Shinwa Foreign Language Academy
This course is specially tailored for people who want to learn basic Japanese and allow time for sightseeing in Tokyo and surrounding areas.
The course is relaxed and doesn't interfere with schedules as classes are held in the morning, meaning that from lunch time you are free to explore Tokyo and put your language skills to the test.
NOTE: We cannot sponsor visa applications for this course.
Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities
Shinwa Academy does not hold classes on the holiday dates above. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
You can choose from the following class times:
Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.
|Age range||18 years old and older|
|Average||23 years old
(24 in the summer)
Our teachers are well-trained and give thorough classes in a friendly and social environment. We have daily tests based on the previous day's material that help students understand their ability and weak points as well as to review what they have learned. This helps the teachers understand what each student needs in class. We use our own exclusive text as well as JLPT materials for classes to deliver interesting, useful and varied lessons.
Students who wish to take longer courses must provide documentation for us to apply for a student visa on your behalf.
● 3 Buildings (less than a one minute walk from the main building)
● 28 Classrooms
● 3 Academic Offices
● 1 Secretariat's Office
● 6 Vending Machines for hot and cold drinks
● 1 Computer Area with Internet Access
● 1 Self-Study Room
● 2 Counselling Rooms
● Toilets on every floor
● Fully Air-Conditioned & Heated Classrooms
We provide detailed guidance for students to get quickly acquainted with life in Japan. At our Opening Ceremony, native speakers in various languages give an introduction to the school and life in Japan to answer student's questions. Teachers are able to give advice in Japanese to students and our multi-lingual office staff is able to speak natively to students about their queries or concerns.
Every season of the year has events we like students to participate in.
Events range from cultural events to visiting theme parks, museums, school parties and barbecues. During students stay at Shinwa they can learn Japanese and also participate in many activities organised by the school. There are also many cultural events to participate in including, kimono wearing, visiting temples, the Imperial Palace, museums, etc. Other events include festivals, visiting and learning about Japanese media industries, visiting theme parks, etc. There are a range of other activities and field trips the school has or can recommend, depending on the season.
The nationality and age mix at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy varies over different time periods, courses and levels. Throughout the year, the average age is 23. In the summer, the average age is 24.
Shinwa Academy teaches students from all over the world, including:
Shinwa Academy does not hold classes on the holiday dates below. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
Shinwa Foreign Language Academy is located in the heart of Takadanobaba a short walk from the famous Waseda University. A selection of stores, restaurants and convenience stores are nearby to make studying in our school convenient for all students and a 5 minute walk from Takadanobaba station on the Yamanote line.
I was picked up at the airport and guided by a Ben from the office who took me to me accommodation by train, then registered me at city hall, got my insurance, hanko, bank account and mobile phone. He was really helpful.
Classes began a few days later and were hard at first as they do not use English at all so it’s fully immersive and intensive. But I soon caught up and adapted to the study culture of Japan.
Teachers helped me a lot and were really supportive and enthusiastic. They helped me to apply for college and I got in too.
Ben helped me a lot in his free time too, taking me to hospitals, dentists and even to sort out my first bills at my apartment.
Thank you very much. I will look forward to seeing you graduate in March.
I studied for an 18-month course and graduated last year. The course was fast pace and hard to keep up for the first 2 weeks. But teachers organizes man to man classes after in English to help me catch up. After a week of these, I was back on track.
Japanese schools teach in Japanese only which was daunting at first but once you pick up the language and self-study you can learn very easily.
I went from beginner to N3/2 level in my time.
After I graduated I returned to the states and now work in a company that needed a Japanese speaker so I often visit Japan now.
It’s a good school and the English speaking staff, Ben was super supportive and helpful. He taught me basic grammar in his free time when I was stuck and helped me with registering at city hall and stuff.
Can’t recommend this school enough.
Thank you very much for your review!
I hope your studies are going well and that you are able to use Japanese as often as you can with your chosen career!
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Tokyo based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.