Details about school curriculum, activities and events

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Tokyo Johoku Japanese Language School uses a combination of textbooks and our own in house materials made by our profesional team of teachers.

We have 4 semesters a year which focus on different levels of Japanese ability from complete beginner to advanced/fluent level.

At the end of a semester, all students take a review test that will determine if they are ready to move up to the next level, or still need to review some more. Each semester has been prepared to teach students the Japanese they need to pass JLPT and function in society, with the first 6 months focusing on basic vocabulary and grammar.

Class Schedule

Classes are held twice a day in the morning and afternoon with breaks between each class.

Class Lesson 1Break Lesson 2 Break Lesson 3 Break Lesson 4
Morning Class09:00 ~ 09:455 mins09:50 ~ 10:3510 mins10:45 ~ 11:305 mins11:35 ~ 12:20
Afternoon Class13:00 ~ 13:455 mins13:50 ~ 14:3510 mins14:45 ~ 15:305 mins15:35 ~ 16:20

Course Levels

Courses start at Beginner (JLPT N5) and go to Advanced (N1)


Elementary 1 (First Semester)

The foundation of Japanese is taught allowing for students to learn the basic vocabulary, grammar, speaking and listening, hiragana, katakana and about 100 kanji.


Elementary 2 (Second Semester)

The level 2 elementary course builds on current vocabulary and introducing new vocabulary and building on the grammar taught in level 1 class. Students also learn about 250 kanji.


Intermediate 1 (Third Semester)

This class is the equivalent to JLPT N3 that will enable students to read magazines and newspapers and introduce new grammar with a focus on professional Japanese use for academic and career use.


Intermediate 2 (Fourth Semester)

This class is the equivalent to JLPT N2 that focuses on advancing communication, both speaking and writing to drastically expand Japanese Comprehension and introduce more reading practice.


Intermediate 3 (Fifth Semester)

This class is the foundation of JLPT N1 and enables students to fluently communicate with Japanese people, read books and improves comprehension to enter graduate school and work in Japanese companies.


Advanced 1 (Sixth Semester)

This class is the intermediate JLPT N1 that focuses on advancing written Japanese to drastically expand comprehension of written materials and prepare students for graduate school or a career in Japan. 


Advanced 2 (Seventh Semester)

This class is the higher JLPT N1 that will enable students to prepare for graduate schools in Japan, focusing on grammar, vocabulary and kanji use to prepare students for entering graduate school.


Advanced 3 (Eighth Semester)

This class is the advanced JLPT N1 that will enable students to prepare for graduate schools or start a career in Japan. This class focuses on grammar, vocabulary, communication and kanji use.


5-6-18 Takenotsuka 
Adachi-ku, Tokyo


TEL:  03-5242-8501
FAX:  03-5242-8502