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 Department of Global Japan Studies Business Japanese Course

金 垠廷


I want to work in a Japanese company, so I decided to enter the Japanese language course first to acquire the Japanese skills necessary to enter a college. In the Japanese course, I was able to learn Japanese comprehensively and received good guidance for my academic future. Even after school, the teachers gave me some details answers to my questions. Thanks to them, I could get to understand what I didn't understand one by one, which made me realize that learning Japanese is fun. I would like to learn business Japanese and business skills necessary for working in Japan in the Business Japanese Course at Tokyo Foreign Language College.
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.
Nihon University College of Art Design department

赵 煜豪


I have been interested in product design, which is the design of furniture and daily necessities. My reason for studying in Japan is to work in a Japanese furniture manufacturer. The Japanese language classes were very interesting and easy to understand, and I was able to study something that suited my purpose. I am so grateful for their diligent efforts to help me find the right university. In addition, the direct advice from graduating students about examinations and interviews were very useful.
Waseda Graduate School of Sport Sciences

李 庚羽


I used to play volleyball when I was a student in Taiwan. I have always been interested in Japanese sports and wanted to study the sports industry, which is why I started aiming to study at Waseda Graduate School of Sport Sciences. The support I received in writing my research proposal, which was necessary to enter the grad school, was so detailed that the teachers taught me how to write words that were easy to communicate and they checked my proposal after it was made. I think that gave me a confidence to continue my academic career.

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.
2023 Enter 48th 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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