Part-time (24 weeks)

In 24 weeks in Tokyo, part-time, learn all the skills of a Software Developer and code your own web applications to upskill in your current job or change your career.

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In 24 weeks, part-time, learn all the skills of a Software Developer at Le Wagon.
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Some of our upcoming courses in Tokyo can be followed remotely. After you complete your application, the admission manager will be in touch shortly to give you all the necessary information.

Live a unique experience.

Our web development course in Tokyo , initially developed as an immersive 9-week bootcamp, can also be followed part-time in 24 weeks, studying some weekday evenings and Saturdays. At the end of the course, you will know how to build a robust, user-friendly app that matches users' needs and objectives, and to use the right workflow to work in collaboration with other developers.

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Le Wagon: a life-changing experience
  • 9280+ graduates
  • 2170+ products built
  • 540+ startups launched

Our course curriculum

Our web development course is designed to make you learn to code step by step, until you can build your own web applications from scratch.

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Get ready for the bootcamp

Our Web Development Course is very intense. To save time and nail it from the beginning, our students must complete the PrepWork on our custom-built platform before starting the bootcamp. This work takes around 60 hours and gives our students a basic knowledge of:

  • Web 101, how the web works
  • Terminal basic commands
  • Git basic commands
  • HTML / CSS foundations
  • JavaScript foundations
  • Tech workflows and tools in a startup

Developer tools & workflow

Work with the right developer tools and workflow. Learn the basics of the command line, use a code text editor and install Ruby with a version management tool. Get familiar with most useful developer packages and learn how to version your code with git and push it on Github.

Programming Basics in Ruby

Write programs manipulating variables, loops, conditions and data structures (Array and Hash). Detect text patterns with Regular Expressions and start parsing data from structured files (CSV, JSON, XML, HTML) fetched using web-scraping or by building requests to JSON APIs.

Software Architecture

Structure your software following Object-Oriented principles. Learn the Model-View-Controller pattern in-depth (most common application design pattern) by coding several MVC softwares from scratch. You will have to code everything on your own, even simulating your database storing data in CSV files.

Relational Database, SQL & ORM

Learn to design a relational database schema and to build structured queries to your database with SQL. Build simple CRUD queries (Create, Read, Update, Delete) or advanced JOIN queries. Learn to connect your database to your ruby software with an ORM (Object Relational Mapping) called Active Record.

Frontend Development

Build your web pages following atomic design principles and code your own UI kit of web components & layouts by applying the latest CSS techniques. Build pages with an adaptive design thanks to media queries and learn to quickly prototype a web app with Bootstrap 4.0 and its responsive grid system.

ES6

Learn ES6, your second programming language after ruby, to add dynamic behaviors to your website or update pages without reloading thanks to AJAX. Understand JavaScript fundamental concepts and learn to use all the necessary JS web tools like Babel, Webpack or yarn.

Ruby on Rails

Wrap it all together by coding your first Ruby on Rails applications. Deploy your applications in production & start coding “the Rails way”. Go deep into Rails discovering advanced concepts like nested resources, namespaces, or how to refactor an app with services or to build an API with Rails.

Cloning Airbnb in teams

Code a clone of Airbnb from scratch in 5 days. You will work in teams to learn to collaborate on Github using pull requests and deploy your apps on Heroku, using the same workflow as successful startups. Implement advanced features (payment, image upload, search, geocoding, background jobs, etc…) and learn to cover your code with tests.

Turn an idea into a product in 2 weeks

Projects Phase is the ultimate experience of the course: invent, pitch, design, code and deploy an original project in teams of 3 or 4 people during the two final weeks. You will have to go through all the process from the idea to the live app in production on a real domain name, ready to be tested on the market!

  • Define the Product's target users and unique value proposition
  • Build an interactive prototype with Figma to validate the UX
  • Split the work in your teams by defining and assigning user stories
  • Code the web application from scratch: from the back-end to the user interface
  • Deploy your app on a production environment
  • Pitch your product during the Demo Day!

Career Services

We help our students find a job by preparing them for technical interviews, organising job fairs, startup office hours and coaching sessions with tech recruiters and alumni. We have helped our 9280+ graduates find their dream job!

React.js Extension Course

After the bootcamp, all our alumni get access to Le Wagon’s one-week online extension training in React.js and Redux. A very useful course for our students who want to go deeper in front-end development or apply to front-end developer jobs.

Lifelong Access to our Online Platform

Our alumni keep a lifelong access to our online platform with 300+ challenges, 100+ hours of video lessons to re-watch any time after the bootcamp, 100+ live-codes and tutorials on real-life developer examples and 900+ flashcards to rehearse core concepts.

Slack icon Slack & Community

Our 9280+ alumni discuss every day on Le Wagon’s Slack channels after the course, getting help from our 900+ teachers, sharing tips, resources, code snippets, job offers and news from their products. An engaged and passionate tech community, all over the world.

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As far as the curriculum goes, I can honestly say I learnt more practical coding and teamwork skills in the bootcamp than I did during my full Computer Science degree.

Sam Moore
Sam MooreFreelance Developer

Our part-time format

Learn to code in 24 weeks with a tailor-made program
adapted to your busy schedule.

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07:00 PM 10:00 PM
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Homework Watch the lecture to prepare for next session.
On campus Pair program with your classmates on coding challenges with the help of our teachers.
On campus Pair program with your classmates on coding challenges with the help of our teachers.
Homework Watch the lecture to prepare for next session.
On campus Practice all day on challenges and projects.

Consolidate what you've learnt through live-code sessions with your teachers.
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🏠Homework

Watch the lecture to prepare for next session.

🏫On campus

Pair program with your classmates on coding challenges with the help of our teachers.

A taste of our program in Tokyo

Live a unique learning experience every week.

On campus pair-programming sessions
On campus pair-programming sessions

Meet your peers and teachers three times a week to work on coding challenges. Learn to think and solve problems like a software developer.

Online lectures and flashcards
Online lectures and flashcards

Watch lectures at your own pace on our online platform. Grasp core concepts and prepare yourself for the next coding session. Consolidate your knowledge on a daily basis playing our Flashcards.

Hiring and networking Events
Hiring and networking Events

Every week, join us for events with entrepreneurs and hiring partners. Create your own network within a thriving tech scene.

Build your developer portfolio.

During our web development course in Tokyo, you learn the essentials of programming while building your own web applications. As a result, you end up the course with a rich Github portfolio containing at least two fully-functional web applications - an Airbnb-like marketplace and your own final project.

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Passionate teachers

Since day one, we’ve taken teaching seriously. Great teachers inspire us to connect to topics on a profound level. Experience as a developer alone doesn’t necessarily make one an effective teacher — that’s why we’re passionate about finding not only great engineers, but deeply committed, experienced teachers.

Maria Altyeva
Maria Altyeva

Yale graduate, Maria is a Senior Rails Developer with 8+ years of experience working in the IT and services industry. She's been teaching at Le Wagon for the past 2 years, traveling between China, Tokyo and Kyoto.

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Sylvain Pierre
Sylvain Pierre

Sylvain is the co-founder of Le Wagon in Japan. He mainly takes care of the community, and loves to teach programming and product development fundamentals to beginners.

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Douglas Berkley
Douglas Berkley

An alumni of the first batch in Tokyo, Douglas joined a local startup after graduating to gain experience as a fullstack developer. He joined the Japan team in 2018 as our Tokyo driver, giving students the best Le Wagon experience every day.

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Ainaa Azman
Ainaa Azman

Graduated from our first Tokyo bootcamp, Ainaa currently works as a freelancer for Tacchi, and teaches programming to kids with the Saturday Kids organization. At Le Wagon, her favorite modules to teach are Ruby and Object-Oriented programming.

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Yann Klein
Yann Klein

Yann is the driver for our part-time bootcamp. He has been living in Japan for 9 years, speaks fluent Japanese, and was developing VR applications using JavaScript before joining our team.

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James Devereux
James Devereux

James currently shares his time between a position as university teacher, freelance developer and amazing Teaching Assistant for Le Wagon.

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Hidehiro Nagaoka
Hidehiro Nagaoka

Hide is an alumni from the very first Le Wagon session in Tokyo. Aside from being our most dedicated teaching assistant, he works on numerous side projects involving bots, AI and blockchain.

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Edmond Akpan
Edmond Akpan

Edmond is a back-end engineer currently developing Shopify applications using Rails and React. He regularly works with us as teaching assistant, and our students love his enthusiasm and patience.

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Forrest Ye
Forrest Ye

Traveling between Shanghai, Tokyo and Kyoto, Forrest is an experienced Rails developer whose experience proves invaluable during the intense project weeks.

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Teachers are always creating an environment to facilitate conversation and encourage us to ask questions. They also show a lot of patience, and give clear explanations by understanding what we struggle with.

Shouko Oka
Shouko OkaTechnical Support Engineer at EIRE Systems

Community and tools for life

Our web development course is just the beginning of the journey. Once you graduate, you belong to a global community and have access to our online platform to keep learning and growing.

Slack icon Slack communities

Get tips and advice from professional developers, access exclusive job and freelance opportunities, find support for your project launch.

Online platform

Access our online education platform at any time after the web development course, with lectures, screencasts, flashcards and challenges.

Additional resources

Benefit from advanced tutorials in software development to push your computer science skills further and keep on learning and practicing after the bootcamp.

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Receive unique job and freelance opportunities from Le Wagon's alumni who work as developers, product managers and entrepreneurs in successful tech companies all over the world.

Community and tools for life
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Le Wagon's course materials are well-balanced between technical skills and professional web design. They didn't only teach me coding, but how to successfully design web applications for real end users.

Tomohiro Mitani
Tomohiro MitaniTechnical Support Engineer at Heroku

Find a job in the best tech companies in Tokyo

Once the web development course ends, you benefit from our career services. We help you prepare for tech interviews, meet the best recruiters and connect with relevant alumni.

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Access a complete guide to kick-start your tech career after the course: boost your portfolio, prepare for technical interviews, leverage on our 9280 alumni community.

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Our local teams know their alumni and hiring partners, what they are up to and what they are looking for. They introduce you to the right people depending on your goal.

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Our alumni often come back to share their post-bootcamp experiences. You will learn about how they found a job, started their own company or freelancing career.

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In addition to Slack channels, our local teams know their alumni and what they're up to - we often introduce relevant people to each other to create synergies.

Our web development course alumni get hired by the best companies

They hire our Web Development grads in Tokyo

The best companies partner with Le Wagon and hire our alumni as Web Developers, Product Managers, Growth Hackers or Product Designers.

Algolia Hired 2 graduates
Amazon Hired 6 graduates
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CI&T Hired 2 graduates
Crowd Cast Hired 3 graduates
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Degica Hired 2 graduates
Flagship Hired 3 graduates
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Find the right financing option for you

Find out if you are eligible for special offers in Tokyo.

Early Bird discount

We offer an Early Bird discount of ¥50,000 (US $450) if you are fully enrolled (*) in our program 1.5 month before the beginning of a given session.

Deadline for upcoming sessions
- Web Development Full-Time (starting on January 11th): November 30th, 2020
- Web Development Part-Time (starting on March 20th): January 31st, 2021

(*) "fully enrolled" means that pre-requisite and interview have been completed, and initial deposit is paid

Apply now to benefit from our Early Bird discount

Any questions about our program in Tokyo

If you got here, it means that you have questions about Le Wagon: how to apply, who can join, what you’ll learn… Good! We have the answers.

What is the split in terms of nationalities and backgrounds for each batch?

Our program in Tokyo is very international and gathers students from various countries and backgrounds. 50% of the participants come from abroad specifically for the bootcamp, while the other half already lives in Japan.

Each session, we welcome 10 to 14 different nationalities, with backgrounds ranging from marketing, finance or consulting to construction, English teaching and even sushis chef. Average age for each session is usually around 29 years old.

What type of visa do I need to attend Le Wagon in Japan?

If you’re attending our 9-week full-time program, you only need to make sure you are eligible for a 90-day tourist visa. If your country is not in the list of eligible nationalities, we can provide supporting documents to apply for a short-term stay visa at your local Japanese embassy.

If you’re attending our 24-week part-time program, it’s important to check if you are authorized to stay in the territory for all program’s length.

What kind of jobs do Tokyo graduates end up landing?

Our fresh graduates looking for a job in Tokyo will usually find one within 2-3 months after the program.

A majority of our students (60%) will end up working as web engineers, either in back-end, front-end or full-stack positions. Companies hiring our alumni are small and medium startups with very friendly working environments.

Another 20% will work as UI / UX designers or product managers.

The remaining 20% will either launch their startup, work as a freelancer, or go back to their previous industry with their newly acquired skills.

Do I need to speak Japanese to join the bootcamp or find a job in Tokyo?

You do not need to be able to speak Japanese to join our program: all our curriculum, teaching platform, content and events are in English.

While speaking Japanese opens up opportunities when looking for a job, there are more and more companies in Tokyo ready to hire non-Japanese speakers. That said, JLPT N4 or N3 will be a proof that you are committed to living in Japan, and greatly helps communication within most companies.

Do you support job search after the program?

At the end of each session, we organize a 10th optional week dedicated to helping our students prepare their job search and upcoming career. This tenth week consists of practical support on how to build a resume, creating or updating a LinkedIn profile and a portfolio page, or preparing for technical interviews.

We also connect our fresh graduates with a network of over 50 startups and recruiting agencies, and regularly introduce new job opportunities through a dedicated Slack channel.

Keep in mind that finding a job at the end of our program will strongly depend on your dedication and motivation before, during and after the bootcamp. Our most successful graduates have a genuine interest in tech and programming, and never miss an opportunity to build up their skills and broaden their knowledge.

You can refer to this article written by one of our alumni for a step-by-step guide on how to land a job in Tokyo.

What is the estimated cost of living in Tokyo?

Tokyo always had a reputation for being an expensive city to live in. The good news is, this is just a reputation. You can refer to this article for an estimated accommodation, food and transportation budget.

Can I pay the tuition in installments?

Our standard payment plan is as follows:
- Deposit upon contract signature (⅓ of the total tuition)
- Remaining balance due during the first month of the bootcamp

We do offer a payment option in three installments without extra fees for specific cases, upon request.
Please note that your spot will only be secured once we have received your deposit.

You can find additional details regarding payment options by following this link.

[Part-Time Bootcamp] What happens if I arrive late or miss a class due to work?

While arriving late or missing a class is not ideal, we understand that our part-time students have busy work schedules.

As such, we have the following in place to make sure missing a class does not impact the learning experience too much:
- From day 1, our students have access to our teaching platform, which contains all the challenges, flashcards and video lectures to be able to catch up at home
- Our dedicated Slack channel allows students to ask questions and get support during study-at-home sessions

That said, we expect our applicants to make sure that their schedule fits with the bootcamp, and that they will be able to attend all classes unless exceptional situation.

[Part-Time Bootcamp] How much time am I expected to study outside of in-class sessions?

Before each in-class session, our students will have to:
- Watch the video of the corresponding lecture
- Go through the set of flashcards for this lecture

This is the minimum amount of work we expect from our part-time students outside of class, and represents 6 hours of studying per week.

On top of that mandatory homework, we strongly recommend to keep a steady studying pace by coding, reviewing exercises and key notions on a daily basis.

Want to go further?

Next Tokyo web development course part-time coding bootcamp starts on Mar 27, 2021