How to find and choose the Best Japanese Lessons for you in Tokyo or Yokohama

Posted by on July 8, 2020 – Japanese Study

What is the best option for you?

Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy answer to this question.

The Best Japanese Language School and the Best Japanese Language Course is different based on your personal needs.

For Japanese Language Lessons – There are many options that we offer at both of our Tokyo Locations, as well as our Yokohama School and Online.

This blog will help break down some of the suggestions for which Japanese lessons are the best fit based on your needs.

What Types of Japanese Language Courses Do We Offer?

Which Japanese lessons are best for you?

There are many factors that will decide which type of Japanese lessons best fit you – at Coto, we offer several types of Japanese language lessons.

Deciding between these are determined by a number of factors:

  • Availability (Yours and Ours)
  • Level (is it appropriate for you?)
  • Japanese Learning Goals (Will you be able to accomplish what you need to in the amount of time that you are studying?)

Our advice for choosing a Japanese language course:

  • Get a free level check and determine your Japanese Level
  • Consider what kind of time you can dedicate to self-study? (For those that have limited time – flexible scheduling is better.)
  • Be realistic and objective about what your goals are – if you would like to pass the JLPT N2 and pursue a career in a Japanese language setting – you will need to dedicate significant time to study both in and out of the classroom.

That being said – here are a few summaries of the types of lessons that you can find.

Japanese Courses For Total Beginners

For Total Beginners, we would recommend our Japanese Crash Course for beginners.

This 4-week course will give you a practical fundamental understanding of Daily Japanese that you will use.

Things like:

  • Ordering at a restaurant
  • Asking for directions
  • Shopping at a store
  • Making small conversations in Japanese

You can learn more about our Crash Course by watching the video below:

Japanese Crash Course for Beginners in Tokyo

Intensive Japanese Courses for Short term / Long Term Japanese Study

If you are coming to tokyo for 3 months for the express purpose of study we would recommend our intensive courses.

If you have a very flexible work schedule or you would like to study long term with us – we would also recommend our intensive Japanese courses.

Our intensive courses are conducted in a group format with pair work in small groups. They cover all aspects of the language from Vocabulary, Kanji, Grammar, and speaking.

You can get an idea of what the classroom environment looks like from the following video:

Private Japanese Lessons

If you learn better in a 1-1 environment. We offer both in-school and online 1-1 private lessons.

Taking regular private lessons are great for students that have:

  • A need to learn quickly for a specific purpose
  • A busy schedule and a need to set very specific study times
  • Need to study from home or work on a regular basis

Online Japanese Lessons

For those that have trouble traveling to our school locations, we offer the following online lessons.

Looking to take Japanese lessons in Tokyo or Yokohama?

Get in touch with us below!

    Hours and Schedule:

    Tokyo and Yokohama
    : 9:00 - 21:00 JST

    Coto Online: 24 hours per day

    Due to the covid-19 pandemic. All lessons offered at our Tokyo and Yokohama locations can be taken remotely.
    The schools are still offering in-person lessons, but remote lessons for in-school students are available by request.
    Coto Online lessons are one-to-one online lessons, and they are different from remote lessons which are also conducted online.

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