About Class

Course Description

Our school focuses not only on Japanese language education, but also providing supports to students who need help in proceeding to higher education as well as working in Japan. Teaching methods, curriculum and the materials used in class are all well-constructed by our instructors to suit different students’ Japanese level and to deliver a more efficient learning experience. Lessons are constructed among the four most important skills in linguistic “listening”, “speaking”, “reading”, and “writing”. Classes are also kept to a small scale, and through additional post-class lessons, students can focus on developing their own personal ability while receiving a systematic Japanese education.

Moreover, students will get opportunities to connect with local communities to learn Japanese in a more practical way. For students who wish to further education, TIEC Ikebukuro also provides assistance to help you with JLPT, EJU, and all necessary procedures for enrolling.

Purpose:  to pass an entrance examination to a vocational school, junior college, university or graduate school
Novice Level Pronunciation practice, daily conversation, basic grammar N5-N4 level of THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST
Intermediate Level Intermediate reading comprehension, listening comprehension practice, vocabulary, composition, kanji reading and writing N3-N2 level of THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST
Advanced Level Advanced reading comprehension, listening comprehension practice, how to write a paper, Japanese affairs The N1 level of THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST

Novice (Beginner) level

It is designed for those who are learning Japanese for the first time, or those who have some learning experience but have not reached the intermediate level. First, students will learn the minimum conversations necessary for daily life, such as pronunciation and greetings, hiragana, katakana, and kanji. The goal is to increase basic vocabulary and acquire basic sentence patterns and grammar.

Intermediate level

It is aimed to acquire higher levels of spoken and written language while expanding kanji, vocabulary, and grammar from the level that students have already learned. Students will be enriched in kanji, vocabulary and will acquire Japanese proficiency that can be used in various scenes.

Advance level

The goal is to reach a level where elementary lectures in specialized fields can be understood, and discussions and presentations can be made. In addition, after practicing in order to quickly understand newspapers, magazines, specialized books, etc., and cultivating the ability to compose sentences, students will reach the level where they can write the reports and treatises required for the examination. Moreover, the ultimate goal of this level is to learn frequently used colloquial expressions, to be able to communicate freely in conversations with Japanese people, and to be able to write sentences that are typical of Japanese.

For those who have a visa to stay in Japan

Tokyo International Exchange College Ikebukuro provides various courses to meet students’ needs.

1. Audit- Student Course (Wishing to Further Education) ★ More than welcome at any time!

  • Applicants: Those who have a long-term visa to stay in Japan (family stay, permanent residence, etc.) and wish to go on to university or graduate school
  • Qualifications: Those who are expected to graduate or already graduated from high school or higher education. Those who are physically and mentally healthy

2. Audit- Student Course (Non-Degree Course) ★ More than welcome at any time!

Purpose: Learn to speak, listen, read and write Japanese, and also to study Japanese culture and society during your stay in Japan.
General requirements: Hold a valid visa to stay in Japan, such as family visa and other temporary visa. (Audit students can start the course at any time.)

3. Private Lesson Course ★ More than welcome at any time!

Purpose: We offer 1 on 1 private lessons. Students are able to learn Japanese at their own pace.

For those who wish to apply for Student Visa (Pre-College Students Only)

Choose your entry season, April or October. (Audit students can start the course at any time.)

  • April Enrollment : 2-year course
  • October Enrollment : 1-year 6-month course