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Ready to start planning your next trip to come learn Japanese in Japan?

Everyone is welcome in our schools, from beginner to advanced students, all age groups and nationalities.

Our classes are kept small with no more than 6 students per class to make sure you get plenty of attention from the teachers and time to ask questions.

Our team of teachers is made up of fully certified, native Japanese tutors. They are here to help you make fast and steady progress.

All lessons cover the four aspect of the language: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Konni with her classes and our Immersion Specialist Jane
Everyone is welcome at LTL

We are located in central Tokyo which will allow you to explore the city and practice your speaking skills with locals right after class.

We organise weekly activities so you’ll be able to meet other students and get to know more about Japanese culture.

If you choose to stay with a Homestay Family you’ll be able to participate in even more events.

  • 6 students maximum per class, average of 2
  • 55 minutes lessons
  • Group classes for any levels and age groups
  • Fully certified, experienced native teachers
  • 24/7 LTL Team Support

Prefer a 1-on-1 course? Check them out here.

The Best Teachers

Certified – All teachers hired are fully certified
Experienced – Teachers all have years of experience
Qualified – We have a strict hiring process to find only the best
Approachable – Always available to help and answer questions

Make Progress Fast

Speak up – Plenty of chances to speak and ask questions
Small class – Allowing for the fastest possible progress
Flexibility – From two weeks to a year, you choose
Curriculum – Modern lessons designed for immediate use

Part of the Community

Social events – Activities and weekend trips
New friends – Meet people from all over the world
Explore – Create memories together after class
Community – Students, teachers and staff together

24/7 Support

First Class – Always available to help
Knowledge – We know what to visit, where to eat etc
Advisors – Here to assist you through your studies
Home – LTL will become your second home


Small group classes have always been our most popular courses since the opening of our very first school in 2007.

Our proven methods and carefully-built curriculum will have you speaking Japanese in no time. All of our students go home with strong language abilities acquired through our lessons and cultural activities. Take a look at the hundreds of student reviews we’ve got all over the internet.

All courses cover listening, speaking, writing and reading, so you will make fast progress in all areas of Japanese.

We offer a Standard Course as well as an Intensive Course, all lessons are 55 minutes long with an average of just 2 students per class.

Japanese Standard Course

  • 20 hours per week
  • 4 hours of Japanese a day
  • Monday to Friday
  • 2-6 students per class

Japanese Intensive Course

  • 30 hours per week
  • 4 hours of Japanese a day
  • Extra 2 hours of 1-on-1 class a day
  • Monday to Friday
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You can study Japanese in Japan with us for either four hours a day or six hours a day.

Our standard programs run from Monday to Friday, totalling 20 hours a week and our intensive program includes an additional 1-on-1 package for an extra two hours a day.

You can check the prices of our standard and intensive programs below.


NO Material Fees

NO Accommodation Finding Fees

NO Registration Fees



Students all have different backgrounds when it comes to learning Japanese, so it is important for us to know what you have studied in the past. That is why we will organise a pre-course talk before your arrival in Tokyo.

We organise our groups according to levels, so you are matched with a group of the same level as you. You can then all learn and progress together.

This casual chat is organised with a member of our team and is a simple conversation. You are not being tested.

It can be done via WhatsApp, Skype, Zoom or a phone call.


We also offer more than just Small Group Courses.

If you’d prefer individual classes with a private tutor, please check our dedicated page here.

We also organise more specific classes such as JLPT Preparation Classes if you are thinking about taking the exam.

Don’t forget we also teach Japanese 24/7 online with Flexi Classes. Find out more with these videos below.


How many students per class?

Our groups are kept small to encourage students to speak up and practice, but also so the teachers can focus on each and every student.

You are never just a number and you are always heard.

We have a maximum of 6 students per class, with an average of 2.

How long is a lesson?

A lesson lasts for 55 minutes.

Where will my classmates be from?

Your classmates will come from all over the world.

We accept students from all age groups, backgrounds and nationalities, so you’ll be meeting a lot of interesting people at LTL.

Students often make friends for life at LTL given the fact our community is so tight-knit.

Check out our review page to see all the different nationalities who come to LTL.

Is there a lunch break?

Our lunch break is one hour long.

Students, teachers and staff all have lunch together at nearby restaurants of by ordering in.

Whether you have one depends on the schedule of your lessons, but you’ll always get a chance to relax and re-group.

What is a typical class schedule?

A typical class schedule is 2 hours of class in the morning, and two hours in the afternoon (10am-12pm / 1pm-3pm).

If you joined an intensive program, the two extra 1-on-1 classes per day can be taken at any convenient time for you. Typically this is from 3pm to 5pm.

This schedule can be different depending on the period of the year, and classroom availabilities.

Will I have time to visit the country after the program?

Yes absolutely.

Japan is a beautiful country with lots to visits all year round, and you’ll definitely be able to go and explore after your program.

Make sure you discuss your plans with your student advisor during the booking process, so you have enough time on your visa (if one is needed).

Find out more about Japan by checking out our dedicated Japanese blog.

Do you provide accommodation?

Yes we do.

We provide Homestay accommodation, meaning you’ll be living with a Japanese family.

We pride ourselves in our ability to create a truly immersive experience for our students, and living with a homestay family is the best way to do so.

You will be able to speak Japanese everyday after school, eat delicious homemade dishes daily and participate in every activity organised, just like any other member of the family.

Visit our dedicated page on Homestays in Tokyo for more details.

How much progress can I expect to make?

Progress really depends on each and everyone.

You will of course make progress in your Japanese abilities by attending our classes and completing any homework and exercises your teacher assigns you.

However, you can progress much faster progress if you also practice outside of class, find some Japanese friends, watch Japanese TV or anime, attend activities with locals, etc.

One of the best ways to make great progress is to live with a homestay family, as you get to speak Japanese on a daily basis in a very immersive environment.

Progress can be as fast as you’d like it to be, you only need to put you out there and practice as much as you can.

Can I switch classes?

If necessary, we can find a group class better suited to your needs.

Speak to our Director of Studies anytime you have concerns about your language course.

How can I sign up?

Speak to our student advisor by opening the live-chat at the bottom right corner of your screen, or send us an email here.

We look forward to hear about your study project.

Every single one of the LTL teachers and staff members went out of their way to make me feel more than welcome. I’m already planning my next trip.

– Paola from Italy


The teachers vary in teaching style, but they are really all very good. They listen to your questions and are always there for you. I plan to come back to LTL.

Nuttanicha from Thailand


I’d recommend this kind of class to anyone who wishes to learn the language. As the classes are small, you can develop friendships. Thanks LTL.

– Jasmine from Italy



Our student advisor will reach you within 24 hours and get your course booked up in no time.