Short-term courses to study Japanese in 2022-2023!

Studying Japanese is very useful for living in Japan. J SELECT features Japanese language schools in the greater Tokyo area that offer short-term courses suitable for foreign residents of Japan, such as businesspeople or spouses and children of expatriates. These include courses on business Japanese or preparation for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). Here are some of the best schools in Tokyo.

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◆YU Language Academy (Okubo)
◆UJS Language Institute (Roppongi)
◆Intercultural Institute of Japan (Akihabara)
◆TOYO LANGUAGE SCHOOL (Edogawa)
◆Japanese Language School affiliated with Chuo College of Technology (Tabata)
◆KAI Japanese Language School (Shinjuku)

YU Language Academy

Description

YU language academy school has been certified by the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau. Students in this school come from over 18 different countries including Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan, Russia, Myanmar, Mongolia, Malaysia, Philippine, China, America, France, Ukraine, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Iraq. They study Japanese, and enjoy themselves by experiencing Japanese culture at the same time. Their Tokyo campus is the only school in Tokyo with a tea ceremony room and traditional Japanese garden. They also arrange international exchange events and excursions to help students strengthen their Japanese skills through conversation and cultural experience. ‘Learning’ is not only limited to in-class lessons but also happens through life experience. At YU language academy they do all they can to support those who work hard to achieve their goals! In addition to Tokyo campuses, they also have a campus in Sapporo. “Study Hard! Learn Fun! This is what YU do!”

Features

YU language academy has various courses set up, well-equipped dorms within walking distance from the school. Moreover, they have a school scholarship system to aid outstanding students with financial difficulties. YU language academy also has a café “Yumeiro” nearby Tokyo campuses where YU students exclusively dine for only 360 yen.  If students have any difficulties, problems or questions regarding their study process and school or daily life, they are always welcome to ask school staffs, who will come to their aid as soon as possible. YU language academy assists students with their public health insurance application. It allows students to have obligatorily medical examinations and be able to deal with any illnesses or accidents with ease. YU language school arranges college and University visits, where students can choose among a variety of fields of study and tertiary education. Students can freely use School computers with internet access.

Curriculum

There are preparatory courses (long-term, student visa) and Short-term courses. Beside Japanese language lessons there are lessons for EJU, JLPT and job-searching measures. The school also organizes extra lessons, to help students who are falling behind and need the teacher’s help to catch up with the others and move forward with less difficulties.

Courses

Short-term courses are three months, with enrollment in: April, July, October and January; one-month or two-month courses, with enrollment in April, July, October, January or TBD.  Additionally, YU language academy has seasonal courses for summer and winter.

 

 

 

 

 


Yu Language Academy

Address: 2-16-25 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-3209-0160
Contact: info@yula.jp


UJS Language School


Description

Since its establishment in 1986 in Roppongi in Tokyo’s Minato Ward, students of all nationalities study in the same classroom surrounded by internationally famous icons, such as Tokyo Tower, Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown. UJS considers speaking, reading, listening and writing the cornerstones of communication ability. To improve their students’ communication skills efficiently, UJS follows a well-balanced curriculum and teaching strategy at all times. Due to the development of global economics, student goals have become highly diversified.To maintain the high satisfaction of all students, UJS provides not only qualified Japanese education, but also individualized career support. UJS opens the door to all learners from all counties.

Features

UJS is a long-established language school in Tokyo. As a pioneer of Japanese language schools, UJS always has continuously tried new things, such as training Japanese language teachers and offering private lessons, as well as Japanese lessons for corporations. UJS possesses considerable knowledge and experience relating to Japanese language education. Although one of the largest schools in the Roppongi area, UJS takes special care in looking after its students. All UJS staff are enthusiastic and friendly, and always thinking about their students’ future goals. Additionally, UJS conducts school events, including field trips and speech contests. Through these events, students are able to learn Japanese culture and customs and build lasting relationships.

Curriculum

UJS bases its curriculum on its teaching philosophy. Developing global human resources for the real world is the school’s mission. Therefore, the curriculum is designed for proceeding to higher education and the real business world. Over the last 30 years, UJS has maintained the belief that the most important part of learning a new language is improving communication. To improve Japanese proficiency quickly and efficiently, UJS provides a well-balanced curriculum to improve the four pillars of communication: reading, listening, writing and speaking. Teaching not only Japanese knowledge, but also encouraging students to put their language skills to use in Japanese society. There are four entrance periods each year for long-term courses. Other courses are available year-round. You can study any course that matches your level.

Courses

The short-term course is the best to acquire Japanese for daily life and work. The population of foreigners in Minato Ward is considerably higher, compared to other areas of Tokyo. UJS has taught Japanese to foreigners who live around the Roppongi and Azabu areas since 1986. Most short-term students tend to take the course for a year to pass JLPT tests. Most of them are able to pass JLPT N2 or N3 in a year. That is why many students are very satisfied. Students of the short-term course study with other international students intent on going to university. These courses have a much more diverse student body. Students may find their common language is Japanese in facilitating language development. Classes are divided by level into small groups of five to 15. Students can join classes that are both challenging and educational. UJS language school short-term courses start from one month making it risk-free and easy.

 

 

 

 

 

UJS Language Institute
Address: 3-3-29 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-5545-6941

Contact: ujsli1986@ujsli.jp
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Intercultural Institute of Japan

Description

The Intercultural Institute of Japan was established in 1977, and is known as one of the oldest schools in Japan. The school welcomes more than 50 different nationalities per year and is located in Tokyo’s Akihabara district. Its CCC logo stands for “Cross Cultural Communications.”

All the students will not only learn about Japan and the Japanese language, but can also encounter a variety of different ways of thinking and values from other students. The Intercultural Institute of Japan hopes students listen to many new things, take in a lot of new information, experience many new things, then think about which goals they want to pursue for a bright future.

Features

The Intercultural Institute of Japan is located just a 15-minute walk from Akihabara, where you can also enjoy a great mixture of old and new culture. One of the best features of the school is that they have a short-term course which is strongly focused on speaking practice, called the Weekly Course. The course schedule is quite flexible and students can start EVERY week! In the long-term course, they have elective classes in addition to general Japanese classes. This way, students can choose what to study according to their goals. They also offer private lessons for those who are working or will be working in Japan. Lessons are customized according to the goals of the students and companies.

Curriculum

The Intercultural Institute of Japan philosophy is “Japanese for everyone who needs it.”
Every person has different purposes and goals when studying Japanese, such as JLPT, BJT, conversation, grammar, business, living in Japan and so on. They teach them Japanese so that they can actually use what they have learned, and be active in the future.

Courses

The Intercultural Institute of Japan short-term Weekly Course enables you to speak naturally in a short period. The course emphasizes communication, speaking and listening in a relatively small class. Course enrollment is every week.

 

 

 

 

Intercultural Institute of Japan
Address: 2-20-9 Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-5816-4861
Contact: incul@incul.com


TOYO LANGUAGE SCHOOL

Description

Toyo Language School is a school that teaches students using an original education system called “JCT education system.”  It consists of three steps; JJM (Jikei Japanese Monitoring), Counseling and Target-setting. By taking the JJM, students can check their Japanese ability, and by analyzing their results with homeroom teachers, they can set new targets every three months. TLS is not simply teaching Japanese, but as TLS has the goal to educate humanity, they consider the activities very important because play integrates learning. At TLS, students will see Japan from many different angles and learn Japanese in different places. This will help them to be stimulated, made aware and grow. Enjoy the wonderful life of overseas study that will be the key to Japanese improvement.

Features

To follow the JCT education system, they provide a counseling sheet as an analysis tool for all students each term. Counseling sheets enable students to know their strengths and weaknesses in detail. For students who know their own weak points and want to overcome them, elective classes in a relevant field are recommended. Classes are organized from beginner to intermediate levels to assist students in their weak areas, such as grammar, the use of particles or kanji, and students can see their progress. TLS believes that Japanese study is not only about remembering vocabulary and grammar. In order to learn Japanese well, the experience is about trying to tell or let someone understand in good ways. Students in intermediate levels are looking for themes to make posters and learn how to communicate in Japanese through team projects. At the end of the project, they will have an opportunity to present to Japanese guests.

Curriculum

In addition to basic proficiency in grammar and vocabulary, the TLS curriculum is intended to make use of prior learning by engaging regularly in tasks that combine at least two of the four skills: listening, speaking, writing and reading. Through the TLS teaching method, students improve their practical Japanese language abilities, progressing from the more basic, “I understand,” to the more advanced, “I can use it.” They have four levels for basic Japanese classes: Let’s start, Take a step forward, Make human relationships and Send information. Each class takes at least three months to complete and they help students to see their goals clearly. Once students can comprehend basic Japanese, they move to advanced levels and try to get high scores on the EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students) and pass high JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) levels to enter higher education institutions.

Courses

Short-term study with an eye to future studying in Japan, brushing up before the JLPT or EJU, or improvement of communication skills and Japanese culture experiences, there are so many things to learn even in a period of three months. TLS performs counseling to each student, even short-term international students, and they really hope you make use of this valuable opportunity of studying in Japan. It should be noted that a student visa is not needed for stays of less than three months. You are allowed to stay in Japan as a temporary visitor (depending on whether the country or region has visa exemption measures). Also, they are providing onine classes in order to adapt to today’s lifestyle. If you would like to have some information to consider studying in Japan in the future or to experience Japanese language classes even if you are not in Japan, please contact us. TLS also offer support for various purposes and goals that are closely tied to school classes.

 

TOYO LANGUAGE SCHOOL

Address: 7-6-3 Nishi-Kasai, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-5605-6211
Contact: info@tls-japan.com

 


Japanese Language School affiliated with the Chuo College of Technology

Description

The Japanese Language School affiliated with the Chuo College of Technology is accredited as a Miscellaneous School by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government for its educational content, facilities, equipment and more. It is a group school of the Incorporated Educational Institution Chuo College of Technology with over 110 years of leadership in education in Japan with a quality educational record.

Since the school opened, The Japanese Language School affiliated with the Chuo College of Technology have focused on improving the educational environment as a Japanese language school run by an Incorporated Educational Institution. Japanese language education at the new school building provides an even more comfortable learning environment, which started in August 2019.

Features

Every class has its own individual homeroom teacher to ensure that students can freely request advice on study methods and other issues. Emphasis is placed on providing students with advice on possible careers after graduation, but general and personal guidance, including counseling, are also available. Complete curriculums for students aiming to proceed to scientific courses are also available.
Student commuter passes are available for one-, three- or six-month periods and can be used from the train station closest to the address printed on your student ID to JR Tabata Station.

Curriculum

Classes are divided into four stages: Elementary, Lower Intermediate, Intermediate/Upper Intermediate and Advanced.

Courses

This course is for gaining a level of Japanese language necessary for living in Japan, improving Japanese language ability for acquiring qualifications, and similar objectives. Students can build on their Japanese language skills based on their current abilities.

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Language School affiliated with Chuo College of Technology
Address: 1-4-8 Higashi-Tabata, Kita-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-3895-1909
Contact: info@chuo-j.ac.jp

 

 


KAI Japanese Language School

Description

Founded in 1987, KAI Japanese Language School is a highly reputable, immersive Japanese language school located in Tokyo, Japan. Since their foundation, they have attracted students from over 120 countries who find a fun and challenging learning experience at KAI. They continuously strive to improve course materials, adopt and develop new learning methods and present their findings within the Japanese language learning community. KAI Japanese language school also value and protect diversity, discourage discrimination and support students regarding health, continuing education and career guidance. Whether short-term or long-term, for fun or finding work in Japan, the staff and teachers at KAI welcome you and support your Japanese language learning needs!

Features

Located in Tokyo, and within walking distance of Shinjuku Station, the busiest train station in the world, surrounded by great shopping, restaurants and entertainment. They are proud of their well-balanced international student body, always having students from over 40 nationalities at any moment, with more than half from Western countries. KAI  is accredited by IALC and Nisshinkyo (The Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education), as well as certified to meet the requirements of ISO 29991:2014. In 2015, KAI introduced the KAI DLS (Digital Learning System) using iPads and original digital teaching materials to provide classes with a focus on active learning. Thanks to five years of experience in implementing a variety of digital education methods, KAI Japanese Language School has been able to provide the same high quality education in online classes that they started due to the coronavirus, and this is what sets us apart from other schools by far.

Curriculum

KAI Japanese Language School offers both comprehensive Japanese language courses for long-term students and conversation-based Japanese language courses for short-term students year-round. KAI summer Japanese language courses include Grammar & Conversation, JLPT Preparation, and a Teen Program to give younger students (aged 13-17) an immersive Japanese language learning experience in Tokyo. Private Japanese language lessons are also available for both individuals and corporate clients. For those who are unable to come to Japan, KAI Japanese Language School offers an “Online Study Abroad” option, which allows you to take the general course online (by Zoom) from abroad. In addition to learning Japanese intensively from your home, you will also study in the same class as other students living in Japan, so you can simulate studying in Japan. Also, when you come to Japan, you can seamlessly continue your studies from the previous level of the online study abroad program.

Courses

The Practical Conversation Course is a conversation-based course which focuses on improving learner’s Japanese conversation skills in a fun, flexible and efficient manner and is also available for short-term students. Students have the option to choose materials in either hiragana (Japanese) or roman alphabet, so they can quickly begin using Japanese in conversation. Summer courses are held in August every year, offering Japanese language lessons mixed with traditional and modern activities around the Tokyo metropolitan area. Enjoy your summer in Tokyo at KAI! Teens (aged 13-17) interested in studying Japanese in Japan will enjoy the safe and fun KAI Summer Teen Program, which includes Japanese language lessons, accommodations, activities, breakfasts and dinners, as well as transportation to and from the airport and around Tokyo during the stay.

 

 

 

 


KAI Japanese Language School
Adress: Miyuki Bldg., 1-15-18, Okubo, Shinjuku-ku
Tel: 03-3205-1356
Contact: admission@kaij.co.jp


 

Index
◆TOYO LANGUAGE SCHOOL (Edogawa)◆Tokyo Cocoro Japanese Language School (Itabashi)◆KAI Japanese Language School (Shinjuku),  ◆UJS Language Institute (Roppongi)◆YU Language Academy (Okubo) ,