Tokyo Central Japanese language School

About Tokyo Central Japanese

Tokyo Central Japanese School was established in 1998. Since then, it has provided lessons for students from over 70 countries in the heart of Tokyo, Shinjuku. They offer Japanese courses for both international students and Japanese residents under a thoroughly developed curriculum. A selection of their wide variety of courses includes Business Japanese, University Course Japanese, and their unique Job Hunting Course.  

Tokyo Central Japanese is fully aware of the different lifestyles of students and residents alike. This is why they have an arrangement of the course schedule, all thought by credible and well-experienced native teachers. Their Business Class (on weekends and night), online courses, and private lessons allows more flexible options you can choose from. 

This review of the Tokyo Central Japanese Language School is part of our Tokyo Japanese Language School Directory. Visit there to discover what other school options you have and see our top 10 schools lists.

This is the ideal school if you are looking for

  • Price

    Low-priced courses in Tokyo

  • Variety of Levels

    Beginners, intermediate, advance and business level courses

  • Employment

    Support for finding full-time/part-time employment in Tokyo or throughout Japan

  • Class intensity

    High-intensive courses

"I really like the atmosphere at the school. The staff are really nice and always greet me with a smile!!! It's not hard to keep up with lessons and you should engage with your teacher as much as possible if you want to get better. They will give you a lot of advice and help you with practicing Japanese!"

 

Specifics

Japanese Course Style

The main focus is on entering a Japanese university and passing the JLPT and EJU. The Business Course also targets student to aim for the BJT. While they seek to balance reading, writing, speaking and listening skills with communication skills, some courses may primarily focus on passing these tests. 

Lesson Focus

70% of lesson time is focused on test preparation and grammar revision.

30% of lesson time is focused on conversation skills.

Tokyo Central Japanese aims to teach students in a well-balanced manner on both communication and grammar skills, but some courses may focus on test preparations.  

Location

Tokyo Central Japanese School

34 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku,

Tokyo, Japan

Opening hours: 9AM-6PM

03-3354-5001

SHINJUKU, TOKYO 

Shinomachi Station

  • JR Chuo-Sobu Line
  • Toei Oedo Line
  • JR Yamanote Line

Course Information

Student Visa Sponsorship Course
Residents in Japan

For those who are interested in studying and living in Tokyo for more than a year, the school will sponsor you with a student visa in order to go through the application process. The school reviews your documents and will apply for the visa to the Immigration Bureau as your proxy.

 

University course

 

Graduate School Course

 

Vocational College & Technical College Course

 

Job Hunting Course

Want to find out how to apply for a student Visa on your own? Head on over to our Ultimate Guide to Japanese Language School in Tokyo

Long-Term Study Courses

University Course

This course in Tokyo Central Japanese is designed for students aiming to enter universities in Japan. Besides learning how to read, listen, speak, and write, students will need to develop academic Japanese skills. Students will take an entrance exam preparation program for JLPT and EJU test preparation, essay preparation, and interviews. 

 

12 months - ¥813,000 (Total amount)

15 months - ¥1,000,450(Total amount)

18 months - ¥1,187,000 (Total amount)

21 months - ¥1,373,500 (Total amount)

24 months - ¥1,560,000 (Total amount)

January, April, July & October.

Weekdays (Mondays to Fridays)

Mornings - 9:00-12:20

Afternoon - 13:20 - 16:40

Course hours: 15h/week

Location: Shinjuku, Tokyo

Based on your level of Japanese, you would have classes either in the mornings or in the afternoons

Graduate School Course

This specific course in TCJ is designed for students who aim to enter graduate school. To prepare for post-graduate study, TCJ will provide guidance on choosing a graduate school, writing a research plan, preparing for entrance interviews, and contacting professors.

12 months - ¥813,000 (Total amount)

15 months - ¥1,000,450(Total amount)

18 months - ¥1,187,000 (Total amount)

21 months - ¥1,373,500 (Total amount)

24 months - ¥1,560,000 (Total amount)

April intake (2 Years), and October intake (1 Year 6 Months).

Weekdays (Mondays to Fridays)

Mornings - 9:00-12:20

Afternoon - 13:20 - 16:40

Course hours: 15h/week

Location: Shinjuku, Tokyo

Based on your level of Japanese, you would have classes either in the mornings or in the afternoons

Vocational College & Technical College Course

Because this course is for students who are aiming to enter a vocational /technical school, communication and conversational skills will be the primary focus. As such, in addition to studying for JLPT, students will learn how to make poster presentations and participate in speech and debate competitions. The school provides guidance for students interested in tourism, translation, business, accounting, IT, cooking, and the fashion industry. 

12 months - ¥813,000 (Total amount)

15 months - ¥1,000,450(Total amount)

18 months - ¥1,187,000 (Total amount)

21 months - ¥1,373,500 (Total amount)

24 months - ¥1,560,000 (Total amount)

April intake (2 Years), and October intake (1 Year 6 Months).

Weekdays (Mondays to Fridays)

Mornings - 9:00-12:20

Afternoon - 13:20 - 16:40

Course hours: 15h/week

Location: Shinjuku, Tokyo

Based on your level of Japanese, you would have classes either in the mornings or in the afternoons

Job Hunting Course

This course is suited for students who are looking to find employment in Japan. Students will study with the goal of acquiring N1 or N2 of Japanese skills to become a good candidate for a job in Japan. The course will also offer lessons on business manners and business Japanese, as well as provide help for job search, CV and resumes, and mock interviews. JLPT and BJT preparations are also available. 

12 months - ¥813,000 (Total amount)

15 months - ¥1,000,450(Total amount)

18 months - ¥1,187,000 (Total amount)

21 months - ¥1,373,500 (Total amount)

24 months - ¥1,560,000 (Total amount)

April intake (2 Years), and October intake (1 Year 6 Months).

Weekdays (Mondays to Fridays)

Mornings - 9:00-12:20

Afternoon - 13:20 - 16:40

Course hours: 15h/week

Location: Shinjuku, Tokyo

Based on your level of Japanese, you would have classes either in the mornings or in the afternoons

Find more top tier business courses on our Top 10 Business Japanese Language Courses in Tokyo

Short-Term Study Courses

Standard Class

Classes will be divided into beginners, intermediate, and advanced. The course is aiming at JLPT qualifications, so students will learn the Japanese language skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening to acquire a high level of Japanese proficiency. Online classes are available, so those abroad can take them as well. 

6 months - 394,000¥ (Total amount)

April intake (2 Years), and October intake (1 Year 6 Months).

Weekdays (Mondays to Fridays)

Mornings - 9:00-12:20

Afternoon - 13:20 - 16:40

Course hours: 15h/week

Location: Shinjuku, Tokyo

Based on your level of Japanese, you would have classes either in the mornings or in the afternoons

Spouse Class

This unique class is a female-online course for foreign residents in Japan with a spouse or family visa. With the goal of adjusting their life in Japan, students will learn the manners and culture of the country as well as learn the language for working and daily life. 

6 months - 394,000¥ (Total amount)

April intake (2 Years), and October intake (1 Year 6 Months).

Weekdays (Mondays to Fridays)

Mornings - 12:30-14:00

Afternoon - 14:10 - 15:40

Location: Shinjuku, Tokyo

Based on your level of Japanese, you would have classes either in the mornings or in the afternoons

Business Class (Evening/Weekend)

This class will focus on grammar and phrases commonly found in business and help students achieve a high level of business Japanese for the JLPT exam.  Classes are held twice a week in the evenings on a weekday or once a week on Saturdays (also available for substitution). In addition to that, students will learn the basic manners and behavior of Japanese companies and email/document writing. There are also preparations for BJT for interested students. 

6 months - ¥134,000 (Total amount)

January, April, July, and October

Weekdays Evening

Tuesday and Thursday: 19:00-21:00

Saturday 
14:00-18:10

Location: Shinjuku, Tokyo

 

VIP Private Lesson

Recommended for business economics and diplomats, you will be taught by a language teacher who will decide the speed of the lesson to meet your learning objectives. The course will also provide custom lessons such as preparing presentations, reading newspapers, and discussing current events based on student's wishes. This will be a one-on-one lesson. 

6 months = 557,680 

January, April, July & October.

3 hours a week. Day, time, and course can be decided after consultation with the teacher. 

Private Speed Learning Program

TCJ offers a unique, speed-learning program for individuals who want to improve their Japanese three times faster than usual. The teacher will help in creating a schedule and private coaching support. This program is recommended for executives and diplomats who seek high-quality training.

3 months = ¥446,080 

January, April, July & October.

Once a week for 120 minutes.

Day, time, and type of lesson can be decided after consultation with the teacher. 

Satisfied Student

"Now that I am going to college, I feel the effects of what I studied in TCJ are very positive and useful. I think it is important to believe in TCJ' teachers and follow your original intentions."

Course Cost Breakdown

Get a reference point for the prices on our Ultimate Guide To Japanese Language Schools in Tokyo

Long-term Study Course

12 months ¥813,000
15 months ¥1,000,450
18 months ¥1,187,000
21 months ¥1,373,550
24 months ¥1,560,000

Standard Class

6 months ¥394,000

Spouse Class

6 months ¥394,000

Business Class

6 months ¥134,000

VIP Private Lesson

6 months ¥557,680

Private Speed Learning Program

3 months ¥446,080

Find more low cost, high reward schools on our Top 10 Cheapest Japanese Schools in Tokyo article

Reviews - Tokyo Central Japanese Language School

Google Review

"In short, if you work hard and try your best, the teachers will help you get even further, part-time job interview practices, university interview practices, exam practices, and will even help you look for universities, work, technical colleges, etc."

This is a great school, and it's a big, known one, thus most universities and technical colleges are familiar with it, meaning there's better opportunities etc

TCJ Senior Voice

"On the other hand, the best thing about TCJ is that it requires more effort from students than other Japanese language schools. If you are serious about learning Japanese, TCJ has the right teachers."

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