Japanese Courses:Japanese will open up a path to your future.

Breakdown of courses

Course Admission
1-year course
〈Full day〉
April 9:20-16:50
1.5-year course
〈Full day〉
October 9:20-16:50
1.5-year course
〈Half day〉
October 9:20-12:40
2-year course
〈Half day〉
April 9:20-12:40
20 or 40

There are four courses available to suit your level and objectives.
(Course contents may change without notice)


  • The objective of this course is to give you the necessary general skills and knowledge required in order to progress to graduate school or postgraduate research.
    This course allows you to learn systematically how to gather information, create research project plans, write essays and presentations, and more.


  • The objective of this course is to help you achieve high marks on the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (Japanese, Writing, Japan and the World), a qualification required for gaining admission to the top universities in Japan. The course also teaches academic techniques through project work.


  • This course offers the opportunity for independent learning about Japan through research and learning about current affairs in Japan, visits to specialized schools, mini sightseeing trips around the city, and more. In addition to this, students are also able to learn presentation skills, as well as methods for thinking about their future.


  • These classes provide an opportunity to practice conversations that are useful for everyday life and for deepening your communication with Japanese people. Lessons are not only carried out within the classroom -- on occasion, we will go outside and experience Japanese in real life. The afternoons can be different from the morning lessons, providing students with a fun learning experience in the real world.

Messages from Teachers

What are your dreams?

The Tokyo Foreign Language College is the school to help you achieve them. No matter what your goals for study in Japan may be, be they a short-term visit, enrollment at a graduate school, university, or technical college, TFLC provides a variety of classes in order to help you achieve your dreams. By studying in Japan, and by being admitted to TFLC, you’ll be able to learn and experience a great variety of things you wouldn’t anywhere else. You won’t spend all your time in class – sometimes you’ll go on excursions and learn about Japan and the living Japanese language in context; things you can’t just learn from a textbook. The teachers and staff here put their hearts into supporting our students’ overseas study experience. Follow your dreams, and study with us!

Academic and Daily life Counseling

Messages from Former TFLC Students

Tokyo Foreign Language College Business Japanese Course

王 詩雯


I was interested in working in the export/import industry, so I began studying Japanese at university with the aim of working in Japan. I continued on to Tokyo Foreign Language College, with the plan of studying specialized business Japanese. At the school, I made friends from all around the world, including the Philippines, Italy, and Korea, and of course we only talk in Japanese. My classmates and I even went on a trip to Nagoya together during the winter holidays. I hope to have further opportunities to come into deeper contact with Japanese culture in the future.
Japan Electronics College

楊 傑宇


I became interested in Japan because I love Japanese video games and manga. I really wanted to make a video game that people loved, so I enrolled in the video game production course at Japan Electronics College. While searching for Japanese language schools, I learned that Tokyo Foreign Language School provided excellent guidance, and it was thanks to this guidance that I was able to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N1. I made a lot of Japanese friends at college, and hope to continue to work in Japan in the future.
University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo

郭 俞均


I became interested in Japanese culture and history, including haiku, after watching the Japanese anime “Chihayafuru”. Studying at Tokyo Foreign Language School allowed me to pass JLPT N1, and I was then able to enter the Japanese Language and Culture department at University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo. After graduating university, I hope to work as an editor at a Japanese publisher. I love the Japanese language, so no matter how difficult studying is, the joy that learning brings me is greater. My ultimate dream is to get married to a Japanese person.
Aoyama Gakuin University Guraduate School

馮 銘翰


I worked at an IT company for 5 years after graduating from university in Taiwan. When I began considering a career change, I found that many of my colleagues were going abroad to the US to study, and realized that going to Japan to study would allow me to create a unique career for myself. I’m currently studying for an MBA while doing an internship at an IT marketing company. When I speak to fellow students that have studied at other language schools, it makes me realize just how excellent Tokyo Foreign Language School’s classes and support are.

Universities or other colleges after graduating TFLC

Graduate School

  • The University of Tokyo
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • University of Tsukuba
  • Ochanomizu University
  • Yokohama National University
  • Wasada University
  • Aoyama Gakuin University
  • Sophia University
  • Rikkyo University
  • Meiji University
  • Nihon University
  • Seijo University
  • Ritsumeikan University
  • Musashino Art University



  • Waseda University
  • Meiji University
  • Hosei University
  • Chuo University
  • Rikkyo University
  • Gakushuin University
  • Aoyama Gakuin University
  • Nihon University
  • Yokohama National University
  • Reitaku University
  • Komazawa University
  • Tama Art University
  • Shobi University
  • Tokyo Dental College
  • Tokyo Polytechnic University
  • Chukyo University
  • Musashino Art University
  • Tokyo Zokei University
  • Teikyo University
  • Doshisha University
  • Ryutsu Keizai University
  • Bunka Gakuen University
  • Kaetsu University
  • University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo


Technical College

  • Tokyo Foreign Language College
  • Japan Electronics College
  • Nippon Designers School
  • Tokyo Design Academy
  • Nihon Kogakuin
  • Toho Gakuen Sound Technology College
  • Toyo Institute of Art and Design
  • Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry
  • Shokuryo Gakuin
  • Ecole de Patisserie de Tokio
  • Hollywood University of Beauty and Fashion
  • Bunka Fashion College
  • Sundai Travel & Hotel College
  • JTB Travel & Hotel College
  • The Japan Hotel Chhool
  • Travel Hospitality & Tourism College


Facilities and Equipment

  1. 学校外観
  • Library
  • Library
  • Student Lounge
  • Student Lounge(2・8F)
  • Computer Training Room / PC-Language Laboratory
  • Computer Training Room
    PC-Language Laboratory
  • Student Support Center
  • Student Support Center(1F)
  • Lecture Hall
  • Lecture Hall
  • Regular Classrooms
  • Regular Classrooms(4F・7F)

History of Tokyo Foreign Language College

1951 Nippon Radio Techniques Institute established. (Parent institution of Tokyo Foreign Language College)
1963 Denshi Gakuen (Electronics Education Institute) established.
1976 Shinjuku Foreign Language Academy established in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Nippon Radio Techniques Institute. Special training school certification received in September.
1978 Name changed to Tokyo Foreign Language College.
1985 Supporting foundation changed to Tokyo International Academy.
1996 Tokyo International Welfare Collage established as an annex school.
1999 Sister-school agreement signed with Chin-Min Institute of Technology, Taiwan Sister-school agreement signed with Sung Duk College, Korea
2005 Sister-school agreement signed with Seoil College, Korea
2014 New school building is completed.
2022 Enter 47th year of establishment.
At Tokyo Foreign Language College, you can fulfill your academic and career aspirations while increasing your understanding of Japan and the world.

Kohei Kajihara

Chairman of the Board of Directors Tokyo International Academy President Tokyo Foreign Language College

Year-round schedule


  • Shinjuku Station(JR・Tokyo Metro・Toei Subway・Odakyu Line・Keio Line)5-minutes walk
  • Seibu-Shinjuku Station(Seibu-Shinjuku Line)4-minutes walk
  • Shinjuku Nishiguchi Station(Toei Subway Exit D5)2-minutes walk
    from Exit D5
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