Since the establishment of our school in 1983, we have been working hard on teaching Japanese to people from all over the world and training teachers for almost 40 years in Shinjuku, Tokyo. We have had more than 15,000 students from over 100 countries in the world.
TIJS is located in the popular Shinjuku area, where is a source of business and culture in Tokyo. Our school is just an 10 minutes’ walk away from JR Shinjuku station, and a 3 minutes’ walk away from Shinjuku-Sanchome station and Shinjuku-Gyoen-Mae station. We’re conveniently located close to Shinjuku Gyoen, well known area for viewing cherry blossoms.
Teachers / Teaching materials
Many teachers have more than 20 years of experience. The teaching method of Japanese education has been established, and we provide detailed career guidance, etc. In addition, "Everyone's Japanese Kanji practice Book I and II" which complies with "Minnanonihongo kanji drill I and II" that many Japan language learners use has been edited and published based on the experience of teaching by our veteran teachers. To date, the total of approximately 200,000 parts of the world has been published.
Students from around 40 countries enrolled all the time, and the school is an international environment.
students enjoy a rich international exchange in addition to the exchange in the school.Students from around the world are invited to participate in International Day and summer courses, with more than 30 students from the University of Paris and Taiwan students.
All the staff are Japanese. Both students have experience studying abroad, so they can understand various difficulties and problems of international students, and provide appropriate advice, life care, and introduction of part-time jobs. You can contact us in English, France, Chinese, Korea, for the administrative procedures. We will respond carefully to your understanding of our student visa and short-term course inquiries.
High Immigration Permission Rate
The Immigration Bureau ranks TIJS as a model school for screening immigration application documents, as we always maintain a high permission rate. Because of our high reputation, the application procedures are smooth and quick. Also we strengthen the high permission rate because of our long experience and deep knowledge.
At our school, we are making great effort to give students a chance to learn more about Japanese culture. We hold many events out of class--for example, we have a lesson on manners in a large tatami room, an event which students can try on kimonos, watch sumo wrestling and a tea ceremony. In addition Tokyo tours around Asakusa, watching pro wrestling, interaction with japanese students of Waseda university, a bus tour to Mt. Fuji in the winter, a huge party about 400 of our students gather in the end of year. These trips would be unforgettable memories for students.
About teachers and textbooks
Teachers And Textbooks
Many teachers who have experienced more than 20 years belong to our school. The teacher’s room is in cheerful and calm stmosphere. As our basic slogan,Teaching 4 skills “Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing” as precise and fast as possible, they teach students to understand easily. They respect the communication between students and devise for student to learn Japanese with pleasure.
The study meeting more than 40 japanese teachers gather once a month is held and they brush up the way of teaching for Japanese learners. Add to supporting new Japanese teachers, experienced teachers teach you the way of teaching Japanese in detail so you can expect to improve your skills.
Our school has our original textbooks.
“Minna no Nihongo I, II”,“Japanese Kanji Workbook I, II”
The textbooks we edited was published in 2004 and used not only in japan, but also in other countries. These are the one of series textbooks “Minna no Nihongo I, II” by 3A Network and can be used for the review of kanji, grammar and vocabulary. You can learn Kanjis of N5 and N4 with it and the frequent used kanjis of N3 and N2 are appeared.
Japanese Kanji Workbook for beginners
The textbook "Japanese Kanji Workbook I, II" was published in 2004 is for students learning Kanji. It is following “Minna no Nihongo I, II” section 1 to 50.
Absolute beginner “Kaiwa to Kotoba”
This is the textbook you would learn the useful conversation in our life, simulating of the scene can be happened actually, such as asking a way and ordering in a restaurant.
This is for learning how to write Hiragana and Katakana
Elementary - intermediate drill
This drill would lead you to intermediate level. It can be used for the review of “Minna no Nihongo I, II” and you can get further Japanese skills with it.
Kanji drill for intermediate
This drill is used for our classes. You write what you have learnt repeatedly so that you get those firmly.
N2 additional textbook
Alc press (2010) "Gokaku dekiru Nihongo Noryoku Shiken N2" This is the textbook for leaning 49 of the fuction words are not appeared on 旧2級. You can practice reading conprehension and writing essays.
About Kanji class
It is difficult to learn kanjis for students come from the countries do not use kanji, even though they learn Kanjis in the class. Therefore it would be better that the students learn Kanjis further with teachers after class, using our original Kanji drill.
*Tuition free, the textbook shall be purchased.
This is the elementary kanji notebook for learning “reading”,”writing” and “stroke order” You can study at your pace. The aim of this drill is that you write kanjis in the right stroke order repeatedly.
|4th grade Kanji drill||N5 equivalent|
|3rd grade Kanji drill||N4 equivalent|
|Elementary-Intermediate Kanji drill||N3 equivalent|
|2nd grade Kanji drill (1)||N2 equivalent|
|2nd grade Kanji drill(2)||N2 equivalent|
We are taking applications for Japanese teachers.Feel free to ask us.