • Thursday - Grammar : 20:10 - 21:00
        Textbook: 『TRY! 日本語能力試験 N3 文法から伸ばす日本語』
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  • JLPT Level: N3

    The ability to understand Japanese used in many common everyday situations.
    Comprehension:
    • Kanji

      650

    • Vocabulary

      3750

    • Able to read and understand most written materials concerning everyday topics.
    • Able to grasp summary information such as newspaper headlines.
    • Tokyo - Iidabashi Station
    • Daytime Course
      • Monday - Grammar : 15:10 - 16:00
        Textbook: 『TRY! 日本語能力試験 N3 文法から伸ばす日本語』
      • Monday - Reading : 16:10 - 17:00
        Textbook: Jan.-Jun.『N3文法スピードマスター』/Jul.-Dec.『実力アップ!日本語能力試験 N3 読む』
    • Evening Course
      • Monday - Reading : 19:10 - 20:00
        Textbook: Jan.-Jun.『スピードマスター N3 読解』/Jul.-Dec.『実力アップ!日本語能力試験 N3 読む』
      • Monday - Grammar : 20:10 - 21:00
        Textbook: 『TRY! 日本語能力試験 N3 文法から伸ばす日本語』
      • Tuesday - Grammar : 18:40 - 19:30
        Textbook: 『新完全マスター 文法 日本語能力試験 N3』
      • Tuesday - Reading : 19:40 - 20:30
        Textbook: Jan.-Jun.『実力アップ!日本語能力試験 N3 読む』/Jul.-Dec.『新完全マスター 読解 日本語能力試験 N3』
      • Thursday - Reading : 19:10 - 20:00
        Textbook: Jan.-Jun.『新完全マスター 読解 日本語能力試験 N3』/Jul.-Dec.『スピードマスター N3 読解』
      • Thursday - Grammar : 20:10 - 21:00
        Textbook: 『スピードマスター N3 文法』
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FAQ

  • Important Info for New Students

    New to Studying at Coto?

    Here are some important details we would like to share with you.

    Evacuation Procedures

    In the case of an emergency, please follow the instructions of our staff to evacuate and do not use the elevators.  On the 3rd floor, there are emergency stairs in room 7.  If you are on the 4th floor, please use the emergency stairs in room 16.

    Classroom Rules for Intensive Courses

    In general, we ask that you do not eat during the class.  You may eat during the break times of the class and you are free to drink at any time in the classroom.  We just ask that you refrain from eating during the lesson.

    Online Lesson Scheduling

    Please use our online lesson scheduling system to view your lesson schedule and cancel lessons. (Link below)

    https://my.ptsc.jp/cotoacademy/

    Set the menu language [日本語/English] before logging in.

    (We have emailed your password and student id - if you have trouble locating it - please email us at info (at) cotoacademy.com

    Cancellations

    Please contact us by 6 pm on the previous day of your lesson from the lesson scheduling system above. For intensive course participants, please let us know your cancellation via email.

    New Reservations
    To make new reservations, please email us at info@cotoacademy.com (If you would like to make a reservation - do so at least 3 days in advance to the lesson so that we can ensure your space.).  

    If you are an intensive course student, please contact us directly via email for cancellations.
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    Facebook Student Group:

    We want to make sure that your time in Japan is as fruitful as possible - we also have a student group on Facebook dedicated to asking questions about Japanese - life in Japan - and anything else related to living in Tokyo.

    Facebook Group

    We would also invite you to check out our blog for weekly updates as well as our social media channels where we regularly post bite-sized learning contents.

    Social Media Please follow us on Social Media to keep up-to-date on events at the school as well as school news.  We try our best to publish fun bite-sized learning content that you can use in your everyday life - so please give us a follow!  :)

    Blog

    Facebook Page

    Twitter

    Instagram

    Youtube

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  • Lesson Scheduling and Cancellation

    At Coto we use an online scheduling system for lessons.

    Online Lesson Scheduling

    Please use our online lesson scheduling system (link below) to view your lesson schedule and cancel lessons.

    https://my.ptsc.jp/cotoacademy

    Enter your username and password.

    Set the menu language [日本語/English] before logging in.


    Cancellations
    Please contact us by 6 pm on the previous day of your lesson via the lesson scheduling system on your student my page. For intensive course participants, please let us know your cancellation via email or face to face at the reception. For non-intensive course students - please use the online scheduling system.

    New Reservations
    You can book part-time classes online within one month from the current date. If you are taking part-time lessons on the same schedule every week, you need to book lessons online on your own after you cancel some lessons. If you would like to book lessons more than one month ahead, please contact our student support staff to make a reservation.

    To reserve other types of classes, please email us at info@cotoacademy.com or visit the reception (If you would like to make a reservation - do so at least 3 days in advance to the lesson so that we can ensure your space.).  

    If you are an intensive course student please contact us directly either in person or via email for cancellations.

  • Payment Methods

    At Coto we accept the following forms of payment:

    • Cash
    • Wire Transfer Via Bank
    • Paypal
    • Credit Card
  • Studying At Coto

    What Kind of Courses Are Available at Coto Japanese Academy?

    We offer intensive conversation course, part-time group lessons, private & dispatch lesson and JLPT training courses. To know more about our available course, please kindly refer to our course page.

    How Many Students Are There in a Class?

    At Coto Language Academy, we believe in the power of small classes size. With a maximum of 8 students, our teachers can commit to improve the conversation skills of each student. Approximately 60% of our students come from Europe and North America and the rest from Asia, South America and Latin America. Most of our students are here for professional reasons or to visit family. Some are also here for short time stay. 

    Who Are the Teachers?

    They are all native Japanese speakers holding professional qualifications and have considerable experience teaching. In order to match the diversity of our students, we employ teachers with a variety of social experiences. All of them understand basic conversational English. 

    For more information, you can view our Tokyo teachers here and our Yokohama teachers here.

    What Kind of Facilities Does Coto Academy Provide?

    We provide a self-study space equipped with electrical outlets. We also offer lounges you can use during lunch and coffee break. Instant coffee and tea are also available for the student to consume. Wifi is also available for the students.

  • Signing up for Classes

    How Can I Apply to Coto Language Academy?

    First, contact us through our inquiry page. If you are already in Japan, you may call us at 03-6261-4515 or go directly to our reception desk. The application is the same for all type of courses.

    *If you have previously studied Japanese, we will arrange a level assessment either by Skype or during an interview in our offices, in order for us to find the class best for your level. We will do our best to make an offer tailored to your needs and ability.

    Do You Do Trial Lessons?

    We keep our classes to a maximum of 8 students with a strong focus on active participation and pair work. We don’t offer trial lessons not to disturb our students and to ensure we offer the best learning conditions. Our team will do its best to answer to all your questions and explain our courses atmosphere.

    What Are the 10,000 JPY Registration Fees For?

    New students pay a one-time registration fee to cover the charge of the administration process and in order for the members to pursue their studies in the best possible environment. The following services are made possible by members’ registration fee.

    • Lesson package discounts
    • Preparation of materials for your lessons
    • Organization of cultural and social events

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.

Click here to schedule a free assessment