Nihongo Dojo

Let's master Japanese!

Nihongo Dojo (ND) is a program that allows international students to improve their Japanese language skills through conversation practice. The program is designed for beginner to intermediate level students so that they can learn about the culture while having fun and improving their Japanese language skills.
In Nihongo Dojo, one staff member is in charge of four students for 45 minutes of Japanese conversation.
Nihongo Dojo is open from Monday through Friday, from 13:05 to 18:05. We welcome those who want to practice Japanese, gain confidence, and improve their conversational skills.

*This program is limited to international students. Japanese students are not eligible.

Sessions offered vary depending on the day of the week.
Please check the session schedule on the portal site or WLC's official SNS.


Open Time Monday~Friday 13:05~18:05
Participants Maximum of 4 students per table
Duration  45 minutes per session
(13:05-/13:50-), (14:50-/15:35-), (16:35-/17:20-)
Level JLPT N5~N3
*JLPT scores not required to attend

① Beginner and intermediate level sessions: first 45 minutes
② Intermediate and advanced level sessions: 45 minutes in the second half
How to attend Reservation required (Portal site)

User's Voice

Hello! My name is Jun, and I am a 46th-batch Bekka student from Soka University. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 46th-batch Bekka students could not go to Japan even until the end of the program. We did not even know when we could enter Japan. There were also times when I was tired from all the online classes everyday. At that time, I was introduced to the Nihongo Dojo program which was recommended to me by a Bekka teacher. I did not have many opportunities to talk with Japanese people, so I joined Nihongo Dojo. Through the discussions with Japanese staff in the Nihongo Dojo sessions, I was able to learn things that I would not have been able to learn by only taking classes with my professors. For example, I was able to learn the way Japanese people usually talk with their friends and the culture of young people in Japan. Most of all, I am always thankful for the kind staff members!

Program Reservation

To make a reservation, log in to the Portal site (PLAS), then click Personal > Links > WLC Reservation System (under WLC Services).