School outline

Shibuya Gaigo Gakuin, member of the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education, has been offering classes in 12 different languages, including Japanese, since its fondation in 1970.

Studying at Shibuya Gaigo Gakuin means...

  • A cozy and friendly atmosphere (6-16 students per class).
  • Dedicated, professional teaching staff.
  • Students from various countries: Europe 61% (Italia 35%, Sweden 12%), Asia 12%, USA 10%, South & Central America 6%, other 11%.
  • A chance to meet Japanese students who are learning other languages.
  • Cultural exchange.
  • Advice and help on adjusting to life in Japan.
  • Picture of a classroom 1
  • Picture of Fuji Yama
  • Picture of an umbrella
  • Picture of a classroom 2

Message from our Principal
Mr. Mitsunobu Minemura

Shibuya Gaigo Gakuin Principal

"Not on a mass production education basis, but on a small home-made basis" is our principle and our experienced teachers have been giving lessons with this heart-to-heart spirit in mind for many years. Shibuya Gaigo Gakuin provides the unique opportunity for students to get in touch with Japanese students who are studying other languages at our school. Under these international circumstances, we sincerely hope students will enjoy their studies, whilst sharing a lot of cultural, historical, and life-style experiences along the way. We are looking forward to seeing you soon at Shibuya Gaigo Gakuin.

Message from our teachers

We offer a variety of activities and practice for students to be able to speak and write well in Japanese. But of course, we emphasize the importance of reading and listening skills as well. Our high retention rate proves the efficiency of our courses and you will soon realize how much your Japanese skills have improved. After school, students are free to enjoy the popular city of Shibuya, just a few minutes walk from the school. Our students come from all over the world and they are very interested in Japanese culture, so join us and let's study Japanese together! We are all looking forward to meeting you! >> Japanese teachers

Message from our students

Shibuya Gaigo Gakuin student

Here are some comments provided by a number of past and present students. How did you choose our school? >> Student Comments

Student demographics

Europe

Italy38%
Sweden10%
France4%
Russia3%
Germany2%
United Kingdom2%
Belgium1%
Poland1%

Asia

South Korea3%
Taiwan3%
Indonesia2%
India1%
Thailand1%
China1%
Vietnam1%
Philippines1%

North America

United States10%
Canada3%

Latin America

Colombia1%
Costa Rica1%
Chile1%
Argentina1%
Brazil1%
Peru1%

Other

Japan3%
Egypt2%
Australia1%
etc.1%