Shinwa Foreign Language Academy, Tokyo, Japan

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Shinwa Foreign Language Academy

The language school Shinwa Foreign Language Academy was founded in Tokyo, Japan in 1990. Shinwa Foreign Language Academy is a Japanese language school in, arguably, one of the largest and most intoxicating cities in the world, Tokyo. When researching what to see in Tokyo the list is never ending with something for everyone and even more. Foodies would not be disappointed in the city with the most michelin stars. Shinwa Foreign Language Academy teaches its students Japanese in Shinjuku-ku, a vibrant borough of Tokyo filled with tall buildings, bright lights and karaoke bars. It is necessary to acquaint yourself quickly with Tokyo’s public transportation in order to navigate this vast city. Shinwa Foreign Language Academy is close to the Takadanobaba Station transit station which is well connected to all areas throughout the city. The school is a half an hour walk from the centre of its neighbourhood and there is plenty to see and do. Japan has a strong art influence, in particular in the form of manga and anime, but it also has a strong contemporary presence and this is displayed in the Yayoi Kusama Museum, a 30 minute walk. There is a Samurai Museum with costumes and weapons, which is an interesting get away from the hustle and bustle of street life in Tokyo, close to the borough centre. Around the school itself there are restaurants, cafes, shopping options, sports centres and public libraries.

Shinwa Foreign Language Academy is an experienced Japanese learning centre. Its staff concentrate on providing for the students an environment where they can familiarise themselves with the language. The style of the class is focused upon understanding what areas the students are strong in with daily tests and reviewing any topics that are revealed as weaker for the students. This continual improvement gives students the confidence that they are gaining upon their own knowledge of the Japanese language. The course material has been created by the school itself and the staff are all experienced with its content and methodology. Japan is rich in culture and this is reflected throughout the year with numerous cultural events and local festivals to celebrate the diversity of the country. The school encourages participation in this as a strong part of learning Japanese is to immerse yourself in its environment and culture. Shinwa Foreign Language Academy holds activities throughout the year for its students to attend these in a safe and secure environment provided by the school. There is an opening ceremony for all students that attend the school to help each person not feel overwhelmed on arrival and to provide information on all that is available during their time in Tokyo. There are two styles of lessons available to students. There is a long term course, with a duration of over a year, for students to truly absorb both the language and the culture as well as short courses for those who want to test the water with courses for 4, 12 or 24 weeks. The staff at the reception desk are multilingual to help students with whatever questions they may have and the facilities at the school include a lounge, computer room and printing equipment for the students to use at their wish.

The school address is: 2-14-30 Takadanobaba, 169-0075 - Tokyo, Japan (see on map)

Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Shinwa Foreign Language Academy

All students must wear masks, have their temperature taken and use hand sanitiser when entering and leaving the building.

Hand sanitiser is at the entrance of all three buildings, and if students do not have masks they can purchase them in our office.

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalAssociation for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education

School Size:


  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:


Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Free assistance for finding jobs

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 60

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 8
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 8

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years

Japanese teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):


Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020 - 06 Jan. 2020, 13 Jan. 2020, 11 Feb. 2020, 18 Mar. 2020 - 08 Apr. 2020, 29 Apr. 2020, 04 May 2020 - 06 May 2020, 22 Jun. 2020 - 30 Jun. 2020, 01 Jul. 2020, 23 Jul. 2020, 24 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020 - 14 Aug. 2020, 21 Sep. 2020 - 22 Sep. 2020, 28 Sep. 2020 - 30 Sep. 2020, 01 Oct. 2020 - 12 Oct. 2020, 03 Nov. 2020, 23 Nov. 2020, 21 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Japanese Courses

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General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:25
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:25
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 06 Apr. 2020, 01 Jul. 2020, 08 Oct. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:25
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:25
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 20000.00 ¥



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    FAQ about Shinwa Foreign Language Academy, Tokyo

  • Japanese courses at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy start at 10962 ¥ for Full Japanese Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy varies from 20 students (Short Course) to 20 students (Short Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy comes from Vietnam with a 35% representation, followed by students from China (30%) and France (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Shinwa Foreign Language Academy offers courses from 18 years to 99. Average age is 26 during the summer and 22 for the rest of the year.
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