Japanese Language Courses

*For all courses, we ask you to take a consultation for professional advice on the best plan for you.


Workshops can be taken as stand-alone sessions, or you can sign up for the whole set!

No registration fee

JLPT Courses

Pass the JLPT by joining our specialized JLPT Intensive courses!
Join bi-weekly classes to suit your schedule, and catch up with access to useful JLPT tips, videos, and more.

Unbeatable prices: ¥1,760 per 45 mins.
+ Access to online resources!

No registration fee

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One-to-One Lessons

High quality, flexible and fully customized one-to-one Japanese language courses.

No registration fee

We highly recommend a free consultation before taking the course.

Business Japanese

We go beyond language learning, helping you develop a comfortable life in Japan and a stronger career path.

Daily Japanese

In this course, you will learn a wide range of language skills necessary for living in Japan.

Free Consultation and Lesson

Free Trial Lesson

Trial Lesson

If you’re undecided, take a free Japanese trial lesson to see if F2L is right for you.

Free Consultation


Not sure which level to take?
Sign up for a free consultation here

We will provide you with a free consultation to discuss your needs, determine your language level, and recommend the best course for you.

Free JLPT Online Level Check

Level Check Test

Analyze Your Strengths and Weaknesses!
Find the JLPT class that meets your needs, and get the most value for your time and money.

Why Choose F2L?

Fun Classes, Serious Learning

Fun Classes, Serious Learning

Japanese is often seen as a very difficult language to learn. While we take that matter seriously, we also want you to have a great time in our classes.
Our unique teaching method allows you to learn faster and on a deeper level, all the while fueling your passion for learning and self-study.
We motivate students by seeking out their interests and needs and building a steady learning curve.
Our classes are as fun or as serious as you want them to be!

Flexible Courses and Events

Flexible Courses and Events

We know that committing to long-term courses can be challenging as part of a busy lifestyle.
That’s why here at F2L, we offer flexible courses and one-time sessions to fit your schedule.
You can choose to join one of our stand-alone workshops, take them as a set, or commit to one of our longer courses.
And you can choose whether to take the classes online, at your office, or at one of our Tokyo locations!

Support in English

Support in English

Learning a language can be daunting, especially when you’re thrown in at the deep end with no-one to support you.
We’ve found that having support in English, at least in the early stages of learning, is important to helping you learn more effectively.
All our beginner courses are taught in English, so that you get a good, solid foundation before moving on to more advanced levels.
Start with a free consultation in English to find out your Japanese language level!

Trusted, High Quality Service

Trusted, High Quality Service

We take your learning seriously. That’s why we only employ highly qualified native Japanese teachers to guide you on your language-learning journey.
Here at F2L, we have our own teacher training program, created with students in mind, and years of professional experience behind us.
This unique method and careful attention to quality is what has allowed us to give classes to expats, families, embassy officials and well-known businesses.
They’ve all been pleased with our service, and we’re sure you will be too.

Our Teachers

More than 20 Japanese teachers are waiting to guide you at F2L Academy.
Click on a course to find more teachers!

As a returnee who lived in the US during junior high and high school, I know the benefits of experiencing education and culture in different countries. Through 12 years of experience teaching Japanese and English, I discovered a new way to teach language easily and accurately—the F2L Method—and F2L Academy uses it to accelerate communication skills and speed up the acquisition of Japanese through cultural understanding.

I have been involved in teaching, curriculum planning, and creating blended educational materials inside and outside Japan. I strive to support students and teachers so that F2L Academy can provide lessons where you learn and practice Japanese you would want to use immediately after each class, and where teachers can share the wealth of their experience!

I have always enjoyed learning foreign languages ever since childhood, but when I went to the US to study and met friends who were learning Japanese so earnestly, I decided that one day I would become a Japanese teacher. After several years of business experience in tourism, I acquired a certificate for teaching Japanese. I strive to develop tech-based Japanese materials and lessons that are easy to understand and practical for students.
I will continue to support students and teachers so they can learn and teach, while being motivated and having fun!

Since 2011, I have been teaching at Japanese language schools, with a focus on business Japanese. I have taught business Japanese for three years at universities and have experience at Japanese language schools in Taiwan. I can provide classes in any format, such as group or private lessons. I have also taught private classes based on the student’s field of work.

I have been involved in Japanese language education since 1993. I have taught foreign students at Japanese language schools, vocational schools, and universities; businesspeople at foreign-affiliated companies; and individual foreigners, using teaching materials tailored to their needs.
In April 2011, I was appointed as the head of the Business Japanese Course at The Naganuma School – Tokyo School of Japanese Language, a position I held until September 2020.
Based on my experience and knowledge through teaching, I have co-authored seven books, including a collection of questions for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test and a textbook on business Japanese.
Although I have retired from active teaching, I would be happy to continue helping the Japanese

An MBA qualified, senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in sales and management in international companies, consistently performing beyond expected standards in business development and exploiting commercial opportunities to secure competitive advantage and achieve business objectives.

Ability to operate and communicate at all levels in Japanese and English in a global, matrix management, multi-cultural environment.


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Feedback from Past Students


What was your motivation to learn, and why did you choose F2L Japanese?

I wanted to pass the JLPT N5 and prepare for the JLPT N4. I heard a lot of good things about F2L and Marumo-sensei from friends.

Private clients

What class are you taking now?

I have been studying Japanese while working, so I took private lessons to pass JLPT N5. I’m now preparing for the JLPT N4 and Useful Expressions.

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Who would you recommend F2L to?

I recommend F2L to anyone who is preparing for the JLPT but also to anyone who wants to learn Japanese beyond the textbook.

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What do you like about the class, teacher, and school?

Marumo-sensei understood my needs and my learning style.
She was very helpful as I prepared for, and ultimately passed, the exam. My motivation to continue studying Japanese increases with every lesson I take.
She always goes beyond the textbook and enriches her teaching with cultural insights.
She answers all my questions and explains kanji meaning in a way that is easy to understand.

Private clients

How have you improved since you started studying at F2L Tokyo?

When I started taking lessons with Marumo-sensei I could only speak a little Japanese.
Now I feel more confident when speaking. I am more articulate, read faster, and can understand others more easily.


Is Japanese Challenging to Study? How can F2L help you?

I think F2L helps many Western people like me, who are unfamiliar with the Japanese writing system and grammar structure, and more importantly with the communication rules of Japanese society.
Ryoko-sensei, I love your amazing descriptions of kanji meanings and your precise answers to all my questions.
You opened my mind to Japanese culture and the Asian world and I will miss our coffees together.
You have showed me how much Italy and Japan have in common.



  • Where are the lessons held? Are there online courses?

    F2L lessons can be taken online, at your office, or at our offices. We have offices in Roppongi, Kamiyacho, Otemachi, Marunouchi, Shinjuku, and other locations near major subway stations around Tokyo.

  • Here’s how to get started

    ① Find the class you’re looking for here!
    What are your preferences?
    Do you want private or group lessons?
    A free consultation is highly recommended to help you meet your language-learning needs.

    ② Register your membership and purchase a plan.
    Once you’ve found the type of lessons you want, register for your membership and purchase the plan that’s right for you.

    ③ Select a lesson date.
    Choose dates and lessons on the calendar.
    Because popular teachers’ classes get booked up quickly, we recommend you make your reservation as soon as possible.

    ④ Enjoy your class!
    Take part in the F2L activity that you’ve signed up for. (Check for your email before class to see if you need to bring any materials.)

  • How much will it cost?

    Online group lessons start from ¥2,200. Please enquire for more details.

  • What are the teachers like?

    All our instructors have been trained and screened, and have top-class Japanese teaching skills. Among our instructors we have MBA graduates, people from big-name companies, and authors of numerous books related to the JLPT and BJT examinations. Our practical guidance and exam preparation is second to none.

  • When can I start?

    Start any time!