Language schools – Where to take a Japanese course in Japan?

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Have you thought about taking an intensive course in Japan? Stay from 2 months to 2 years on a student visa attending a school daily just to learn Japanese? Besides universities, Japan is made up of thousands of different language schools that serve foreigners. There are so many different schools that it is difficult to know which one to choose. Thinking about helping those who wish to study Japanese in Japan we wrote this article.

Before choosing the school you want to go to, you need to take into account that classes are usually taught entirely in Japanese and sometimes in English. It is not necessary to know English or Japanese, they use a method to teach anyone in any language, but some schools support English. Some schools provide accommodation and help with obtaining a student visa. Prices can vary and easily exceed 20,000 BRL per year.

Some schools, besides the intensive Japanese course, offer cultural classes or other things like manga and illustration. Classes are usually daily and last 3 to 4 hours. You must take into account the location, Tokyo has several schools that are expensive, but it is easy find jobs part-time. The most important thing is to know what your need is!

Language schools - where to take a Japanese course in Japan?

Choosing the Language School in Japan

Japanese schools can be divided into 3 groups:

  • Large and expensive school;
  • Small and expensive school;
  • Cheap school;

Most large schools and universities are expensive because of their expenses and location. Some small schools are also expensive because they pay for private teachers with more intensive classes. Cheap schools are usually small and pay private tutors and do not divide the class into levels. The cheaper the classes, the less effective they will be. There are Japanese courses that can drop you off at the N1 for a year, others don't even drop you off at the N3. Schools that allow enrollment at any time of the year tend to be chaotic in July and August.

In addition to the traditional language schools, some universities have departments that teach Japanese, but they are more expensive. You can also get scholarships for learning Japanese and not just for studying at universities. Another option is to pay private tutors who charge about 2000 yen an hour, but this does not usually help with a visa.

Choosing a Japanese school in Japan is not easy, especially the payment and visa process if you have no knowledge of English. Take time to research all the details and information before choosing the school you want.

Language schools - where to take a Japanese course in Japan?

The best Japanese schools in Japan

Are you wondering, what is the best Japanese school in Japan to study? When you search Google for it, you come across Booking-style sites that feature several Japanese schools at exorbitant prices. It is easy to find schools that cost only 20,000 a year, while searching google through these sites I found schools that charged more than 100,000 reals for 6 months. I will leave a list of website below so you can do your research and decide between the best and best known language schools in Japan:

KAI Japanese Language School – Students from 40 countries attend this school located in Shinjuku – Tokyo. The courses last from 3 months to 2 years and they also have shorter courses. A great option for those looking for support in English and classes usually cost 25,000 BRL per year.

Shinjuku Nihongo Gakkou – The SNG School was founded in 1975 and today it is recognized by the city of Tokyo as a vocational school. It serves students from over 40 nationalities including English. Prices range from R$22,000 per year, and this school is good enough to drop you off at JLPT N1.

Genki Japanese and Culture School Tokyo - Considered one of the best Japanese schools in Japan located in Shinjuku. Classes are held with few students at most 8 students. Its annual price is usually 30,000 reais. They also have a school in Fukuoka.

This Japanese Language School - Located in Kichijoji, Tokyo, JLS offers lessons based on daily activities so you can apply what you learn directly to your daily life.

TCJ - Tokyo Central Japanese Language School - Located in Shinjuku founded in 1988 and serves students from over 40 countries. This school is possible to find annual courses for 22,000 reais.

Hokkaido Japanese Language School - for those looking for a different option, this school is located in Hokkaido.

ECC - Kokusai College - Language school located in Osaka.

Go-Nihongo - On this website you can find other language schools in Japan.

Unfortunately, not everyone can take a face-to-face Japanese course. If this is not possible for you, we recommend a online japanese course.

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34 thoughts on “Escolas de língua – Aonde fazer curso de japonês no Japão?”

  1. Olha e para quem não tem experiência em nenhum idioma estrangeiro que não seja o meu nativo,nunca foi para fora do País,porém preciso urgentemente fazer um curso de Idiomas,eu quero fazer de Japonês no momento,tem algum conselho a me orientar?

    • Se for no Japão vai nas que estão no artigo, fora do Japão não recomendo nenhum porque tudo são pra arrancar dinheiros com mensalidades, talvez você queira optar por um curso online de pagamento único ou estudar por conta própria que é bem melhor.

  2. Look and for those who do not have experience in any foreign language that is not my native language, they have never been outside the country, but I urgently need to make a Language course, I want to do Japanese at the moment, do you have any advice to guide me?

    • Se for no Japão vai nas que estão no artigo, fora do Japão não recomendo nenhum porque tudo são pra arrancar dinheiros com mensalidades, talvez você queira optar por um curso online de pagamento único ou estudar por conta própria que é bem melhor.

  3. Olá, entrei em alguns desses sites, porém parece que preciso ser descendente ou ter algum responsável por mim no Japão. Tem algum curso específico que eu não precise ser descendente ou conhecer alguém no Japão?

  4. Hi, I joined some of these sites, but it seems that I need to be a descendant or have someone responsible for me in Japan. Is there a specific course that I don't need to be of descent or know someone in Japan?

  5. Bom dia !
    Quero fazer intercâmbio no Japão, porém em uma escola que fique não tão longe do estado de Shimane-Ken… você conhece alguma ?
    As mais próximas que achei foram Kobe e Osaka.
    Obrigada.

  6. Bom dia !
    I want to do an exchange in Japan, but in a school that is not so far from the state of Shimane-Ken… youê do you know any ?
    The closest I found were Kobe and Osaka.
    Obrigada.

    • Depende, tem muitos estudantes que fazem arubaito. Agora se eles fazem legalmente ou não num sei, mas acredito que trabalhos de meio período pode, ou precisa de autorização da escola.

    • It depends, there are many students who do arubaito. Now whether they do it legally or not, I don't know, but I believe that part-time jobs can, or need, permission from the school.

  7. Eu tenho um enorme interesse em ir ao Japão estudar. Mas realmente queria saber como é para estudar durante a graduação ou para a pós graduação, em relação a universidades que permitam trabalhar meio período. Na verdade tenho dúvidas se invisto em um intercâmbio relacionado ao meu curso ou um curso de línguas de período mais curto. Adorei o blog! Encontrei por acaso pesquisando sobre shogi, e já está como um dos meus favoritos.

    • Não tenho oq reclamar dela, mas apenas a experiência pra saber… Sei que muitos estrangeiros trabalham lá dando aula de inglês pros japoneses… Não acredito que seja ruim, é uma das mais populares de Nagoya.

  8. Muuuito interessante o artigo, Parabéns !!!
    Eu vim para o Japão aos meus 5 anos de idade e as escolas daqui são uma verdadeira experiências de vida !
    Ano após ano, coisas novas e muitas atividades legais como natação, culinária, musica, etc.
    Pensando nas pessoas que nao tiveram a oportunidade de frequentar uma escola daqui para aprender a língua, comecei à pouco tempo um canal com aulas de japonês.
    Ainda é algo pequeno com apenas um mes de vida, mas quem tiver interesse da uma espidinha lá 🙂

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiw65XVP4_S3wOIUqzANUsw

  9. Excelente artigo ^^
    eu li e achei muito inspirador e foi em uma boa hora que tinha duvida se era possivel encontrar escolas de lingua japonesa para estrangeiros. sera que seria possivel fazer um artigo falando sobre escolas ou cursos tecnicos para estrangeiros? bom sou um entusiasta de artes, e japão pra mim é um dos lugares que eu adoraria estudar algo nessa parte. games , artes etc

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