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Language school in Japan

Study Japanese in Japan and hear it spoken by natives daily. Our language school in Japan give you the chance to feel confident when speaking outside the classroom, as you travel through a variety of vibrant cultural cities. If you learn Japanese in Japan you'll have plenty of opportunity to practice in between exciting excursions and activities. Want to know more? Take a look at our courses.

Language school in Japan

EF Language Year Abroad

16 + years
6, 9 or 11 months
Combine language and academic studies at a school abroad. Prepare for an official language exam and gain work experience.
Destination: Japan
City: Tokyo

EF Languages Abroad

14 - 25 years
2-24 weeks
Learn a language faster at an accredited EF school. Choose from 10 languages in 50 destinations. Start any Monday.
Destination: Japan
City: Tokyo

EF Languages Abroad

25 + years
1-24 weeks
Boost your global career with personalised language courses in one of the world´s greatest cities. Designed for Adults and Professionals.
Destination: Japan
City: Tokyo

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Accelerate your Japanese language skills

Are you interested in Japanese language and culture? Why not take it one step further and study Japanese in Japan? A language course in Japan allows you to experience Japanese culture while improving your language skills at the same time. Capital Tokyo is an unique combination of ancient temples and state-of-the-art technology, making the city the epicentre of the country.

Experienced teachers will focus on communication skills so that you feel confident speaking Japanese in everyday situations. You'll then practice using your Japanese by ordering food in a restaurant, asking for directions, singing along at the karaoke bar, mastering the intricacies of flower arranging or talking to your host family. Attending a Japanese language school in Japan is the best way to accelerate your Japanese language skills.

Language courses in Japan for all ages and levels

Thanks to our innovative and personalized learning method that blends classroom lessons, interactive tools and cultural immersion, you’ll advance one level every six weeks. Our innovative Efekta™ Learning System combines quality instruction with advanced technology and cultural immersion for maximum results.

At EF, we know the difference a great teacher makes in language learning. All EF teachers hold teaching qualifications and have an average of seven years of teaching experience. But what makes EF teachers truly exceptional is that they are selected for their enthusiasm, creativity and dedication to students’ success. All EF teachers are committed to continued professional development. An overview of our Japanese language courses in Japan:

Japanese course type Intensity What will I learn?
EF Intensive language courses in Japan 32 lessons per week Learn all aspects of the Japanese language as quickly as possible for academic or professional reasons
EF General language courses in Japan 26 lessons per week Gain sound understanding of the Japanese language through a well-rounded course
EF Basic language courses in Japan 20 lessons per week Focus on how to communicate in Japanese and enjoy lots of free time

Special interest classes: from Kanji to JLPT Exam Preparation

In addition, you have the opportunity to customize your Japanese language course with the so-called SPINs (Special Interest Classes) to suit your interests. These include vocabulary, Japanese alphabets, Kanji, reading, writing, Japanese calligraphy, Manga, JLPT Exam Preparation, and sector and industry-oriented courses.

What are the benefits of studying Japanese in Japan?

Although Tokyo may seem overwhelming at first hand, you'll find your way around the city very easily and it will only get better as soon as your language skills increase. This city and country offers something for everyone: nature lovers will find it a challenge to climb Mount Fuji, while fashionistas can stroll through the shopping area of Ginza.

Learning Japanese is easy if you enroll in one of our language programs in Japan. Studying Japanese in Japan immerses you in the language and the culture, so you'll be able to practice everything you learn in Japanese classes immediately and authentically with native speakers outside of school.

Why attend a language school in Japan with EF?

Japan is a world leader when it comes to technology, and our Japanese language school in Japan certainly lives up to those high standards. Our school has all the modern amenities so you can study in comfort and style. Each day is structured around you taking Japanese classes in Japan by utilizing courses on cuisine, culture, and tradition. Other highlights of our Japanese language school in Japan are:

  • Warm, friendly and experienced staff and dedicated teachers
  • Choice of host family or residential accommodation year round
  • Bright and airy classrooms with a magnificent views of all of Tokyo
  • Shared lounge with the Tokyo sales office which allows extensive interaction with Japanese students
  • Modern amenities and located in the famous Shibuya Cross Tower Building

In the afternoon, depending on the program you've chosen, you'll continue your Japanese classes in Japan or head out into the city to explore with your classmates and our school staff. So say sayonara to your hometown and konnichiwa to adventure when you decide to learn Japanese in Japan.

Going to language school in Japan is more than just learning a language

Tokyo is a city that is on many travellers' bucket lists. During one of our language programs in Japan, you could call this fascinating metropolis your home for a while. Whether you come to study intensively for just a week or two, or stay much longer, you'll go far beyond what a tourist sees of the city and learn to understand the culture through your Japanese language program.

Practice your Japanese as you explore the city and apply your language skills with increasing confidence. From strolling around the city and shopping malls to cruising on the river or even hiking on Mount Fuji, a language course in Japan will give you a language and cultural experience you'll never forget.