Elective Classes

Each student has a different level of Japanese language ability. The target level of their Japanese language skills also varies from student to student.
To meet each student’s individual needs, we at TLS offer elective classes in seven different fields.

Overcome Your Weak Points

Counseling sheets enable students to know their strong points and weak points in detail. For students who know their own weak points and want to overcome them, elective classes in the relevant field are recommended. Classes are organized from beginner to intermediate level to assist students in their weak areas, such as grammar, the use of particles, or kanji characters.

Improve Your Japanese Language Skills

“I want to pass the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test.” “I want a high score on the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students.” “I want to be able to have an everyday conversation in Japanese.” “I want to be able to express myself better in Japanese, so that I can meet and communicate with Japanese people.” The contents of our classes will help you to improve your Japanese language skills to achieve such goals.

Experience Japanese Culture

You can get firsthand experience of Japanese culture, such as flower arranging, tea ceremony, calligraphy and how to wear a kimono. This class is recommended for students who want not only to improve their language skills, but also to experience the unique traditional culture of Japan.

Project Work

Teamwork is at the very core of good project work. You will learn how to proceed from the planning stage to the implementation stage, while at the same time placing great emphasis on good team relations. The contents vary from term to term, but examples of projects are “Set up a soccer team,” and “Make a commercial for TLS.” You can learn the Japanese required to foster good human relations through the teamwork involved in these classes.

Work Using Japanese

If you want to find employment or a part-time job in Japan, this is the class for you. We offer classes to give you an insight into the Japanese attitude to business, with guidance in topics such as searching for job vacancies, writing resumes, taking interviews, and the business etiquette essential for when you have joined a company.

Graduate School

This class starts in January and is held on Mondays and Fridays. You will develop the Japanese language skills required by a graduate school student while learning the steps to prepare for taking graduate school entrance examinations. We give individual instruction for research proposals, as this is not included in the elective options.


The aim is to get a high score in subjects other than Japanese in the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students, which is essential for entering university. The school offers elective classes in mathematics, general studies, physics and chemistry. The goal is that students can secure a place at the university of their choice.