Course offered
Toho International College offers various courses according to your needs

Long-term course

Preparatory Course for higher education

This long-term course is designed for students planning to go to university, graduate school or vocational college to develop 4 kinds of balanced skills, reading, speaking, writing and listening. Students will gain the 4 basic skills in a well-balanced curriculum. Including preparation for the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) and the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). Students will be able to acquire necessary level of Japanese languages proficiency for use in university or graduate school advancement.
*Application is accepted 4 times a year in January, April, July and October.

Japanese Language Special Course

This course is designed to develop practical Japanese skills that can be used in various situations such as daily life and work.
Suitable for those who are planning to live in Japan, work in Japan, or work for a Japanese company.
Students will focus on reading, speaking, writing and listening and gain the 4 basic skills in a well balanced curriculum.
A special curriculum for preparation for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) also offered in this course.
*Application is accepted 2 times a year in April and October.

Course offered Admission Course Duration
Preparatory for higher education
2 years course
April 2 years
Preparatory for higher education
1 year 9 months course
July 1 year and 9 months
Preparatory for higher education
1 year 6 months course
October 1 year and 6 months
Preparatory for higher education
1 year 3 months course
January 1 year and 3 months
Preparatory for higher education
1 year course
April 1 year
Japanese Language Special Course April・October 1 year

Short-term course

Short-term Intensive Course Jan、Apr、July、Oct 1~3 months
Summer Course PDF June、July、August 1~3 months
Working Holiday short-term course PDF3 months
Visa Holder Course
JLPT N1,N2 preparation special class

Curriculum Outline

Level Total Hours Main Textbooks Levels Targeted
Goals: to pass JLPT
ElementaryⅠ 3 months 200 hours Minna no Nihongo Shokyu I N5
Elementary Ⅱ 3 months 200 hours Minna no Nihongo Shokyu II N4
IntermediateⅠ 3 months 200 hours Minna no Nihongo ChukyuⅠ N3
IntermediateⅡ 3 months 1 hours Tema betsu Chukyu kara Manabu Nihongo N2
AdvancedⅠ 9 months 600 hours Tema betsu Jokyu kara Manabu Nihongo
(including JLPT preparation special program)
AdvancedⅡ 3 months 200 hours use our original textbooks/materials
JLPT Level N1 & N2
Preparation Special Course
★this special class is offered to those who wish to pass the JLPT in a short Time.
  • JLPT: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
  • Targeting the Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N1, N2, using our original textbooks. Effective training for success.
  • Teaching Method: All lesson are given in Japanese Language only. This Direct Method is proved to be the most effective way to master a foreign language.
Comprehensive Japanese Course 日本能力試験対応(語彙 / 文法 / 聴解)・会話・作文・文化時事問題など
Graduate school Preparatory Course 進学研究計画論文対策・面接試験対策・志望校個別指導など
University Preparatory Course (Humanities) 日本留学試験文系総合科目対策・小論文対策・志望校個別指導
University preparatory Course(Science) 日本留学試験理系数学対策・小論文対策・志望校個別指導など
Vocational School Preparatory Course 面接試験対策・志望校個別指導など

Guide to Study Period and Proficiency Level

※Your class will be determined by the result of the placement test.


Time Table

Class Hours Monday ~ Friday (20 lessons a week)
Morning Class 9:00~12:30
Afternoon Class 13:15~16:45

Annual Schedule

Spring Semester
April Entrance Ceremony & Orientation for April students
Sports Event (Extracurricular Activity)
Higher Education Seminars
Higher Education Seminars out of the school

1st EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission)
Summer Semester
Entrance Ceremony & Orientation for July students
1st JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)
Tanabata (Star Festival) (school event)
August Summer Holiday
One day bus tour to the Mt. Fuji(Field study)
August Semester
October Entrance Ceremony & Orientation for October students
November A special Seminar & Practice Test of JLPT
2nd EJU
December 2nd JLPT
Christmas Celebration Party
Winter Holiday
Winter Semester
January Entrance Ceremony & Orientation for January students
Tours in Tokyo(for Graduation class)
Tours in Tokyo(for Graduation class)
Enjoy Grand Sumo Tournament (Optional)

Tea ceremony、Koto(Japanese harp)etc.
Japanese Culture Experience
Hina Festival
Graduation Ceremony
Tours in Tokyo(each class)
End-term Exam
Spring Holiday