Starting new life in Japan

As the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paraolympics quickly approaches, Japan is looking to internationalize. Thanks to this progress, many people with different goals including overseas students have started living in Japan. This number is growing every year.
Their hopes include:

● Working in japan
● Passing the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
● Studing Japanese in order to be able to live in Japan
● Learning Japanese in order to help their children in school

Many people who go to Toyo Language School share these same hopes and aspirations.
Everyday, we welcome people who wish to attend our school. If you are interested, please contact our Toyo Language School staff offices.

4 specialities

Find Employment

First of all, our students learn about the differences between hunting for job in Japan compared to their home country.
Students can get advice from senior student about how to improve their chances at getting employment. We also support students by finding and choosing companies and how to write for the employment process. When it comes to job interviews, the course prepares the students for not only general questions but all kinds of situations in order to appeal to the company. Once a week, until they get an offer from a company, student consult with teachers in order to talk about where they are in the process. Experience has shown us that this raises the chance of employment significantly.


An increasing number of Japanese companies are actively hiring global human resources who have the status of residence "Specific Skills", which was newly established in April 2019. In fact, the number of international students employment in Japanese companies in 2019 was 30,947, an increase of 19.3% from the previous year. (Source: Ministry of Justice “The state of job hunting of foreigners in Japan”)

TLS did this too!

TLS teaches students how wear business suits properly by hosting a seminar with the company ‘Aoyama Youfuku’, an industry leader specializing in tailored suits. Our students learn that by paying attention to the smallest of details, they improve their chances of landing jobs.

Get Part Time Job

Once a semester, TLS briefs students about part-time jobs. Every student has an assigned staff member who helps them write CVs/Resumes and helps with details concerning applying for part-time jobs. Our students can then challenge themselves after learning important points.

Improve Conversation Skill

At the Toyo Language School we don’t just teach reading, listening, writing and speaking separately from one another. Since communication in our daily lives is so complex, these four skills need to be used simultaneously. Among them ‘speaking’ is especially important since it connects all of these aras. As a result, TLS puts weight on teaching oral communication even from the beginning levels. During classes, teachers and students work together through scenarios or themes by inventing conversations that best fit the situation. At TLS, it is very important that we create a safe and comfortable environement where students can “make mistakes”. Students have a chance to talk to local area volunteers before actually using their new knowledge in the real world. TLS students come from more than 30 countries around the word! During or after the class, you can enjoy speaking Japanese with people from various countries.

Enhance skills to ready for JLPT

Level Certifiled
N1 45.2% 28 68.3%
N2 55.9% 70 73.7%
N1 30.8% 17 68%
N2 35.8% 69 78.4%
N1 29.3% 11 78.6%
N2 36.0% 40 78.4%

Toyo Language School has set up classes tailored to students’ Japanese proficiency and goals, and in class for the very beginners, TLS use the original textbook "CHANGE". By not only listening to the teacher one-sidedly, but also communicating by one’s own accord in class, students can learn Japanese that can be used both on-campus study and off-campus life. By solidifying the basics of Japanese language learning by students and creating a foundation that allows them to grow efficiently, it will lead to a high pass rate and score at JLPT.



Attending TLS since July, 2020

I came to Japan in 2014 for my job. I worked as an engineer for software development, but I didn’t understand even Hiragana and Katakana at that time since employees used English in the office. Few years passed, I left the company because of my new baby, and now I am focus on taking care of them. In my future, I’d like to back to work for Japanese company as an engineer again. That motivation led me to attending TLS classes. At the first, I started with N4 level, now N2. It is very good for me to study 1 level in 3 months, and teachers are very passionate. I fell that my grammar skill is the most enhanced skill. Additionally, if I have questions about the class, teachers give me advice till I totally understand even out of the class time. I am not good at listening, so once I get over the weak point, I’d be an engineer who can communicate with Japanese smooth.

Yang Kun

Attending TLS since April, 2021

I came to Japan in 2016 for my job. I have studied Japanese as the second foreign language when I was in university and already passed N2 of JLPT. Thanks to it, I wasn’t nervous when I started my new life in Japan. However, I tended to forget Japanese because I didn’t use it much at office, employees communicated in English there. I changed the job in 2019 from Foreign-affiliated company to domestic company since I wanted to try to the whole new industry and occupation though, unfortunately I couldn’t achieve any performance due to the lack of Japanese proficiency. I have decided to focus on studying Japanese rather than working and studying at the same time. TLS has plans for goals and career plan, and I liked it. I will brash up my Japanese skill and be confident for the next job hunting.


Everyone who already has a visa (family dependant, work, tourist, etc) for living in Japan is called an “auditing” students. Since there is no need to change their visa status after entering the school, there are no fees for this involved.

For Applicants People who already have a visa to stay in Japan
Class Level N5~N1, upper N1 level
Enrollment Period 4 semesters (April, July, October, January)
Course Length 3 months (Possible to be extended)
Class Times
(Half day)
5 days a week from Monday to Friday
A.M. classes 9:10~12:25 (4x45mins with a 15 minutes break)
P.M. classes 13:10~16:25 (4x45mins with a 15 minutes break)
Application Deadline 1 week before the start of school
(If courses are already full, you may only be able to start the next semester.)
Application Form Click for Download
Enrollment Fee 30.000JPY (First time payment only)
Tuition Fee 174.000JPY/3months (Includes books, events, etc.)
Total Amount 204,000JPY

Open classes

The best way to get to know our school is by coming on a field trip. At Toyo Language School, we not only have courses separated by Japanese ability but even have courses specifically for people wishing to go onto higher education (vocational school, university, graduate school, college of arts) as well as for those who wish to find employment in Japan. Please come and take part in a class that matches your goals.

Placement test

After school starts, students takes the JJM placement test. After receiving the results from this test and discussing the student’s goals, the teacher together with the student determine which course best suits their needs.