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7 Advantages of taking online Japanese lessons before studying in Japan


In this article, we will introduce seven advantages of taking online Japanese lessons which will help you improve your Japanese language skills, for those who are considering studying in Japan or who are studying Japanese in their home countries for study in Japan in the near future.Recently, the criteria for screening for a student visa has changed, the minimum requirements for entry into Japan are 150 hours of Japanese language study before entering Japan became necessary. So, some Japanese schools require applicants to submit those certifications. 

More details about the requirement of 150 hours of Japanese language study


What are the advantages of learning Japanese online?

One of the major advantages of taking Japanese language lessons online is that you can take lessons from anywhere in the world as long as you have an Internet connection. In some countries, there may be Japanese language schools or classes in major cities, or Japanese language departments in universities, but the number is very limited. In some countries and regions, there are only a few places to learn Japanese face-to-face. However, with the spread of online learning, it is now possible to take Japanese lessons as long as you have a smartphone or tablet.

【1】You can take lessons from anywhere

One of the greatest advantages of online learning is flexibility and convenience. Online courses can be accessed from anywhere, eliminating the need to commute to school and saving valuable time and money. In addition, the online platform provides a unique opportunity for students from different parts of the world to make friends while learning Japanese together.

【2】Lower Cost than Face-to-Face 

Online learning is relatively inexpensive compared to face-to-face lessons because instructors and students can take lessons from their own homes, thus reducing the cost of renting a classroom at a school or other such facility. In addition, the cost of transportation to and from the school or classroom is also unnecessary, making the total cost of the lesson lower.

【3】Saving time and money

Face-to-face lessons require travel time to go to school or other places, but online lessons can be taken at home, so you can save on travel time. However, with online lessons, you can take lessons from the comfort of your own home, which saves you travel time.

【4】Improved learning efficiency by using digital tools

Online lessons use a conference tool, which has a whiteboard function and screen sharing function, so the instructor can directly explain the contents of the material by pointing to it in detail, This allows for a more interactive lesson between the instructor and students.

【5】Easy to review the lesson

Online lessons can be recorded on video. If you have trouble hearing the teacher’s explanation in Japanese and cannot take notes, you can listen to the lesson as many times as you like. You can also review the lesson by recording it.

【6] Lessons tailored to each student’s needs

In many face-to-face Japanese lessons, the format of the lesson is fixed and predetermined,

However, online lessons are often one-on-one and customized to the student’s level. In online lessons, however, there are many one-on-one lessons that are customized according to the student’s level.

【7】Lesson by Japanese qualified teacher

Japanese language education companies that provide online Japanese language lessons employ nationally certified, professional Japanese language teachers, and you can expect to receive Japanese language education from teachers with a certain level of Japanese language proficiency.


If you are considering taking Japanese language lessons online, please feel free to contact our online Japanese language school.

Writer for this article :

Principal, Kotaro Muramoto

After working in sales and planning at an IT company for 3 years, he became an online Japanese instructor. For about 2 years, he has been teaching N2 and N1 level Chinese IT engineers and PMs who need to conduct corporate sales activities to improve their Japanese language skills for presentations and proposals. He has designed an individualized curriculum based on the Japanese required for the students’ work, and is conscious of making the classes speech-centered in order to train the students’ speaking skills. The school has received favorable feedback from foreign students involved in sales activities that their presentation skills have improved.

We try to make the lessons mainly focused on students’ speech, with students speaking the main part, the instructor giving feedback pointers, and the students correcting the mistakes.

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